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  • 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, since 1988.

  • Is recognized as a National Quality Unit.

  • Participates in all four high 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 scouts.

  • 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 Scoutmaster's Minute.

  • 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.

  • Collects a $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.

  • Provides need-based 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 extracurricular activities.

  • Has district and council trained adult volunteers including one Scoutmaster with worldwide scouting 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 for adults.

  • Has several adults servicing at the district and council levels.

  • Furnishes an excellent web site at www.troop629.org.

  • Is proud of the following Troop statistics:

    1. Eagle Scouts: 97 as of July 2014

    2. 67 registered adult members and 108 Scouts

    3. Religious Medal Recipients: 9

    4. Order of the Arrow members: 37

    5. National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience Course in New Mexico: 3 attendees and 2 on Staff

    6. Council National Junior Leadership Training Staff members: 10 active

    7. Council National Junior Leadership Training participants: 33 active

    8. Past Summer Camp staff members: 2

    9. Past Philmont Ranger staff: 2

    10. Wood Badge trained adults: 9 active

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