The Boy Scouting Program was formed in 1910 by Lord Baden Powell to teach boys eleven to eighteen years to make ethical and moral decisions as well as to be self-sufficient and to enjoy the outdoors. One of Lord Baden Powell's beliefs was that Boy Scouts should be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent in their everyday lives. He believed that no matter how many things a boy had to accomplish each day, every scout should take some time to do a good turn daily. He felt that scouts should help others at all times, as well as to be respectful of everyone and everything around them.
The St. Clement of Rome Parish has been chartering Troop 624 for over 40 years based on the values of Baden Powell. Many parents and leaders believe the skills and opportunities taught in Boy Scouts are extremely important, including: teamwork, efficiency, decision-making, and leadership. Boy Scouts provides opportunities for adventure, friendship, fellowship, and success through rank achievements, culminating with the Eagle Scout rank. Many scouts have been through the troop, and currently over thirty boys are active in this organization.
Troop meetings are held twice a month, covering upcoming events such as camping outings and hikes. Meetings also cover requirements for rank advancements and merit badge advancements. The Boy Scouts enjoy camping every season out of the year, even in the one-hundred degree weather of summer camp or the 5 degree weather of a cabin campout. Campouts are a great way to get away from the hectic environment of school and work, and even adults like sitting around the campfire eating chocolate-cherry cobbler with ice cream.
Troop 624 welcomes any parents or boys who are interested in joining scouting. Please contact the Scoutmaster of Troop 624 if any questions or comments arise.