Troop 382 Westborough MA

Troop 382 Court of Honor - December 2018

Troop 382 is a troop of around 30 boys, emphasizing the three aims of scouting: character development using leadership training and teambuilding, citizenship through our volunteer opportunities and merit badge programs, and personal fitness through FUN IN THE OUTDOORS. Our monthly trips and weekly meetings provide the opportunities to develop and demonstrate these aims.

Each year the scouts in the troop plan the activities for the year, with events typically held monthly from September through June. Popular weekend trips that are done every year include canoeing, bicycling, backpacking , downhill skiing, and whitewater rafting. Other trips include a ninja warrior gym overnight, indoor rock climbing, orienteering, and a ropes course with zip-lining. The week-long summer camp at Camp Resolute is another highlight of the year where scouts can earn merit badges while bonding with their troop.

When a scout first joins, the emphasis is on learning the basic scouting skills, both from the boy scout handbook and from the older scouts. As the scout progresses to Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class the scout becomes more and more proficient at first aid, knots and lashings, camping, and cooking, all while learning both how to participate in, and then eventually lead outdoor adventures. After the scout has learned the basics there are many opportunities available both to help cement the scout's leadership skills and to help the scout teach the skills to incoming scouts. Scouts hold various leadership positions within the troop, such as senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, quartermaster, scribe, webmaster, and troop instructor.

While the scouts are under the supervision of the scoutmaster and the assistant scoutmasters, the emphasis is always on the scouts providing the leadership and the adults providing whatever coaching is necessary. There are regular leadership training sessions held for the scouts, using the Boy Scout Troop Leadership Training materials, to ensure that the scouts understand their position and are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed.

If you are a boy between 11 and 17 (or are in 6th grade), then you are welcome to join our troop. Feel free to visit our weekly meeting at any time. We meet at the First United Methodist Church at 7:15 to 8:30 pm every Wednesday that school is in session . We'll be more than happy to show you what our troop is like! Parents and assistant scoutmasters are also available at the weekly meeting to discuss the troop activities and organization and to answer any questions.


To get more information email the scoutmaster: david.freed6@gmail.com

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