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Welcome

Troop 777 has been serving Diamond Bar and the neighboring communities since 1969. We have a long history of service and a rich Scouting tradition.

The Troop meets year-round every Tuesday evening (7:00p to 8:30p) in the Fellowship Hall of the Northminster Presbyterian Church located at Golden Springs Dr. and Rancheria Rd.

, SM T-777
January, 2014

Activities

See below for important information on upcoming activities.

  • Outings
  • Service
    • September 13 - Flag Retirement (sponsored by GE District)

      9:00a ~ 5:00p

      Orangewood LDS Church
         (Park located behind church building)
      1307 S. Orange Ave.
      West Covina, CA 91790

  • High Adventure
    • Philmont - 2015

Service

Troop 777 proudly announces that it has been approved as an Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Awards program. This further emphasizes and supports our commitment to promote volunteering among our Scouting community.

The main purpose of this award is to recognize and honor volunteers that set a standard for service and are committed to make service a central part of their lives for the betterment of individuals and the community.

Award Criteria

Any individual, family or group that meets the programís criteria can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours served over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime.

Volunteers registered with our Troop should bring a record of volunteering activities and hours served, and the organization name. All service outside the troop should be documented with a time-sheet from each organization that verifies their volunteering hours.

Award Eligibility

Bronze:

  • Youth (Age 5-14): 50 to 74 hours
  • Young Adults (Age 15-25): 100 to 174 hours
  • Adults (Age 26+): 100 to 249 hours

Silver:

  • Youth (Age 5-14): 75 to 99 hours
  • Young Adults (Age 15-25): 175 to 249 hours
  • Adults (Age 26+): 250 to 499 hours

Gold:

  • Youth (Age 5-14): 100 hours or more
  • Young Adults (Age 15-25): 250 hours or more
  • Adults (Age 26+): 500 hours or more

Presidentís Call to Service:

  • All ages: 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a lifetime)

 

Leadership

There is no other program where a youth can learn and practice being a leader more than in the Boy Scouts. In Troop 777, when a Scout is elected or appointed to be a leader, he attends the Troop Youth Leader Training. The training, coordinated by the Scoutmaster, teaches him what is expected of his position and thus he is likely to succeed. Elections and the corresponding training occur twice a year.

In addition to Troop Youth Leader Training, Council conducts a week-long National Youth Leader Training, formerly known as Buckskin, for older Scouts who have reached the rank of First Class. In Troop 777, this advanced leadership training is required for our Senior Patrol Leader, the Boy Scout elected to run the troop for six months.

Youth are not the only ones who receive training. Troop 777 requires that the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters be trained. Adult leader training keeps us focused on running a good troop. Read more about Adult Leaders.

Outings

Outings form an integral part of the scouting program. In Troop 777, outings are scheduled at least once per month, although sometimes we go more often.

Every year, our youth leaders plan the following year's activities. The planning is a learning process in itself. So the youth get the benefit of learning to plan and choosing the places they want to go.

Most outings are held on weekends but at least twice a year the troop will have a week-long activity. The first week-long activity in the year is our Easter week trip. We usually go to a significant place such as the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, California Gold Country or maybe a canoe trip down the Colorado River. The second week-long activity is Summer Camp. Summer Camp is a week at a scout camp where the Scouts have fun and work on rank advancement.

All activities can be seen on our Calendar page.

Courts of Honor

Four times a year our troop recognizes the scouts for their achievements over the previous quarter. These recognitions are called the Court of Honor. It is important that all scouts and their parents attend. Most scouts will be receiving one or more awards. Parent's support is important for both their son and the troop. The Courts of Honor that are now planned are:

  • March 18, 2014 at troop meeting
  • June 10, 2014 at troop meeting
  • Sept. 14, 2014 from 3pm - 5pm at Sycamore Canyon Park
  • Dec. 16, 2014 at troop meeting

Plan to attend.

Parent's Meeting

With our many activities and outings, there are numerous details to work out and much support that will be needed. If any parents would like to know more about what is planned or how you can contribute, please attend our monthly parents meeting at Northminster Presbyterian Church.

The parent meetings are generally held on the Tuesday after a weekend outing. Check the Calendar for exact dates.

Keep informed!

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