Who We Are
Troop 374 is about scouting. Troop 374 has been around since 1957 and we have over 300 eagle scouts to date as a result of our committment.
LEADING YOUTH TO LIFELONG VALUES
We are camping. Boy Scouts is designed to take place outdoors. We have camped in downpours, in a foot of snow and in blistering heat. If you ask any of our scouts which campouts they remember most, it's the foot of snow or the blistering heat.
We are activty. Troop 374 is a very active troop. Weekly meetings are packed full of fun events.
"First years" can be seen working on tenderfoot to first class ranks, learning both scouting and life skills. Second years and older work on their star and life ranks, merit badges, and other more advanced skills. The oldest scouts can be seen working on Eagle or assisting the younger scouts. The meetings are full of variety with a meeting in January being different from one in May.
We are service. Service projects include activities such as gathering food for a local food bank, placing flags on veterans graves on Memorial Day or helping pickup trash around the city. Eagle Projects happen all the time. These cover the whole range of projects from Landscaping, clothing drives, or community awareness programs to carpentry and concrete work. All scouts are welcome to assist in these projects, and receive service hours for advancement in turn. The annual Scout Sunday is attended by the troop with scouts putting on the service for the whole congregation to thank the church for their support.
We are thrifty. We have fund raisers year round that are also fun for the scouts. A pancake breakfast is held in the fall, the weekend of the Liberty Fall Festival. In the winter we have Wreath and Christmas Tree Sales. The tree stand is staffed by all scouts Life and down, giving a perk to our Eagle Scouts. In the spring we hold a Spaghetti Dinner which is very popular for our attendees, growing rapidly in recent years. At all of these events the scouts run the event, adults are there to provide support.
What We Offer
Troop 374 offers the scout opportunities abound to discover what he can become.
Our troop is run by the scouts themselves, with the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants. The senior patrol leader (SPL), a scout of at least Life rank, guides the troop. We have not had an SPL in recent memory that was not an Eagle Scout during or shortly after being the SPL. Helping the senior patrol leader are two Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders (ASPL). They are both at least Star rank. Should all three be unable to attend an activity, the senior scout at the activity is the acting SPL. These positions are chosen by the voting of the entire troop bi-annualy.
Each patrol is lead by a Patrol Leader (PL) and an Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). Both of these positions are chosen by the members of the patrol bi-annualy.
Additional positions include the Librarian, Historian, Chaplains Aid, Troop Guide, Bugler, or Quartermaster. These positions run up to 6 months in length.
Experience has shown us that the chances for learning leadership in Scouts produces quality leaders for the community.
Adult Leadership is a necessary part of any scout troop. A scout who has an active parent is much more likely to become an Eagle Scout. Troop 374 has countless leaders with over a decade tenure with the troop.
More about us
If you would like to see what a troop meeting is all about, please attend one of our meetings on Monday night at 7:00pm. If you would like to find out more about scouting, go to scouting.org, for this is a good place to start.
We continue to have support with Troop 374 Alumni and Friends. They provide activities to support the Troop throughout the year.
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the Boy Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.