We are a BOY LED Troop.
If you’re expecting all Troop events to run like well oiled clockwork under the active leadership of a cadre of adult leaders who micromanage every aspect of the events, you may be disappointed. But, if like us, your expectation is that Boy Scouting will give your son the precious opportunity not found in most other youth organizations to actively lead other youth, then you have found the right Troop.
Our adult leadership aims to focus on the individual Scout in order to help develop character and leadership qualities through application of the aims and methods of scouting formulated by Scouting’s great founder Robert Baden-Powell over a century ago.
We are a very active Troop with roughly thirty outings per year. Along with our regular Monday night meetings, we keep the boys rather busy. Over the years Troop 483 has also performed thousands of community service activities. For over 25 years Troop 483 provided holiday flag service for the city of Glendora. Annually, the troop performs a variety of ceremonies, including a flag retirement in conjunction with the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Troop 483 had its first meeting on January 5, 1954.
Troop 481 had grown too large, so Troop 483 was formed. The troop was sponsored by the Methodist Men’s Club, First Methodist Church of Glendora. Ray Biotto was the Committee Chairman, Larry Ratkoviak was the Scoutmaster and Gordon Stith Jr. was the Senior Patrol Leader. At the first meeting there were 13 scouts.
Originally the troop met at the Scout Hut in the Recreation Park (now known as Finkbiner Park). Some time after 1955 meetings were moved to the United Methodist Church of Glendora where the troop still holds its meetings, most Monday nights at 7:30pm. At the time the troop was formed, Troop 483 was in the Monte Vista District of the San Gabriel Valley Council. Since then Troop 483 has been in the Big Dalton District, the Mountain View District and is now in the Valle Del Sol District of the San Gabriel Valley Council.