Ages 11–14: Explorer Troop

Your child will build confidence and skills through outdoor adventures including camping, bike trips, hiking, archery, first aid, cooking, and canoeing.

The troop is made up of small groups called a patrol with 6–8 members each. Each patrol is lead by a Patrol Leader who is an experienced member of the troop. At camp, under adult supervision, the members of the patrol work together to setup their own campsite, plan their menus, buy food, and cook it. The Patrol Leader helps with planning, and training of less experienced members. Everyone has opportunities to learn leadership and teamwork skills, and how to take more responsibility for themselves.

The troop meets once a week for two hours during the school year. At meetings, the troop will play games, learn skills, and prepare for weekend activities.

The outdoors is where Scouting happens. We have weekend camps, a week-long summer camp, and other weekend activities, such as hikes and bike trips.