Welcome to Troop 179 Ventura California

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Camp Fiesta Island 2017

Thank you for visiting our website. New scout parents will receive their password information to log into this website once their application paperwork has been processed by the Council. Once you have full access to the web site, you will be able to see the full Troop Calendar, Youth and Adult Rosters, Forms, Photo Albums, Eagle Honor Roll and other info.

Troop 179 was first chartered in 1993.  We are a member of the Ventura County Council #057, 509 E. Daily Drive in Camarillo.  Our sponsoring organization is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 3290 Loma Vista Road in Ventura, CA, 93003. Regular Troop Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of every month in Kahler Hall at St. Paul’s, with Troop Leadership meetings the second Tuesday of the month and special meetings or Courts of Honor the fourth or fifth Tuesdays. Prospective Troop members are welcome to visit one of our regular meetings.

Troop 179 has an average of 25 Scouts on the roster at any given time.  They come from several local Cub Scout Packs and schools, and bring a wide range of ages and experience to the Troop.  We are quite active, with a goal of one major outing per month.  In addition to numerous day-hikes, service projects and similar one-day events locally, in the recent past we have had overnight campouts at Camp Wolverton, Saddleback Butte, Morro Bay, and on the Kern River while whitewater rafting.  We have visited Edwards Air Force Base, the USS Midway, and gone rock climbing at Joshua Tree and annually compete at Camporee. For our annual Summer Camp, in recent years we have attended Camp Three-Falls, Camp Whitsett, Camp Emerald Bay and Camp Chawanakee.

The Troop believes in the Patrol Method, and strives to be a boy-led program.  Developing youth leadership is a priority.  Currently, we have four patrols that provide plenty of leadership opportunities. The aims of Scouting…character development, citizenship, and mental and physical fitness, guide us through our program planning and service projects.

Troop 179 has also consistently benefitted from our dedicated and active Scout Parents and Adult Scout Leaders. Unlike Cub Scouts, the Boy Scout way is to give the Scouts more responsibility and autonomy, but boys still need mentoring, advice and guidance. The Troop has many opportunities for parental involvement and we encourage everyone to participate.

New Scouts who join Troop 179 will receive a Troop neckerchief, neckerchief slide and 2 shoulder epaulets for use with the Class “A” Scout uniform. New Scouts also receive a red “Troop 179” T-shirt, which functions as the Class “B” uniform for hikes, “dirty” service projects and other casual outings.

Scouting is not just about Rank Advancement and Merit Badges, but those things are an important part of Scouting. Since its inception, Troop 179 has been honored to assist twenty-four boys promote to the rank of Eagle Scout, and many more earn numerous worthwhile merit badges and advancements along the Scouting trail.

We are proud of the program we have developed and invite you to attend one of our Troop meetings.  

Allan Oerlemans, Scoutmaster

Troop 179

Announcements - March 17, 2018

Posted on Mar 17 2018 - 9:48pm

Hello Troop 179,
Hope eveVeryone is staying warm. Announcements for the week:

-Troop Meeting:  At St. Paul's on Tuesday, 3/20, at 7 pm.  Order of the Arrow nominations will take place at the meeting.

-Camporee Clean Up Weekend - 3/23-25 at McGrath.  Sign up on the website.

-Eagle Court of Honor for Warren Murphy - March 24, 2018.  More information on the website.

- Community Service Opportunity - First weekend of April (either Saturday or Sunday).  More information to come on this, but it will be an opportunity through the ranger station in Ojai for trash pick up, most likely in the Wheeler Gorge area.  Specifically, there is a need for clean up of small litter that often attracts, and is harmful to, condors and other large birds.  More information will be provided as this gets close.

Have a great week!
David Swanson Hollinger, Committee Chair

Samuel and Jonah Blessum COH

Posted on Feb 7 2018 - 5:05pm

The Troop is invited to Samuel &  Jonah Blessuem's COH.

Please contact Terry with your RSVP.

Feb 17th, 2018, 2pm, at Our Lady of Assumption. 

New Eagle Scouts!

Posted on Jan 24 2018 - 8:09am

Congratulations to Karl Roth and Adam Ontiveros who both achieved Eagle Scout this week.  Fantastic accomplishments!


Posted on Jan 21 2018 - 5:09am

Troop mtg this Tuesday!! 7pm. St. Paul's

I hope to hear how this weekend's Campout was!


Derek Eidson's Eagle COH, Saturday, January 27, 11am.

Campout this Friday!

Posted on Jan 17 2018 - 8:27pm

Announcements for the Campout this Friday:

Meet at St Paul's at 6:30pm.

Don't bother packing your pack, just bring everything you need to pack.

Toiletry Drive for the Homeless

Posted on Dec 4 2017 - 3:07pm

The Hydras are collecting toiletries for the homeless. Bring your donations to the next Troop meeting on December 5th. There will be a box in the back.

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