Find an Adventure with Scouts BSA
Scouts BSA promises you the great outdoors. As a Scout, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You’ll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned.

With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning then doing their own service projects, Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking and camping, and Scouting gives young people all the experience they need to become the best version of themselves.

Scout Responsibilities
Being in Troop 98 is a lot of fun. Going camping with friends, learning new skills, and challenging yourself are all very important parts of Scouting. For all of that to happen smoothly each Scout has certain responsibilities to fulfill.
  • Staying Connected
  • Learn how the Troop works
  • Work/Check on your Advancements
  • Show off all the fun you are having
  • Keep track of upcoming events
  • Check on the forms you need
  • Check on your Scout Savings Account
  • Make sure you and your Patrol are ready to go camping
Staying Connected
One of the responsibilities of being a Scout is to stay connected with your Patrol, your Patrol Leader, and the rest of the Troop. Patrol Leaders should communicate regularly with the Scouts in the Patrol. Scouts should make sure they are reading messages and the newsletter, asking their Patrol Leader questions, and sending their Patrol Leader suggestions for Troop activities. 

Learn how the Troop works
To work with the Troop, to reach your goals, you have to know how the Troop works. Check out our Structure page to learn more about how the Troop is organized. You can also read up on Troop Policies to learn how the Troop operates.

Work/Check on your Advancements
Your first source of information for anything in Scouts is your Scouts BSA Handbook. Make sure you are up to date with the new rank requirements in the 13th Edition of the Handbook. In addition to being an informative guide to scouting, it is used to record completion of the steps required to advance in rank. It will be a part of your every Scouting activity. You can learn how more about how advancement works and keep track of all your advancements with tips and information on our Advancement page. 

Keep track of upcoming events
You can check out the  Calendar page to make sure you do not miss any of the Troops exciting activities. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn how to add the Calendar to your phone, tablet, or computer. Also take a look out our monthly newsletter.

Check on the forms you need
Part of being prepared is making sure you have all the forms you need for an activity. The most important  thing you need to do is make sure your Parents fill out the BSA health form before you sign up for any overnights. The form must be renewed annually. Other important forms you should check on are the Patrol Campout Form, and the Troop Meeting Plan.

Check on your Scout Savings Account
Part of being a Scout is being responsible for paying your dues. Your dues are $2.00 per month, and should be paid at the first meeting of each month. You can check our Finances page to stay up to date on your dues. The Troop can also help you save money to pay your dues, campout fees, or go to Summer Camp. You can also check the Finances page to check on your Scout Savings Account.

Make sure you and your Patrol are ready to go camping
Camping with your Patrol is the most exiting thing about being in Troop 98. To have fun on a campout you and your Patrol need to work to get ready before hand. Each Scout should check out the information in the Camping folder. Here you can find information and tips about what to bring and how to stay warm and dry. Your Patrol can check out the Troop Inventory to make sure they have everything they need for a fun campout.
Youth Leader Training
The Boy Scouts of America have several programs to help Scout Leaders learn more about leadership. You can check out BSA Training for Youth to learn about all the exciting opportunities.

High Adventure
If you are ready for the challenge and to "stretch" yourself beyond what you think you CAN do check out the High Adventure possibilities provided by the Boy Scouts of America. You can also check out local opportunities right in our back yard like rock climbing, canopy tours, or a high ropes course. There are opportunities all over the place so do a little searching and find something that excites you, and then share it with your fellow Scouts and your Patrol Leader. 

Troop Process
Whether you have a question or a conflict we want to make sure you know who to call. (Probably not the Ghost-busters). When a Scout has a question or a concern they can check our Scout process chart below. The process allows the Troop leaders ,the Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader, to fulfill their roles as leaders. It also helps support the Volunteer role of being a guide to the Scout Leaders. If a Scout should be concerned about his or another Scout's health or safety any Scout, he should find an adult volunteer immediately.

Proper scout uniforms should be worn according to the occasion. There are two classes of Scout uniforms:
Class A - The complete official uniform includes the Scout long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirt, Scout pants or shorts, Scout belt and buckle, and Scout socks or knee socks. The Scouts of Troop 98 have voted to also include a Troop Neckerchief and Slide. Scouts should wear the Class A uniform for all ceremonial and indoor activities, such as troop meetings, courts of honor, and most other indoor functions. The uniform should also be worn during special outdoor occasions, such as Scout shows, flag ceremonies and special times at summer camp.
Class B - A secondary uniform  that includes a blank, or Scouting related T-shirt (Troop 98 T-shirt) with the Scout pants or shorts, Scout belt and Buckle, and Scout socks or knee socks. Scouts should wear the Class B uniform to Troop meetings after Summer Camp, during outdoor activities, and traveling to and returning from Summer Camp.

Uniform Items provided by Troop 98
  • A Scout will earn their Troop neckerchief and slide when they present themselves to their Patrol Leader wearing the four parts of the Class A uniform.
  • A Scout will earn their Troop T-shirt when the attend Summer Camp for the first time. 
  • A Scout will receive the Red Shoulder Loops when they crossover from WEBELOS or when they earn their Troop neckerchief and slide.
To learn more about the Scout Uniform visit the BSA uniform site.

Invite your Friends
One way you can help the Troop is by inviting your Friends to join Scouts BSA. Any youth from 11 to 17 years old can be a part of the Troop. Your Friends do not need to have been a Cub Scout, all they need is a thirst for Adventure. You can help your Friends learn more about Scouting by inviting them to visit the Troop at a Troop or Patrol meeting. 

Show off all the fun you are having
Scouting is full of opportunities to make lifelong memories. You can keep track off and share this memories with the Troop and your friends on our News & Photos page.