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This website is for Boy Scout Troop 639 in Foothill Ranch, California. For registered members, there's lots to see and do here. Read announcements, check calendar dates, sign-up for events, download files, view photos, etc.

Boy Scouts of America Mission Statement:

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop 639 Mission Statement:

To provide a safe, supportive and participatory environment that enables the scout’s learning of new skills, personal growth, character development, and leadership development, all within a structured outdoor program. Our scout-run troop is organized within the guidelines outlined in the “BSA Mission Statement” above.  To provide such a program requires the full commitment and participation of the entire adult and scout membership of our troop.

To learn more about Troop 639, click on "About Us".

Summer Camp Signups now available!

Posted by nsouza on Jan 22 2021 - 1:23pm

We will be attending summer camp this summer at the Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley the week of July 11-17, 2021! Cost is $492 per scout, paid in 4 installments beginning Feb 25. Costs for adults is $284. Please go to the July calendar page to view more information about camp, as well as sign up. Payments are made via the Online Store: Summer Camp at Lost Valley. The payment schedule is as follows:

Calendar Updates

Posted by nsouza on Jan 22 2021 - 12:40pm

The troop calendar of meetings and activities has been updated, so please look it over! The PLC decided to have Zoom meetings every other week, instead of each week, so you'll want to know which weeks they are happening. Also, we have some in-person activities and campouts scheduled: Two day activities in Feb: one at the park across from Mr. Johnston's house and the other at Casper's Wilderness Park. We've also scheduled our Rocket Launch campout in the Lucerne Valley in March, which will entail some rocket-building workshops beforehand. 

Merit Badge Counselors needed

Posted by nsouza on Nov 24 2020 - 7:02pm

Parents, we could use some additional merit badge counselors for the scouts in our troop. You don't need any special expertise, just an interest and basic knowledge of the merit badge. You'll also need to fill out some paperwork and take some online training, but that only helps you know what you're doing! Attached is a list of merit badges that have no counselor in our troop. If any of these appeal to you, and you'd like to help us out, please contact Nancy Souza at nancysuesouza@gmail.com. 

Friends of Scouting Needs You!

Posted by nsouza on Sep 25 2020 - 1:52pm
2020 Friends of Scouting
 
Help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Orange County Council with a charitable gift.

Sign up for your cleaning shift at the Elk's Lodge

Posted by nsouza on Sep 21 2020 - 2:43pm

Scouts, as a service to the Mission Viejo Elk's Lodge for allowing us to use their patio for our meetings, we need 2-4 scouts each Friday at 4:00-5:00 p.m. to clean up the patio area before their Friday night dinner meeting. Cleaning entails using an electric leaf blower to blow leaves and debris off the patio, wiping down the tables and chairs, and setting up placecards at the tables. All scouts are expected to take a turn at least once a quarter, ff not more. Please click on the Sign-up Genius link below to sign up for your shift. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945A4A62DA7FE3-elks

Merit badge work is available from home!

Posted by rjohnston on Apr 20 2020 - 8:01pm

Scouts- if you are interested in completing any of the merit badges listed on this link while you are at home please email me with your name, the badge name and  the date you started so I can log it for the blue card issuance. I will give out blue cards the next time we meet next. As of 3-28 i have 3 scouts how have emailed me to add to my list.