How/When to Visit
Scouts get to camp, hike, canoe, bike, and generally enjoy challenging adventures in the outdoors.
Boy Scouting is totally different from Cub Scouts and Webelos.
We hope your son is interested in becoming a Scout. If so, you and he should visit several troops to see which one most appeals to you.
Troop 97 meets Mondays, year round, typically:
You are welcome to visit any meeting and most campouts.
Contact the Scoutmaster to verify our schedule and come on by.
The Scoutmaster will give you a copy of our Troop Information Booklet when you visit.
Who Can Join/When to Join/How to Join
To join, a boy must be minimum age 10 and either have finished Fifth Grade, OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award, OR be age 11 (whichever occurs first). He does not need to have been in Cub Scouts or Webelos.
The Boy Scouts of America requires Scouts to be boys who meet these age requirements. Troop 97 expects its members to be active, to wear full uniform, and to advance regularly. We expect parents to be active with their son.
Troop 97 is open to any boy who meets these requirements, and who subscribes to the principles of Scouting contained in the Scout Promise and Scout Law. Membership in our sponsoring church is NOT a requirement (actually, most of our Scouts do not belong to our sponsor).
Although Scouts can join anytime during the year, most join between January and May. It is very important for new Scouts to attend summer camp their first year (which is why our Scoutmaster and a dozen or more of our Assistant Scoutmasters and parents will spend the full week at camp with the Scouts).
For more information, or to make a reservation, write, phone, or come to a meeting as soon as you have decided.
More Information about Troop 97
Map to St Luke's (2000 S. Stover St)