Welcome to Troop 479!

On my honor, I will do my best 
To do my duty to God and my country 
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To Keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Our Troop: 
Troop 479 is part of the Rancho Mesa District in the San Diego-Imperial Council. We are comprised of scouts living in the Poway, Ramona, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo areas, but all boys are welcome. Our troop is full of scouts and leaders who love to have fun while embodying the scout law, oath and motto.  

For more information about Troop 479, please contact our Scoutmaster: Karl Norvell

Is it possible that Santa Claus was a Boy Scout?

Posted on Dec 13 2017 - 1:57pm

With Christmas upon us, I thought I would try to answer an age-old question regarding Santa Claus: Is it possible that Santa Claus was a Boy Scout?

Buy a patch to help rebuild Puerto Rico Council’s Guajataka Scout Reservation

Posted on Dec 4 2017 - 1:08pm

Scouts help other people at all times, and the Puerto Rico Council needs our help at this time.

Concilio de Puerto Rico de los Boy Scouts of America, one of the BSA’s nearly 280 local councils, suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Maria in September.  The powerful storm hit the council’s service center as well as the beloved Guajataka Scout Reservation.

Ever seen a "Super Moon"?

Posted on Nov 28 2017 - 10:54am

December 3rd will have the first and only Super Moon of 2017.  Time to take in the view 

And don’t fear if you miss December’s supermoon, as January 2018 offers not just one but two. Make sure to look to the skies on the nights of January 2 and January 31stfor the Full Wolf Moon and a Blue Moon.

Hmmmm... I want to start an Eagle Project, but I just don't know what to do.

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 12:05pm

Eagle project ideas that might at first seem perfect may come with unforeseen challenges or difficulties. And sometimes Scouts need one or more backup Eagle project ideas to help ensure that they have options should they encounter impassible roadblocks on their initial project.

Top Ten San Diego Hikes

Posted on Nov 6 2017 - 9:50am

Bored of sitting around?  Feeling like yotu need some exercise?

San Diego has the places for you to go... hiking!


Trio of Meteor Showers and More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in November

Posted on Nov 1 2017 - 1:44pm

November is jam-packed with sky-watching delights, from a trio of meteor sprinkles to a celestial close encounter featuring two of the brightest planets visible in the entire sky.

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