Our troop does activities like rock climbing, camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming, and more!
We also have regular meetings where we practice for our big outings by learning first aid, wilderness survival, and earn rank requirements. If you join our troop you can run for leadership positions and influence where we go and what we do. Our adults aren't in charge, the youth are.
Our troop is open to youth who are 11 through 17 years old, have earned their Arrow of Light (Cub Scouting award), or have in the fifth grade(after March of the school year).
When/where do you meet?
We meet almost every week at 7:01 PM in the basement of the First Parish Congregational Church in downtown Wakefield. Map
What are the requirements for joining?
The BSA is open to young adults between 11 and 18 years of age. To join, you must be at least 11 years old, have earned your Arrow of Light (Cub Scouting award), or have completed over half of fifth grade.
How often do you go camping?
We have a camping trip every month except July and August. During the summer there is usually one or two weeks of Summer camp
How can I join?
If you know one of the members, ask to be put in contact with the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair. You can also email the Scoutmaster. You could also just come to one of our meetings and you will be welcomed and all questions will be answered.
I am an adult with a child in the troop; how may I help?
The two major opportunities to help are as scoutmaster or assistant scoutmaster and as committee member. The scoutmasters work closely with the scouts while the committee members work behind the scenes to keep the troop running. We are also always in need of drivers for trips, so volunteering to drive on a trip your child is going on would be appreciated. Becoming a merit badge counselor (see Advancement page) is also a way to be involved, especially if you have expertise in an area that matches up with one of the badges. Learn about becoming a merit badge counselor here. For more information on any of these opportunities, or to volunteer, contact the Scoutmaster.