to new Troop 300 scouts and prospective scouts. We encourage
any prospective scouts to come and check out our troop. We
meet every Monday at St Alban's Episcopal Church from 7:00
pm to 8:30 pm.
Those crossing over from Cub Scouts will find things a bit
different in the Boy Scouts.
The meetings are run by our older Boy Scout members. More
responsiblities are placed on the boys. Planning for upcoming
events, organizing fundraisers and award ceremonies are mainly
done by the troop. Adults are present and can add some helpful
ideas or advise but the emphasis is for the boys to plan.
These planning skills will help them throughout their lives.
Parents are always welcome to our meetings and can ask questions
and/or learn about events in detail.
Each new scout will receive a scout book, our troop notebook
which has a lot of helpful information in getting the scout
started. They will also receive a neckerchief at the Cub Scouts
cross over ceremony or when a new Scout enters the Troop.
A new scout will need to get a Boy scout shirt and belt. A
Boy Scout hat and slacks or shorts are optional.
It will be important for the new scout to put together a hiking
backpack with the 10 essentials. Here is a list of
those important items:
clothing, more than is needed, warm long pants (wool), wool
shirt/sweater, wool hat, raingear
food, enough so that some is left over (food not candy)
sunscreen and chapstick
(candles, stub, chunk or firelog, etc.)
aid kit: Band-aids, tape gauze pad/telfapad, ace bandage,
moleskin, needle, asprin/Tylenol, antihistamine/decongestant,
safety pins, needle and thread, antibacterial ointment.
with spare batteries and bulb
the right one, topographic. Learn how to use it!
liquid filled, Silva system type. Like the map, useless
until you learn how to use it.
learn more about what to pack go to the Boy Scout book or
Troop 300 notebook. A checklist for day, overnight and winter
hikes are included.