1) How old is the Troop? 105 years old (as of January 2019)
2) How many Scouts are in the Troop? 55+
3) How many Scouts are active in the Troop? 45+
4) How many Scouters are there active in the Troop? 12+
5) How many months does the Troop camp? 12 months/year
6) How many summer or other long-term camps does the Troop attend? 2-3/year
7) What camps does the Troop attend?
- Camp Cedars, NE (almost every year)
- Philmont Scout Ranch, NM (approximately once every 3 years)
- Boundary Waters, MN
- Medicine Mountain, SD
8) Does the Troop participate in High Adventure camping? Yes (see previous answer)
9) What is the Troop's time related goal for new Scouts to earn First Class rank? 12-18 months
10) What is the Patrol makeup (i.e., is a Patrol a mix of older & younger Scouts or is it mostly same age Scouts)? We blend Scouts so new ones are mixed in with existing patrols. More specifically, first year Scouts are initially a part of the 'Scout Patrol'. Once they earn Scout rank, they are moved into a permanent patrol. Troop 60 currently has six patrols.
11) Does the Troop put an emphasis on making Eagle Scout rank? While Troop 60 has a very high percentage of Scouts earning the rank of Eagle, we focus on the fundamentals of Scouting...the Patrol Method and Scout Spirit—which ultimately motivates and drives our Scouts to earn the prestigious rank of Eagle.
12) What uniform requirements does the Troop have? Official Boy Scout uniform (Beige Scout shirt with appropriate badges, neckerchief, weather appropriate cargo shorts/pants) and Troop T-Shirt.
13) What fundraisers does the Troop participate in? The Papillion Days Concession Stand is our main fundraiser for the calendar year, though additional fundraisers may pop up as needed. Scout families are required to help run the booth, donate supplies, and/or assist in other areas as needed during Papillion Days.
14) Besides National dues and Boys’ Life fee, what other fees should a Scout’s family expect? Initial Troop specific costs upon joining our Troop include a one time $20.00 equipment fee. Annual Scout dues are $25.00 (adjusted accordingly for Scouts with brother(s) in the troop).
15) What equipment, if any, does Troop 60 maintain? Troop 60 is equipped with multi-person tents, chuck boxes, and a large trailer to haul our gear when traveling.
16) Does the Troop participate in service and/or conservation projects? Yes—some are accomplished during campouts or as part of another Scout’s Eagle project. Within our community specific examples include picking-up trash after the Papillion Days parade in July and Schwer Park clean-up in September.
17) When and where does the troop meet? The Troop meets on Monday evenings at 7:00pm at the American Legion Post 32. Patrol Leader Council (PLC) and Committee meetings are generally the last Monday of the month.
18) What should Webelos know about your Troop that has not been mentioned previously? In November we cabin camp with electronics (a favorite among the Scouts), where the scouts set up video arcades in the cabins with no specific curfew. On Saturday, we prepare and consume the most awesome Thanksgiving meal followed by our Fall Court of Honor and Flag Retirement Ceremony. In December, we challenge our Scouts with a backpacking camp—regardless of the weather (i.e. sub-zero and/or snow-covered climates).
Bottomline…Troop 60 is focused on developing the leaders of tomorrow, while also teaching and learning outdoorsmanship, having fun, and building long lasting friendships! If you have additional questions or concerns, please be sure to contact us.