What you should know about joining Troop 85
First, and most important of all: we'd like you to join the troop! As soon as you are ready, please come visit a troop meeting to see us in action and speak with our Scoutmaster. Or, you can send him an email message from this website.
We meet every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the American Legion Post 86.
Here's some technical information you might like to know.
The basic joining requirements for Troop 85 are the same as any troop; you must:
• be at least 11 years old, but not 18, or
In order to earn the Scout rank upon joining Troop 85, a Scout must be able to:
• repeat the Pledge of Allegiance
Webelos Scouts who earned the Arrow of Light award will have already completed most of these requirements. If you do not have the Arrow of Light, a Troop 85 Scout or adult will be happy to help you learn these requirements.
As a member of Troop 85, you must wear the proper uniform to all Scout functions and meetings. This means you will need to buy a Scout shirt and pants or shorts. When you cross over from being a Webelos Scout, or when you are inducted into Troop 85, the troop will provide you with your neckerchief, neckerchief slide, shoulder loops and the troop insignia you will need.
Troop 85 uses two uniforms. The Class A uniform is the traditional Boy Scouts of America beige uniform. It is available at the Scout Shop.
Our Class B uniform is a Troop-specific T-shirt and/or sweatshirt (available from the troop), or a Patrol shirt approved by the Scoutmaster. Class B uniforms are not mandatory, but most Scouts truly appreciate having Class B’s for wearing during campouts and work projects.
Instructions on how to place Boy Scout uniform patches are available from this website (Uniform Insignia Guides section on the Downloads page). Insignia placement instructions are also in each Scout Handbook.
Before we can register you as a member of Troop 85, you must talk to the Scoutmaster. Contact him here