Scoutmaster Archive

  • 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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  • Troop, Please join me in offering congratulations to Ian Walker, who completed his Eagle Board of Review this evening and is now officially an Eagle Scout. He can be very proud of himself for his hard work and perseverance over the last 12 years since he first started as a Tiger Cub Scout. Great job. Mr Dickson Links: See all […]

    Congratulations to Troop 682s newest Eagle Scout Ian W.

    Troop, Please join me in offering congratulations to Ian Walker, who completed his Eagle Board of Review this evening and is now officially an Eagle Scout. He can be very proud of himself for his hard work and perseverance over the last 12 years since he first started as a Tiger Cub Scout. Great job. Mr Dickson Links: See all […]

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  • Troop, You know I often have to remind you to put your phones away. But I am not totally against technology in Scouts. Here is a video on YouTube that I would encourage watching during (some) meetings. It is especially good for those of you under First Class and any of you who still need to learn knots, and as […]

    7 Essential Knots (video)

    Troop, You know I often have to remind you to put your phones away. But I am not totally against technology in Scouts. Here is a video on YouTube that I would encourage watching during (some) meetings. It is especially good for those of you under First Class and any of you who still need to learn knots, and as […]

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  • Scouts, Since camp starts tomorrow (Aug 6, 2017), I hope you are already packed. But if not, or if you are a first year camper, you might want to watch these videos. They’re by a Scout, not a Scoutmaster or parent, so they’ve got some good advice. There are also some things you might relate to (for instance about changing […]

    Summer campers – How to pack video

    Scouts, Since camp starts tomorrow (Aug 6, 2017), I hope you are already packed. But if not, or if you are a first year camper, you might want to watch these videos. They’re by a Scout, not a Scoutmaster or parent, so they’ve got some good advice. There are also some things you might relate to (for instance about changing […]

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  • 682, Happy Independence Day! I hope you enjoy your picnic or however you celebrate… and that you take a minute to remember how lucky we are to be here. A special thanks to Alex W, Gokul and Rahul for helping out the city of Poway with their celebration. See you all Monday, Mr.Dickson Troop 682 Scouts volunteering at the Poway […]

    4th of July Celebration volunteers

    682, Happy Independence Day! I hope you enjoy your picnic or however you celebrate… and that you take a minute to remember how lucky we are to be here. A special thanks to Alex W, Gokul and Rahul for helping out the city of Poway with their celebration. See you all Monday, Mr.Dickson Troop 682 Scouts volunteering at the Poway […]

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  • Troop, Be sure to save today’s copy of the Poway News Chieftain and Rancho Bernardo News Journal. A great picture of Troop 682 building a raft at the Scout Expo is featured on page A4. Also, thank you to all of you who helped out at Expo! Mr Dickson

    Troop 682 in the News

    Troop, Be sure to save today’s copy of the Poway News Chieftain and Rancho Bernardo News Journal. A great picture of Troop 682 building a raft at the Scout Expo is featured on page A4. Also, thank you to all of you who helped out at Expo! Mr Dickson

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  • Troop, Please join me in congratulating our newest Eagle, Zachary Goodman, who had his Eagle Board of Review last night. Remarkably, he is our 7th Eagle this year!  Great work. Mr. Dickson

    682’s Newest Eagle

    Troop, Please join me in congratulating our newest Eagle, Zachary Goodman, who had his Eagle Board of Review last night. Remarkably, he is our 7th Eagle this year!  Great work. Mr. Dickson

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  • Troop, Tonight (September 22, 2016) not one but two of Troop 682’s scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Please join me in congratulating Andrew Neale and Jens Hartvig for their hard work and dedication to Scouting. They can both be very proud of themselves. Best, Mr Dickson Andrew Neale, Eagle Scout Jens Hartvig, Eagle Scout Links: See Andrew’s Eagle […]

    Congratulations to Troop 682’s newest Eagles (plural!)

    Troop, Tonight (September 22, 2016) not one but two of Troop 682’s scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Please join me in congratulating Andrew Neale and Jens Hartvig for their hard work and dedication to Scouting. They can both be very proud of themselves. Best, Mr Dickson Andrew Neale, Eagle Scout Jens Hartvig, Eagle Scout Links: See Andrew’s Eagle […]

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  • Hey Troop,  On Saturday, the Troop 682 high adventure crew successfully summited Mt San Gorgonio -11,503′ – the highest peak in Southern California. It was a long hard hike but worth it. We got to sleep at the peak, and a few of the boys just rolled out their sleeping bags to watch the meteor shower. They are spending the rest of the week near […]

    Troop 682 Assaults San Gorgonio

    Hey Troop,  On Saturday, the Troop 682 high adventure crew successfully summited Mt San Gorgonio -11,503′ – the highest peak in Southern California. It was a long hard hike but worth it. We got to sleep at the peak, and a few of the boys just rolled out their sleeping bags to watch the meteor shower. They are spending the rest of the week near […]

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