BSA Troop 622 is an active and growing boy-run troop chartered by the Bothell Knights of Columbus. We are often found camping, hiking or canoeing in the Cascades and Olympics. The Troop goes back at least to the 1970s and probably earlier than that. Our most famous Alum is none other than Rick Steves, the PBS Travel Guru – at least that is the legend. We draw most of our Scouts from Cub Packs in the Bothell area but welcome boys from the surrounding areas including (but not limited to) Woodinville, Lynnwood, Briar, and Kenmore.

Philosophy of Scouting

Each Scout chooses their own journey through the world of Scouting. Some will reach Eagle, some will not, some will get every Merit Badge and some will earn only a few. But we hope that each Scout finds their own way, guided by the Scout Law and Oath, and helped by their peers, Senior Scouts and the Troop Leadership. We, as Troop Leadership, want to make Scouting available for the Scouts to “choose your own Scouting Adventure” and grow to be young adults with great memories, friendships and life skills with which to go forward into the world. Our program blends Service, Fun and Adventure: twice-yearly food drives and fun service project camps at State Parks, Shooting Sports, backpacking, cycling, canoeing and High Adventure like SCUBA diving. We raise money through Christmas wreath sales and Christmas tree recycling. Summer 2019, our troop went to camp twice: many younger Scouts went to Fire Mountain near Mt. Vernon and a large party of Scouts and adults went to Florida Seabase High Adventure in the Florida Keys to scuba-dive, our troops’ second High Adventure trip in three years. We rotate sending summers at Washington camps and going out of state.

Meetings

Our troop meetings most often are at the Rental Hall in Bothell, on Bothell Everett Highway. During the school year, our meetings generally are on Sunday evening beginning at 6:30pm and ending around 8pm. During the summer months we move meetings to Mondays. During the month, we will hold 2 meetings for the whole troop to meet and work together, while reserving other meeting dates for patrol meetings where the individual patrols can meet for planning, advancement, merit badge pursuits or perhaps just for fun! In addition, the PLC (Patrol Leadership Council) meets once a month to coordinate and plan the troops’ activities.

BSA Journey to Excellence Gold Troop

Troop 622 is excited to announce that for 2020, we have once again earned Gold Troop status as part of BSA's Journey to Excellence (JTE) program. JTE is scouting's performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of Troops and other units. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of Scouts BSA. Units earn points based on their program and can achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold levels with in the Journey to Excellence.

Community Service Projects and Fundraisers

The video above on our annual food drive demonstrates our troop's dedication and contributions to the community.

Our Eagle Scouts

  • Brandon M Lane 03/03/2019
  • Thomas J Nelson 12/02/2018
  • Andrew T Briand 06/27/2018
  • Timothy R Herron 06/08/2018
  • Jordan W Driscoll 04/30/2018
  • Patrick S Connor 03/08/2017
  • Paul McIntosh 2012
  • Michael McIntosh 2012
  • Dan Miller 2012
  • John Miller 2012
  • Paul Elbert 2011
  • Cameron Clark 2011
  • Murphy Bush (Troop 610) 2011
  • Derek Hayes 2010
  • Evan Griffith 2009
  • Riley Donohue 2007
  • Samuel Stripes 2005
  • Matthew Lease 2003
  • Caleb Stripes 2002
  • Andrew Bayne 2001
  • Ryan Burgett 2001
  • Daniel Ferguson 2001
  • Edward Eugenio 2000
  • Adam Desautels 1999
  • Chad Memmel 1993
  • James Ricketts 1991
  • William Lane 1988
  • Scott Sterling 1998