About Troop 403

Why should I join Troop 403?

Troop 403 is a "Boy Led" troop. What does this mean? A boy led troop means that the scouts make the plans, coordinate equipment, etc. (Of course, all under adult supervision). Each scout will learn many life lessons, including leadership and responsibility. Aside from life lessons, scouts will also have fun while learning camping and outdoor skills, first aid, and more that will help each individual on a daily basis.

Troop 403 promises you the great outdoors. As a scout in Troop 403, you will learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You'll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and then teach to other scouts and people what you have learned. Everyone helping everyone else - That's scouting too.

Troop 403 promises you friendship. Members of Troop 403 you might already know, and others you will meet along the way. Some could become life long friends.

Troop 403 promises you opportunities to work towards the Eagle Scout Rank. You will set positive goals for yourself and then follow clear routes to achieve them.

Troop 403 promises you tools to help you make the most of your family, your community, and your nation. The good deeds you perform everyday will improve the lives of those around you. You will be prepared to help others in times of need, such as using the many first aid skills that you will learn.

Troop 403 promises you experiences and skills that will help you mature into a strong, wise, and successful adult. The Scout Oath and the Scout Law can guide you while you are a Scout and throughout your life.

Adventure, learning, challenge, responsibility-- the promise of Scouting in Troop 403 is all this and much more. Are you ready for the scouting adventure to begin? Then come to one of our meetings and check us out.

If you want to be a Boy Scout in Troop 403, get ahead of the game by buying "The Boy Scout Handbook" from Scoutstuff.org or the nearest Scout Shop. Flip through some pages and start learning everything you need to know about the Boy Scouts of America. Also, check out the packet linked below to find out some more about Troop 403.

And, if you have not already purchased a Boy Scout Uniform (Tan Shirt, Green Pants), visit scoutshop.org to see what you will need for your uniform. Don't forget a bolo!

Patrol Method

The Senior Patrol Leader is the Youth Leader of the Troop (SPL) . This is an elected position. The SPL will have assistants to help him.

Scouts are organized into Patrols with a Patrol Leader (PL) and Troop Guide. This position is assigned by the SPL and supported by the Scoutmaster.

The Senior Patrol Leader assigns all other troop Youth Leadership.

The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meets monthly to discuss all troop business including troop meeting plans and trip plans. During this meeting, the Youth leadership discuss what is working, what needs changing and what they should be doing differently. Adult leaders attend this meeting in order to guide and support the Youth Leadership of the troop.

Patrol leaders are encouraged to have monthly Patrol meetings outside troop meetings in order to conduct patrol business.

Conferences and Board of Review

Scouts must request a Scoutmaster conference and Board of Review in advance. See Mr. Picciano for a Scoutmaster Conference, or email Mr. Marr at wearetroop403@gmail.com requesting an appointment with the Committee for a Board of Review. Don't forget to mention what rank the conference is for!