Contact Us!

General Information
Ed Snyder, Scoutmaster
scoutmaster@bsatroop494.com

Bobby Toda, Assistant Scoutmaster
info@bsatroop494.com

Aayush., Webmaster
webmaster@bsatroop494.com

Rendezvous
We meet in the Multi-Purpose Room at Kennedy Middle School located at 821 Bubb Road, Cupertino, California every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 PM during the school year, except during school holidays. During the summer, we have a reduced schedule and we meet at Linda Vista Park. During our meetings, we work on Scout skills, plan for our outings, advance if necessary, and bond together by playing in games that revolve around teamwork. Both of the locations can be found here. From time to time, we have scheduling conflicts at Kennedy so we may meet at Faria, Lynbrook High or Miller Middle school. Location information can be found at our troop calendar (under events) or at our web calendar at http://my.calendars.net/bsa_494/

How do you join Troop 494?
We're happy that you're interested in joining our troop.

In order to join our troop, you must meet the Boy Scout requirements first:

  • Boy
  • At least 11 years old OR earned AOL from Cub Scoutsor Graduated 5th grade

The following items are required to join the troop:

  • Completed and signed Boy Scout Application
  • Class 1/ Class 2 Medical Form
  • Check of $21.00 (payable to "Boy Scout Troop 494") for the registration fee with the Boy Scouts of America and a subscription to Boys Life

Once you join, you should work on earning your Scout Rank.

Scout Uniform
As member of Troop 494, you will need to obtain a Scout uniform. You can purchase the uniform at the South Bay Scout Shop run by the Santa Clara County Council. At your induction, the Troop will provide you with a Scout handbook, Troop Numerals, red shoulder loops, Quality Unit patch and Patrol emblem.. The official uniform for Troop 494 consists of official shirt, pants (long or short), socks and belt. The scout will need to purchase the Santa Clara County Council shoulder patch and World Scouting patch. At times, there are uniforms that are donated by scouts that have outgrown them. Please contact one of our leaders for the contact information.

The South Bay Scout Shop
The Scout Shop is in the Santa Clara County Council office located at 970 W. Julian Street, San Jose.
Hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday.
Phone: 408-279-2086.

Last updated on February 1, 2009