Troop 669 participated in a relaxing day at the beach.
Troop 669 participated in a two day community service project with Home For Our Troops to support two of our local veterans Marine 1st Sargent Ben Holmes and Marine Captain Kionte Storey . The first service day meeting we were able to help with the landscaping of the home . On the second meeting day our troop participated in the flag ceremony to welcome Marine 1st Sargent Ben Holmes and Marine Captain Kionte Storey to their new homes.
On August 8, 2021 we had an Eagle Court of Honor at The Elks Lodge 1687 to honor the Scouts who earned the Eagle rank during the pandemic. The Eagle Scouts shared their stories of achievement, their hard work and dedication to achieve the Eagle rank.
Eagle Scouts individually recognized and thanked all the people that supported them throughout their journey.
We want to congratulate the following Eagle Scouts :
1 . Adam Kapin 10/2/2019
2. Luke Huhn 10/2/2019
3. Stephen Core 05/09/20
4. Kyle McDonald 05/19/20
5. Owen Wiley 08/21/20
6. Ben Huhn 11/2/2020
7. Mathew Posson 01/7/2021
8. Jonathan Portlock 05/27/2021
Our summer beach camp this year was at our local beach in Carlsbad and it was a Splash & Blast to remember!
Some of the things we got to do were boogie boarding, swimming , beach games , cooking, advancement opportunities , camp fire, skits and overnight camping and we had the honor to retire two American flags while we were there .
A big thank you to Mr. Mills who provided the instruction for our troop to learn how to play golf and earn the golf merit badge .
Camping was so much fun! Scouts were able to participate in a week long camping at Camp Chawanakee at Shaver Lake , Ca . Scouts worked on merit badges: swimming, kayaking, camping, cooking , sailing, emergency preparedness , archery, astronomy, robotics, welding, woodcarving, horsemanship, fishing, shooting . Scouts participated in Chawanakee volunteer hours, played games, conducted a skit, pioneer project, Chief Run ( 1 mile run 6am ), Iron Bear Swim ( jump lake after the mile run 6:30 ) and many more events .
During the evening ceremony a Scout Commissioner selects the troop of choice to receive the thumb stick based on the positive performance on the daily evaluation scoring sheet and each troop then contributes an item to the stick and returns it the next day. The troop to receive it back on Friday( last day camp) would get to keep the thumb stick.
Troop 669 was able to receive the thumb stick 3 times in a row , as a result, Troop 669 was able to keep the thumb stick and bring it back to Escondido !
Congratulations to Troop 669 for receiving an Honor Ribbon and a special recognition to Joe O’Connor for being the recipient of the Chawanakee Honor Troop award .
On June 12, 2021 The Elks Lodge of Escondido #1687 presented the Flag Day Annual Service
Commemorating the Birth of the American Flag at Grape Park. Troop 669 was invited to participate and introduce the ceremonial flags.
Troop 669 conducted the Memorial Day Service for the local Escondido Meadowbrook residents.
On May 29, 2021 Troop 669 participated in the Memorial Day flag placement on Veteran tombstones at the Escondido Oak Hill Cemetery.