To have an efficient Boy led Troop offering Leadership and Training
while having fun and learning some life skills along the way.
About Our Troop:
Troop 609 is part of the Boy Scouts of America in the Western Los Angeles County Council, Bill Hart District. We generally have between 40 and 50 scouts. Founded in 1968, Troop 609 was originally chartered
by the Valencia Hills HOA. The charter
later transferred to the Meadows School PTA in 1972 then the First Methodist
Church of Valencia in 1982. Finally, in
1984, the First Presbyterian Church of Newhall assumed responsibility for Troop
609 and has been our charter sponsor for over 30 years. Like most scout troops, we use the patrol method where each scout is part of a patrol of 8 boys. There are scouts of all ages and ranks involved in the troop. We participate in a very active outings program with a variety of trips and activities throughout the year, including backpacking, car camping, hiking and others. (see some pictures from our recent adventures/historian page)
The troop attends Summer camp and the District Camporee every year. Summer camp is a week long (Sunday to Saturday) session at an established scout camp. It's fun and an excellent opportunity for scouts new and old to earn rank advancements and merit badges. It's also a great opportunity for patrols and troop to bond.
For the refrigerator copy of the 2016 calendar click here.
[Favorite photos selected by the Scouts who went on the most hiking/backpacking/camping outings in 2015]