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Purpose of the BSA

Purpose of the BSA:The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation’s role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

Oct’23 Appalachian Trail Practice Hike


On October 23rd, a group of Scouts in the troop decided to hike 10 miles of the AT trail, warming up for the 20 miler later in November. We set off at a brisk pace, allowing the younger scouts to take lead us using only a map and a compass.


August’7 Squanto

This august was fun for everyone in the troop.We were all looking forward to Camp Squanto and getting some merit badges and hanging out with friends for the whole week.

After arriving at the main gate at around 1 o’clock Sunday morning we were all ready to have fun and earn some merit badges along the way.So after going through the medical lines and the swim test we were ready to eat dinner.After being stuffed with turkey and mashed potatoes we waddled over to our site and set up in our tents and headed over to the Parade Field to go for the Consoler’s Greeting.After that we were all ready to hit the hay. (More…)

July’14 2016 Big Trip


After having left at 6:30 in the morning, the troop showed up ready for a day on the river. We took off shortly after 10:30, and stopped for lunch on a rocky beach. From there, some kids decided to take things up a notch: they tied two canoes together and made a catamaran-canoe, with four people on them. We reached the campsite around 5:00, where we set up camp and began to cook our meals for the night.Next to our campsite was a large, shallow patch of the river, where many of the scouts went swimming for a short time after dinner. (more…)

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