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Welcome Troop 13 Scouts and Friends

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!

Please Take our Annual Troop 13 Scout Survey

Posted on May 15 2021 - 10:54pm

If you did not already take the survey during the Troop Meeting last week, please do so ASAP.  Scouts ONLY please- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14cnhMlc_s8npeZw5ImkDtl_Z2Ny7SZbsmM_A9iN6QxI/edit

Registration is now open for Troop 13 Family Memorial Day Weekend Campout

Posted on May 15 2021 - 10:50pm

A Troop 13 tradition!  This year we are adding in the family camp aspect, giving each scout a chance to shine as their family gets to see what their scouts have learned during their year of scouting.  Scouts will be cooking and serving their families within their patrols.  All parents must have youth protection training to attend this campout.  This training can be done online.   We will be camping at O’Leno State Park beginning Friday night, although families are welcome to drive up early Saturday morning.  This is a four-hour drive from WPB to O’Leno.  When arriving, tell the gate attendant that you are camping in the youth camping area with troop 13 to avoid paying the entry fee.     Each patrol will design their own schedule on Saturday.  O’Leno was one of Florida’s first state parks and boasts a ton of shaded trails, sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, canoeing, and local wildlife.  On Saturday or Sunday night there will be a troop campfire.  On Sunday, we will drive over to Ichetucknee Springs State Park and hit the river for a day of tubing on the beautiful Ichnetucknee River. Departure will be on Monday.  Cost includes camping but does not include food (fee set and paid to patrol), entry into Ichetucknee Springs ($6 per car), optional tram tickets ($5), or tube rental ($10 and up).  If you have tubes, you can bring your own.  You should also bring a means to inflate them.  Per BSA rules, any scout tubing must have passed the BSA swim test and must wear a PFD due to the water depth (40 feet or more in spots).  Scouts should bring a well-fitted PFD (life vest) with them.  The cost for camping is $5 per scout or youth sibling and $15 per adult.  Siblings are welcome if parents attend but siblings must be registered and paid for the event and parents will be responsible for their child’s behavior and safety at all times.

CONGRATULATIONS to our NEW Troop 13B and 13G PLC's !!

Posted on May 15 2021 - 10:50pm

Senior Patrol Leaders- Jolie Copin and David Nguyen; Assitant Senior Patrol Leaders- McKenna Nelson and Jack Markee, Troop Scribes- Sasha DiMare and Joey DiMare; Quartermaster- Alexander Willians; Historians- Sasha DiMare and Joey DiMare; Chaplain's Aid- Sebastian Reynolds; Bugler- Divya Shulz; OA Rep.- Sebastian Reynolds; Troop Guides- Joey DiMare, Sebastian Reynolds, Luke Krayeski; Junior Assistant Scoutmasters- Aarnav Gautam and Jeffrey Larrabee

ATTENTION NEW PLC!- Save the date of 6/12 for ILST and Annual Planning

Posted on May 15 2021 - 10:49pm

We will hold Introduction to Leadership Skills (ILST) and our Annual Planning Meeting on Saturday, June 12th from 9 am to 3 pm.  The location is TBA.  This meeting is mandatory for SPLs, ASPLs, Troop Scribes, Troop Guides, and Patrol Leaders.

Advancement Note

Posted on May 15 2021 - 9:53pm
Dear Scouts,  All Awards, Merit Badges, and Rank Advancements are due by 7 pm on Thursday, May 27 to be awarded at the Court of Honor on June 10. Please email the Advancement team to send us all the paperwork for any items completed by May 27. Please contact us if you have any questions or need any help. Check your scout book to make sure it is up to date and that everything you completed is correct in Scoutbook. If you see something missing please contact us and we can work together on figuring out what is missing. Everything must be figured out and submitted by May 27.

Yours in Scouting, Advancement team

Tracking physical activity, new scouts and the personal fitness merit badge

Posted on Apr 2 2021 - 10:04pm

Tracking physical activity is required for the tenderfoot, second class, and first class ranks as well as the physical fitness merit badge.  This is one of the least favorite requirements for most scouts.  We have a pro tip to make this chore as fruitful as possible:  pull a blue card for the personal fitness merit badge NOW.  If you do this correctly, you can count the tracking you do for your rank advancements towards this eagle required merit badge.  Do it incorrectly, and you will be tracking twice.  Timing is key!  Scouts who have failed to follow this advice in the past have regretted it later.  Troop 13 is fortunate to have two personal fitness MB counselors within our troop: Mr. Taylor and Mr. Nelson.  Contact either one of these merit badge counselors or the advancement team for more details.  And happy tracking!

Scouts BSA Troop 13

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