Welcome !

Welcome to BSA Troop 685 from San Diego, California. Troop 685 is a scout-led troop where the boys decide upon, lead and participate in their trips, activities, and service projects. Adult leaders guide scouts on this journey and on their path to Eagle. Troop 685 meets at 7 PM every Tuesday evening at Monterey Ridge Elementary School (17117 4S Ranch Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92127). Exceptions will be noted on the Troop Calendar on this website. Many thanks to our chartering organization, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Major Abraham J. Baum Post 7766.

Those interested in having Troop 685 scouts participate in a service event are asked to submit the attached form to service@troop685.org.

Cedar Creek Falls Beginner Backpack March 2-3, 2019

Posted on Jan 16 2019 - 7:35am

This is an amazing backpack designed for beginning backpackers.
You'll learn so much about hiking and self-grubbing. Do not miss it!! 
Click on the Calendar date of March 2nd to read all about it.
Sorry, no brand new 2019 scouts invited to attend. 


Posted on Jan 13 2019 - 4:21pm

Meetings on 15th, 22nd, 29th are at: DEL SUR ELEMENTARY, 15665 Paseo Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92127

Coast to Crest 2 Challenge: All Hikes Now Open!

Posted on Jan 6 2019 - 1:36pm
  • Santa Ysabel East Preserve Kanaka Loop Trail (6.7 miles round-trip) February 2, 2019

BSA Summer Camp CIT (Counselor In Training) Interest Form

Posted on Dec 19 2018 - 11:49am

YAC Sign
mataguay signReady for a little bit more LEADERSHIP in your Summer Camp Experience?
CIT (Counselor in Training) positions are a unique opportunity for Scouts 14 & 15 years old to: Learn New Leadership Skills, Enjoy Summer Camp, Make New Friends, Have FUN and Earn Merit Badges!!

Participants will participate in a 3-week specialized program which will involve a half day of work experience with a half day of summer camp experience, all under the guidance of a dedicated Counselor Training Director!
(same cost as 1 week of summer camp)
Mataguay Scout Ranch (MSR)
Session 1: June 23 - July 13, 2019
Session 2: July 7 - July 27, 2019

Camp Fiesta Island (CFI)
Session 1: June 9 - June 29, 2019
Session 2: June 30 - July 20, 2019
Session 3: July 21 - August 10 2019
Clidk HERE to complete the SDIC online Interest Form

Wood Badge

Posted on Dec 2 2018 - 10:54am

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wood Badge!

San Diego is currently FULL.  Wait list only.

24th World Scout Jamboree

Posted on Nov 3 2018 - 2:26pm
 World Scouting Jamboree Logo

Date: July 22 - Aug 2, 2019  at The Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virgina, USA
World Scout Jambroee happens every 4 years.  Last event was held in Japan and next WSJ 2023 will be held in Korea.  Last time WSJ held in the US was in 1967 (over 50 years ago). 

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