Welcome to Troop 776!

Troop 776 is located in Encinitas and meets at St. John the Evangelist Church on Encinitas Blvd. Our Scouts reside in the surrounding communities of Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Olivenhain and San Marcos.

If you are looking for a troop to join, please visit us during any of our  regular troop meeting times or contact us for more information. Click on the Boy Scout Parent Handbook attachment (below) for an overview of our Troop. 


Our troop meets on Monday evenings during the 2015-16 school year. Starting in Sep 2016, we will move our weekly Troop Meeting Nights to Tuesday evening at 7pm. For now, here is our normal Monday night monthly meeting schedule:

1st Monday of the month: Regular Troop Meeting(7PM), Committee Meeting (7PM)
2nd Monday of the month: Regular Troop Meeting(7PM)
3rd Monday of the month: Regular Troop Meeting (7PM), Board of Review (BOR)(7PM)
4th Monday of the month: Patrol Leader's Council Meeting (7PM), Scoutmaster Meeting (6PM)


If there is a 5th Monday in a month, the troop does not meet that day.

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ILST for scouts attending NYLT or becoming SPL/ASPL, June 5

Posted on May 27 2016 - 12:50pm

Mr. Szepesy will conduct the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) course for those attending NYLT or becoming SPL/ASPL. Sunday, June 5 from 2:30-4pm at the Scout Trailer at St. John Church
Sign up on troop calendar for June 5

posted by: Mrs. Sylvester

New Rank Requirement 2016 Rules

Posted on May 27 2016 - 12:50pm

Effective 2016, Rank Requirements have been updated (summary insert in attached pdf). PLEASE take the time to understand the changes in requirements and assess what transition rules apply to your son based on his current rank progress and when he started scouts. Please note that effective 1/1/2017, ALL Scouts MUST adhere to the new requirements for all ranks.

St. John Fiesta, SAVE THE DATES - Aug 6-7 - Mandatory Participation!

Posted on May 27 2016 - 12:50pm

St. John sponsor's our Troop and this annual Fiesta event is St. John's special event. This is a mandatory event so come help to show support. Scouts typically man the game booths and take out trash and recyclables. Lunch tickets will be provided so each scout can get a meal after his shift.  DO NOT pick these dates (Aug 6-7)  to work on an Eagle Project or other community  service!

Saturday, Aug 6 will have shifts from 4pm - 10pm

Sunday, Aug 7 will have shifts all day.

Scouts that attend Camp Fiesta Island are to sign up for Aug 7 shift regardless of when their Patrol signs up.

Sign ups will be posted to the troop website in late June.

Point of Contacts:  Mr. Addessa and Mrs. Sylvester

Save the Date! Sep 23 COH at the Youth Aquatic Center (YAC)

Posted on May 27 2016 - 12:49pm

Have a great summer but save the date for the Fri, Sep. 23 at the Youth Aquatic Center (YAC) near Fiesta Island.

Whitewater Rafting Camp Out, June 3-5

Posted on May 27 2016 - 12:48pm

We need more signups to make this trip happen! This event is open to entire troop. Two nights tent camping Fri/Sat with 2 rafting runs on Sat (and lunch), and transportation to/from Encinitas/River's End Rafting, Bakersfield, CA

Cost: $120/person (for both scouts and adults)

Attendees will need to plan and prepare 3 meals: Sat morning breakfast, Sat night dinner, and Sun morning breakfast

Sign up on the troop calendar

Contact Mrs. Sylvester with questions


Court of Honor Monday 5/23 at 6:30pm, St. John Outdoor Upper Lot

Posted on May 18 2016 - 11:19am

 Mark your Calendars COH 5/23 (Monday before Memorial Day)! We will hold the COH OUTDOORS at the St. John Upper lot grassy area. We will start at 6:30pm to ensure we finish while it's still daylight out.

Bring a lawn chair or camp chair to sit on!!!

Awards will include Rank Advancements achieved by 5/16 and Merit Badges earned through 5/9. It is a busy time of year but please plan to help recognize our busy scouts' accomplishments.

Bring a dessert to share!


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