What do Scouts do?

Troop Meetings

Troop 73 meets every Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. During the School year, we follow the School Calendar; if School is out on a Monday, the troop will not meet, unless we need to meet for advancement, trip planning or to make up for a missed meeting. Please check the troop calendar for meeting info.

At troop meetings, Scouts are expected to arrive on time, in uniform, with their Scout handbooks, merit badge books and any worksheets that they need to use as they work on advancement. We are all expected to conduct ourselves as guests of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and leave it in the same condition and order as it was when we arrived.

At the meetings, Scouts will:

  • Gather for the opening ceremony, hear announcements of upcoming events, make plans by patrol for upcoming activities, and plan for upcoming outings. Sometimes there is a special program planned with a guest speaker or visitors.
  • Work on rank advancements, including merit badges, either in class or individually with older Scouts or merit badge counselor.
  • Gather for the closing ceremony

It is our hope that meetings will be fun and productive. Some of this is dependent on the boy‐led nature of the meeting as well as the Scouts’ level of participation and behavior during a meeting.


Camping is an exciting time for the Scout, but it is also a time of great responsibility. The Scouts will be expected to take most of the responsibility by planning the trip, setting up their own camp, cooking their own food, washing their own dishes, and building their own fires. Scoutmasters and other adult leaders will always be available to provide guidance and assistance, but these trips are primarily the responsibility of the Scouts.

There will be minimum amounts of required equipment that a Scout will need. Please refer to the Scout Handbook for a list of equipment. The BSA Fieldbook, an extension of the Scout Handbook will provide an extensive amount of information to help you plan and prepare for a variety of outdoor adventures. It is highly recommended that it is purchased. In order to participate on a campout, the Scout is expected to attend appropriate planning meetings, which help to assure a safe and successful outing.

Service Projects / Service Hours

Service to others is a pillar of the Scouting movement. Troop 73 supports St. Timothy Episcopal Church and the community throughout the year. Service to others is required for rank advancement to the ranks of Star, Life, and Eagle. We encourage all Scouts to be active in community service whether or not they are currently working on rank requirements. 

To ensure that service hours done outside of troop activities  are appropriate to meet rank requirements, the Scoutmaster must approve service projects in advance.