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Mission

Troop 109 exists to develop the character, leadership, personal responsibility and outdoor life skills of our young men as well as provide unique opportunities for parents to spend quality time with their children. This is accomplished by letting the Troop operate as a boy-led organization backed by careful and thorough adult supervision to ensure safety and a quality experience.

Troop 109

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Phoenix Troop 109 is the premiere magnet troop serving Northeast Phoenix and North Scottsdale for more than four decades. We are known for an extensive outdoor program including: monthly outings, Camp Geronimo, Mini-High and High Adventure programs. If you and your family love getting outdoors, Troop 109 is for you!

Outings & Meetings

Troop 109 has an unrivaled outdoors program. Every month, our scouts and parents get to enjoy the great outdoors on a two-night outing. Normally, three outings a year are backpacking with the remainder base camps (car camping). Scouts cook by patrol and adults enjoy meals cooked in our traveling kitchen by our Assistant Scoutmasters. Each Spring Break, scouts meeting advancement requirements may participate in a four to five day Mini-High Adventure outing to destinations like Havasupai Falls and backpacking on the Channel Islands.

High Adventure Outings – Each year, senior scouts meeting advancement criteria, may participate in an eight to twelve day High Adventure program (usually in July or early August). These challenging and popular adventure excursions build character, leadership, teamwork skills and outdoor survival skills. Recent High Adventure destinations include: Philmont (NM), Packard High Adventure Base (CO), Yellowstone National Park (WY), and Yosemite National Park (CA).

 

Palace Station – Palace Station, located in the Bradshaw Mountains South of Prescott, is one of the few remaining stage coach stops from the 1800's and is designated as a U.S. Historical Site. For over 40 years, Troop 109 has dedicated its September outing to restoring, maintaining and preserving Palace Station and the surrounding forest. The Troop’s partnership with the U.S. Forest Service has earned it national recognition and commendation, including a trip to the White House.

 

Weekly Meetings – Troop 109 meets year-round on most Monday evenings during the year. Meetings feature skills instruction, guest speakers, competitions and games.
 

Advancement

Troop 109 believes in the aims of scouting as set forth by the Scouts BSA organization. Our programs are designed to mentor new scouts through the advancement process. Each new scout patrol is assigned at least one adult adviser and a senior scout to serve as Troop Guide. We offer a special First Class First Year award to encourage them on their journey to Eagle Scout.

Adult Leadership

Troop 109 benefits from a deep roster of dedicated adult leaders. The active involvement of the parents of 109 is vital to overall quality and success of the program. To maintain the standard of excellence set by previous leaders, we encourage new parents to get involved.


Membership & Dues

Our average active membership ranges between 30 and 50 scouts. Scout ages are nicely distributed from ages 11 to 17, allowing scouts to develop their leadership skills as they mentor younger scouts. 

Scouts BSA National and Grand Canyon Council membership fees can be found at Registration Cost and ScheduleTroop 109 dues are $125 per year in addition to the membership fees. These help fund the troop activities and rewards.  

 

Note: All fees/dues are prorated based on the month of joining. 

North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
11735 N Scottsdale Rd | Scottsdale, AZ 85254

 

TROOP MEETINGS: Mondays: 7:00-8:30 PM

Scoutmaster: Stephen Vaaler

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