Who May Join the Boy Scouts of Troop 84?
Youth membership is open to boys who are below 18 years of age and completed 5th grade, regardless of race or creed. Previous experience as a Cub Scout is not a requirement.
Adult membership is open to those who are above 18 years of age, or are parents or guardians of the youth in the troop. Adult leaders are required to submit application for background checks, and undergo Youth Protection Training conducted by the BSA.
Regular troop meetings are held on Monday nights, September through May, from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the Calvary United Methodist Youth Fellowship Room, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.
Patrol Leaders’ Meeting are held as needed immediately following the troop meetings, between 8:30 to 9:00pm.
Troop Committee Meetings are held twice yearly and on a adhoc basis as deemed necessary by the Committee Chairman or by the Scoutmaster. Committee meetings are open to all the adult leaders of the troop and parents/guardians of the boys in the troop.
Conduct & Decorum:
Field uniform is required from Labor Day to Memorial Day and can be worn at any time, You have the option from Memorial Day to Labor Day to wear an activity uniform (Class B) or any Scouting shirt. Appropriate footwear such as tennis shoes or hiking boots is required when in field uniform.
Scouting handbook is required at all troop meetings.
Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the official stance on the Boy Scouts of America’s uniform policy is that shirts are to be worn tucked in. In the past, guidelines have simply stated the uniform wearer should be neat in appearance. Neatness includes tucking in the shirt.
Troop 84 Vision:
Troop 84 operates according to the Scout Oath and Scout Law, and follows the guidance of the National Council of BSA. In particular, the Scouting program has no room for hazing, bullying or any other inappropriate behavior that affects the core values of our program. We are here to help one another to have the best experience possible for boys in our troop.
The troop’s adult leaders will be responsible for providing guidance, leading the troop through mentoring and instructing the Patrol Leaders as they accept new adventures and challenges which in turn helps them to develop leadership skills. We believe that the effectiveness of troop as a whole benefit from patrol system where boys formed groups of varying ages to help each other in their activities. This system provides them the opportunities to nurture team spirit and cohesiveness without stifling their creativity. Their individual contribution of ideas towards their patrol gives character and unique identity.
Finally, the success of the troop includes everyone, youth, adult leaders and volunteering parents who believes that the future of America are in the hands of our young leaders of today.
Would you like to join Troop 84?
Troop 84 is a youth-led troop and the youth are mentored and supervised by a group of highly trained and experienced adult volunteers who are their Troop Advisors. Our goals for Troop 84 is consistent with the BSA of offering youth with programs that are fun, educational and help to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, self-reliance and physical fitness.
If you live near Stuarts Draft or in Augusta County, VA and is interested in what the Scouting Movement has to offer, please contact us or the District Office – Stonewall Jackson Area Council.