WHO CAN JOIN?
The requirements to join a Scout Troop are to be 10 1/2 years old and have completed the fifth grade or be between the ages of 11 and 18. You may also join if you are a Webelos Scout after you have completed the Webelos program and earned the Arrow of Light Award. If your son is a Webelos Scout and wants to join our Troop, contact the Scoutmaster and representatives from the Troop will attend your son’s Cub Pack graduation to conduct a Bridging Ceremony.
TROOP AND PATROL MEETINGS
The Troop holds three weekly Troop meetings a month. The meetings are held on Tuesday nights from 7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m., at the Culver City Scout House on the corner of Culver Blvd. and Elenda – next to the paddle tennis courts. During Troop meetings the Scouts learn Scout skills, play games, have guest speakers, and go on field trips.
One week per month is saved for a patrol meeting. During the Patrol Meeting, Scouts meet with their Patrol to plan menus for Campouts, work on advancement, and do other Patrol activities.
COURTS OF HONOR
The Troop has three to four Courts of Honor per year. Families attend and watch as their Scout is presented with the awards he has earned throughout the year. The Patrols provide entertainment: games, skits, etc. Frequent highlights are the AWESOME Slide Shows of recent Troop activities.
The Troop expects the Scouts to be committed to participate in most Troop activities including Troop and Patrol meetings, fundraising activities, and campouts. Each Scout should miss no more than two of the eight scheduled campouts or their advancement may be in jeopardy. The Troop Leadership also appreciates advance notice of activities that a Scout will miss as well as dates of school, family, and religious activities so that the Troop can plan it’s activities around those dates.
Parents are also required to support the Troop in some capacity including, but not limited to, driving on two to three campouts a year, helping with the spaghetti dinner, and serving in some way on the Troop Committee.