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Who We Are

Founded in 1937, we are the oldest continuously chartered troop in Gulf Stream Council.  We are a scout-led troop, and we believe that scouts learn best by doing, even if they make mistakes.  We are also a fully integrated, co-ed troop, welcoming both male and female scouts. 

What We Do

We are an active troop.  At meetings, we play games and learn scout skills.  We also plan for our next outings.  We camp at least once a month during the school year.  On campouts, we practice scout skills, like hiking, swimming, backpacking, canoeing, and sometimes snow skiing, white water rafting, river tubing, and scuba diving (for those who are certified).  During the summer months, we go to summer camps, both locally and out of state, usually in the mountains.  Hello, cooler weather!  

We believe in service – we seek to give back to our charter organization, Memorial Presbyterian Church,  and our community.   

Come join us!

During the school year, we meet every Thursday night at 7 pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. 

 

New members are always welcome!

IOLS- Mandatory Training for SMs and ASMs on 1-6 thru 1-8

Posted on Nov 26 2022 - 7:07am

All current, or prospective, Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters must be IOLS trained.  IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, is being offered at Tanah Keeta the weekend of January 6th thru 8th.  This course is also highly recommended for any adult that wishes to camp with the troop.  You only need to take this course one time.  The training does not expire.  The weekend-long course is only $30 and includes all food.  The best $30 you will ever spend- guaranteed!!  Register here- https://www.gulfstreamcouncil.org/OLS-TK

Troop Elections will be held on Thursday 12-1

Posted on Nov 26 2022 - 6:47am

We will hold our semi-annual Troop Elections at this Thursday's 12/1 troop meeting.  We can't continue to be a "Scout Led" troop without youth involvement.  This means you!!  Please notify your Scoutmaster of which role you would like to run for.  All roles MUST be filled for each troop (B&G)- Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scribe, Quartermaster, Historian, Librarian, Webmaster, OA Representative, Chaplain's Aid, Outdoor Ethics Guide, Den Cheifs, Troop Guides, Patrol Leaders (each patrol), and patrol roles- APL, QM, GM, CM and Chaplain's Aid.  You must be at least First Class to run for Patrol Leader or any of the troop roles.  You must be Star rank or higher to run for Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.  If you would like to continue in your current role as Den Cheif or Troop Guide you must contact your Scoutmaster and let them know.

Rescheduled OA Elections will take place during the 12-8 Troop Meeting

Posted on Nov 26 2022 - 6:47am

Due to a mix-up at the last troop meeting, we were unable to hold our Troop 13 OA elections and they have been rescheduled for Thursday 12/8.  A reminder that we are required to have at least 50% of our membership (13B and 13G) present for our annual Order of the Arrow (OA) elections.  The elections should only take about 20 minutes at the beginning of the meeting.  To be a candidate for the OA, you must have Scoutmaster approval; be at least First Class in rank, and have at least 15 camping nights (5 of which must be from a week-long camp).  The Order of the Arrow (OA), is the honor society of the BSA.

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge on Friday 12-9

Posted on Nov 26 2022 - 6:46am

We will be offering the Eagle-required Citizenship in Society merit badge on Friday evening 12/9 at Camp Okalawaha.  Please RSVP for both the merit badge and the Winter is Coming Campout on the troop website.

Popcorn Rewards Are Now Available

Posted on Nov 26 2022 - 6:07am

If you sold enough popcorn to qualify for a reward, you may now download your Amazon Gift Card from your scout page on the Trails End app.  After logging in, click the top left drop-down bar and then click rewards.  A button will appear on your lower right screen stating "Claim Gift Card".  It is that easy.  A reminder that we still have a few boxes of troop inventory to sell, if anyone wants to earn more commissions and help the troop out.  The ACE Hardware in PBG is always available for storefront sales.  Contact Mr. Krayeski if you are interested.

Fall Dues Will Be Assessed on 11-15

Posted on Nov 12 2022 - 7:14pm

Our Troop Committee has graciously deferred Fall dues payments for two months so that our scouts could have the opportunity to "earn their own way" with popcorn sales.  All popcorn sales commissions and donations have now been entered (as of 10/30) and can be viewed using the "Payments Log" tab on each scout's Scout Book page.  Please check this tab on your scout's page for accuracy.  Accounts must always remain in the BLACK.  Scouts will not be allowed to camp or rank up if their accounts are in RED.  As always, if there is a financial hardship, please reach out to our Troop Committee Chair, Joe DiMare, for assistance.  We would never want a youth to miss out on scouting for financial reasons.  On November 15th the following fees will be assessed for Fall Dues- $100 for youths and $60 for registered adults.   To make a payment to the troop please send via Zelle to troop013treasurer@gmail.com or you may pay by cash or check by visiting with our Treasurer, Dianna Gardner, at troop meetings.  (Note- Spring dues of $100 per youth will be assessed on January 15th.)

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