Since its inception in 1954, Troop 202 has grown to become an elite troop. Our troop has a very active outdoor program, is a perennial winner of National Camping and Quality Unit awards, and has been very successful in producing a steady stream of Eagle Scouts. More importantly, over the years we have provided hundreds of boys with a safe environment in which to enjoy a variety of activities, learn leadership skills, and progress through the ranks of Scouting.
Troop 202 was chartered by St. Ambrose Parish in 1954 as a religiously-diverse, community-based troop. We could not function as we do without the support of the Parish, which provides our charter, a place to meet, and a place to store our gear. We show our appreciation for this support by helping out at the Church, but Troop 202 is not formal part of the religious education program. Many of our scouts and leaders are members of the Parish, but a substantial number are not, and we view this as one of the many strengths of our troop.
The Boy Scouts of America has created a fundamentally sound, up-to-date program designed to help our sons develop leadership skills, personal responsibility, and commitment to community service. Both the BSA and our troop put a heavy emphasis on having a program that is led by the scouts. The BSA through its local Great Salt Lake Council provides legal support, training for adults and scouts, extensive expertise, updated materials, and quality control. The adults in the troop serve as administrators, facilitators, counselors, chauffeurs, and financiers. Our goal is that the scouts themselves be responsible for leading the troop, planning activities, running meetings, and managing the nitty-gritty details of camp life.
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