Welcomes interested boys and
their parents to any Monday night troop meeting. Meetings begin at
7:15 pm and usually end by 8:45 pm.
Is a "boy-run" troop with
guidance from trained adults.
Is chartered by Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church,
Is recognized as a National
Participates in all four
adventure camps: Sea Base--Key West, Sea
Base--Abaco Bahamas, Northern Tier Canoeing and Philmont backpacking.
Places new Scouts into
patrols led by trained patrol leaders with each patrol averaging eight
Structures troop meetings as
follows: flag ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath and Law,
announcements, patrol time, troop skills, games, merit badge study or
rank advancement, closing remarks, special recognition and the
Expects appropriate Scout
uniforms to be worn.
Conducts monthly outings
over a weekend.
Averages one adult for every
six boys at campouts.
Participates in a summer
camp selected annually by Patrol Leaders.
Encourages all new Scouts to
advance at their own pace but to aim for achieving the rank of First
Class by the end of their first full year of Scouting.
Offers older Scouts (over
14) opportunities to attend Junior Leadership Training, High Adventure
trips (such as sailing in the Florida Keys, canoeing in the Minnesota
and Canadian Boundary waters, backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch in New
Mexico), jamborees, camp staff as well as the co-ed scouting unit,
Venture Crew 9999, sponsored by Mount Pisgah.
Holds a variety of
fundraisers in which Scouts can earn personal money for their trips.
$25.00 one-time joining fee as well as a $75.00 annual membership
fee for each scout and $25.00 for each registered adult (each September).
Requires an activity payment
(amount varies) for participants one week prior to each activity.
scholarships to Scouts for scouting activities.
Assists in paying for some
Scout leadership training.
Issues a written discipline
policy and High Adventure policy.
Plans troop activities
through the Patrol Leaders Council.
Is well equipped for camp
outs and can assist new Scouts in acquiring personal gear.
Encourages all Scouts to be
well-rounded boys, recognizing that they will be involved with other
Has district and council
trained adult volunteers including one Scoutmaster with
experience, Assistant Scoutmasters and
committee members (Multiple Leaders
are Wood Badge trained).
Requests parents to
volunteer in any of the following capacities: Assistant Scoutmaster,
committee member, special event chair person, driver, special event
worker, or merit badge councilor and many other roles.
Pays annual membership fees
Has several adults servicing
at the district and council levels.
Furnishes an excellent web
site at www.troop629.org.
Is proud of the following
97 as of July 2014
67 registered adult members and 108 Scouts
Religious Medal Recipients: 9
Order of the Arrow members: 37
National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience Course in New Mexico:
3 attendees and 2 on Staff
National Junior Leadership
Training Staff members: 10 active
National Junior Leadership
Training participants: 33 active
Past Summer Camp staff members: 2
Philmont Ranger staff: 2
Wood Badge trained adults: 9 active