A FUN, ACTIVE, BOY-LED TROOP!
Troop 26 is Scout-led. This means that Scouts are the leaders of the Troop. Scouts plan, manage and lead all aspects of the Troop. Trained adult leaders actively ensure that the Scouts have a safe, secure Scouting environment and resources and guidance needed to succeed while having fun doing it!
WHAT IS SCOUTING?
Scouting is a values-based program that instills the values of good conduct, honesty, responsibility, reverence, and leadership. A youth who spends one year in a Scout Troop will learn lifetime skills, basic outdoor skills, self-reliance, and how to get along with others. Scouting will prepare them to live a more productive and fulfilling life.
Troop 26 operates using the “Patrol Method.” Using the Patrol Method, a Scout Troop is organized into smaller units, called Patrols, all led by older Scouts. Together they plan the Troop’s program, and make it a reality. By allowing Scouts to run the program they learn much more than skills - Scouts learn leadership and teamwork!
“The Patrol Method is not a way to operate a Boy Scout Troop, it is the only way. Unless the Patrol Method is in operation, you don’t really have a Boy Scout Troop.”
~ Lord Baden Powell, Founder of Scouting
Troop 26 is an active outdoor Troop that does historic hikes, monthly overnight activities, Eagle projects, service projects, week-long summer camp, and high adventure.
- Rock Climbing
- Rifle Shooting
- Second week of July!
- Full week of camping
- Range of activities
- Merit badges!
- Scouting for Food
As Scouts get older, Troop 26 meets their need for additional adventure is met with high adventure programs. Past high adventure trips include:
- 10-day, 80-mile backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Reservation
- 6-day Len-Hoksin High Adventure Camp in Goshen, VA;
- 8-day Double-H backpacking adventure in New Mexico.
- Northern Tier Winter Camping in Minnesota.
Statistics show for every 100 boys who join scouting:
1 will use his Boy Scout skills to save his life
1 will use his Boy Scout skills to save someone else's life
1 will enter the clergy
4 will become Eagle Scouts
5 will earn their religious emblem
12 will have their first contact with a church
17 will become Scouting volunteers
18 will develop hobbies that will last through their adult lives
Who are Boy Scouts?
108 of 172 Astronauts; more than 50% attained Star, Life or Eagle
26 of the first 29 astronauts
11 of 12 who walked on the moon
85% of airline pilots
89% of senior class presidents
72% of Rhodes Scholars
65% of college graduates
85% of FBI agents
65% of the US Congress
67% of US Military Academy graduates