Join Troop 251
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. It is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award (Cub Scouts) or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old . The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness qualities among youth by focusing on a vigorous program of outdoor activities.
If you meet these basic requirements and are interested in joining our troop, contact one of Troop 251’s Adult leaders listed below by phone or by sending an email to webmaster(AT)vicksburg-scouting(DOT)org:
- Scoutmaster: Kevin Borden (269) 806-4495
- Assistant Scoutmaster: Gary Miller (269) 649-1615
The normal Troop meeting time is Monday from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. The Troop meets at Vicksburg United Methodist Church in the Taylor Room during the winter months and at the Cabin at Camp Char Le Maude on Barton Lake during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Pre-meeting activities start at 6:45pm.
When Ready To Join
To receive the first rank of “Scout”, and therefore become a member of the Troop, the candidate is expected to perform the following at one of the first meetings he attends:
- Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance
- Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake
- Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot)
- Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath/Promise, Scout Law, Motto, and Slogan, and the Outdoor Code
- Complete the Pamphlet exercises found in the Scout Handbook
- Describe the Scout Badge
- Participate in a Scoutmaster conference
Troop 251 is always in need of volunteer leaders. Both men and women, are involved in the Boy Scouting program. They serve in a variety of jobs: everything from unit leaders to chairmen of troop committees, committee members, merit badge counselors, and chartered organization representatives.
Who Pays for It?
Expenses are shared: the boy and his parents, the troop, and Southwest Michigan BSA Council (through community donations). Boys are encouraged to earn money whenever possible to pay their own expenses, and they also contribute dues to their troop treasuries to pay for budgeted items. The Troop also obtains additional income by conducting fund raisers like the annual BSA popcorn sale, spaghetti dinners, poinsettia sales during the holidays, and many others.