The three aims of the Boy Scouts of America are to build character, foster citizenship, and develop fitness. A Scout is expected to nurture Scouting’s objectives by “living” the principles described in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout Motto, and the Scout Slogan. Adult Leaders provide counseling and skills development training through the conducting of a comprehensive, educational, year-round program of activities centered around the theme of “FUN WITH A PURPOSE”!
We are a Boy-Led Troop
Troop 46 is led by the boys who are elected by their peers. The adults provide guidance and oversight so that the scouts will have a safe program that adheres to the BSA Guidelines. Through this philosophy, the boys learn to become independent leaders who can use the life skills gained through Scouting in all aspects of their lives. Each scout will learn to become an effective leader by performing the duties of the leadership positions he holds as he moves through his Scouting career. The decisions regarding the activities of the troop, the structure and activities of a troop meeting, and the events in which the troop participates are all determined by the Patrol Leaders Council. Scouts actively participate in the planning of activities for troop events.
We meet at Eleanor Roosevelt School 7:00pm to 8:30pm every Monday while school is in session and Morrisville United Methodist Church during the summer. Class A uniform is required at all meetings unless otherwise specified.
We have a strong outdoor program which includes one camping trip each month except in December. There are also numerous opportunities for earning service hours through our volunteer efforts in the community.
Boys Scout troops need parent volunteers to survive and thrive. There are so many ways that parents can get involved with the troop, including serving as Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Members, and Merit Badge Counselors. Time commitments vary greatly, so don’t hesitate to ask if you can help out.