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If you're new to Scouts and thinking about joining the program, or are currently a Cub Scout looking for a troop to join, we hope that you'll consider Troop 648.  Scouting is a great program, offering a wide range of opportunities for boys ages 11 - 17.  Boy Scout troops vary widely in size, activities, and programs.  When looking for a troop to join, it's important to make sure you have a "good fit" – that is, its leaders, its activities, and overall "feel" are a good match. Troop 648 sets our activities to best meet both the immediate and long term needs of our Scouts. 

We strive to maintain a balanced program of activities throughout the year to challenge the Scouts both mentally and physically, emphasizing leadership and character development in the Scouting tradition. Our activities during the past year serve as examples of the program you can expect from Troop 648 in the years ahead (for a list of past activities, click on the “About Us” link in the menu on the left).

Scouting is far more than camping, hiking, and games. Scouting is also about character, values, and community service. As a Boy-led troop, Troop 648 emphasizes the values embodied in the Scout Law and our Scouts regularly participate in a wide range of community support activities.

We hope that Troop 648 will be part of your Scouting experience. Should you have any questions, or would like to arrange a visit to one of our troop meetings, please use the “Contact Us” link in the menu on the left.

Yours in Scouting,

Ron Lawrence, Scoutmaster
2012 Scoutmaster of the Year, San Diego-Imperial County Council

Service Projects : Feeding America : January, February & March 2014

Posted on Feb 10 2014 - 12:03pm

Dear Scouts & Parents,
!! Our opening service event for 2014 was a great success !!

On January 23rd, 12 youth and 7 adults from T648 volunteered at Feeding America. Our scouts packed 600 backpacks in 2 hours (amazing work). This is food that goes home with under privileged kids, so they have a few healthy meals during the weekend. We also cleaned and prepped ~1100 Lbs of produce that will go to their partner programs including community kitchens. (see highlights in attached pdf)

BSA STEM/Nova Award Program

Posted on Jan 2 2014 - 12:32pm

Dear Scouts,

Here is a follow-up to my presentation during our last troop meeting on the BSA STEM/Nova Award Program.

The Nova awards are available to all Boy Scouts and are optional. Requirements must be completed while registered as a Boy Scout and before aging out of the program. There are four Nova awards—one for each of the STEM areas—and each Boy Scout can earn all four. Completion of any Nova award earns the Boy Scout the right to wear the Nova award patch. Completion of each additional STEM Nova award is recognized by a pi (π) pin placed on the patch. Each of these awards builds on STEM-related merit badges, involves hands-on activities, and often includes a field trip. The four Nova awards for Boy Scouts are the following:

2013 Broom Ball Activity!

Posted on Dec 8 2013 - 4:45pm

Hey Scouters,

It's that time again boys and girls - Broom Ball 2013 is coming up in a couple of weeks! This is one of our most popular activities of the year and is a GREAT way to get into the Christmas Spirit (yes, by smacking your friends around on the ice!). ;-)

Scoutstrong PALA Challenge

Posted on Nov 17 2013 - 8:05am

Troop 648,

As discussed Tuesday night at the troop meeting everyone should start
working toward completing the Activity and Healthy Eating Goals of the

Wreaths across america

Posted on Nov 16 2013 - 3:48pm

Hello Troop 648
This is the first year that our troop will be helping out with this important event. It is a family event and everyone is invited, Dress code if Class A! Breakfast will follow immediately following the Wreath placement at Home Town Buffet. If you would like to present your own Wreath please see the attached form.

Calling all adults

Posted on Nov 16 2013 - 3:43pm

Hello Parents of Troop 648,
In an effort to provide the scouts of troop 648 the best possible service we are asking for help in the following areas: See attached for openings,

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