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 - October 18, 2020

Posted on Oct 17 2020 - 9:47pm

HI All!  
Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weekend!   A couple of announcements this week:

-Troop Meeting- Tuesday, Oct 20 - Watch your email for the location!

-Parent Committee Meeting -  Also on Oct 20 during the troop meeting.  All parents invited!  With COVID restrictions slowly being lifted, we'll be talking about activities in the coming weeks. 

Have a great week!
David Swanson Hollinger
Committee Chair


Posted on Oct 13 2020 - 2:58pm


Good Afternoon Scouts,

   Tonight we will have a PLC.  If you are Patrol leader, SPL, ASPL, or hold other positions of responsibility (scribe, webmaster, librarian, historian, etc.) Please plan on attending.

Troop Mtg this Tuesday IN PERSON! Juanamaria Park! 5:30-7

Posted on Oct 3 2020 - 11:39pm

No one reads past the title, so why waste the typing.

Correct me at the Mtg, if I”m wrong!

5:30-7, at Juanamaria Park!

Kicking off a great year of Scouting

Posted on Sep 9 2020 - 1:04pm

As we move forward with another GREAT year of Scouting I want to remind you to check the Calendar for the upcoming events, meeting location changes, and late breaking information. Check it often!

September 1st Troop Mtg

Posted on Sep 1 2020 - 6:11pm

For September 1st meeting, we will be meeting in person at Arroyo Verde park. Please meet in the back near the covered bbq area.
Remember masks are mandatory. Physical distancing required.
We will meet at 6:30.
Please self screen before arriving. No sickness, symptoms, or contact with anyone sick within the past 14 days.
Field Uniform (class A)

Troop Mtg Tuesday

Posted on Aug 29 2020 - 11:28pm

Good Morning Troop!!


Remember, we have a Troop Mtg this Tuesday! September 1st.

Scoutmaster is asking for all Scouts to wear their Class “A” uniforms.

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