Scoutmaster Archive

  • Scouts, 50 years ago last night, I was six years old and had just finished first grade. Even though it was summer, I usually was in bed by 9 PM. (Ask your parents why!) But on July 20, 1969, I got to stay up late and go to my best friend’s house across the street. That would have been a […]

    50 years ago yes

    Scouts, 50 years ago last night, I was six years old and had just finished first grade. Even though it was summer, I usually was in bed by 9 PM. (Ask your parents why!) But on July 20, 1969, I got to stay up late and go to my best friend’s house across the street. That would have been a […]

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  • Troop, Today’s Poway News Chieftain has an article about the Radio Field Day that a bunch of you attended to get the Radio merit badge. It has a good picture of some of you with one of the radio operators, and it specifically mentions Troop 682. If you’re in Poway, look for it! Have a nice 4th and will see […]

    Troop 682 in the news – Radio Field Day

    Troop, Today’s Poway News Chieftain has an article about the Radio Field Day that a bunch of you attended to get the Radio merit badge. It has a good picture of some of you with one of the radio operators, and it specifically mentions Troop 682. If you’re in Poway, look for it! Have a nice 4th and will see […]

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  • Troop, Please join me in congratulating Abhinav Ramachandran, Troop 682’s newest Eagle. He had his Board of Review Sunday evening and of course pased with flying colors and is now officalyy a Troop 682 Eagle. Mr Dickson

    Congratulations to Troop 682’s newest Eagle, Abhinav

    Troop, Please join me in congratulating Abhinav Ramachandran, Troop 682’s newest Eagle. He had his Board of Review Sunday evening and of course pased with flying colors and is now officalyy a Troop 682 Eagle. Mr Dickson

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  • Troop, Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scout, Will G.  He had his Board of Review tonight so it is now official. Will has been with the troop for six years now, and we are all very proud of him. Mr Dickson PS Thank you to Mr Hartvig for being available to introduce Will to his Board […]

    Congratulations to 682s newest Eagle, Will G.

    Troop, Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scout, Will G.  He had his Board of Review tonight so it is now official. Will has been with the troop for six years now, and we are all very proud of him. Mr Dickson PS Thank you to Mr Hartvig for being available to introduce Will to his Board […]

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  • Troop, Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scouts, Justin DeFreitas and Lars Hartvig. They had their Boards of Review this evening. They have been Scouting together for the last 11 years so it is fitting that they became Eagles on the same day. Great job guys! Mr Dickson

    Congratulations to Troop 682’s newest Eagles, Justin and Lars

    Troop, Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scouts, Justin DeFreitas and Lars Hartvig. They had their Boards of Review this evening. They have been Scouting together for the last 11 years so it is fitting that they became Eagles on the same day. Great job guys! Mr Dickson

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  • Troop, We’re famous! Well, almost… Our trip to Cajon Pass for Railroading Merit Badge is featured on page 37 of the December Boys’ Life magazine! One of the pictures shows Constantine, Alex W., and Trevor are all watching a train with their troop t-shirts. If you get the magazine, definitely go look. If you don’t, you can see a small […]

    682 is in Boys Life!

    Troop, We’re famous! Well, almost… Our trip to Cajon Pass for Railroading Merit Badge is featured on page 37 of the December Boys’ Life magazine! One of the pictures shows Constantine, Alex W., and Trevor are all watching a train with their troop t-shirts. If you get the magazine, definitely go look. If you don’t, you can see a small […]

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  • Troop- Exciting news: At the last Troop meeting, Damian announced new patrols. He and the Patrol Leaders wanted to make the patrols more balanced so that each patrol had a good chance to win the Patrol Cup and so that each patrol has enough campers on most trips. They used the feedback from the surveys, and I think they did […]

    New Patrols!

    Troop- Exciting news: At the last Troop meeting, Damian announced new patrols. He and the Patrol Leaders wanted to make the patrols more balanced so that each patrol had a good chance to win the Patrol Cup and so that each patrol has enough campers on most trips. They used the feedback from the surveys, and I think they did […]

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  • Troop, Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scouts Gokul and Kyle. They each had their Eagle Board of Review tonight and became the 36th and 37th Scouts to earn the rank of Eagle in Troop 682. We are very proud of your hard work! Mr Dickson

    Congratulations to Gokul and Kyle, our newest Eagle Scouts

    Troop, Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scouts Gokul and Kyle. They each had their Eagle Board of Review tonight and became the 36th and 37th Scouts to earn the rank of Eagle in Troop 682. We are very proud of your hard work! Mr Dickson

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  • Scouts- As you work on your ranks, you will notice that one of the last requirements listed for each rank is to have a Scoutmaster conference. You’ll all need one soon for Scout and/or Tenderfoot — hopefully before the Court of Honor in May. If you’ve never had one before, it might seem a bit intimidating. So I thought I’d send […]

    Scoutmaster conferences and rank advancements

    Scouts- As you work on your ranks, you will notice that one of the last requirements listed for each rank is to have a Scoutmaster conference. You’ll all need one soon for Scout and/or Tenderfoot — hopefully before the Court of Honor in May. If you’ve never had one before, it might seem a bit intimidating. So I thought I’d send […]

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  • Troop, I am always proud when a 682 Scout earns Eagle; tonight I am proud as a father also! Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scout. Daniel Dickson had his Eagle Board of Review this evening and is now officially an Eagle.   Mr Dickson Links: See all Our Eagle Scouts      

    Congratulations to Daniel, Troop 682’s newest Eagle

    Troop, I am always proud when a 682 Scout earns Eagle; tonight I am proud as a father also! Please join me in congratulating Troop 682’s newest Eagle Scout. Daniel Dickson had his Eagle Board of Review this evening and is now officially an Eagle.   Mr Dickson Links: See all Our Eagle Scouts      

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