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Parent Guide: Introduction

Welcome to Troop 777. Many of you may be familiar with Scouting from your experience as a youth or your son’s Cub Scout involvement. Some of you will be joining Scouting for the first time. There’s a lot of jargon, as in any large organization, and this document will help you to make sense of it; and describe how Troop 777 fits within the Scouting framework.

We are a High Adventure troop, which means we emphasize activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, canoe camping and cycling. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) classifies these activities as High Adventure because they require more adult leader training and are often more strenuous than more traditional camping activities.

Troop 777 is a member of the San Diego - Imperial County Council. The Council is divided into Districts and our troop is within the Pacific Coast District, which covers the coastal region from Sorrento Valley to South Carlsbad. The Council headquarters is located on the northern edge of Balboa Park and is where you will find the Scout Shop that has all of the official BSA items you will need to purchase for your son.

All BSA troops must have a chartering organization that adopts the Scouting Program as their youth program. Troop 777 is chartered by Elks Lodge 2243 located at 1393 Windsor Road in Cardiff-by-the-Sea