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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".

Surf Camp

Posted by nsouza on Aug 5 2022 - 2:50pm

Hi Scouts & Scouters, (almost) welcome back! I know there's still a couple of weeks left of summer vacation, but our next camping adventure is coming up in Sept and it's time to start planning and signing up! <

All the details for Surf Camp are on the troop calendar for Sept 16-18 at Imperial Beach in San Diego. This is an amazing place, and one of the few left where we can actually camp right on the beach. And you can't beat the warm weather and water in Sept for surfing, boogie boarding or just body surfing and swimming!

 
Please check it out and sign up. Any questions about it can be directed to me. Thanks!

State volunteer training and Live Scan

Posted by nsouza on Mar 25 2022 - 11:53pm

New California Law:
All Youth Organization Volunteers Must Complete State Background Check and Training

AB 506 Update: As a Scouting volunteer, you understand the importance of keeping children safe. A recent bill (AB 506) was passed by the State of California requiring volunteers and staff of Youth Service Organizations to complete training in reporting child abuse and neglect, and undergo Live Scan background checks. AB 506 is effective immediately. All staff and volunteers 18 years of age or older and who have direct contact with, or supervision of, children for more than 16 hours a month or 32 hours per year must complete a Live Scan background check (the digital version of inked fingerprinting) and online mandated reporter training. The website link below supports all of California's Scouting volunteers to ensure we all comply with California's new law.

Need any Class B Items?

Posted by nsouza on Dec 6 2021 - 2:39pm

Our Online Store has Class B items for sale! For those who are new, we have gray t-shirts for scouts (both short and long-sleeve), and green t-shirts for adults (short-sleeve only). The adult shirts come in both men's and a new ladies V-neck style. There is also a gray zippered hoodie for both scouts and adults, as well as hats and briefcases. Please purchase any items through the Online Store, and pay via PayPal. Any questions, please contact our Class B Coordinator, Daisy Li, daisycai@hotmail.com

Social Media sites new & improved!

Posted by nsouza on Sep 5 2021 - 12:08am

Our Facebook and Instagram pages have gotten a redo and are now geared to adults - both parents for informational purposes, and our community for marketing and recruitment. If you're not liking or following us yet, please do so! Also, remember to like our posts - and share them so others can see what an awesome troop we are!

Any questions, or suggestions for content, please contact Ellen Dever at ellen.dever@gmail.com.

Facebook: BSA Troop 639 Foothill Ranch

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.