Boy Scouts of America, Troop 683
Gardena, California

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Troop 683 Photo Album
Photos of outings and activities.

Troop Information
Calendar, Meeting Minutes, etc.  This section is password protected for exclusive use by Troop 683 scouts and parents.

Boy Scout Troop Forms
Some of the common forms in use by the troop, including medical forms, applications and patrol forms.

Scouting Resources
Links to LA Council, Pacifica District, Misc. Scouting resources, Religious award resources, etc................ 
Merit Badge Information is also available on this page.

Boy Scout Mission Statement

Boy Scout Statistics
Some interesting statistics on Scouting and Leadership.

Evening Optimist Club of Gardena is the official sponsoring organization for Troop 683.

 
One Hundred Scouts
 
Of any one hundred boys who become Scouts, it must be confessed that thirty will drop out in their first year. Perhaps this may be regarded as a failure, but in later life all of these will remember that they had been Scouts and will speak well of the program.
Of the one hundred, only rarely will one ever appear before a juvenile court judge. Twelve of the one hundred will be from families that belong to no church. Through Scouting, these twelve and many of their families will be brought into contact with a church and will continue to be active all their lives. Six of the one hundred will become pastors.

Each of the one hundred will learn something from Scouting. Almost all will develop hobbies that will add interest throughout the rest of their lives. Approximately one-half will serve in the military, and in varying degrees, profit from their Scout training. At least one will use it to save another person's life and many will credit it with saving their own.

Four of the one hundred will reach Eagle rank, and at least one will later say that he valued his Eagle above his college degree. Many will find their future vocation through merit badge work and Scouting contacts. Seventeen of the one hundred boys will later become Scout leaders and will give leadership to thousands of additional boys.
 
One in four Eagle Scouts will earn their Bronze Palm.  Only about half of these boys will earn their gold and silver palms.

Only one in four boys in America will become a Scout, but it is interesting to know that of the leaders in this nation in business, religion and politics, three out of four were Scouts.

This story will never end. Like the "Golden Pebble" of service dropped into the human sea it will continue to radiate in ever-widening circles, influencing the characters of men down through unending time.

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Bradley Koda
Raymond Solomon
Timothy Mitsuuchi
Tyler Odo
Cary Tanaka
Jonathan Fujimura
Andrew Nishimura
Gary Range
Brett Sakaguchi
Ryan Akiyama
Carl Miya
Brian Nelson
Norbert Sales
Kurtis Kuida
Blair Matsuura
Bryan Matsuura
Brandon Tsuge
Kyle Uyemura
Brandon Goya
Sean Anthony
Kyle Ferguson
Curtis Leviton
Russell Tsuge
Mark Yamashita
Richard Arakaki
Russell Hirotsu
Jeffrey Nishi
Eric Ueno
Brian Kuwahara
Nelson Shirota
Perry Yokota
Mark Yonemoto
Glen Nakamura
Glen Sugimoto
Steven Masukawa
Craig Toyofuku
Robert Snyder
Walter Schick
Ronnie Sperry
03/28/2013
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10/28/2010
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More Statistics

Scouting's alumni record is equally impressive. A recent nation-wide survey of high schools revealed the following information:

85% of student council presidents were Scouts

89% of senior class presidents were Scouts

80% of junior class presidents were Scouts

75% of school publication editors were Scouts

71% of football captains were Scouts
Scouts also account for:
64% of Air Force Academy graduates

68% of West Point graduates

70% of Annapolis graduates

72% of Rhodes Scholars

85% of FBI agents
26 of the first 29 astronauts

Other interesting Statistics

104 million The number of members since 1910.

1,209,077 The number of adults providing the Scouting program to America's youth.

124,660 The number of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews.

40,029 The number of Eagle Scout badges earned.

240 The number of individuals who earned a heroism award.

1,363,795 The number of subscribers who learned to read or improved their reading skills with Boys' Life magazine.

136 The number of chartered organizations the BSA worked with during the year.

75,000+ The number of religious emblems earned.