“Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.”, fromhttp://scouting.org.
Boy Scout Troop 166 has served the Hixson community since the late 1960s. Troop members attend various schools in the area and meet in they gym, weekly on Monday nights at 6:45. Troop activities include camping, hiking, canoeing, spelunking, and rafting, to name a few.
The Troop is led by an elected Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol leaders. These leaders then appoint other Scouts to various leadership positions and form the Patrol Leaders’ Council. This council plans the Troop’s year through an annual planning meeting and monthly at the Patrol Leaders’ Council meeting. They run the Troop meetings and activities.
As Boy Scouts progress in rank, they must serve in leadership positions and when they are ready to progress to the next rank, sit before a Board of Review. This board consists of adult and community leaders and is very much like a performance review in the business world. By the time a Scout reaches the rank of Eagle, he will have held at least six leadership positions and have sat before six Boards of Review.
Behind the scenes, the Troop Committee supports and guides the Troop. The Senior Patrol Leader makes a presentation at monthly Troop Committee meetings and the Committee supports him where needed.
Jed Swiecichowski is the Scoutmaster. If you have questions or comments about Boy Scout Troop 166, please contact Jed by clicking on the Contact Us button at the top of the page.