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

First Aid - Just the basics

Posted on Mar 19 2018 - 4:49pm

You’re on an outing with your troop when a buddy slips off the trail and messes up his leg. Miles and at least a day’s hike from the nearest trailhead, what are you gonna do?

Backpacking in the San Diego Winter...

Posted on Mar 13 2018 - 11:48am

Yes, it is not harsh, it is not (typically) snowy, in fact it is how many people have to camp all the time.  However it is still critical to be prepared and ready for incliment weather.   

Camp in comfort using these handy tips

Posted on Mar 7 2018 - 9:58am

In his book, Camping and Woodcraft (1917), Horace Kephart wrote that he took to the woods not to “rough it,” but to “smooth the way.”

How to build the best campfire

Posted on Mar 7 2018 - 9:55am

A cheery fire warms both body and heart; for many, it defines the camping spirit. If you can make a one-match campfire in any weather, you’ll be revered as an expert. Anyone can make fire on a sun-scorched day, but add wind and rain, and where there is smoke, there might not be fire!

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ examines past, present, future of BSA

Posted on Feb 26 2018 - 11:46am

For 108 years, “the Scouts have never failed to live up to the motto: Be Prepared. So are they prepared for the challenge of a changing America?”

Backpacking Recipes can fun and tasty!

Posted on Feb 22 2018 - 10:49am

Not all trail food is made the same.  Pre-packaged dehydrated food is expensive, less flavorful and frankly, not as fun to eat. 

Here are some tasty, lightweight recipes you can make at home and take on the trail with you:

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