Hello, and welcome!
Troop 168 is a member of the Baden-Powell District, Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Chapel Hill United Methodist Church has actively chartered our unit for more than thirty-five years. In that time, more than 135 boys earned their Eagle Scout rank here. The troop is honored to have won many service and performance awards for our efforts.
Troop 168 meets 7:30 to about 8:45 pm, Monday evenings in the Scout room at the church located just east of May Avenue on Hefner Road (a map is here). Entrance to our meeting room is from the west side of the church and down the stairs. Each meeting’s program varies depending on the program planned by our youth leadership and often includes learning and working on Scouting skills, preparing for campouts, working on merit badges or other projects.
Scouting is an adventure based on challenge, leadership training and experience. At Troop 168, we hold as many of our activities outdoors as possible. We hold at least ten campouts each year, in addition to our annual summer camp outing and another high adventure experience for our older Scouts.
Every adult leader in the troop is a volunteer. Many have several years of Scouting experience and most have their own Scouts in the unit. But, our program is not about adults telling youth what they should or should not do. It is all about Scouts planning and executing their own program. The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) is responsible for leading Troop 168 in all its activities. They do a great job.
Our program helps Scouts learn the skills and traits they need to achieve their Eagle rank. We encourage all parents to become involved in Scouting, as this has proven to be the best way for a Scout to succeed.
My job as Scoutmaster is to help facilitate every one of our Scouts, and I’m here to help you as well. Please take time to go over this information. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them at the next meeting, or you can send me an email from our home page.
We offer youth the opportunity to become a leader, to challenge themselves in an outdoor setting and to be a part of a group that believes in honor.
Yours in Scouting,