About Troop 484

Boy Scout Troop 484 of Bakersfield, California is an active camping and backpacking troop that emphasizes leadership, advancement, and scouting skills. We have been part of the Meridian District of the Southern Sierra Boy Scout Council since Mark and Kim Humphrey started the troop in October of 1992. We always schedule a variety of exciting outdoor activities each year in addition to our regular Monday night meetings.

We have about 50 scouts, who range in age from 11 to 17 years, and we also have a very active committee of dedicated adult leaders to support our many activities. We meet every Monday (except for Holidays and Vacation days) in the multi-purpose room of Leo B. Hart Elementary School which is located in southwest Bakersfield at 9501 Ridge Oak Drive, about two blocks east of Old River Road. Our meetings run from 7:15 to 8:30 PM.

Please feel free to visit any of our meetings, and any young man aged 11 to 17 is welcome to become a Boy Scout and join our Troop. Several of our younger scouts bridged over from Cub Scout Pack 484 (Hart Elementary School), Pack 38 (St. Johns Lutheran Church), Pack 100 (Centennial Elementary School), and Pack 400 (Liberty High School), which meet at various locations around Bakersfield. Young men and women in High School have the option of joining one of the many Adventure Crews that meet in the Bakersfield area.

History

Troop 484 began meeting unoffically in January of 1993 when they split off from a troop that was meeting at All Saints Episcopal Church on Gosford Avenue. The new troop began meeting at Tevis Junior High School, but moved to their present meeting place at Hart Elementary School when they received their charter on January 31, 1994 and were assigned 484 as their troop number.

One of the founders of Troop 484 was Mark Humphrey, who with the help of his wife Kim Humphrey, had been Packmaster of Pack 484 at Hart Elementary School. Many Packs in the Bakersfield area have bridged Webelos Scouts into Troop 484 over the years, including Pack 484, Pack 38 of St. Johns Lutheran Church and Pack 400 of Independence Elementary School.

Troop 484 merged in March of 2000 with Troop 34, which had been meeting at nearby Reagan Elementary School. Troop 484 continues to grow and in 2014 celebrated its 20th anniversary. As the Troop now enters its third decade of existence, it stands out as one of the larger and stronger troops in the Meridian District of the Southern Sierra Council.

Troop 484 went online with its first website in 1998 with the help of Scoutmaster Mike Clark. Owen Freeman, the father of Eagle Scout Daniel Freeman, designed the present website and from 2011-2014 was webmaster. Today Troop 484 continues to maintain an active online presence.

Scoutmasters of Troop 484:

Mark & Kim Humphrey Jan 1993 - May 1998
Mike Clark
Steve Smith & Steve Hardaway (Assistants)
May 1998 - Aug 2004
Ray Bays (Scoutmaster)
Jeff Haynes (Assistant)
Aug 2004 - Oct 2007
Chris Eicher (Scoutmaster)
Charlie Moe & Kevin O'Rourke (Assistants)
Oct 2007 - Oct 2012
Jerry McAbee (Scoutmaster)
Kevin O'Rourke & Chris Eicher (Assistants)
Oct 2012 - Apr 2015
Brent Wuertz (Scoutmaster)
Bill Price (Assistant)
Apr 2015 - Present