Troop 619

Grand Canyon Council - Four Peaks District

Category: Events

Chartered Org Service

Where: Cross in the Desert
When: Mar 17, 2018, 9am – 1pm

The chartered org has requested help from the Troop and Crew to perform service at the church. Wear clothing that can get dirty and come help the chartered org on our journeys towards gold excellence. End time is approximated. Fixed start time.

Thunderpeaks Pinewood Derby

Where: LDS Deer Valley Stake Center 2939 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix
When: Apr 14, 2018, 8:30am – 6:30pm

Help with the Thunderpeaks PWD event. This is an excellent way for our troop to spread goodwill to cub packs and help raise awareness for us for recruiting. It’s also a lot of fun. Please RSVP to Richard Mouer so he knows how many people to expect. He can be reached at Work is divided into multiple shifts throughout the day, and there is usually a team dinner at a local restaurant after tear-down is complete.

Assist Pack 619 Pinewood Derby

Where: TBD
When: Mar 10, 2018, 9am – 1pm

Pack 619 has expressed an interest in our troop, and needs some volunteer help to run their pinewood derby. Location to be updated as soon as I get it.

Watch for more details!

Shed Clean out and gear consolidation

Where: Cross in the Desert UMD
When: Mar 12, 2018, 4pm – 6:30pm

We will be gathering at the church before the meeting to clean, organize, and inventory all the troop equipment and stow it safely in the shed at the church. Please wear your class B shirt, and clothes that can get dirty.

God and Life Starts 1/14/18

Just a reminder, I need to know who will be attending this class starting on 1/14/18. Please let me know if your Scout will or will not be attending this class. Our church youth group leaders have put this class together for all of our Scouts, as well as the youth group. This is a great opportunity to learn about our Scouting Duty to God and have some interaction with the church youth group.

More info:

God and Life Award
For Grades 7-12

Program:​ Earn the God and Life award. God and Life is based on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31. This is a brief account that describes how Paul encountered Christ and was changed forever. Five chronological “events” out of this story will be highlighted and used as the focus for the five different sections in this program. Each section will illustrate a key element in learning how to live one’s life for Christ.

For:​ Boys and girls in grades 7-12

Meeting Place:​Cross in the Desert UMC

Introductory Meeting:​1/14/2018

Time:​ 5pm-6pm

Dates:​ Every Sunday for 7 weeks

​Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be attending this class so we can order the books.

This class is for all Protestant based faiths.
This award is recognized by both BSA and GSUSA.


Contact Kevin Joy –


Event: Pancake Breakfast

Where: Cross In the Desert Church
When: Dec 31, 2017 8-11am

Details to follow, scouts will cooking and serving pancakes.

Important Upcoming Dates and Events

Because of BPU and the District camporee, as well as the excessive cost of Canyon Lake the PLC has decided to cancel the second campout in November. So, for events in November we just have BPU on November 4th, and the District Camporee on the weekend of the 10th:

Upcoming events for Troop 619:

Oct 16 – Backpacking Block, Week 2 6:45pm @ Cross in the Desert UMC
Oct 20-22 – Reevis Ranch Backpacking 5pm @ Reevis Ranch, Superstition Mountains
Oct 23 – Backpacking Block, Week 3 6:45pm @ Cross in the Desert UMC
Oct 28 – Basic CPE, AED and First Aid 9am @ Cross in the Desert
Oct 30 – Halloween Party, Wear costumes! 7pm @ CITD
Nov 04 – Baden-Powell University 8am @ 945 W Rio Salado Pkwy Mesa, AZ 85201
Nov 10-12 – District Camporee 5pm @ R-C Scout Camp
Nov 13 – Advancement Meeting 6:45pm @ Cross in the Desert UMC

Merit Badge Clinics May ’17 – Oct ’17

Traffic Safety Merit Badge (June 12th)

Music Merit Badge (July 8th)

*3rd Annual Merit Badge University* (Sept 16th)

Plumbing Merit Badge (October 28th)

Welding Merit Badge (October 28th)

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge (May 6th)

Nuclear Science Merit Badge (September 16th)

Flags for Veterans Day

This Saturday May 28th at 6:15AM Troop 619 will meet up near the Flag Pole at the:
National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona
23029 N Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AZ. 85024
(Entrance is off Pinnacle Peak Road just off Cave Creek)

Parking is difficult, so plan to arrive early and most will need to park along Pinnacle Peak Road and walk in, due to the number of Scouts from across the valley who attend.

The cemetery provides a limited number of pokers and all of the flags, each to be inserted by Scouts at the head of each grave.

This event usually goes quickly, as so many typically attend.

An email went out to everyone on May 23rd with a Sign Up Genius for a picnic immediately following the flag placing at Lookout Mountain Park.

Christmas Party – this Saturday!

This Saturday, December 12th will be our troop’s Christmas Party!
When: 1-5pm
Where: Lookout Mountain Park
From Cave Creek Rd, head west on Sharon; north on 18th St which ends at the park.

Bring your own chairs!
An email has gone out from our Troop 619 email with out Sign-Up Sheet for what to bring. Contact Linda or Lisa with any questions.
Scouts bring your bike, skate board, ball, etc.

There will be a gift exchange for those who wish to participate with a value limit of $5. Gifts are typically something a scout can use camping or on other scouting skills.

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