Boy Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. In the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Being close to nature helps Boy Scouts gain an appreciation for the beauty of the world God created around us. The outdoors is the laboratory in which Boy Scouts learn ecology and practice conservation of nature's resources.

The boys generally camp as patrols of 6 to 8 boys. They do the work, plan the trip, cook the meals, etc. All activities are planned around patrols and each patrol has its own campsite - slightly apart from the others. The troop does everything possible to work through the youth leaders - but stand ready to support them when necessary.

Dads and Granddads are encouraged to camp with the troop. However, they have their own "adult patrol" campsite apart from the boys' campsites. Adults cook their own meals, etc., allowing the boys to learn to do things themselves.

Review the Troop 226 Family Guidebook for more details on how the troop functions.

If you would like to know more about why we function as a boy-led troop, download our Boy-Led Troop resource document.

Check the calendar for upcoming camping trips.Go to the Resources page for more camping related information.