BSA Troop 147-Holland, MI

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Welcome to BSA Troop 147"The Eagle Makers."  We are chartered by First Presbyterian Church in Holland, MI.  We are a member of the President Gerald R. Ford Field Service Council and the Michigan Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

A boy who spends one year in a Scout troop will learn lifetime skills.  He will learn basic outdoor skills, first aid, citizenship training, leadership skills, self-reliance, and how to get along with others.  Scouting will prepare him to live a more productive and fulfilling life.

Outings

Three-quarters of the word, "scouting" is "outing."  Our outings are where the real fun happens.  Scouting will give you an opportunity to do things that you otherwise wouldn't be able to do.  Here are examples of things we've done recently:

bulletCanoe trip
bulletWall climbing
bulletBicycling (both road bike outings and mountain bike outings)
bulletCaving (camping in and exploring caves)
bulletBackpacking
bulletDownhill skiing
bulletWinter camping (sleeping in snow shelters that we make -- very warm and cozy)
bulletService projects of many kinds

... and, of course, lots and lots of camping.

Our outing schedule is decided on by the boys themselves at an annual planning conference.

Troop Meetings

Please join us for our weekly troop meetings!  We meet most Monday evenings during the school year.  We also have occasional outings during the summer.

Our troop meetings are Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall (i.e., the basement) of:

First Presbyterian Church
659 State Street
Holland, MI  49423-5158

 

 

Present Youth Membership: 47 Scouts


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