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

Winter Camping tips and tricks

Posted on Jan 19 2018 - 11:31am

Winter camping doesn't have to be a freezing cold, "type-two-fun" activity. Learn how to plan, pack and execute a comfortable and safe winter camping trip with tips and articles from the backcountry experts at Backpacker. 

Eagle Scouts at this college get automatic $20,000 scholarship

Posted on Jan 5 2018 - 2:55pm

If you want to see which institutes of higher learning place a high value on the Eagle Scout Award, simply follow the money.

That trail might take you to Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia.

Congratulations to our newest Eagle!

Posted on Dec 22 2017 - 12:37pm

Gavin completed his Eagle Board of Review yesterday evening!

America’s Top Young Scientist and winner of the 2017 Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Posted on Dec 18 2017 - 12:31pm

Last week, STEM Scout Gitanjali “Anjali” Rao was named the winner of the 2017 Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge, making the world a better place in the process.

And the 2017 Eagle Project of the Year goes to…

Posted on Dec 18 2017 - 12:30pm

Blake D. of the East Carolina Council had a brilliant—and seemingly impossible—idea for his Eagle Scout service project. But as you know, if anyone can achieve the impossible, it’s a Scout!

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?

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