Join Troop X
Boy Scouting is for boys who are 11 years old, or 10 years old who have completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award. They must not yet be 18 years old. Boys experience a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster to achieve the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Camping, fun with friends -- and more. It’s the adventure of a lifetime.
Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Boy Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.
We meet weekly on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church on North Broadway from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
If the White Plains School District has classes, there is a meeting.
Boys are expected to attend meetings in their scout uniform.
There are dues which are $100 for the year paid in September or half in September and half in January.
The Troop goes to Summer Camp every year in early July at Ten Mile River near Monticello, NY *(2 1/2 hrs from White Plains)
The Troop strives to have ONE outdoor event each month. During winter, this may entail cabin camping and NYC treks.
The Troop is a boy-lead organization; Scouts are responsible for planning and running the meetings, with adult guidance.
Boys are encouraged to work on their advancement and the Troop strives to create all opportunities to do so.
The raises its funds from dues, Christmas Wreath sales, popcorn sales, and donations.
Last year the Troop held a rummage sale that raised over $2,500
Profits made from individual sales of popcorn by Scouts goes into his "Scout Account."
These funds can ONLY be spent in the Troop on trips or related events and is a big contributor to the cost of summer camp.
Maintains a Troop website at https://sites.google.com/site/troopxwp
Information on meetings and Scout events can be found on the website.
Has been in existence since the Early 1950s and the Troop supply room has sources dating back to the 1920s.
Adults are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the Troop and go on Troop outings.
Examples of adult positions are Asst Scout Master and merit badge counselor.
Boys each have a Scout handbook which is a source of information and lists the requirements for advancement.
Boys are encouraged to bring their book to all meetings and outings, in order to get signed off once a requirement has been completed.
The Troop is divided into Patrols where boys are encouraged to work together as a team and bond with other members of their Patrol.
For information contact Scoutmaster Kevin O'Donnell at TroopX.BSA@gmail.com or at (914) 525-7615.