boy scout troop 616

Scripps Ranch, San Diego, California

Color Guard Information:

Color Guard Script for Opening and Closing Flag Ceremonies

Advancement Information:

Advancement Guide  (explains the troop's rank advancement/Board of Review process)

BSA Religious Emblems Guide

Troop 616 Merit Badge Procedures

Scouts Own Scripts

Troop 616 Interfaith Script 1

Troop 616 Interfaith Script 2

Useful Information for Camping:

Camping Equipment Checklist

Winter Camping Tips

Meal Planner

Patrol Task Assignments

Dutch Oven Cooking Information

Patrol Box Inventory

Adult Training Information:

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is recommended for every adult in the troop. It is required that at least one adult listed on each tour permit be certified.  Refer to YPT Instructions for information about how to complete this course online.

Weather Hazard Training is also now required for at least one adult listed on each tour permit.  It can be completed online - follow the same instructions as for YPT.

The Rancho Mesa District and San Diego-Imperial Council websites list many other valuable training opportunities.

When you have completed YPT or other training, please inform our Database Manager, so she can record this in our database.

Troop Uniform Information:

Class A Uniform:  Consists of official khaki uniform shirt with appropriate insignia and patches, troop neckerchief and slide, scout socks, scout pants or shorts, scout belt, and merit badge sash.  Click on the following link for more information:

BSA Uniform Inspection Sheet

Class B Uniform:  Red troop T shirt with scout pants or shorts.

Uniform Bank:  Troop 616 maintains a uniform bank of free gently used uniform pieces that troop members are welcome to take.  These items typically  include red cotton Class B Troop 616 T-shirts, official scout pants and shorts (most are in the smaller sizes) and some socks.  If you would like to look for items in the bank, or donate items to the bank, please see the Uniform Bank Coordinator.

Class B Troop T-shirts:  New red cotton troop T-shirts are available for immediate purchase for $10 each from the Uniform Bank Coordinator.

Class B High Performance Wicking T-shirts and Troop Sweatshirts:   These items are special-ordered on a prepaid basis approximately once per year.  They are optional.  The troop has to meet a minimum quantity to place an order.

Eagle Rank Information:

Trail to Eagle   for San Diego - Imperial Council

Eagle Scout Rank Application

Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook

Eagle Project Counselors for San Diego-Imperial Council

Useful sites for information about becoming an Eagle scout and planning an Eagle Court of Honor:

Useful sites for Eagle Congratulation Letters and Eagle Court of Honor information: