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What We Do

In addition to regular meetings, the troop plans many exciting events throughout the year. Events range from regular campouts and hikes to high-adventure activities like multi-day backpacking trips. We look for fun and engaging activities to take part in throughout the program year.

Regular meetings

Our regular meetings are extremely important and give us time to celebrate achievements, practice new skills, and have fun as a troop. Regular meetings are where Trailmen become acquainted with troop operations, make new friends, and prepare for outings.

Regular meetings are held during the school year (August through May). Activities are planned during the summer to fill the gap until the next program year begins.

Trailmen should come to meetings prepared with their Class A uniform and handbook. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings whenever possible.

Hit the Trail (HTT)

The troop plans as many outdoor adventures as possible throughout the program year, with at least 1 Hit the Trail event per month. Some example HTT activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Shooting sports
  • Paintball and airsoft
  • Ropes and obstacle courses

Campouts and High Adventure

During weekend campouts, Trailmen engage in a variety of outdoor activities and wilderness adventures. They take part in team-building exercises, learn survival skills, practice outdoor cooking, and learn about nature. Spiritual growth and character development activities are integrated through devotions, Bible studies, and reflection on God’s creation.

The troop tries to schedule at least one high-adventure activity per year. These are typically multi-day events such as backpacking, rock-climbing, rafting, or extended trips.