About Us

Mission Statement of the Boy Scouts:
"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare youg people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law"
Troop 690 was founded September 1, 2003 by Scott Hammond and Ken Williams, and chartered by the Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County, to provide the young men (ages 11-18) of the Lake Ray Hubbard area a place to learn the skills and ideals established by Robert Baden-Powell. We are an outdoor-oriented troop that uses the patrol method at all times.  Our weekly meetings are used to prepare for our monthly outdoor activities.  These activities will include backpacking, rock climbing, biking, canoeing, orienteering, hiking and, of course, camping.  Come help us build the best troop in the country! 

We are a boy run troop, which actively uses the Patrol Method established by Lord Baden Powell in his Brownsea Island encampment in 1908. Baden Powell found that boys work well in groups of 6 to 9, which he called a patrol. Baden Powell also found that boys do well when given a task. On any given task, the boy first is shown how to do the task, then allowed to try the task, then assisted if he fails at the task and ultimately praised when he masters the task.


Baden Powell found that boys learn best when taught by another boy. Baden Powell also found that leadership is a learned experience, there are no born leaders. By giving young men the responsibility of leadership and given a chance to practice leadership skills, the boy learns how to lead and improves his leadership abilities. This is the essence of a boy run troop. Boys carry out their responsibilities for the good of other boys and their troop.


The second part of Scouting is camping.  You cannot spell Scouting without including "outing". This part of Scouting is where the scouts put into practice the skills they learned at the scout meetings. This is where the scouts have fun. On camping trips they use the Patrol Method. They learn how to work as a group, who has what work responsibilities and the necessity of completing these work responsibilities. The same four steps listed above for learning also apply when camping. All active scouts will have the opportunity to fully enjoy the benefits of scouting.





We endorse the concept that our scouts will have the responsibility for the leadership of the Troop, with our adult volunteers providing guidance, encouragement and support. The troop also encourages all parents (both fathers and mothers) to become involved in the development of their son’s journey from a boy into a young man. We do this by offering many positions in the troop committee or as an assistant scoutmaster.