Thurs­day, Novem­ber 23, 2017

What’s Next

Mon, Nov 20: * * * NO MEET­ING (Thanksgiving) * * *

Our Phi­los­o­phy

Phi­los­o­phy

Troop 140 focuses on the three basic aims of scout­ing as defined by the National Council.

  • Char­ac­ter Development

  • Cit­i­zen­ship Training

  • Men­tal & Phys­i­cal Fitness


Our goal is to help boys develop into hon­or­able men. Scout­ing is a value-​based pro­gram that offers boys an edu­ca­tion directed toward pos­i­tive and secure growth. Troop 140 uses the eight fun­da­men­tal meth­ods to meet boys’ hopes for fun and adven­ture. Our code of con­duct is out­lined in the Scout Oath and Law.

Boy Par­tic­i­pa­tion


Empow­er­ing boys to be lead­ers is the core of scout­ing. Troop 140 scouts learn by doing: and what they do is lead their patrols and their troop. The boys them­selves develop our troop’s pro­gram and then take respon­si­bil­ity for imple­ment­ing their plan. All of this is accom­plished under the guid­ance and direc­tion of the Scout­mas­ter and the Assis­tant Scout­mas­ters.

Monthly cam­pouts
are the pri­mary tool used to develop the char­ac­ter of the scouts. Each scout, as a mem­ber of a patrol, will learn through first-​hand expe­ri­ence what it takes to func­tion in a team with com­mon goals.

Com­mu­nity ser­vice projects
are per­formed through­out the year which encour­ages our scouts to dis­cover that even though they are young, they still have the abil­ity to make pos­i­tive changes in their com­mu­ni­ties.

Adult Par­tic­i­pa­tion


There are many ways for par­ents of scouts to con­tribute to the suc­cess of Troop 140. The basic involve­ment expected is being a spe­cial events vol­un­teer. The event vol­un­teer will donate their time and energy to assist in activ­i­ties through­out the year such as help­ing with fundrais­ing events, orga­niz­ing awards cer­e­monies, dri­ving scouts to cam­pouts, assist­ing with com­mu­nity ser­vice projects or pro­vid­ing spe­cial­ized skill instruc­tion. A higher level of par­tic­i­pa­tion involves being a Troop Com­mit­tee Mem­ber. Duties include those typ­i­cally entrusted to a small corporation’s “Board of Direc­tors”, but the most impor­tant respon­si­bil­ity is recruit­ing qual­i­fied adult lead­ers such as the Scout­mas­ter. His pri­mary duty is the devel­op­ment of the boys. A third way to par­tic­i­pate is as an Assis­tant Scout­mas­ter by work­ing with the boy lead­ers, teach­ing skills, orga­niz­ing activ­i­ties and projects, and lead­ing by example.

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