Fast Facts about Troop 407
Here are some statistics about Troop 407:
|Committee & Adult Leadership||31|
|Age Distribution||8% sixth grade; 30% middle school; 62% high school|
|Patrols||Six: Nighthawks, Bacon Ninjas, Flying Frankfurters, Funky Monkeys, George, Vicious Vikings.
New Scout patrols are formed for first-year Scouts, assisted by older Scouts
|Founded||1982…Now in our 31st Year|
|Eagle Scouts||51 since our founding|
|Emphasis||Camping, Hiking, Cooking, Service, Adventure, Leadership.
Annual program, camp-outs and meetings are planned and conducted by the Scouts themselves. Adults provide support, training, safety but do not run the troop or plan the program.
|Troop Meetings||Weekly, Tuesday evenings, at Novi Meadows 5th Grade|
|Outdoor Program||We camp one weekend every month except December. Campouts usually start Friday evening and return Sunday morning.
A week of summer camp near Clare June 29-July 5
For all Scouts
Recent weekend camp-out destinations:
Camp Holaka; Camp Greilick; D-A Scout Ranch; Kensington Camp; Luckey, Ohio; Southwest Pennsylvania; Council Camporee
High Adventure (Older Scouts and adults)
In recent years: Pictured Rocks; Philmont Scout Ranch (60-mile 12-day trek in New Mexico); Florida Sea Base
Planning: Florida Sea Base 2014. Local hiking and canoe treks regularly on Chief Pontiac Trail
|Recent Service Projects||Camp improvements at Camp Rotary and D-A; Chase Trail restoration and upgrades; Tollgate Farms orchard fence, garden irrigation, poultry house improvements and sap collection system upgrades; Lakeshore Park trail improvements and bench installation; Coordinate citywide collection at Scouting for Food|
|Costs||Annual dues $85. Most camp-outs around $25. Summer camp, approx $325. Total annual cost approx. $600.|
|Fundraising Activities||Council-sponsored popcorn sale; Clean grandstands at MIS – Others in the works|
|New Members||Welcome at any time! Any boy who is at least age 11 or completed 5th grade, and not yet age 18, may join. Come to a troop meeting or get in touch via our Contact Us page.
Webelos Scouts are welcome to cross over once they have earned Arrow of Light.