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Who We Are

Founded in 1937, we are the oldest continuously chartered troop in Gulfstream Council.  We are a scout led troop, and we believe that scouts learn best by doing, even if they make mistakes.  We are also a fully integrated, co-ed troop, welcoming both male and female scouts. 

What We Do

We are an active troop.  At meetings, we play games and learn scout skills.  We also plan for our next outings.  We camp at least once a month during every month during the school year.  On these camp outs, we practice scout skills, like hiking, swimming, backpacking, and canoeing, and sometimes snow skiing, white water rafting, river tubing, and scuba diving (for those who are certified).  During the summers, we go to summer camps, both locally and out of state, usually in the mountains.  Hello cooler weather!  

We believe in service – we seek to give back to our charter organization, Memorial Presbyterian Church,  and our community.   

Come join us!

Normally, we meet every Thursday night at 7pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. 

 

We have been doing online meetings during Covid lockdown.

New members are always welcome!

What comes next for our NEW Troop 13 members?

Posted on Feb 21 2021 - 6:47am

Saturday 2/27 9am Scout/Parent Orientation at the Corbett Everglades Youth Conservation Camp- At this time all scouts will earn their Toten Chit (knife, axe and saw safety), Firem'n Chip (fire safety) and most of their Scout rank (their 1st BSA rank).  Parents will be given an orientation which will include submission of BSA applications, health forms, Scoutbook, etc.  We will provide lunch and release everyone by 1 pm.  Scouts should prepare in advance by working on the requirements for their Scout Rank- https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-Requirements-3321619.pdf.  Parents- You can help your scouts by reviewing the Youth Protection guide with them- https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/100-015(18).pdf.  This is a requirement of the Scout Rank.  We will send out an email later in the week with a map, driving directions, and more details.  We hope to see everyone there.

Registration for the TK Skills Campout is now live.

Posted on Feb 21 2021 - 6:47am

Friday-Saturday March 26-27 Troop 13 Skills Campout at TK Clear Lake- New scouts will learn Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st Class skills.  We will not be camping Saturday night in observance of Passover.  Parents will have the opportunity to camp the same weekend in an adjacent campsite and take a private Troop 13 Outdoor Leadership Skills (OLS) course.

DEADLINE for OA Ordeal Registration is this coming Friday, February 26th

Posted on Feb 21 2021 - 6:42am

This is only for scouts at were recently elected into the Order of the Arrow.  February 26th is the last day to register and pay the $67 fee for the two OA Ordeal opportunities this Spring.  Login to www.aalpatah.org and select "Spring Ordeal - Candidates" to register and make payment.

Summer Camp Registration Now Live

Posted on Feb 11 2021 - 5:57pm

Troop 13 will be attending summer camp at Camp La No Che June 27- July 3 and Camp Rainey Mountain July 11-17.  These are beautiful and highly regarded camps.  If you want to go to Rainey Mountain, you must have successfully completed a week of camp in the past.  Registering for summer camp is a 3 step process.  First, research the camps and make your decision.  Google them and  download and read the program guides for each camp--they are located in the files section of the website.  Second, pay your fees on-line in time for merit badge selection in March.  Third, send your merit badge selections to Mrs. Bell in a timely manner so you get the classes you want.   A representative from Camp Rainey Mountain will be at our February 18th zoom meeting to give a presentation and answer any questions you might have.  

Spring Break Backpacking Trek

Posted on Feb 11 2021 - 5:56pm

We have changed our location for the Spring Break backpacking trek, moving south to lower elevation to hopefully avoid weather complications.  We will be flying into Atlanta and hiking either the Foothills Trail in South and North Carolina, or one of many available trails in the North Georgia Mountains.  Registration is now live and cuts off February 7.  The cost is estimated at $200, but may change depending on airline costs and ground transportation.  This trip is mandatory for everyone going to Philmont and is open to any capable scout or leader.  

2021 - Conservation Award - 50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency Award

Posted on Jan 27 2021 - 10:25pm

Interested in getting an award that is only available in 2021!! 

Conservation Awards and Recognitions

BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award Program

Please print out the worksheet and let us know how you have completed it and submitted it to the advancement team. let see how many scouts do this.

Scouts BSA Troop 13

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