About Troop 37

Troop 37 is located in Incline Village, Nevada, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Founded in the late 1960’s and chartered continuously by the Optimist Club or Rotary, we strive to provide the kind of experience originally envisioned by Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout program.

We provide the opportunity for boys to develop leadership, independence, and to make ethical choices through the vehicle of surmountable challenges provided by stimulating outdoor activities. Our program runs year-round with campouts planned for every month of the year.

Baden-Powell said, “The Patrol Method is not a way to operate a Boy Scout Troop; it is the only way.” Our Troop is built around the Patrol Method, with three regular patrols and one ‘new Scout’ patrol. In the ‘new Scout’ patrol Scouts learn teamwork and basic skills.

Advancement opportunities are provided through Troop activities. Scouts set their own goals and each advances at a pace that is comfortable for him.

Troop 37 is boy run and adult mentored. Our Scouts elect their youth leaders biannually. The youth leadership designs an annual program calendar and meets monthly at the Patrol Leaders’ Council to determine details of the next month’s activities.

Adult volunteers largely consist of Scoutmaster staff and Troop Committee members. Their function is to support the boys.

For more information contact us at incline@bsatroop37.org.

Civil War Reenactment, September 2016

Members of Troop 37 participate in the annual civil war reenactment 
in Virginia City, NV (September 2016)


  • Leadership and Participation Requirements Scouts, Leaders and Parents,On October 25, 2016 we announced the specific requirements for leadership positions and participation within Troop 37.  A document describing the specific responsibilities of each position was posted to the website and distributed to Scouts in attendance at the following troop meeting.  This document describes what requirements must be met by each Scout in their respective leadership positions in order for that position to count towards rank advancement for Star, Life and Eagle Scout.The document has recently been updated to include reference to the new BSA Scout Handbook and the requirements to record all participation in leadership, community service, and camping activities in the book so that it can be reviewed by the advancement board ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 9:48 AM by BSA Troop 37
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The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people 
to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes 
by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
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