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Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
For younger adventurers, we recommend a Cub Scout Pack. We are affiliated with Pack 180.
You can fill out a registration form in person at an open house or troop meeting. If you prefer, you may also download a registration form with you!
For most events (trips under 72 hours), we only need the form with parts A and B. For summer camp (and trips over 72 hours) we need the form with parts A, B, and C, which includes an evaluation from your son's doctor. We may also need additional forms for the state regulators of the camp. Stay tuned to emails for mor information on summer camp forms.
Thanks to previous successful fundraising efforts, at no charge to you, your registration gives you:
Troop Meetings are held Monday evenings from 7:30pm - 9:00pm during the School Year at the First Congregational Church, 1180 Main Street Holden. Check our Events Page for specifics. In general, if we don't have school on a day due to holiday or bad weather, we do not have a Troop Meeting.
The uniform is an important part of scouting. It identifies you to others as a scout. Unless otherwise specified, we do NOT wear the uniform to most outings or service projects. We DO wear the scout uniform to troop meetings and ceremonial functions like parades.
The shirt (including the olive green epaulets) is required and holds rank and patrol patches. Other parts of the uniform such as shorts/pants, socks, belt are recommended. We do not wear neckerchiefs in Troop 180.
We also have some "experienced" scout uniforms that may fit new scouts!
We strive to teach scouts how to be self-reliant in the outdoors. We teach them what they should have, and make sure someone in the group does have the necessary equipment. The troop has most of the equipment needed for camping, but there are some personal items that new scouts should have, even on their first outing.
Scouts "First Outing" list:
Depending on the outing, there may be other requirements, like a day pack for a hiking trip. We may also have "experienced" equipment that new scouts can borrow.
As scouts become more experienced they will want more equipment suited to their particular interests. For complete camping and planning lists, see the Forms Page.