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.
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
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Phoenix Troop 109 is the premiere magnet troop serving Northeast Phoenix and North Scottsdale for over 36 years. We are known for an extensive outdoor program including: monthly outings, Camp Geronimo, Mini-High and High Adventure programs. If you and your son 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 on base camp outings. Adults enjoy meals cooked in our traveling kitchen by the Troop Chef. 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 35 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.
Troop 109 believes in the aims of scouting as set forth by the Boy Scouts of America. 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.
Troop 109 benefits from a deep roster of over 35 dedicated adult leaders. As a self-sponsored Troop, 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 for the past 36 years, 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. The Troop has a policy of not sponsoring fundraisers that require door-to-door selling. Expenses for Troop activities are covered through semi-annual dues and a pay-as-you-go approach for specific events. Current annual dues are $120.