Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I see you are a Catholic Scouting group, are only those of Catholic faith welcome?
Q: I heard about the changes allowing girls in ScoutsBSA, are they allowed to be with the boys and camp with boys campout?
Q: My scout is young and is not quite ready to be camping on his own yet, I am afraid he will not like it. How can you help him?
Q: Do we need to wait until the new school year to join?
Q: How Often do you Meet?
Q: Would my daughter need to attend every event?
Q: What is the process to join?
Q: Do I need to join the troop closest to my home?
A: No! In fact we have scouts of varying faiths join our troop as members or continue to join us on trips from other troops due to our rich program offerings
A. Absolutely NOT! Below are the facts about allowing girls into ScoutingBSA changes:
Cub Scouts Ages 5-10: While girls are allowed to join a cub
scout Pack, they will belong to their own dens, meeting on their own. With that said, girls have always been part of the cub scout program as part of the family scouting program. Since parents are required to be on all campouts for cub scouts, siblings have always joined us and stayed with their family member or other girls. This will not change.
Boy Scouts Ages 11-18: The program for boys has NO changes in any way. At our program, we highly believe that boys and girls mature and develop at different ages and in different ways and need to explore their worlds among their own. The Boy Scouts of America shares this view. Far more segmented then the cub scout program, any Girls have to belong to their own Girls Troop meaning their ScoutsBSA meetings are their own, their leaders are their own, and their campouts will be their own.
Girls Troops 1633 vs. Boys Troop 633
A: While we are confident that our youth leadership will take him under their wing and make him feel welcome and comfortable, your daughter is not alone. We welcome parents to come along on any and all our trips until we all feel they are ready. We simply ask that such parents take a step back as a parent and let the leaders lead. Your presence will go a long way and if your young scout is in need, they are welcome to seek your company.
A: No! Our scouting program features 12 months of activities so now is always the best time to join!
A: Troop meetings are every Friday except when there is a campout or activity. Check out our Calendar for more info!
A: No! There are many reasons why scouts are unable to attend. Sports, other faith or community commitments, or overall program preferences. Our busy program offers something for everyone and some scouts take full advantage of the opportunities while others pick and choose. While data has shown a scout who is more active is more likely to succeed if their goal is to make Eagle scout, the program can be individually tailored to their liking.
A: No! We have multiple scouts attend our meeting who travel over 25 miles to get to our meetings!
All troops have their own culture & overall programs. Some are very hands on teaching on the trail or at the camps while others may be more instructional at meetings, may enjoy focusing on other aspects of scouting that another troop may not. Some may emphasize outdoors program while others may focus on cooking , STEM, and others. With that, you can count on all troops covering the same material required to become Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class, all the way up to Eagle. The BSA clearly defines our paths.
There is no right or wrong approach, they are simply different and it's important to see if a particular program suits your daughter's needs the best.