Welcome 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:

  • Extra clothing, more than is needed, warm long pants (wool), wool shirt/sweater, wool hat, raingear
  • Extra food, enough so that some is left over (food not candy)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick
  • Pocket knife
  • Firestarters: (candles, stub, chunk or firelog, etc.)
  • First aid kit: Band-aids, tape gauze pad/telfapad, ace bandage, moleskin, needle, asprin/Tylenol, antihistamine/decongestant, safety pins, needle and thread, antibacterial ointment.
  • Waterproof matches
  • Flashligh with spare batteries and bulb
  • Map: the right one, topographic. Learn how to use it!
  • Compass: liquid filled, Silva system type. Like the map, useless until you learn how to use it.

To 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.

BSA Troop 300 located at St. Alban's Episcopal Church 21405 82nd Place West, Edmonds, WA 98026