BSA Troop 736, Clemmons, North Carolina
Scouting builds self-esteem, self-reliance, and self-respect through a blend of outdoor experiences, educational and instructional skills, recognition, values building, and fun. Troop 736, with the support of the Old Hickory Council, provides boys the opportunity to develop leadership, independence, and an environment where they learn to make ethical choices through a variety of activities and challenges.
Troop 736 is a boy-lead troop, as it was originally envisioned by Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout program.
"The patrol method is not a way to operate a Boy Scout troop, it is the ONLY way.
Unless the patrol method is in operation, you don't really have a Boy Scout troop."
- Robert Baden-Powell
With the Patrol Method the boys, not the adults, make most of the decisions regarding the troop. The patrol method places responsibility on young shoulders and teaches boys how to accept it. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where members can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through elected representatives.
Among the activities offered are: more than 120 hobby and career skills available through the merit badge and career skills program, year-round camping and outside activities, recognition, leadership training, service projects, special events, and summer camp.
Outdoor activities include: hiking, camping, swimming, lifesaving, boating, canoeing, rowing, sailing, skiing, archery, rifle, fishing, pioneering, geology, wilderness survival, sports, gardening.
Hobby and career skills include: first aid, horsemanship, stamp collecting, aviation, bird study, computers, cooking, dog care, emergency preparedness, engineering, firemanship, forestry, handicap awareness, journalism, law, nature, accounting, photography, public speaking, reading, scholarship, space exploration, weather, theater, wood carving, citizenship, rock climbing, construction, electronics, to name a few.
Advancement opportunities are provided through Troop activities. Scouts set their own goals and each advances at a pace that is comfortable for him.
Boys and adult leaders meet weekly as a troop, monthly for an overnight or weekend camp-out, or other outdoor activities.
If you are not already a part of Scouting we invite you to learn more about the Boy Scouts of America and how you can be come a part of it with Clemmons Troop 736.
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