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Scouts BSA coming to Troop 98 in 2019

posted Jan 5, 2019, 12:57 PM by Jason Reidler   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 4:26 PM ]

Troop 98 has been serving Gahanna youth since 1943 and we will be continuing and expanding that service in 2019 as the BSA launches Scouts BSA.


Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.



Stonybrook UMC and the Troop 98 Troop Committee will be working to bring Scouts BSA to the community using the linked Troop model. This means that Stonybrook (the Chartered Organization) will be the sponsor for two separate Scouts BSA Troops. The existing Troop will continue to serve boys as an all-boy Troop, and a new Troop will be launching so that girls can join the all-girl Troop. Scouts BSA will not have any mixed-gender, or coed, troops.


The Linked Troop model will allow the unit to take full advantage of the resources already available, and focus on growing in the areas specifically needed for the new all-girl Troop.  It will also allow meeting times and campout dates to be shared making participation more convenient for families and allowing boys and girls
to learn and grow at the pace that is unique to their development.

If you have further questions about the launch of Scouts BSA you can check out the BSA FAQ attached at the bottom of this post, or any of the other resources available at the BSA Family Scouting page. 

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Jason Reidler,
Jan 5, 2019, 2:29 PM
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