Troop 683 Photo Album
Photos of outings and activities.
Calendar, Meeting Minutes, etc. This section is password protected for
exclusive use by Troop 683 scouts and parents.
Boy Scout Troop Forms
Some of the common forms in use by the troop, including medical forms, applications and patrol forms.
Links to LA Council, Pacifica District, Misc. Scouting resources, Religious
award resources, etc................
Merit Badge Information is also available on this page.
Boy Scout Mission Statement
Boy Scout Statistics
Some interesting statistics on Scouting and Leadership.
Evening Optimist Club of Gardena
is the official sponsoring organization for Troop 683.
Troop 683 at 2011 Invitational Field Day
Troop 683 at Ryan and Brett's Eagle Court of Honor, March 2010
Troop 683 at JCI 10/2007
Troop 683 IFD 09/2005
Have you ever wondered what Scouting is all
Sure, Scouts do a lot of camping and earn merit
badges, but the real work of Scouting is helping parents build
strong, self-reliant young men who are good members of their
families, communities, and nation.
Boy Scouting is a year-round
program for boys age 11 - 17. Boys who are 10 may join if they
have received the Arrow of Light Award or have finished the
Scouts learn skills in Troop meetings and then put those skills
into practice during Troop outings and campouts. Boys participate in
outings and campouts throughout the year. Camping trips vary. We
may go camping in the snow one month and go camping in the
desert the following month. Some of the campouts are "car
camping" trips and others are backpacking trips where the boys
hike to a campsite with all of their equipment and food in their
backpacks. The boys
also have the opportunity to go to summer camp for a week
or more during the school break. As Scouts gain experience and
skills, they may participate in High Adventure programs such as
long term backpacking trips,
rock climbing, mountain peaking, whitewater rafting, or whatever the
boys decide is interesting
But it's not all fun and games. Our boys also
participate in various community service projects throughout the
year. The boys participate in an annual food
drive and help out in various projects at the JCI. Our
goal is to teach the boys that in order to live in a great
society, we must all learn to contribute to the community that
we live in. It is never too
early to learn how important community service is.
Boy Scout Troops practice the Patrol Method. The boys
are grouped into patrols of 4 to 8 boys. They work
together in these groups in meetings, outings and other
activities. Ideally, the troop is boy-led with guidance from the Scoutmaster and his
The Patrol Method allows the boys to practice on a small scale the
citizenship skills they need for their future adult roles in the
Boy Scout Troop 683 meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM at the
The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute sponsors
many youth programs
throughout the year. This document outlines some of them.
Programs for Youth and Adults
For more information on JCI Programs call (310) 324-6611
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