Troop 205 Apex NC

Troop 205 is youth led using the time proven patrol method where groups of four to eight youth of similar age and rank work together to reach common goals.  The Troop is chartered by Olive Chapel Baptist Church.  As an outreach of the church, we are asked to respect their values in our service to God and Country according to the Scout Oath.

We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Troop 205 enjoys monthly outings and activates that include: Bike riding, scuba diving, hiking, swimming, summer camp, winter merit badge camp, climbing, and more!

Useful life skills are learned through merit badge and rank requirements, which can help grow and shape a Scout's mind.  Some skills include: lifesaving and first aid, outdoor knowledge, tools and knife safety, and the process of learning how to adapt and overcome.

Troop 205 is a Scouts BSA Trop that welcomes boys 11 to 18 years old

How Scouts BSA Advancement Works

A Scout advances from the Scout rank to the Eagle rank by doing things with a patrol and troop, with adult and youth leaders, and independently. A well-rounded and active unit program that generates advancement as a natural outcome should enable Scouts to achieve First Class in their first 12 to 18 months of membership. Advancement is a straightforward matter when these four steps or stages are observed and integrated into troop programming.

4 Steps of Rank Advancement

The Scout Learns

With learning, a Scout grows in the ability to contribute to the patrol and troop. As Scouts develop knowledge and skills, they are asked to teach others and in this way, they learn and develop leadership.

The Scout is Tested

The Unit Leader authorizes those who may test and pass the Scout on rank requirements. They might include the Patrol Leader, the Senior Patrol Leader, the Unit Leader, an Assistant Unit Leader, or another Scout. Merit badge counselors teach and test Scouts on requirements for merit badges.

The Scout is Reviewed

After completing all the requirements for a rank, except Scout rank, a Scout meets with a board of review. For Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life ranks, members of the Unit Committee conduct it. The Eagle Scout board of review is held in accordance with National Council and local council procedures.

The Scout is Recognized

When a Scout has earned the Scout rank or when a board of review has approved advancement, the Scout deserves recognition as soon as possible. This should be done at a ceremony at the next unit meeting. The achievement may be recognized again later, such as during a formal court of honor.

After the Scout is tested and recognized, a well-organized unit program will help the Scout practice newly learned skills in different settings and methods: at unit meetings, through various activities and outings, by teaching other Scouts, while enjoying games and leading projects, and so forth. These activities reinforce the learning, show how Scout skills and knowledge are applied, and build confidence. Repetition is the key; this is how retention is achieved. The Scout fulfills a requirement and then is placed in a situation to put the skills to work. Scouts who have forgotten any skills or information might seek out a friend, leader, or other resource to help refresh their memory. In so doing, these Scouts will continue to grow.