INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Do you like to camp and enjoy the great outdoors? Scouting offers you the chance to learn skills like hiking, camping and learn about nature. You’ll meet other scouts like yourself that may be in your school or church. You’ll learn how to help others in your community. The fun starts now – the values last a lifetime.
Our troop program begins at 11 years old, or has completed the 5th grade, or the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
Troop 834 meets every Thursday at Our Lady of Grace church from 7pm to 8:30pm. We camp at least once a month. We hope that you will join us.
For more information please contact us here
WHAT DO SCOUTS DO?
- Scouting is run by the boys and girls in the program and is designed to build and foster lifetime skills. Scouting is a year-round program for boys and girls 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster.
- Together, the scouts and adults form a Troop. Within the troop are several patrols. These patrols represent individual teams of scouts that work, hike and camp together. A boy/girl immediately learns that his fellow Scouts are trying to live by a unique set of rules; rules that stress trustworthiness, loyalty, and honesty. Scouts also learn many specific outdoor skills including building campfires, hiking, first aid, swimming, canoeing, etc..
- Among the activities offered are: more than 120 hobby and career skills available through the Merit Badge program, year-round camping and outside activities, an honor camping society, recognition, leadership training, service projects and special events. (More details on camping below).
Camping and Outdoor Programs
- Our troop runs camping events year round. We particapate in a week long camp in July to one of several Scout Reservations in the area. These camps offer Scouts an opportunity to experience sailing, swimming, rifle and shotgun shooting, archery, ecology, fishing and much more.
- The troop goes camping once a month to various locations and with different themes each month. Take a look at our calendar of events and see what we are doing and where we are going.
WHAT DOES SCOUTS COST?
Some of the initial costs to join Scouting are:
- Annual Registration and Insurance Fee. All Scouts pay this fee that goes directly to the BSA national office.
- Scouts also have the option of purchasing a subscription to Boys’ Life Magazine.
- Scouts will also need to purchase a Scout hand book and a Boy Scout Field book during their first year that will be used for all of their scouting years.
These books are available at any of our Scout Shops. You may contact us for information on specific fees.
ARE YOU READY YET?
Why join Scouting?
- Maybe because you are interested in community service projects like tree planting.
- Maybe because you’re an achiever and want to become an Eagle Scout.
- Or if you love camping, love to travel to new places or can’t wait for high adventure trips
If you are a Webelos or Arrow of Light (AOL) Scout?
- We encourage you to attend a troop meeting to see what it is about. View our calendar to verify that a meeting was planned on that date. It’s recommended to contact us in advance; we can add something to our agenda to make your visit more meaningful.
- Attend one of our campouts. We welcome you to see what it's like before you decide.
Scouting Age requirements:
- Must be 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
- Prior Cub Scout experience is not required as long as you have the proper age requirements.