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

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.

These Seattle Scouts Stopped a Wildfire

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 11:04am

A wildfire might not be a normal part of a hiking experience, but every year, thousands of Scouts go hiking, and, while they don’t always know what they’ll encounter on those hikes, a good Scout knows it’s important to be prepared.

Time Magazine Names Boy Scouts of America One of the Best Nonprofits to Work for

Posted on Oct 9 2017 - 11:09am

Boy Scouts of America is committed to delivering fun, character-building programs youth can’t experience anywhere else. But what’s also great about Scouting is not only do the kids love experiencing the program, but the adults love to design and deliver it!

Honk if you love Scouting: Eagle Scout’s service project solves city’s traffic problem

Posted on Oct 5 2017 - 1:21pm

We adults like to complain about heavy traffic, poorly designed roads and ever-lengthening commutes.

One 15-year-old Boy Scout has actually done something about it.

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