New to the Troop?

Meetings

The Troop meets at the A-Frame on most Monday nights from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm all year.  Meeting activities are varied but generally include opening and closing flag ceremonies, some sort of Scouting activity, planning for the next meeting and a game.

Uniform

Scouts are expected to be in uniform at the meetings.

Camp-outs

Every month there is an overnight camp-out.  The Scouts choose where they want to go and what they want to do on the camp-out.  In the summer, the Troop goes to a week long summer camp.  In 2010, the Troop went to Camp Pioneer.  In 2011, we are going to Camp Meriwether.

How much does it cost to be a Scout in the Troop?

We can’t detail every cost but this should give you a rough idea of what the first year may cost.
  • Initial Scout Registration: $15
  • Boy’s Life magazine: $12
  • Initial Scout shirt with badges: $40
  • 11 Monthly campouts: Between $15-$25 ea.
  • Summer Camp: $270 +/-

Fundraising

The Troop fundraiser puts out American flags 7 times a year (President’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran’s Day) to civic minded businesses in Canby.  This fundraiser helps pay for the Troop’s operating costs.  Each family is expected to help out at least once by either putting out the flags in the morning or picking up the flags in the evening.

Parent Participation

Each family is responsible for planning one camp-out per year.  Camp-out leaders are not required to attend the campout. But the leader or a delegate must be available and at the A-Frame at departure for final collection of permission slips and faxing the completed tour permit.

When does the Troop plan activities?

Camp-outs for the year ar planned in September. First the scout leadership decides which campouts they want. Then, at the September parent meeting each family volunteers to lead a campout. If there are more families than camp-outs then co-leaders are encouraged.

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