Downtown San Jose, California
Welcome to Troop 116 - Downtown San Jose
Boy Scouts of America Troop 116 was founded in 1995. Our troop consistently produces outstanding Eagle scouts. The Troop holds one meeting a week on Thursdays at The River Community Church near downtown San Jose.
Troop 116 is run by the boys using the Patrol Method. Our Scout Troop is divided into Patrols of about 5 boys each. A Patrol Leader is elected within each Patrol. The younger scouts are also assigned to a special group under the leadership of the Troop Guide along with an Assistant Scoutmaster. The troop Guide is an older, senior Scout who helps the newer scouts. This provides the boys with the opportunity to learn skills, leadership and teamwork.
The boys learn and achieve at their own pace, work hard, and have a lot of fun in the process. They enjoy regular campouts, adventures and hikes. They all work hard to achieve their ranks and support each other in their community service projects.
A formal program exists to take boys through the rank of First Class Scout. Further advancement depends on the initiative of the individual Scout.
The Committee is comprised of parents and the Scout Senior Patrol Leader. It provides adult supervision and guidance. The Committee meets once a month, typically the 4th Monday of the month. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. The future success of the Troop depends on active parental involvement.