Troop Program Features

Troop 662 adheres to the boy-led model of troop leadership.  Boy leaders, trips, menus, programs, activities, and education are all provided to the boys by the boys.  The adults attempt to stay in the background as much as possible, serving as mentors to the boys chosen to be leaders.  The boys also frequently engage in review sessions with their adult mentors to evaluate progress, success, and areas for improvement.  Through this model, boys mature quickly into competent and effective leaders and citizens.

Outdoor Program

In the outdoors, boys have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore canoe and hiking trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy as he learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature's unexpected circumstances.

Scouts plan and carry out activities with thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders. Good youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves, their patrol or squad, and their troop or team.

Merit Badges

You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. We offer a number of merit badges during each school term.  Often, these are Eagle required badges that are more enjoyable when done in a group setting, including Communication, Citizenship, Aviation, Woodworking, and others.

You may also seek out a merit badge counselor at any time for any merit badge you are interested.  We have counselors ready for Camping, Basketry, Backpacking, Scholarship, Family Life, Physical Fitness, Art, Music, and many more.  You're free to work on any merit badge whenever you're ready to ask the scoutmaster for a 'blue card.'