What are the age requirements?
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 prospective scout has not yet reached these requirements, he should consider Cub Scouts. We recommend Pack 87 — a family pack. You can find more about Pack 87 at this link. Be sure to keep Troop 89 in mind when he earns his Arrow of Light award.
Where/when do you meet?
We meet currently in the Parish center of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
225 Salt Rd, Enola, PA 17025, on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Boy Scouts meet year-round, except, whenever East Pennsboro High School has a day off, the troop usually doesn’t meet.
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.