About our troop

Thanks for visiting the online home of Boy Scout Troop 416! The headings below contain basic information about Scouting and our troop. To learn more, join us for a troop meeting or activity.

 

Who can join Boy Scouts?

If you're in sixth grade or 11 years old, you're welcome to join! You do not have to be a Cub Scout first in order to join Boy Scouts. 

 

Here are the official eligibility requirements: Boy Scouting is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Learn more.

 

Council

We are a member of the Boy Scouts of America Westmoreland Fayette Council. We are part of the Laurel Hills district.

 

Charter Organization

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

501 Fairfield Dr 

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

Greensburg, PA, is about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh. Boys from our troop go to school in the Hempfield Area, Latrobe, Franklin Regional, and Greensburg Salem school districts.

 

Troop Meetings

We typically meet 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. on the first, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month at Good Shepherd Church. We sometimes change our meeting time or place to accommodate planned activities, so be sure to check our Events Schedule for details.

 

Our Program

We’re proud of the variety of activities in our annual program. A typical year’s activities include:

  • Several hiking and camping excursions

  • Fall and Spring Camporees

  • Winter KIondike Derby

  • First Aid Meet

  • Summer Camp at Camp Conestoga

  • Snow Tubing

  • Cultural & Historical Campouts

  • Water activities, including sailing and canoeing

Additionally, older boys in the troop participate in high adventure outings, such as Philmont Scout Ranch. See the Events Calendar for details about upcoming activities

 

Service

Throughout the year, we participate in various programs to benefit our community and charter organization. For example, each fall, we participate in a "church grounds cleanup" project. In the spring, we collect food donations for the "Scouting for Food" program. Current Eagle Scout projects include:

 

Order of the Arrow

Several members of our troop, as well as adult leaders, are members of Scouting’s national honor society, the Order of the Arrow. Troop members participate in several Wagion Lodge activities every year.