Boy Scout Troop 88 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These frequently asked questions are intended to help you to learn about our Troop and Scouting, hopefully find answers to many questions you may have about joining Troop 88 or learn who to contact to get more detailed answers. The Scoutmaster or any of our Assistant Scoutmasters will gladly answer any question you may have about the Troop or Scouting, and if they can’t answer it directly, help you find a source to get an answer.

We have an especially active, varied program that include 2-3 meetings most months year-around and at least 1 outing a month. Our Troop 88 Scouts can plan on camping, exploring, hiking / backpacking, sailing, canoeing, rafting, caving, and participating in service projects that benefit our community. Our Scouting program is active throughout all 12 months each year.

Scouts that actively participate will advance through the ranks of Scouting.  Those that are dedicated will most likely attain Scouting's most prestigious honor, Eagle Scout Rank.  Since the Troop was founded in 1998, there have been 38 Scouts earn their Eagle Rank.

While the Troop is active year-around, we acknowledge that many boys that join our Troop are also active in other activities, such as marching band, team and individual sports, academic pursuits, etc. Troop 88’s Scouting program does not prevent those activities and fully expect that other commitments will at times prevent involvement with Troop activities.  So our program takes that into account and tries to vary times and activities to allow Scouts to engage with Scouting while maintaining well rounded sports and academic activities outside of Scouting.  Our troop focus is to offer Scout activities that will be fun and help develop skills and leadership that will stay with them throughout their lives.    Link to Scouts FAQ.