Learn About BSA Troop 784 - Ages 11-18

Troop 784 is located in Carlsbad, California. We are an active troop that goes backpacking, camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. We also make sure that all of our scouts are making progress on their advancement trail to Eagle Scout. Take a look at our calendar and camping pages to see what is coming up. We are a strong proponent of the values and methodologies of Scouting. Scouts and leaders adhere to the Scout Oath and Scout Law whenever they are participating in Troop events. We implement the Patrol Method during all activities and subscribe to the "All for One and One for All" mentality by completing tasks as a Troop. We believe strongly in the advancement aspect of the Scouting program. We support a scout through his trail to Eagle and beyond. We especially appreciate having these senior leaders help guide the Troop with their wisdom and knowledge. In addition to the Scouting skills, there is a strong expectation that those Scouts with the Star, Life or Eagle rank present themselves as strong role models and exhibit leadership traits when participating in activities with the Troop. The Scouts of Troop 784 feel a strong sense of accomplishment when they make rank advancement and we publicly recognize those Scouts who exhibit good leadership. Troop 784 leads many community service events including the proud display of American flags in the Village of Carlsbad during holidays. Troop 784 is truly a boy-led Troop, just as Lord Baden-Powell envisioned. We believe that our program will help our boys turn into responsible young men ready to face the world today. We are prepared.


The Troop meets almost every Monday (see current calendar) from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Scout House in Holiday Park. Meetings revolve around learning skills, working on advancement, and preparing for the current month’s Campout or event.


Each month, the troop plans a campout or activity. Here are some of our recent and upcoming adventures:

  • Snowshoe Backpacking the local high mountains and building Snow Caves
  • Snow camping at the Santa Margarita District Camporee
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Campout
  • Joshua Tree rock climbing with the amazing adventures
  • Ski & Snowboard or Mountain Biking Trips to Mammoth Mountain
  • Ocotillo Wells annual rocket campout
  • International Camporee
  • Shooting Sports: .22 Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, High Power Rifle

    Every year the Troop attends a couple of weeklong summer camps in addition to the Order of the Arrow adventures. This summer we went on two week long adventures. Camp Chawanakee is for water skills, merit badges and advancement. Yosemite is a custom high back county adventure over vast distances. This year we put in at Mammoth Mountain near Bishop then hiked over fifty (50) miles to Half Dome then Yosemite Valley. In years past, we have gone to Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island, Camp Whisett in the Sequoia National Forest, Lost Valley near Warner Springs, Camp Fiesta Island for water sports and Mataguay Scout Reservation (MSR) near Julian and Palomar Mountain. One of our Eagle Scouts, Jace Mullen, just completed the entire Pacific Crest Scenic Trail of 2660 miles.


    Interested in joining us?  Drop in on one of our Monday meetings, we'd love to introduce you to the Troop.