A Little About Boy Scout
There have been several attempts during the decades to have a Scouting
Troop in Melrose. The 50's, 60's, and 70's all had a troop,
usually lasted only a few years. In December of 1979, after a
Scouting in Melrose, several men held a meeting and started up a Boy
Scout Troop once again. This troop would last for over 25
Troop 68 of Melrose meets three times a month, on the first three
Mondays of a month. They may take a month off in the summer,
on their program schedule. In December, the troop will only
There is an outing each month. This may be a
weekend camping trip during the summer, or a one day trip during a
winter month. The troop does go to a week long summer camp every year,
usually in July. The troop plans a high adventure trip every three
years. These high adventure trips have included Philmont Scout Ranch,
the High Knoll Trail, and the National Jamboree.
The program is planned by the Patrol Leader's Council (PLC).
the council meets to plan the program for the next twelve
plan is then presented to the troop committee by the Senior Patrol
Leader. After some discussion, and maybe a couple minor
committee approves the program. The PLC meets once a month,
the fourth Monday, to plan the next month's program details, plan
meetings, and make preparations for the next troop outing.
The troop conducts four courts of honor each year. They are
held in March, May, September, and December. The Scouts are
for their awards and achievements during these ceremonies.
they are held at the city office meeting rooms most of the time, courts
of honor have also been held in the parks and even on camping trips.
For more information you may click on the following links:
Aims of the Boy Scouts of America
Advantages of Boy Scouting
Troop Operations/Chain of
Junior Leader Positions
Boy Scout Promotions and Commercials:
What Parents Say
Scout Zone Video