Frequently Asked Questions
How often do the Scouts meet?
The Scout Troop meets once a week. Their may also be a patrol meeting as decided by the patrol. A Patrol Leaders Council Meeting once a month, A troop community service project, The troop also usually conducts an outdoor camping activity once a month.
Should the parents attend the meetings?
Troop meetings are intended to be an activity for the individual scout, his patrol, and the whole troop. Parental involvement is not forbidden, and all meetings are open for your participation. We do ask that you observe or participate in an unobtrusive manner.
What is a Patrol?
A Patrol is a small team of Scouts (usually 6-8 Boys) who work together to learn scouting skills, take on responsibilities and leadership roles. A troop is made up of Patrols.
Who runs the troop?
The Scouting way is Scouts Leading Scouts under the guidance of Adult Leadership. The Senior Patrol Leader is the elected leader of the troop. It is the SPL who runs the troop operations.
Who plans the troop outings, meetings, and activities?
The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) which is made up by the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders, Troop Guide, and the Scribe.
How much does it cost to be a Scout?
The troop yearly registration fee is $39 due in November. There are additional fees for Camping trips and some activities. See the Scoutmaster with specific questions.
What Supplies, and equipment do I need for scouting?
The Single most important piece of equipment is the Boy Scout Handbook. T-39 gives each new Scout his first handbook.
The uniform is also very important as it plays an essential role in creating a sense of belonging, and it’s where a Scout gets to display his awards and rank achievements. Uniforms can be ordered online or in person at the local
Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days. What equipment is needed, as well as whether it will be provided by the troop, will vary. Unit leaders will provide information about any required supplies at time of joining the Troop.
How can I get involved with the troop?
All troops are chartered to a local organization. The chartered organization serves as a sponsor of Scouting and is essentially the owner/operator of the Scouting unit. The head of the organization approves all adult volunteer leaders. All leaders are required to take our child safety course called “Youth Protection,” and specific training for their role in Scouting is available either online or in a classroom setting. To help the organization maintain a quality program, there is a person assigned to be a liaison between the unit and the chartered organization. Every unit has a committee (typically made up of Scouting parents) that supports the Scoutmaster in the proper operation and ensures a safe and fun program. Parents may become Uniformed Leaders, committee members, Merit Badge counselors, or just parents who come and help at meetings and outdoor activities. We always need your help.
Who is our charter organization
The Mattituck Fire Department is our charter organization. click here to view their website