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TROOP 685 - RIGHT FOR YOU? As you start, realize selecting the right Boy Scout Troop for you may be the most important decision of your scouting career. Rest assured that there are many very good troops in our area, and you should visit several troops to find the one that is right for you.

Unlike Cub Scouts, where Packs are organized around a common gathering point like a school or a church, Boy Scout Troops are organized around common values, philosophies, and interests.  Boy Scout Troops do not necessarily draw youth from a specific church or school, but gather a set of youth with similar interests. Each Boy Scout Troop has its own unique character, traditions, and activity focus. Many troops focus on different activities like cave exploring, canoeing, backpacking, high adventure, etc. Picking a troop that focuses on activities that interest you is key to staying in scouting and on the trail to eagle.
All to often, a boy selects a troop because it's the one his friend selected, or it's just down the street ... only to find that the troop doesn't match his interests — the result being a lost scout. While it's always good to have a friend or two to join you as you begin your new journey, you will quickly find yourself quickly developing new friends as you work in the patrol method and cook, eat, and sleep with your patrol every month.
Come and check us out. You might want to call this Troop, "Home".

Tree Planting Campout Jan 23-25

Posted on Feb 8 2015 - 2:34pm

Troop 685 scouts came out to camp and plant trees last weekend and were part of the 5,260 successful Loblolly Pine Trees that were planted at Griffith League Scout Ranch. Many of the scouts camped in sub-freezing weather Friday night and earned their Polar Bear Badge, but were up bright and early Saturday morning to plant trees. Later that day, the Scouts took their own nature hike and worked on rank advancements. We had an awesome campfire and dinner, topped off with Woof-'ems and our 'favorite', Fried Oreos!

If you missed it, you missed a good one. Make the next campout at Enchanted Rock and come have some fun!

Summer Camp 2015 in Rocky Mountains of Colorado

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 5:39pm

Summer Camp 2015 is being held July 10-19 in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at 2 Different Camps: San Isabel Scout Ranch & Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base Camp. Deposit requried by 1/15/2015Please read this entire message!

Troop 685 Scouts Listed at Texas Tribune

Posted on Jan 20 2015 - 8:03pm

As reported in the Texas Tribune: "After setting up chairs and handing out pamphlets at the Governor's Inauguration Tuesday morning, Boy Scouts pause for a selfie. ." From left, Bryce Cox, Ethan Huiras, Nicky Beaulieu, Grant Huiras, Payton Impson (not pictured).

Troop 685 Color Guard for Council Leadership Conference

Posted on Jan 11 2015 - 4:39pm

Troop 685 provided the Color Guard for the 2015 Capitol Area Council Leadership Meeting on January 10, 2015. Attendees were Nicky Beaulieu, Jordi Reese, Alexander Reese, and Nishanth Kalavakolanu.

Email list changes

Posted on Jan 11 2015 - 2:59pm

In order to reduce the amount of mail that goes out to the whole troop we’re making a few more changes to the troop mailing lists. We have removed the troop@bsatroop685.org and t685@bsatroop685.org lists. Only authorized users will be able to send out mail to the whole troop.

Please send mail to request_announce@bsatroop685.org and someone who can send it out to the whole troop will do so.  If you have any questions please send mail to webmaster@bsatroop685.org

Every Adult Needs to Take Youth Protection

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 3:50pm

Each parent needs to be trained in Youth Protection.  It is vital to our organization to have everyone familiar with the basic principles which are in place to keep our children safe.  Please take it today and forward a copy of your certificate to Bryan Perry.

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