Troop 260 Goals
Boy Scout Troop 260 is in the Ready Falls District of the Blue Ridge Council. We meet on Monday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Please check the troop calendar for a full listing of the troop meetings and activities.
Mission and Vision Statement
Boy Scout Troop 260 is in the Reedy Falls District of the Blue Ridge Council. We meet on Monday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Aimed at developing boys into leaders and men, Troop 260 actively teaches them how to handle life through the introduction of the principles of sound leadership, good citizenship, stewardship of the environment, and personal responsibility.
Our goal is to provide greater opportunities for all youth to participate in Scouting regardless of their religion, their race or ethnic background, their physical stature or ability, or their socio-economic background.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Cub Scout Pack 260
Boy Scout Troop 260 is pleased to announce that Cub Scout Pack 260 is up and running with a growing membership. See Mica Tholen, AJ Malde or John Jones for details.
On my Honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
A Scout Is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
In support of this mission, Troop 260 provides weekly meetings and monthly outdoor activities for the Scouts to learn and practice the Scouting Character Qualities. The costs of these activities are covered by fund raisers such as Fall for Greenville, selling Trails End Popcorn, and through personal contributions. The funds cover camping equipment, food, transportation, and camping scholarships for economically disadvantaged Scouts, and are used only for purpose of developing a quality program for the Scouts and not for personal gain of the volunteers. Over the past 20 years Troop 260 has not denied any Scout the opportunity to participate because he could not afford the activity.
Our Citizenship goal enables Scouts and their families to take advantage of opportunities via community service projects. In small teams called patrols and as a Troop, we engage in multiple volunteer service projects throughout the year, such as a collecting food for food pantries. We introduce Scouts and families to broader-based community service by forming parent/Scout teams to serve as volunteers at events such as Fall for Greenville, where in 2009 Troop 260 provided and organized all volunteers to operate an extensive and award-winning Volunteer Hospitality venue throughout the festival. Through these engaging service activities, Scouts experience first-hand the positive impact of how their personal servant leadership can benefit the greater community, and how quality events such as Fall for Greenville depend on their high work ethic as conscientious individual volunteers in order to be successful.
Troop 260’s leaders support community involvement by example. We leverage the Troop’s vision of community service outside the Troop by actively participating in Scouting at the District and Council levels, and by leadership in numerous volunteer organizations throughout the community.
Duty to God:
Troop service project for St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Troop Chaplains Aide or designee to conduct campout Sunday Service
Scouting Sunday (February): 60% attendance
Duty to Country and Others:
One Troop Service Project - Besides Fall for Greenville
Scouting for Food - 60% attendance
Maintain Troop 260 Color Guard
One Service Project Per Patrol - Patrol Spirit
Duty to Self:
25 Nights of Camping in Troop program
Advance 90% of new Scouts to First Class within one year
75% Summer Camp attendance
Offer four merit badges, with a goal of 75% of the scouts taking a badge will complete it
Complete 75% of merit badges started at Summer Camp
Other Troop Goals:Maintain the quality and size of our Troop by earning Quality Unit Award and Gold Star Status
Maintain close contact with Packs 259, 751 and 750, including joint Campouts - Assign Den Chiefs and Assistant Scoutmasters to each WEBELO group (new)
100% Participation in one Fund Raiser - Popcorn Sales/Fall for Greenville
Conduct January Evaluation of our success in meeting these Goals
Patrol Spirit - Each patrol participates at one Camporee