07-21 -> 07-31Northern Tier High Adventure
08-02 -> 08-08Lost Coast Beach Backpack
08-04SERVICE: PUSD Alternative Graduation Flag Ceremony
08-16Troop 685 Annual Picnic & Kickoff Meeting
08-19First Day of School - PUSD
08-25Troop Meeting
09-01Troop Meeting
09-05 -> 09-07Santa Cruz Sea Kayak
08-04SERVICE: PUSD Alternative Graduation Flag Ceremony
3/5 scouts attending
Register by Aug 05, 2015
08-16Troop 685 Annual Picnic & Kickoff Meeting
76 people attending
Register by Aug 10, 2015
09-12SERVICE: WWC Family Camp Out
0 people attending
09-18 -> 09-19Mt. Man Varsity Rendezvous 14+
4 people attending
Register by Sep 08, 2015
09-18 -> 09-20Horse Haven Car Camp
3/70 people attending
Register by Sep 08, 2015
11-07Scout Expo
2/20 people attending
Register by Nov 01, 2015
04-11 -> 04-15Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim
7/11 people attending
Register by Nov 01, 2015
04-13 -> 04-17Grand Canyon ~South Rim to River
4/11 people attending
Register by Nov 01, 2015

Welcome !

Welcome to BSA Troop 685 from San Diego, California Troop 685 is a scout-led troop where the boys decide upon, lead and participate in their trips, activities, and service projects. Adult leaders guide scouts on this journey and on their path to Eagle. Troop 685 meets at 7 PM every Tuesday evening at Monterey Ridge Elementary School. Exceptions will be noted on the Troop Calendar on this website. Many thanks to our chartering organization, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 7766. Monterey Ridge Elementary School 17117 4S Ranch Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92127

2 more Adult Volunteers needed for 2015/2016

Posted on Jul 9 2015 - 8:11am

The Troop Committee is in need of 2 adult volunteers for our next Scouting Year.   Job descriptions are attached.

  • Board of Review Coodinator - we urgently need a coordinator for this role or we will be limited in our ability to schedule Boards for rank advancement!
  • Assistant Merit Badge Class Coordinator (Beth Sperry continuing as Coordinator but needs an assistant to work with her)

Volunteering is an outstanding way to become more involved in your son's Scouting career and help him and all other Scouts on their journey.   Please contact Don Singelyn if you have questions about any of these opportunities or would like to volunteer.

GREAT Training Opportunity - August 8th - University Of Scouting

Posted on Jul 9 2015 - 8:07am


Check out the UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING training opportunities for both SCOUTS and ADULTS.  The University of Scouting is a great opportunity to acquire important leadership and knowledge training that will enhance your scouting experience.  It’s a whole day of terrific learning opportunities.  Classes such as  Den Chief training for BOYS or Boy Scout Leader Training for ADULTS will be offered along with learning opportunities about programs you may never have heard of such as the Big Boat Sailing Program.


Posted on Jun 26 2015 - 4:15pm

July 2015 Dues will be deducted in the next week.  I will notify via sharing your updated Scout Account Statement.  If you are negative, a mailed check, or dropped off, would be greatly appreciated by the Troop.

How to get a Troop 685 Class B T-shirt or hat

Posted on Jun 8 2015 - 8:43pm

Dawn Ramsayer, Uniforms Coordinator, has new and gently used Class B royal blue T-shirts available now.  Cotton: $8;  Quik-dry $12. Please email her at Ramsayer@sbcglobal.net if you would like one before summer camp.

Shutterfly will be used to share Troop Pictures

Posted on May 25 2015 - 6:28am

Going forward our Troop will use Shutterfly for sharing Troop pictures and videos.  We are running out of room on this website to share pictures and it does not allow the sharing of videos so we evaluated several alternatives and selected Shutterfly.  Shutterfly offers a safe and effective alternative and requires participants to be invited to ensure the security of our information.

National Youth Leadership Training

Posted on May 5 2015 - 9:12pm

What is NYLT?  It is an exciting fun-filled week of training for youth leaders in council troops/teams/crews.  The course models a month in the life of a scout unit with normal weekly meetings occurring daily, leading up to an outdoor experience (overnight outpost camp).  The course uses the team method and models a youth-led unit.  Teams are challenged early in the week to present to the course staff and participants their “Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.”  Along the journey, teams will go through the stages of team development, and Scouts will develop and refine leadership skills.  Each session focuses on key knowledge and gives each Scout a toolbox of skills that equips them with the “how” of leadership.



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