Troop 376 History & Information Page.
The Troop was founded in March 1976 and is chartered by Milwaukie Presbyterian Church. The Troop aims to support growth in moral strength and character (personal qualities, values and outlook), citizenship participation (obligations to others, community and government) and development of physical, mental, emotional and leadership skills. Typically, the scout's success is not only based on him learning new skills, but also on parent and family participation (which we encourage). We strongly support BSA National policies, regulations and guidelines.
We believe in having fun while learning. Generally we teach a large variety of merit badges and those we don’t teach can be taken at summer camp or Merit Badge University. We encourage rank advancement for all scouts. Summer camp is probably one of the highlights of the year and we encourage all scouts to go and take 3 age appropriate merit badges. The other highlights are our Courts of Honor held twice annually. We have a very strong adult leadership team with most all being trained and involved with Order of the Arrow and are Wood Badge participants. (advanced adult leader training).
Our troop especially enjoys rock climbing & shooting outings. We are blessed to have several trained BSA Climbing Instructors and NRA Rangemasters in our troop. Some of our other special outings have been: Bangor Submarine Base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Army and Air Force Base), the Museum of Flight, and a tour of the San Juan Islands.
We are a boy led, faith based troop. We are active in community programs, monthly camps/outings/activities and High Adventure activities (for those scouts typically over 13 years old). We do require camping equipment and understand the strain on the budget and the purchase can be spread out during the year. Our Troop promotes the OA (Order of the Arrow) membership by election. It is an honor to become a member. Additionally our Troop also promotes National Jamboree and generally has a large contingent of both Scouts and Adults participating. (We had 21 scouts and 4 leaders that attended the 2010 National Jamboree.)
Our Troop requires Full “Class A” Uniform (shirt,
shorts or pants, green web belt, socks, sash) on all outings that require
travel, community service, first meeting of each month and all Courts of Honor.
The hat, troop numbers, neckerchief and slide are provided by the Troop at
crossover. Also, it is recommended that you purchase two troop t-shirts that
represent a “Class B” uniform.
“*” based on individual abilities (and attendance at meetings and outings).
If you have any further questions, please do not
hesitate to ask our Committee Chairman, Scoutmaster, or an Assistant Scoutmaster. They will
be happy to answer your questions.