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About Troop 435

Weekly Meetings

Each week the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) leads and conducts the meeting. When the meeting is called to order, the Scouts are grouped by Patrols and the SPL leads the Troop in the pledge to the American Flag and the reciting of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law - our guiding principles. The SPL executes the plans he made with the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, the Patrol Leaders from each Patrol, and the Scoutmaster at the monthly Patrol Leader's Council Meeting. Generally each meeting has a balance of Scouting skills work, Scouting game playing, planning for the next monthly event, and Merit Badge work.

Weekly meetings are held every Monday night from 7:30-9:00, and walk-ins are very welcome! For any questions or comments please e-mail us at leaders@troop435.org

Monthly Events

Once a month, the Scouts plan and execute a weekend Troop activity. These activities consist of camp outs, backpacking trips, river-rafting,  canoeing, bicycling trips, rock-climbing trips, historical tours, and other trips envisioned and voted upon by the Scouts during their yearly planning. The adults help them execute their program. Camp outs are Patrol style, and even the adults have their own Patrol. The Patrol method concept is one of the biggest differences between Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting and an essential and integral part of Troop 435's program. All camp outs are Family Campouts where all members of the Scout's family are invited to attend.

Annual Events

Troop 435 has one or more special or  high adventure outings each year.  Past recent examples are:  
  • May, 2013 Scouts of all ages will go to Cumberland Island for Memorial Day weekend
  • 2013, planning on a week-long trip to Gettysburg, PA and Washington, DC.
  • 2014, planning on trip to Philmont with scouts that are 14 and older.
  • In 2012 Scouts, 14 years old and over, went to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for 10 days and 80 miles of backpacking
Summer Camp

Each summer, one week is dedicated to Scout Camp. The Scouts pick the camp they want to attend from information provided by the Troop Committee. Troop 435 generally goes "out of council" to summer camp, but it's all up to the Scouts to decide. Note that summer camp participation is the only non-family type camp out that we have. Only registered Scouts, Scouters, and parents /guardians are allowed to participate. The Scouts work on Rank Advancement, earn Merit Badges and HAVE FUN! It is imperative that newly crossed-over Webelos attend their first summer camp because they earn the majority of the requirements between the Tenderfoot and First Class ranks which helps jump start their path to Eagle.

Troop Committee

The Troop Committee is made up of registered adult leaders. We strongly encourage a Scout's parents or guardians to become involved in the Scouting Program. There is a position available for each and every adult, and as mentioned above, there is a direct correlation between the attainment of Eagle Rank by a Scout and that Scout's parents or guardian's involvement in the program.