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Welcome Troop 13 Scouts and Friends

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!

Scout Advancement Weekend (SAW) Registration is NOW Open!!

Posted on Sep 29 2022 - 4:57pm

SAW is the annual Scout Advancement Weekend at the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation on November 18-20.  Those not attending the Troop 13 Canoeing 50 Miler are encouraged to sign up for this event.  We have opened this up as a weekend camping opportunity since we now have enough adults to staff it.  Scouts can earn one or two merit badges during the day on Saturday.  Additionally, there are training opportunities for adults on Saturday also.  All meals, a t-shirt, and a patch are included with the $55 registration fee.  After registering, and paying, on the troop website, you must contact Mrs. Bell to select your merit badge(s).  Merit Badge classes fill up fast so register today.  Be sure to tell Mrs. Bell your t-shirt size.  There is also a Saturday-only option for $45 that includes the merit badge(s), lunch, and a t-shirt.

First Aid Merit Badge on 10-22

Posted on Sep 29 2022 - 4:00pm

The Lighthouse District Merit Badge of the Month for October is First Aid.  If you do not yet have this necessary Eagle-required merit badge, here is your chance.  Seats are limited for the 10/22 class so sign up now.  Registration is directly through the Gulf Stream Council website- https://www.gulfstreamcouncil.org/LHMB

Registration is NOW Open for NYLT- National Youth Leadership Training

Posted on Sep 29 2022 - 4:00pm

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intensive six-day, five-night course held at the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation from December 27th thru January 1st.  NYLT gives Scouts, and Venturers methods, skills, and experiences to become better leaders in their units. The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must be, what he/she must know, and what he/she must do – with a clear focus on how to accomplish all this. NYLT courses are limited to 56 participants.  Scouts MUST be 14 years old, be at least First Class in rank, be experienced campers, and must have Scoutmaster approval to take the course.  Troop 13 scouts that desire to serve the troop as SPL in the future, are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take NYLT.  Register here- https://www.gulfstreamcouncil.org/nylt-main

Patrol Adjustments

Posted on Sep 24 2022 - 6:21am

Recently, the troop committee, along with the consultation of the 13B SPL and the Leadership Corps, made a few minor changes in the makeup of our 13B patrols.  Every so often our patrols get a little out of balance with regard to age, ranks, and activity level.  When this happens, the mentoring structure breaks down.  As such, we have asked a few scouts to switch patrols to get things back into balance.  Only scouts that were willing to switch were moved.  These moves were done for no other reason than re-attaining a healthy balance.  Any scout, or parent, that has a comment or a concern about our patrols should contact myself- Mr. Krayeski at 561-706-3981.  Thank you

Rank Requirement Sign-offs

Posted on Sep 24 2022 - 6:06am

Scouts, Is your handbook missing some signatures for requirements that you know you have completed?  Do the sign-offs in your handbook not match what is shown in Scoutbook?  Are you ready to be tested for certain requirements?  Well here is your opportunity to get caught up.  We have several Assistant Scoutmasters that have offered to arrive 15 minutes early, and stay 15 minutes late for troop meetings just to work with our scouts on requirements.  Scouts that are two ranks or more higher can also sign-off in your books.  Also, don't forget to bring your handbooks to campouts.  Those are great opportunities to work with an ASM or SM on requirements too.

Get Out and Sell Popcorn!!

Posted on Sep 24 2022 - 5:57am

This week, Troop 13 has 4 of the top ten sellers in the Council, and we are still the #1 troop in Council (2 Packs passed us this week).  Great job, but we want that top spot back.  Don't forget to reserve your Publix storefront time slots through your scout's Trails End app.  We also have access to the Ace Hardware in PBG for storefront sales.  Just let Mr. Krayeski know if you would like to schedule a slot.  You can pick-up popcorn at troop meetings to have inventory on hand for wagon sales (neighbors, friends, family, business assoc., etc).  See Mrs. Gardener and Mr. Krayeski.  Of course, keep up the good work with online sales too.

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