About Our Troop

Scouts BSA is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. Scouts BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For nearly a century, Scouts BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Scouts BSA believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.Troop 531 always creates a fun environment while still implementing the crucial character-building elements that Scouts BSA is known to instill in today's youth. On top of the weekly meetings and monthly campouts that serve the troop's youth, Troop 531 also implements its own ways of creating a unique youth-driven experience. All of our patrols consist of like-aged youth and learn new concepts while being engaged in a variety of activities each and every meeting per the programs decided by the PLC. Troop 531 prides itself in its strict adherence to Scouts BSA's intentions of troops being youth led, a value that has persisted since the Troop's founding.Please feel free to reach out for more information on our troop, our values, our schedules, or anything else you need to discuss: Contact Us

Camping

We believe camping helps a scout develop self-reliance and resourcefulness, enhances spiritual growth, and contributes to social development. And it's FUN! Our troop schedules one campout per month, all troop members and registered parents (with current YPT training) are welcome to come. The campouts are selected and pre-scheduled once per year by the youth patrol leaders. An adult leader will do the coordination and planning for the campout. And each patrol will plan and cook their own meals.

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High Adventure

Once per year our Troop will embark on a High-Adventure trek. The adventures are amazing and life changing! We cycle between Philmont, Sea-Base, Northern Tier, and Summit. An adult leader will organize and schedule the trip, including transportation. And of course parents are encouraged to come along to help chaperone and participate in the adventures!

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Meetings

Meetings are the glue that holds our Troop together. We meet weekly on Monday evening. Check the calendar for exceptions; we usually will not meet on school holidays, and the Monday following a campout. Meetings are always "boy-led", and include an opening and closing ceremony, plus specific agenda items - anything from skill development, award recognition, breakout groups, a fun activity, campout meal planning, etc. Parents are also welcome!

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