Join the Troop - Be a T135 Scout - Explore the Outdoors

This page provides an overview of the Troop 135 and Scouting.
Bottom of the page includes a pdf file with additional detail covering T135 Program. Click the down arrow to download.



Troop 135 is dedicated to providing a safe and fun program of service to others, leadership development, and outdoor high adventure to its youth members, based on the values contained in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our goal is to offer a program based on the philosophy of “boys leading boys” using the Patrol Method of organization.
 
Any boy who is between 11 and 18 years old is welcome to join.  Troop meets Thursday evenings 7:00 to 8:30pm, camp out once per month, and participates in community service projects during the school year.

 
For additional information contact
Scoutmaster - Ian Foster  ijfoster0@gmail.com 
Membership Coordinator - Jenny Collins @ 203-775-3430

For Parents

When you join the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting is like an extension of your family: It follows your values, it sees to the overall care and well-being of your child, and it’s always there for you. It’s not an either/or choice you have to make for your child. It works with you to let you manage your time and other activities and will always be there when you return.

Maturity. Youth experience dramatic physical and emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel much of that change into productive endeavors. Through service projects and Good Turns, Scouts can discover their place in the community. Many Scouting activities allow youth to associate with others from different backgrounds. The religious emblems program offers pathways for Scouts to more deeply understand their duty to God. The unit provides each Scout with an opportunity to explore, to try out new ideas, and to embark on adventures that sometimes have no design other than to have a good time with good people.

Flexibility. The Scouting programs are flexible and accommodate the need to balance the work and life requirements of a busy family. It’s easy to plan for meetings and activities, and if something unexpected comes up, just let your leader know—it’s expected in the lives we live today.

Adaptability. Your child can work on achievements at his or her own pace. For example, if your child is in a spring soccer league and has to miss several meetings and activities, he or she still can complete and sign off on Scout activities to work toward the next level.

Transferability. The skills and values your child learns through Scouting can be applied in any non-Scouting activity he or she participates in. As your child builds character, this can be an especially valuable defense to the peer pressure all youth experience when growing up.

For Boys

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Dave Collins,
Sep 23, 2018, 3:23 PM
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