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About Troop 676 - Steve Cline, Scoutmaster

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church sponsors Troop 676. They provide the Scouts with 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.

We meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (13541 Stoney Creek RdSan Diego) each Monday from 7 to 8:30 pm, except the last Monday of each month which is when the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meets.

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 (AOL) and are at least 10 years old, have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11 to 17 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

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.

Troop 676 is "Boy Led"

The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) leads all meetings and outings, with the support of the Scoutmaster. The SPL has a group of Patrol Leaders who follow his leadership while each leading their own group of 6-9 Scouts. One or two camps each year are used for boys to come together to set their own activity calendar for the year. 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.

Adult Certification

For the safety of our youth and leaders, BSA requires that all adult Trek Leaders and other adult volunteers complete "Youth Protection Training", an online course before they are eligible to enroll with BSA.  In addition, Trek Leaders are required to take additional training including "Hazardous Weather Training." These classes can be found at the District Website at www.sdicbsa.org.