Troop & Pack 1650
Celebrating 40 Years
"As the sponsor of Troop and Pack 1650, St. Timothy's Parish is totally committed to support of our Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, as we prepare them to face the challenges of life. We remain fully committed to the values, and goals of the Boy Scouts of America, and we will continue to provide responsible, reliable, high moral and deep spiritual leadership in the development of the young men and boys of our community."
Excerpt from letter in the 2006 Scouts' Family Banquet program booklet
Over the years, Troop & Pack 1650 has been blessed to produce 32 Eagle Scouts. Eagle is the highest rank a Boy Scout can earn. Many of our Eagles also earned the Arrow of Light, which is the highest award in the Cub Scout program.
All of our Eagles have pursued higher education, some have served in the military, and many return to scouting as volunteers both within and outside of Troop & Pack 1650. We are proud of each of them and look forward to producing many more Eagles.
Skills - Personal Achievement - Fun
The purpose of Cub Scouts is to assist parents and community groups to help boys develop positively. The program is age appropriate and aimed at boys from 5 to 10 years of age. The program provides a learning experience for boys in preparation of their becoming Boy Scouts. The boys learn the following:
* Respect for God, country, family and self;
* Develop self-esteem as they complete achievements and earn badges;
* Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship;
* How to be helpful and do one's best; and
* Good sportsmanship and to work cooperatively with peers.
Activities are structured in a way that these lessons are exciting and fun.
Challenge - Adventure - Leadership - Growth
The goal of the Boy Scouts of America is to help boys develop into honorable men. Scouting's values can be incorporated into a boy's home, school and religious community building on the values instilled in all three areas.
Scout-age boys are experiencing dramatic physical and emotional growth. Scouting offers them opportunities to channel much of that challenge much of that change into productive endeavors and to find the answers they are seeking for many of their questions.
Scouting is a value-based program with its own code of conduct. The Scout Oath and Law help instill the values of good conduct and honesty.
Meeting Times & Dates
Cub Scouts - Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the lower parish hall
Boy Scouts - Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the lower parish hall
Boy Scout Parent Meeting - 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the lower parish hall
To learn more or to join Troop & Pack 1650, please contact Mr. Robert James, Scouting Coordinator on (202) 582-7740.