The goals and priorities of Troop 299
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.
We are an average size troop with 14 registered members in two patrols and better than 80% participation. We are very active with traditional activities such as camping, hiking and bicycling. We also are active with STEM and Robotics. We go to summer camp every year and have recently been to Mataguay Scout Ranch, Lost Valley, Emerald Bay (on Catalina Island), Chawanakee and Camp Whitsett. In Troop 299, every scout is involved and every scout makes a difference.
Due to the pandemic, our weekly meetings will be held at meeting-specific locations, while maintaining social distance and wearing proper facial coverings. Meeting locations will be announced via e-mail. Scouts are still working on merit badges and rank advancements.
On the last saturday of every month, we collect and sort recycling for fundraising. We do this while maintaining social distance and wearing proper facial coverings. Sometimes it will be moved to the first saturday of the following month. When that occurs, it will be in one of the preceding announcements.
All other past and upcoming events can be seen on the calendar page.
There have not been recent outings, due to the pandemic.