Welcome to Troop 667!

This site is one of many ways in which we communicate with you, Troop 667 Scouts and Scouters, in helping you live in accordance with the principles of the Scout oath and law, and to achieve our goals of good citizenship, character, leadership and love of God and others.

Troop 667 is divided into groups of boys called patrols. Each patrol elects a Patrol Leader from among its members. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) is the primary Troop youth leader and is elected by all Scouts in the Troop. Troop 667 often attends District and Council Camporees, which feature inter-troop competitions. Parents are always welcome to join in on Troop activities.

Unlike Cub Scouting where the Den or Webelos Leader control all advancement, in Boy Scouts advancement is in the hands of each individual Scout. It takes motivation on the part of the boy to advance. Some Scouts advance quickly while others advance at a leisurely pace. The adult leaders continually push the boys to be in charge of their own advancement but do not control it. Parents are encouraged to become involved and track their son's progress in the Scout Handbook.

After all the requirements of a rank are completed, the Scout meets with the Scoutmaster for a Scoutmaster Conference. He then meets with members of the Troop Committee for a Board of Review to insure that all the advancement requirements have been met.

The basic skills of Scouting are learned in the first three ranks: Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. The upper ranks of Star, Life and Eagle are more individualized in that the Scout broadens his skills and develops his personal interests by working on Merit Badges of his choice. It has been said that in the first three ranks, you "get" Scouting and in the upper three you "give" Scouting. All our upper rank Scouts teach younger Scouts the Scout skills required to advance to First Class. They can also sign off requirements for these ranks. There are more than 100 Merit Badges to choose from. Twenty-one are required to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. Twelve badges are from a list of Required Badges while the remaining nine are electives. Scouts earn Merit Badges by meeting with an adult counselor and completing specific requirements. The Troop maintains a current list of Merit Badge Counselors in our area.

As Scouts, we see the Troop as our team. But the Troop can only act through its Scouts and adult volunteers. We think of you as important members of the team and all of us are here to serve others. We offer not only a Scout program that is rich in tradition and loyal to the ideals of Scouting, but also a place where you Scouts can grow to be good men. Scouting is a place where mistakes are forgiven and where there exists a commitment to an improved tomorrow. Troop 667 also serves as a place for monthly outings such as camping, hiking, backpacking and canoeing and where ideas, fun, fellowship and reverence toward God are shared.

I believe that Troop 667 is one of the best Scout troops in the country. We have been charted for nearly 40 years with a tradition of excellence and service. We are a boy-run Troop. We are dedicated to having an organization that assists young men achieve the highest rank in Scouting. During our history, more than 90 Scouts have achieved the rank of Eagle.

This web site is just a part of an effort to make you and troop667 better. Effective communication is an essential requirement for success. Please use this site often and make proposals for its improvement.

Thank you for your interest and participation in Scouting.

Frank Wernlein

Scoutmaster, Troop 667