Troop 30 has been training the future leaders of Watertown since 1917, Welcome to Troop 30, the best Boy Scout Troop in Watertown.
Boy Scouts picks up where Cub Scouts left off. Boy Scouting
expands on some of the ideals of Cub Scouting and adds yet others. However, Boy
Scouts is fundamentally different from Cub Scouts. In Cub Scouts the parents are
responsible for the Scouts development and take a very active role. Boy Scouts
on the other hand, sees Scouts forming a sense of self and assists them in a
time of great personal development. The parents and council members take on the
role of facilitator, providing the infrastructure and tools that enable the
leaders to lead, and the Scouts to grow. The leaders take on the role of guide
and instructor, demonstrating skills that teach self-reliance, responsibility,
citizenship, and respect.
We, the Assistant Scoutmasters of Troop 30, were told that
our troop was being disbanded, the money and gear dispersed. Initially we
gathered to plan a closing ceremony for the troop. Letting Troop 30 be
disbanded, the troop that had given us so much, the troop that was the last
refuge of Scouting in Watertown, was not something we were willing to do.
We are planning a program that will enable the Scouts of
Troop 30 to advance to First Class by the end of the year. Based around a well
laid out schedule and a strong outdoor program, we will provide them with the
skills and enthusiasm to make it to Scoutings highest ranks.
With over thirty years of Boy Scouting experience, we hope
to reestablish the troop as a strong presence in the community, and provide the
parents and future leaders with the knowledge required to effectively manage the
troop long after we are gone. We appreciate any comments, advice or creative
criticism that anyone has to offer that will help us craft a better program, and
look forward to working with the parents to make this a richer more rewarding
experience for the Scouts.
"It is not up to the parents, council, or leaders whether the scouts advance to First Class and beyond. It is up to the scout himself."
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