What age is the troop for?
From the BSA’s website:
Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
If a perspective scout has not yet reached these requirements, they should look into Cub Scouts. You can find a Cub Scout pack near you here. Be sure to keep Troop 89 in mind when he gets his Arrow of Light award.
Also, one should complete the requirements for the Scout badge. Please come to a troop meeting to discuss this. Also, the requirements can be found here.
Where/when do you meet?
We meet currently at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
225 Salt Rd, Enola, PA 17025, on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. Boy Scouts meet year-round, however, whenever East Pennsboro High School has a day off, the troop usually doesn’t meet. Also, during August, we hold troop meetings at the Northeast pavilion at Adams-Ricci Park.
Use our contact form for more information about meeting times.
How does a scout pay for his campouts?
When a scout earns money from fundraisers, the money he earns goes into his scout account. The account is managed by the treasurer of the troop. If a scout does not have enough money in his scout account, or he does not want to use his scout account, a cash or check made out to Troop 89 of Enola is acceptable. When the scout participates in a campout, all applicable funds are deducted from the account.
What about scout gear? What will the scout need for his campouts?
We have a list of what a scout needs for various campouts, prices, and other information. You can look at it here.
I’ve heard that Scouting can be practically free, is this true?
You have heard correctly! Aside from a registration charge, scouts can use their Scout Account for gear such as tents or sleeping bags. The scout just brings in the receipt to the treasurer, committee approves, and the money is taken out of the scout account. Then the adult (or the scout if they used out-of-pocket money) gets reimbursed for the purchase. It’s like buying it right out of the scout account!
Where can I buy things like Class-A’s or Scouting licensed material?
Any other questions can be answered from our contact form here.