Our Philosophy

mlm60_DSC_4774-LThe Scouting experience is unique among youth programs. It is a program based on outdoor adventure, citizenship, and character. Through it, boys learn many skills and have unique opportunities that will serve them during their lives, including advancement through ranks that test their knowledge and skills … and there is no greater accomplishment for a boy than to be able to say, “I am an Eagle Scout”.

While we have weekly meetings to learn, plan and prepare, the crux of what we do occurs on monthly outings. These include campouts to local farms and parks, trips to the interesting places, District Camporees in the fall and Order of the Arrow (honor camping program) induction weekends in the spring. Most importantly, we enjoy summer camp at one of the council’s two camping reservations: Theodore Naish Scout Reservation or the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation.

Scouting also offers many special opportunities, especially for older Scouts. High Adventure Camps or National and International Jamborees, are always looked forward to with great anticipation. The High Adventure camps include Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the Boundary Waters Canoe Base in Minnesota and the Sea Base in Florida. National Jamborees occur every four years at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base in Mount Hope, West Virginia.

Wherever your Scouting journey takes you, the Scouts and adult leaders of Troop 16 are proud to be a part of it.