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Announcements come from our ScoutTrack System in the form of emails. If you are a parent / guardian of a Scout or are a trained adult leader in Troop 180 and are not currently using ScoutTrack , please see our Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster to get setup. If you do not have access to a computer or email and wish to receive information regarding upcoming events, please see your Scouts Patrol Leader.

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What is a Chartered Organization?

What is a Chartered Organization? Civic, faith-based, and educational organizations operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.

 

MVUMCMountain View United Methodist Church (MVUMC) is the chartered organization for Pack 180 Cub Scouts and Troop 180 Boy Scouts. Not only is it the meeting location for the pack or troop, but also the home base for activities as well. Pack 180 has annual camp outs, picnics, awards ceremonies and events, such as pinewood derby and rain gutter regatta held at MVUMC. Scouting is a big part of MVUMC’s community outreach program. Scouts participate in services at the church and help with community events.

What is a Troop?

The Scout troop is a unit of Scouts that usually meet weekly. The troop is the fundamental unit, which a Scout joins and via which he or she participates in Scouting activities, such as camping, backpacking, and canoeing. The troop leadership, youth and adult, organizes and provides support for these activities. The troop size can vary from as few as a half-dozen Scouts to several dozen. Troops work on badges and awards together, and arrange activities, events, and camping trips together.

Each troop is divided into patrols of five to ten Scouts. A patrol’s independence from the troop varies among troops and between activities. For instance, a troop typically holds ordinary meetings as a unit. Patrols’ autonomy becomes more visible at campouts, where each patrol may set up its own cooking area. However, on a high adventure trip which only a small part of the troop attends, divisions between patrols may disappear entirely.

Troops are usually sponsored or chartered by an organisation, such as a business, service organisation, school, labor group veteran’s group, or religious institution. The chartering organization is responsible for providing a meeting place and promoting a good program.

A key component of the Scout method is that troops are run by the Scouts under the advice and guidance of adult leaders. The patrol method is the most common way that scout-run troops are run, especially in Boy Scouts

What is a Patrol?

Each troop is divided into patrols of five to ten Scouts. A patrol’s independence from the troop varies among troops and between activities. For instance, a troop typically holds ordinary meetings as a unit. Patrols’ autonomy becomes more visible at campouts, where each patrol may set up its own cooking area. However, on a high adventure trip which only a small part of the troop attends, divisions between patrols may disappear entirely.

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