About Troop 28
Goals of Scouting
Troop 28s Goals
Becoming an Eagle Scout
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For Older Scouts
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Troop 23’s Goals
Our primary goal is to exemplify the Scouting ideal of a “boy-led troop.”
- A central principle of Boy Scouting is that a well-run troop is run for and by the young men who belong to it. The adult leaders assist the Scouts with activities, troop organization and advancement—but the Scouts themselves make these things happen.
- As with any learning process, we expect occasional inefficiencies and short-term difficulties… and are rewarded when we see our sons developing important life skills such as responsibility and leadership.
- In recent years, nearly every young man in our troop who has remained an active Scout after entering high school has earned the Eagle rank.
Troop 28’s objectives are:
- to provide a wide range of opportunities for the Scouts to develop Scoutcraft skills, to enjoy outdoor activities and respect nature, and to challenge themselves physically and develop self-confidence;
- to foster camaraderie and help Scouts understand the dynamics and value of teamwork; and
- to provide opportunities for Scouts to plan, organize and run their own activities, to test and develop their leadership skills, and to take responsibility for their individual and group efforts.
We try to provide a variety of ways for the Scouts to reach these goals.
- At a typical meeting, the Scouts plan upcoming campouts or service projects, work together on rank advancement or merit badges, and then finish with a few games.
- Most months the Scouts organize a weekend camping trip. Our current calendar provides an idea of the Scouts’ diverse interests—and their energy!
- Troop members also participate in several service activities during the year. These are programs oriented to good citizenship in the community, and include Scouting for Food, the Village Memorial Day and Pumpkin Day celebrations, and Eagle service projects.
- Many of the Scouts enjoy a week together each summer at CampMakajawan in Pearson, Wisconsin. Most summers, the older Scouts also organize a special adventure as well. In recent years, we have canoed in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and backpacked in the Canadian Rockies, along the Appalachian Trail, and in Glacier National Park.
Parents can help the troop flourish in many different ways: as adult leaders, by helping with transportation for our weekend activities, by serving on the troop committee, or by offering their vocational and “avocational” knowledge as merit badge counselors. Please look at Support Troop 28 for more information.