Welcome to Troop 730!

 
About Us

Troop 730 is based in Diamond Bar, CA, but we also have many members from surrounding communities including Chino Hills, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, and Walnut. We are associated with Venture Crew 73, and are part of the Golden Eagle District, Greater Los Angeles Area Council.

 

Troop 730 is self-chartered by the Parents of BSA Troop 730, Diamond Bar.

 

We meet at Calvary Chapel, Golden Springs on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Our meetings are boy-led, run by student leaders and include instruction on merit badges, practicing Scouting skills, planning outings, and other special projects throughout the year.

 

Troop 730 is especially proud of our success in the many boys who have acheived the rank of Eagle in our 52 year history. While statistically only 3-4% of scouts achieve this rank nationwide, Troop 730 has a much higher percentage among boys who remain in the program for at least five years. In recent years, we have seen 40-75% of "aged out" patrol members achieve Eagle before their 18th birthday, and several patrols to date (as of 2017) have achieved 100%.

 
Our Program
 

Troop 730 is a high adventure unit. Simply put, we do more than just car camping - a whole lot more! Our unit does a lot of backpacking, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, canoe and kayaking, exploring caves, fishing, and more. Sound like fun? It is! However, these activities require a lot of training. The leadership of Troop 730 believes strongly that our boys need to know the basic Scouting skills, with a special emphasis on First Aid and Safety Skills. These skills are part of the requirements that a boy completes on the path toward the rank of First Class. By the time a boy earns his First Class rank, he should be well prepared for any of the adventures our unit has to offer. Because our unit emphasizes these basic Scouting skills, earning the rank of First Class is considered to be a great accomplishment. Although it is possible for a boy to earn the rank of First Class within his first year of Scouting, most of the boys in Troop 730 need more time to complete this accomplishment. Often our boys take eighteen months to two years to earn their First Class rank. Our unit also encourages boys to be involved in additional activities outside of Scouting. We have a large number of boys in band programs and a variety of sports. Often these boys need to miss some Troop activities. Although these activities can lengthen the time it takes to make rank advancements, our leaders are always ready to work with boys when they can participate in Troop activities. One thing is clear - the boys of Troop 730 get all that Scouting has to offer! Advancement and Success in Scouting One of the eight methods of Scouting is advancement. The requirements for the ranks of Scout through First Class prepare boys to take full advantage of all that Scouting has to offer. The requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle focus on service to others and developing leadership skills.

 

Troop 730 follows these four steps to advancement:

 

  • A Scout learns - by attending Troop meetings and outings, boys are provided the opportunity to learn, practice, and teach all the basic skills.
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  • A Scout is tested - after learning a skill, the boy must be able to demonstrate his knowledge with confidence to a trained leader of the Troop before having his requirements signed off.
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  • A Scout is reviewed - after a boy has all the requirements for his next rank signed off, a trained leader of the Troop will review the requirements with the boy. This review process includes a conference with the Scoutmaster and a Board of Review arranged by the Advancement Chairman.
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  • A Scout is recognized - as soon as a boy has completed the Board of Review, he is recognized at a Troop event. Quarterly, Troop 730 holds a Court of Honor where everyone is recognized with rank advancements, merit badges, HAT awards, and special recognitions.
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    How to Join
     

    This section of our site is still under construction, however, if you have questions, want more information on joining our troop, or are a leader of a Webelos den considering bridging to Troop 730, feel free to email our webmaster who will put you in contact with the proper person for assistance.