About Troop 165

We are a boy led troop.

“Empowering boys to be leaders is the core of Scouting. Scouts learn by doing, and what they do is lead their patrols and their troop. The boys themselves develop a troop program, then take responsibility for figuring out how they will achieve the goals. One of our most important challenges is to train boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching and support. The boys will make mistakes now and then and will rely upon the adult leaders to guide them. But only through real hands-on experience as leaders can boys learn to lead.”

(To learn more about boy led troops go to: Scoutmaster.org)

Meetings

We meet every Thursday evenings at 7:00pm at The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown.

Participation Policy

There is a participation policy in place to fulfill the requirement in the Star, Life and Eagle ranks. All scouts will receive this policy when they start the Star rank requirements.

Dress Code

All scouts are to be in “Class A” uniforms at Troop meetings. Boys can attend the meeting without the uniform, but it will not be counted towards participation for rank advancement.

Scout Behavior

All scouts are to stay in the areas that the church has provided. For our Troop meetings, it is limited to the Fellowship Hall, and to the two classrooms behind the kitchen. There should be no running in the halls, around the Church or its grounds, and Scouts should not be in the lounge. (Scouts are expected to remain in the Fellowship Hall unless there is a designated activity occurring in a classroom.) The church has an extensive fire alarm system, that automatically alerts the Fire and Police Departments. If a Scout sets off the alarm, the Scout (individually) will be responsible for payment of the alarm and any property damage to the Church.