Why join Boy Scouts?
Scouting is about
making new friends, enjoying the outdoors, having fun, and learning new skills
that will hopefully help the boys to become stronger, better men.
Why join Troop 669?
If you like hiking, camping, shooting model rockets, canoeing, outdoor cooking, participating in team projects and team activities you will love Troop 669!
We aren’t the biggest Troop in the area, but our activities fit into already busy lives:
- Only 1 meeting per week – joint Troop & Patrol Meeting!
- Only 1 or 2 weekend hikes or campouts per month, and you don’t have to do everything!
- Rank advancement is easier when senior scouts help younger scouts!
- Outdoor cooking
- Car Camping
- White Water Rafting
- Snow Camping
- Ski Trip
- Holiday Parade
- Dinners with the Elks
- V.A. Bingo
- Holiday Parties
- Popcorn Sales
- Earning Merit Badges
- Collecting Patches
- Community Service
- Summer Camp
- Philmont Treks
How Do We pay for the Outings?
Parents can always pay as your scout signs up for outings, however…,
Scouts have the opportunity to sell popcorn in September and October each year to earn funds for their “Scout Account.” These sales take 2 forms:
- Store Front Sales with other Scouts from the Troop at a scheduled event, and the revenue is split between the “Scout Acccounts” of participating Scouts and the Troop, and
- Scout Individual Sales to family, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc., and that revenue goes directly to the Scout’s “Scout Account.”
“Scout Account” funds can be used to pay for outings or used toward the purchase of any Scouting equipment a scout needs.
Annual dues are $80 per scout and can be paid for through scout accounts.
7:00-8:30 p.m. Mondays
Elks Lodge BPOE 1687
2430 S. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
We invite you to come visit us for a meeting to see what scouting is all about – the friendships, the fun, and learning new things every day.
You are welcome to visit any time except the 3rd Monday of each month because that is a planning meeting.
We currently have 6 patrols with 5-8 scouts per patrol of mixed ages & ranks allowing younger scouts to learn leadership skills from more advanced scouts.
Troop meetings are Scout led with adult leader supervision, helping the Scouts learn leadership skills.
Adult Leadership is encouraged, however – opportunities are available on a volunteer basis designed to fit your skills and interests, and your desired degree of involvement.