ABOUT THE TROOP
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 685 is located in Pflugerville, Texas, and is proud to be affiliated with St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (UCC). We are a boy-run, non-denominational organization dedicated to instilling the principles of Boy Scouting into all those willing to learn. Our adult leaders act simply as advisors to the boys.
Troop 685 meetings are on Monday nights from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. We meet weekly, except for the Monday following our campouts. The first Monday of the month is our Patrol Leader's Council (PLC). We are a full-year troop; we continue to meet and have activities over the summer months when school is not in session. Our troop meetings are broken into 3 main sections.
A troop activity time where the entire troop focuses on instruction for a scout skill.
Patrol time where the patrols may practice a scout skill, prepare meal plans for upcoming campouts, or work on any other patrol activities.
A merit badge time where merit badges are offered during the troop meeting.
We are an active troop focused on:
Mental and Physical Fitness
The activities of the troop are designed to be instructive, challenging and fun. They fall into three main areas:
Weekly Troop Meetings with Patrol activities
Annual Summer Camp
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Curb and Trash Can Painting
Our Scouts will be painting house numbers on curbs and trashcans to help raise money for the Troop. We want to upgrade the Troop Trailer and allow for Scouts to take part in the monthly campouts.
Having your address painted on your curb helps first responders identify your house quickly in the event of an emergency. It also helps the pizza delivery guy find your house before your pizza gets cold.
Having your house number painted on your trashcans is a quick way to identify your can from your neighbor's after a windstorm.
Our scouts will be handing out flyers or you can get in touch with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for prompt service.
Do you love STEM??
Troop 685 is holding a special NOVA class for all Boy Scouts in the Blackland Prairie District.
Nova Award: Whoosh! (Engineering)
Date: Friday 11/23 (yes black Friday - skip the shopping and earn an Award)
Location: St. John Lutheran Church (17701 Cameron Rd.)
Link to requirements here (https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Whoosh!)
Cost: $2.00ea (for food)
We will provide everything the scout will need.
Scouts outside of Troop 685, please RSVP with email to (first come first served)
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