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About Troop 25

Here you will find many details about the troop and how it operates. Whether you are a prospective scout or parent or an existing member of the troop, this is an ideal place for you to be. We're still in the process of building this area and really appreciate feedback.

Where we meet

The Scout Lodge at the Lt. Elmer G. Raymond Memorial Park
35 Keyes Hill Road
Pelham, New Hampshire

We meet from 7.00-8.30pm on Thursday nights all year long.

Monthly Outings

Each month the troop goes on an outing. Typically for these we leave on Friday evening or Saturday morning and return on Sunday. These are usually camps, adventures such as skiing, mountain biking or climbing.

Summer camp

Troop 25 attends a week-long summer camp each year in New Hampshire at the Griswold Scout Reservation. In 2015 the Troop attended the Hidden Valley Scout Camp on the reservation.

High Adventure

In addition to the adventures each month, Troop 25 plans a High Adventure trip each year. This year we are hoping to visit New York City and travel the Hudson River Greenway up the west side of Manhattan.

The Methods of Scouting

In our efforts, as adult volunteers, to help our youth achieve the mission of scouting through the aims layed out we encourage them to employe eight equally important methods. The negelect of any method significantly impairs their ability to achieve the mission. These methods are:

  • Ideals
  • Patrols
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Advancement
  • Association with Adults
  • Personal Growth
  • Leadership Development
  • Uniforms
None can be neglected or set aside as less relevant. Doing so distorts their effort and in the very short time we have to encourage them they may easily miss the mark to our shame and to their ultimate frustration.

What is the Role of a Scoutmaster?

When Scouts participate in Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops training they learn, among many other things, that the role of the Scoutmaster is: To train and guide boy leaders. Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys. Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting. Meet regularly with the patrol leaders’ council for training and coordination in planning troop activities. Attend all troop meetings or, when necessary, arrange for a qualified adult substitute. Attend troop committee meetings.

As adults engaged to guide and encourage scouts we ask ourselves, why do we do this? Answer: The Mission of Scouting. We ask, how shall we do this? Answer: The Methods of Scouting. We ask, to what effect do we point these methods? Answer: The Aims of Scouting.

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