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, we strive to provide the kind of experience
originally envisioned by Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout
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 boy’ patrol. In the ‘new
boy’ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.