Boy Scout Troop 259

Our Story


Troop 259 was formed in 1966 when Mr. Bob Fong’s sons advanced from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting. Bob had established Cub Scout Pack 259, two years earlier in 1964, in what is now the Greenhaven Pocket area. Troop 259 was sponsored originally by Caroline Wenzel Elementary School. Bob Galway served as the first Scoutmaster, with Bob Fong as the Assistant Scoutmaster. Today, Troop 259 is sponsored by the Elks Lodge 6. Our Scoutmaster is Mr. John Pitcher.


Troop 259 meets Monday evenings at the Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd., in Sacramento. We offer young boys an excellent program of scout skills, fun, leadership, advancement, and much more on the road to responsible adulthood. We invite ALL scout-aged boys (ages 11 or finished fifth grade through 18) to visit our weekly meetings. Our Open House focuses on potential scouts, and is held in February and September. Email us for further information.


Thinking of joining the Boy Scouts? See why Troop 259 should be your choice! We are a Greenhaven-Pocket tradition since 1966, with 180+ Eagle Scouts and growing. Troop 259 -- Top Of The Line!

Troop 259 Top 10


1. Consistent GOLD winner of Journey To Excellence Award
2. Exciting scouting activities (Oregon summer camp, hiking, Mt. Tam, snow camping, etc.)
3. Learn outdoor survival skills
4. Experience future career opportunities by earning merit badges
5. Caring and dedicated Scoutmaster and parent leadership team
6. Academics are a priority and boys are able to participate in other activities in addition to scouting
7. Parents are key in their son's success
8. Make life-long friendships (both scouts and parents)
9. Learn the meaning of service to the community
10. Over 180 scouts have earned their Eagle Scout rank


Adult Leadership
Scout Leadership
Scoutmaster: John Pitcher Senior Patrol Leader: Anthony W.
Assistant Scoutmaster: Matt Fong Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: Kacey T.
Assistant Scoutmaster: Dave Kimball Chaplain Assistant:
Assistant Scoutmaster: Orville Hrabe Scribe: Ian C.
Assistant Scoutmaster: Chris Wong Quartermaster: Joshua W.
Assistant Scoutmaster: Cameron Vansoest Librarian: Joshua W.
Unit College Scouter Reserve: Abraham Fong Bugler: Devene L.
  Librarian: Joshua W.
Committee Chairperson: Bob VanGundy Den Chief:
Advancement Coordinator: Rosa Miramontes, Kristi Yin Troop Guide: Martin L.
Outdoor Activities Coordinator: Martha Manzanares Historian: Devene L,
Treasurer: Randy Fong  
Adult Training Coordinator: Mei Fong, Amber Long  
Secretary: Lynne Hernandez  
Friends of Scouting Rep: Denise Yoshikawa Serpents Patrol Leader: Jakari S.
Membership Chairperson: Nuclear Illuminati Patrol Leader: Joshua W.
Charter Liaison: Judith Tracy Atomic Blackbirds Patrol Leader: Joaquin H.
Website Administrator: Scott Jow  
Eagle Advisor: Bill Kirk  
Unit Commissioner: David Kimball  
Charter Organization Rep: Bob VanGundy