About Troop 567

Troop 567 is a general interest troop.  Troop meetings focus on skills instruction, games, rank advancement and merit badge work.  Monthly outings include campouts, backpacks, hikes and special events. 

We are a boy-run troop and rely on our junior leaders and the patrol method to teach leadership skills.

 

 

 

Troop Meetings

 

 When:      Mondays 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

 Where:     Fountain Valley United Methodist Church

                18225 Bushard Street

                Fountain Valley, CA

Current Troop Membership

Active Scouts = 41

Scout, Tenderfoot and Second Class = 12

First Class, Star, Life and Eagle = 29

 

 

Troop History

Troop 567 has a 39 year history.  We meet at Fountain Valley United Methodist Church and are chartered by the United Methodist Men’s Group.  Our troop membership consists of families from Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster, Orange and Santa Ana, representing a variety of religious affiliations and schools.

Troop 567 is active in Pacifica District events, including Camporee and Camperall, as both participants and staff.  We have a strong fundraising program and have been among the top District popcorn sellers since 2004.

Summer Camp and Jamboree

Boy Scout Summer Camp is an important experience for all Scouts.  We attend camp as a Troop and strongly encourage participation by all Scouts. 

 

2011: 40 Scouts attended Summer Camp at Chawanakee in Central California.

2012: 30 Scouts attended Summer Camp at Lost Valley.

2013: 24 Scouts attended Summer Camp at Circle X Ranch and 12 Scouts attended National Jamboree which was held at the same time as Summer Camp.

2014: 30 Scouts attended Summer Camp at Chawanakee in Central California.

2015: 21 Scouts attended Summer Camp at Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, San Diego.

2016: We will be going to Mataguay Scout Ranch in San Diego County.

 

Troop Leadership

Since Troop 567 is a boy-run group, there is an opportunity for all of the Scouts to gain leadership experience as they grow within Scouts.  Elections are held twice a year, which provides opportunities for new leadership positions within the Troop and within the Patrols.

 

Key adult leadership positions are typically held for a period of 2-3 years.  We welcome new leaders who will transition in with Webelos.  There are also many volunteer opportunities available for all parents.

 

High Adventure & Ventures

 

Troop 567 Scouts range in age from 10-17.  Younger Scouts stay busy with rank advancement and campouts.  Older Scouts take on more challenging roles as Troop leaders.  They also need more challenging outdoor adventures to keep them interested in Scouting.

Troop 567 has High Adventure program for older Scouts.  The High Adventure team sent crews to Philmont Scout Reservation in 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2014 and scaled Mt. Whitney in Summer 2007.