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Boy Scouts of America Prepared for Life

Welcome!

From taking your first hike.. to starting your first campfire.. Scouts BSA is about testing your limits and pushing yourself to do things you never thought possible. Whether you were in Cub Scouts before or if this will be your first time entering BSA Scouts, we welcome you! This is an amazing program that thrives on character building, leadership, community involvement, outdoor skill development. At Troop 1513 we encourage our youth to grow through activities that spark their interest and imagination Don’t let adventure pass you by!  Click HERE to

Merit Badges

It is a general practice within the troop that Scouts work on merit badges outside of meetings. There are several opportunities, however, for Scouts to complete merit badges as a troop. Summer Camp is also an excellent place to earn multiple merit badges. The Scouts will be instructed on the process of starting a merit badge, marking requirements in Scoutbook and completing requirements.

Fundraising

Troop 1513 conducts a US Flag display program to local neighborhoods. The money raised go to support the troop and the Scouts signed up to the program. Scouts’ funds earned can pay for scout camp dues, uniforms, hiking boots, tents, backpacks, etc.

Camp outs and Events

The troop camps one weekend a month. If an overnight camp out is not available, the troop will meet for a day event either Saturday or Sunday.  Camp outs range from primitive camping to supporting Boy Scout events and tend to be between 1 to 3 hours distance from home. The troop tries to host a family camp out once or twice a year.

The troop does attend a week-long camp every year (Summer or Winter). Summer camps are typically out of state. These camps are an excellent way for the Scouts to earn multiple merit badges and form a tight bond with the other Scouts.