WHY TROOP 182?
For more than 100 years, scouts, leaders, and parents have enjoyed the benefits of Scouting.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Scouting is for boys between the ages of 11 and 18. Boys can join at any age and there is no need to have previously belonged to Cub Scouts or Webelos to join Boy Scouts.
If you have received the Webelos Arrow of Light award or have completed the fifth grade, you may join when you are 10-1/2. You are welcome to check out the troop, please bring a parent with you to a Sunday night troop meeting.
Most of the boys join the troop in the winter (usually January) as they cross over from the Webelos program, however, boys may join at any time.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
We have some 50 registered Scouts, of which approximately 30-40 actively attend meetings and events. The Troop consists largely of boys living in Wellesley, but several are from Newton and other communities. All are welcome, but we reserve the right to limit the number of new members to ensure a quality program.
We have boys of all Scout ranks from Tenderfoot to Eagle. Each year between 2 and 4 Scouts achieve Scouting’s highest rank: that of Eagle Scout. Currently the Troop has a number of Eagle Scouts serving in youth leadership roles, and many others actively working on their Eagle Scout Service Projects. All of our leaders have completed one or more leadership training programs.
Advancement through the ranks is an important part of the Scouting program and we strive to help each scout achieve his potential. Attendance at meetings is important to advancement, as is participation in main events.
As a troop, we go to Boy Scout camp for one or more weeks each summer. In recent years, we have attended Camp Yawgoog (Rockland, RI), Camp Resolute (Bolton, MA), Hidden Valley Scout Camp (Gilmanton Iron Works, NH) and, D-Bar-A Trail-to-Eagle Camp (Detroit, Michigan).
A Scout does not have to participate in every meeting or event or attend camp to advance. We understand the demands of school and other activities that most boys have. However, the level of involvement in the Troop's program and summer camp is directly related to what a Scout gets out of the program.
Parental involvement is an important part of the Scouting experience. You need not have been a Scout or even have outdoor experience to get involved as a parent -- we can find a role for you. Please join us for a most rewarding experience.