About Troop 676 - Steve Cline, Scoutmaster
Welcome to the Boy Scout Troop 676 website! We are located in the Rancho Peñasquitos community of San Diego, CA. The troop meets on Monday nights at 7pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. There are about 60 scouts in the Troop covering levels from Tenderfoot to Eagle. The Troop does backpacking, campouts, and other activities along with an active High Adventure group.
Our Troop's mission is to cultivate and to nurture the high ideals of Scouting in all of the Troop's youth members. This will be accomplished through moral strength and character development, good citizenship training, and the development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness.
Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church sponsors Troop 676. They provide the Scouts a meeting area, a place to store the trailers and storage units, and community support. The Troop does Service Projects for the Church and other "Good Turns" as needed.
What is Boy Scouting?
Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the Boy Scouts of America is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.
Troop 676 is "Boy Led"
At each outing, the highest ranking scout in attendance is put in charge as that outing's "Senior Patrol Leader", SPL. One or two camps each year are used for boys to come together to set the activity calendar. Their plan is ultimately approved by the Troop's Committee, and many of the logistics are worked out by the volunteer adult Trek Leaders and other adult volunteers. Scouts plan all community service projects, and run all Troop meetings.
We recommend that all adults have B.S.A. Youth Protection Guidelines (YPG) training and trek leaders need to have the Y.P.G. and Hazardous Weather Training. These classes can be found at the District Website.