About Troop 16

  • Early Beginnings: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was incorporated on February 8, 1916 and charted by Congress in 1916. Troop 16 was organized not long after in 1922 and remained active until falling dormant in the mid-1980s.

  • Renewal: In 1998, the Scouting movement was restarted at St. Andrew’s Church with Cub Scout Pack 16. Pack 16 began with just 7 boys who went on to form Boy Scout Troop 16 in 2002. Today in the “modern era”, Troop 16 has grown to the numbers proudly displayed on our Home page.

  • Our District: Three Trails District

  • Our Scouts: Our program is designed for youth ages 11-18 who desire to achieve Scouting objectives through outdoor activities and peer group leadership. While our sponsor is an Episcopal church, we welcome Scouts from all backgrounds to join us. We are a troop comprised of families from both sides of the state line, public and private schools as well as a wide range of faith backgrounds. We believe in living by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The rest takes care of itself.

What makes Scouting unique?

“Scouting provides youth a safe place to fail. Scouts can learn new skills, and at the same time, they can be themselves. Not many other programs offer this.”

— Dave Banks, Troop Committee Chair