Looking to join one of the largest youth organizations in the United States?
Then join Unit 382 and become a member of the Boy Scouts of America! Founded in 2013, Unit 382 has proudly been serving Dagsboro Delaware's community located in Sussex County DE. Troop 382’s goal is to teach youth to be responsible citizens, Leaders in their community, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
Does my youth qualify as a Boy Scout or Cub Scout?
What to expect from Scouting.
A Scout follows the five pillars of scouting which are the Scout oath, Scout Law, Outdoor code, Scout motto and Scout slogan to guide him in his day to day life. The advancement program is often considered to be divided into two phases. The first phase from joining to First Class is designed to teach the boy Scoutcraft skills, how to participate in a group and to learn self-reliance. The Scout badge is awarded when the Scout demonstrates a rudimentary knowledge of the Scouting ideals and program. Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class have progressively harder requirements in the areas of Scoutcraft, physical fitness, citizenship, personal growth and Scout Spirit.
The second phase of Star, Life and Eagle is designed to develop leadership skills and allow the Scout to explore potential vocations and avocations through the merit badge program. The Star and Life ranks require that the boy serve in a position of responsibility and perform community service. Except for Scout rank (and Eagle Palms as of August 1, 2017), all ranks require that the candidate participate in a Scoutmaster conference and pass a Board of Review.
What to expect from Unit 382’s Boy Scout troop.
Unit 382’s Boy Scout Troop (commonly referred to as Troop 382) is a boy lead troop. Meaning that we utilize the patrol method to allow the youth to serve various positions inside the Scout Troop. Additionally, scouts can serve in positions such as Quartermaster which handles the gear or Senior patrol leader which guides the patrol leaders. Boy Scout Troop 382 provides guidance to its scouts through its adult leaders which we call Guides (as they are meant to provide guidance and ensure safety). Troop 382 holds elections where boys elect other scouts to fill the many positions of responsibility within the troop.
What to expect from a weekly meeting?
During weekly meetings scouts work on rank requirements, learn new scouter skills, and earn Merit badges. The week of the campout the scouts will prepare by checking gear loading the trailers, and shopping for their food. Yes, that’s right Scouts in Troop 382 plan their meals using a budget, do their own shopping, prep and cook their own food, all under guidance of our troop guides.
What to expect from troop outings?
Troop 382 goes camping in tents once a month starting in September ending in June. For the month of July Troop 382 goes to summer camp which is a weeklong trip(Sunday-Sunday). For the month of August, we take a well-earned break. Scout trips are selected by scouts for most months and approved by the adults. While our troop does campout at local camp sites we also go on snow skiing trips, white-water rafting, and hike Gettysburg park. The troop camp-out's are for registered members only except for those designated as “Family camp-outs” where parents are welcome to attend and join in on the fun!