A Caring Community of Faith
Trinity United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Scouting

Troop & Pack 1320
Troop 1320 was organized in the spring of 1966 by Dave Hull as a youth outreach of Trinity United Methodist Church, using the program and facilities of the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of the troop is to develop good character, independence, self-reliance, responsibility, leadership skills and overall well being for the boys of Trinity and the surrounding community. A club pack was organized a few years later.  Both troop and pack have been active and successful in the years since. Troop and Pack 1320 are part of the Mingo District of the Greater Pittsburgh Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Troop
Troop meetings are held each Monday, at 7:30 PM, in the Scout house. Year round outdoor activities include summer camp as well as weekend tent camp outs with hiking and many other adventures boys find especially attractive.  Field trips to Gettysburg and Washington DC add valuable growth experiences. Opportunities and training for boy leadership promote individual growth and frequent High Adventure trips to Philmont, Boundary Waters, and other rugged sites to keep the older scouts active and eager for scouting. 
 
Boys, Young Men: 
Visit a meeting with a friend or just visit us to enjoy  fun, companionship, and adventure. Gain skills which will help you find independence and earn you respect at home and with your friends.
 
Parents:
Help your son be a scout to help build character, self-responsibility, and leadership, and make you proud.
 
The Pack
Cub Scouting is the program of the Boy Scouts of America for boys 7 to 11 years old and their parents. It's a program designed to bring boys and their parents together to have fun, and for the boys to develop a code of conduct, recognize their place in the family and in their community, accept and achieve simple goals, all while working and communicating as a  family.  The cub will do many new things, suitable for his age,  and will grow and have fun and satisfaction achieving new goals.
 
The pack is the operating unit for cub scouts where cubs and parents will meet once a month to recognize cub achievement, enjoy cub presentations, learn about coming events, and usually share refreshments. The pack is made up of three to six dens. A den is a group of five to ten cubs who meet together with a den leader each week. Den meetings are programmed to include ceremonies, games, work on achievements or presentations, and refreshments.
 
During the year a pack will be involved in many highlight events which may include; district week long day camp, summer week long resident camp, Klondike derby, Pinewood derby, to name a few. These are events sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America to enrich the pack program.
 
Go to www.Troop1320.org, the Troop's own web site, for more details about the troop and its activities.
 
 
BJ 31July '06