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The Scout rank advancement & Outdoor programs work together to ensure that a Scout has opportunities to learn and apply Scout skills. The program includes weekly meetings where boys focus on skill building and monthly camping, hiking and/or backpacking trips that provide a safe space for Scouts to apply their newly learned skills. Below is a sample of the yearly activities.  

Meeting Agenda

  • Opening Flags

  • Chaplains moment

  • Announcements

  • Skill building activities: lashings, knots, 

  • Game

  • Final reminders

  • Closing Flags

Camping and Events

  • Merit badge work: Cycling, Hiking, and more 

  • Day outings: Midnight Broomball, Rock Climbing overnight, Urban hikes, white water rafting, SF Giants Day

  • District events like Camporee and OA events

  • Weekend Backpacking and Camping: Pinnacles,  Angel Island, Point Reyes

  • Summer Camp: Chawanakee, Wente, Camp Emerald Bay

  • High Adventure Backpacking: Whitney, Lost Coast, Philmont

"Troop 815 gave me the skills and opportunity to lead and become an Eagle!"


"I'm always so impressed with how effective Boy Lead can be. Troop 815 is a great place for my scout." 


"The camping and learning how to cook outdoors is my favorite"


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