Boy Scout Troop #3
A FUN, ACTIVE, BOY-LED TROOP!
Troop #3 is boy-led. This means that boys 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!
Troop #3 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!
Troop #3 has a strong focus on each member earning the highest award in Boy Scouting - the Eagle Award. Working toward their Eagle status will be the goal of every scout who joins the troop, and the historical average of boys who earn this award in Troop #3 is more than 10 times the national average!!! By completing their Eagle Project, boys become young men who have skills in leadership, organization, problem solving, financial management, and working with others that will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.
Troop #3 is an active outdoor Troop that holds weekly meetings, earns merit badges, goes on fun monthly activities and camping weekends, performs various service projects in the community, and attends week-long summer camp and high adventure experiences.
Examples of Monthly Outings
- Ropes and Climbing Course
- Movie & Game Nights
- Visits to Historical Places including the White House
- Biking the C & O Trail
-Organized Boy Scout Camp Weekends
-Troop Camp Overnights
- Laser Tag
- Mini Golf