Boy Scout Troop 697

Kevin Flock, Scoutmaster

troop697webmaster@gmail.com

Our Goals

At Troop 697, we are strong believers in the ability of our youth to succeed. Our programs, outings and activities are designed to help our youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential. We are proud of all our boys and love watching them grow into bright-minded and confident young men.​

Photo: Court of Honor ceremony held quarterly to recognize each Scout's newly completed merit badges and hard earned advancements in rank.


Troop 697 meets at St. James Episcopal Church in Tempe. St. James is located at

975 East Warner Road on the SE corner of Rural and Warner.

Troop 697 is part of the Gila River District of the Grand Canyon Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Our troop meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. We offer many hiking and camping opportunities.

Boy Scouts are between 5th and 12th grades. Boys of all faiths are welcome. Whether you are bridging from Cub Scouts or have never been a Scout, all are welcome to be our guests!


What We Do

Camping

  • Camp Geronimo (BSA Camp near Payson, AZ)

  • Cherry Valley (BSA Camp on Catalina Island, CA)

  • Annual Family Campout Near Payson, AZ

  • Troop campouts throughout Arizona almost every month

Hiking, Boating, Etc.

  • Roosevelt Lake

  • Aravaipa Canyon Weekend

  • Havasupai Falls Weekend

  • Picacho Peak

  • Kartchner Caverns

  • Sunrise Ski and Snowboarding

  • Florida Seabase

Community Service and Conservation

Mistletoe Harvesting

Photo: Separating mistletoe leaves to be given away

Eagle Project

Photo: Brodey Rivers' Eagle Project in which he repainted curb numbers in an elderly neighborhood

Which Direction are You Going?

Whether you are looking for a group of friends to enjoy camping, hiking and water sports with or if you are a goal-oriented young man who wants to earn his Eagle rank, Troop 697 may be right for you. Come check us out at our meetings on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm or contact us to find out more.