• Join us! We meet at St. Mark's every Monday at 7:00pm

     


    Located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, Boy Scout Troop 620 has been serving the community of Hacienda Heights, California since 1964. Troop 620 is part of the Golden Eagle District within the San Gabriel Valley Council and has had 46 years of continuous charter.

    The Troop meets most Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church and School, 2323 Las Lomitas Dr., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745. Troop meetings consist of activities planned and executed by the scouts.

    We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and we look forward to seeing you at to our next troop meeting.

    About Troop 620

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Boy Scouts. At Troop 620, we believe in the core values of Scouting. We are building the leaders of tomorrow by emphasizing leadership and character our programs. We use the BSA Patrol Method, which emphasizes boy leadership and personal responsibility.

    Our troop program is planned and executed by the Scouts themselves, based on their interests and the needs of the troop. The advancement program is supported by troop activities, but the pace of an individual Scout's advancement is dependent, to a great degree, on his own initiative. The outdoor program offers something for everyone, from events designed for first year Scouts to a full High Adventure program for our older and higher ranking Scouts. All of these programs are designed to build the leadership qualities and moral fortitude that our young men will need when they reach adulthood.

    If you are interested joining or learning more, please stop by one of our meetings or send an email to the webmaster at stmarks620@gmail.com. Our weekly meetings are held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church and School in Hacienda Heights, CA. We meet most Mondays, from 7:00PM to 8:30PM throughout the year.

     


    Troop Profile

     


    We have approximately 50 registered boys, ranging in age from 11 to 17, and ranging in rank from Scout to Eagle.

    We have approximately 35 registered adults, including 8 uniformed Assistant Scoutmasters and Committee Members.

     


    First Year Scout Program

     


    Our First Year Scout Program is specially designed to ease the transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.

    We have an Assistant Scoutmaster dedicated to this program, in addition to three to four Troop Guides (older Scouts).

    Advancement is encouraged but not demanded. Scout skills are emphasized and independence is encouraged.

     


    Outdoor Program

     


    We offer approximately 20 outings per year, to various areas around Southern California. We strive to balance our outings between backpacking (where the boys carry everything they need for the weekend in backpacks) and tailgating (where we carry our equipment in vehicles and park at the campsite).

    We offer a summer camp opportunity each summer. Summer camp is open to all Scouts in the troop, and is conducted at an established Boy Scout Camp. Additionally we do have high adventure outings where we go river rafting for example. We have also been to San Diego Naval Air Station, and Vandenberg Air Force Base.

     


    Parent Participation

     


    At least one parent from each family must complete BSA Youth Protection Training before joining the troop.

    At least one parent from each family is required to volunteer in some capacity for the troop. Ample opportunities exist!

     


    For information about Scouting, please email the scoutmaster or visit their website.