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 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 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 info@bsatroop37.org.


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Members of Pack 37 listen to the story of the arrow before the ceremony.


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