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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can my son join Troop 6?


Boys are eligable to join the troop once they reach age 11 or finish 5th grade.




How many boys are in Troop 6?


It varies year by year. As of September 2017, the troop consisted of 40 scouts divided into 5 patrols.




How can my son join Troop 6?


If you've never been involved in scouting, the first meeting can feel intimidating. Don't worry: troop 6 makes it simple! Show up to a meeting, and have your son join in, have fun and quickly learn the ropes. At most meetings parents linger around. Feel free to ask any of them more about the troop and how to get started.




What is the time commitment to boys and their families?


Troop 6 meets every Tuesday from 7:30-9, goes on one adventure a month (usually a weekend campout, but occasionally longer trips), and hosts a 2-3 week summer camp in the High Sierras. There are also frequent optional merit badge opportunities hosted by various adult leaders. Recent advancement opportunities offered have included hiking, cycling, cooking, leatherworking, citizenship, climbing, woodworking, snow sports, swimming, and general advancement.




What are the meetings like?


Meetings vary week to week, but here's a sample agenda: Theme: Be Prepared 7:20: Set-Up: Service Patrol 7:30: Opening Flags 7:35: Announcement while standing 7:40: Inspection / Attendance 7:45: Game 8:00: Round Robin for mapping / knot tying / lashings 8:10: Game 8:25: Stove Cleaning Demo 8:40: Thought of the week/Discussion 8:55: Closing Circle 9:00: Clean-Up: Service Patrol





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