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Troop Meetings Our troop meetings are on Monday nights from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. We meet weekly, except for the Monday following our outdoor camping events. The first Monday of the month is our Patrol Leader's Council (PLC). We are a full-year troop, we continue to meet and have activities over the summer months when school is not in session. Our troop meetings are broken into 3 main sections.

  • A troop activity time where the entire troop focuses on instruction for a scout skill.
  • Patrol time where the patrols may practice a scout skill, prepare meal plans for upcoming campouts, or work on any other patrol activities.
  • A merit badge time where merit badges are offered during the troop meeting.

We try to offer all of the Eagle required merit badges except for swimming, environmental science, and first aid. Generally there is a choice of three merit badges to work on, two Eagle required and one other merit badge for the older scouts.

Developing Leaders for Tomorrow

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 685 is located in Pflugerville, Texas and is proud to be affiliated with St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (UCC). We are a boy-run, non-denominational, organization dedicated to instilling the principles of Boy Scouting into all those willing to learn. Our adult leaders act simply as advisors to the boys.
 
We are an active troop focused on:
  • Character Development
  • Citizenship Training
  • Mental and Physical Fitness

The activities of the troop are designed to be instructive, challenging, and fun. They fall into three main areas:

  • Weekly Troop Meetings with Patrol activities
  • Monthly Outings
  • Annual Summer Camp

Statistics Show That For Every 100 Boys Who Join Scouting

  • 12 will have their first contact with a church or religious organization
  • 5 will earn a religious emblem for their faith
  • 1 will enter the clergy
  • 18 will develop hobbies that will last through their adult lives
  • 1 will use his Boy Scout skills to save his own life
  • 1 will use his Boy Scout skills to save someone else's life
  • 17 will become Scouting volunteers
  • 2 will become Eagle Scouts