On July 8th, we welcomed two new members to our troop! The bridging ceremony from Webelo to Boy Scout was held at Sky Park, and although modified to meet current social distancing requirements, it was a memorable event for all. We look forward to having you as part of our Scouting family - WELCOME New Scouts!
On this special day, we proudly honored the fallen service members of our country by participating in the annual Memorial Day celebration at Brookdale Senior Living in Scotts Valley. The Brookdale community is home to several US Military Veterans, to whom we give special thanks for serving our country. Thank You to all members of the US Military, past and present, from Troop 614 and 2614!
Even though we can't yet meet in person, our Scouts continue to earn Merit Badges on-line:
Astronomy Merit Badge
Learning about the history of Boy Scouts in America is an essential part of scouting.
Citizenship in the World
Through Zoom, we met with the First Kallista Boy Scout troop in Australia to learn about their customs, values and about scouting in their country. In turn, they worked on their badges by learning how scouting works in the United States (and what kids our age like to do!).
Troop 614’s first meeting of the new school year started with a cooking competition by patrols. From decadent desserts to perfectly marinaded short ribs to spam & cheese....the teamwork was excellent and no one left hungry! Great job Scouts!!
Scouts BSA Troop 614 represents at the Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade as they lead the way as the official color guard for the parade.
Local scouts in Troop 614 marked an historic event in the pre-dawn hours of Feb 1 as a dozen young women were allowed to join the Boy Scouts of America for the first time and participated in a flag raising ceremony.
Last year the Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls for the first time in its 109 year history. Nationwide, more than 77,000 young women, ages 5-17, joined scouting in the last year.
“When I heard it would be possible for me to join Scouting and work to become an Eagle Scout, I knew I had to find a Scouts BSA troop to join,” one Troop 614 scout named Naomi wrote in a news release. “I can’t wait for our troop’s adventures — this is something I have been excited to do for a long time.”
On Feb. 1, Naomi and 11 of the 15 girls who are now in Troop 614, other members of the troop and their troop leaders held a flag raising ceremony at City Hall. Scotts Valley council member Derek Timm, along with the Scotts Valley Police Department, was on hand to welcome the young women into the organization and mark their special day with them. Read More in the Press Banner.