About Troop 1128 & Scouting
About Troop 1128
Troop 1128 was formed in 1965 under the sponsorship of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and later moved to Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church as sponsor in 1977. At first the Troop struggled with just a few boys and adult leaders. In 1979 Bob Leggett became Scoutmaster, inheriting a troop of about a dozen scouts. Those few scouts had great outdoor skills, but little interest in advancement. After the Troop received 9 new scouts who had crossed over from the Cub Scouts Webelos program, new and highly effective efforts were implemented to enhance the advancement program and add backpacking as a primary troop skill.
Since then the Troop has expanded its program and outreach. Over the last few years the Troop has ranged in size from 80 to over 100 scouts, with 70-90 adults associated with the Troop. The outdoor program has grown in size and scope, as has commitment to community service.
Our summer highlight is a week at Camp Bowman at Goshen Scout Reservation. We go to Camp Bowman because of its emphasis on patrol cooking and outdoor skills. In addition, every summer features several high adventure trips to provide special opportunities for older scouts. Such trips include activities that are not available to typical boys (and many scouts) because of the skill levels that are required. See the High Adventure section of our web site for more details on the high adventure program.
Increased attention to the advancement program has paid great dividends. In 1979 the Troop had only 7 scouts who had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The list now stands at 153 Eagles as of May 2017. Several of those Eagles have returned to the Troop as Assistant Scoutmasters as an effort to give back.
An emphasis on leadership skills in the context of the patrol method is crucial to what we do. A considerable amount of time is spent in training and coaching our scout leaders. Servant leadership is our leadership model and is best seen in leadership by example. Troop 1128 strives to have the best of a boy-led troop program.
In 2009 the Troop introduced the Troop 1128 Achievement Award. The various levels of the Award serve to recognize scouts who meet special requirements in leadership, service, and outdoor skills.
The Scoutmaster’s vision of “Building the future of America one boy at a time” has been the driving force for all that we do. Troop 1128 is making a real impact in our community.
For more information: please contact SCOUTMASTER
About the BSA
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For more info please visit Boy Scout of America.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
The Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to –
- Be clean in my outdoor manners
- Be careful with fire
- Be considerate in the outdoors, and
- Be conservation minded.