BSA Troop # 284

About Troop 284

Proud to be 284!

Our troop has met for the past 40 years providing the morals and values embraced by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. We appreciate our charter organization and sponsor, Christ Anglican Church, for instilling in its adult leaders the enthusiasm to deliver an exciting program to the boys. The National Council of Boy Scouts of America is the governing body over all of the councils in the United States of America. Boy Scouts of America was chartered in 1916 by the United States Congress to provide an educational program for boys and young men. Boy Scouts of America was modeled after the Scouting movement founded by Lord Robert S.S. Baden-Powell in England in 1908. 

Troop Meeting 

We meet each Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m in the Disciples Center. You should enter the church on the south side, through the far West entrance.

Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC)

Once each month, the meeting will be a PLC, a Patrol Leaders Conference, where the Scouts plan the meetings, campout and activities for the next month. In our usual Monday meetings, we have merit badge classes, patrol competitions, Scout games, plan for campouts, and other activities.

Ours is a boy-run troop. The Scouts do most of the planning and activities. The patrols operate through their patrol leaders, and are led by the senior patrol leader.

Troop Outings 

We camp twelve months a year. The Scouts try to do different things each month.

Every summer, we attend full-time camp at the Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Missouri for nine days. There, we swim each day, pursue fun merit badges, hike, have evening activities, and generally have fun. It is great.

We also try to take a high adventure trip about every other year. 

Troop Committee Meeting 

The Troop Committee, (think of this as the “board of directors” of the troop), meets once a month on Tuesday the week after the District Resource Forum from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Troop Committee helps the Scoutmaster administer the Scouting program.