Boy Scouts is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light (a Cub Scout Award) and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade, and are at least 11, but not yet 18 years old. Scouting began in England in 1907 and came to America in 1910. American Scouting celebrates its 100th aniversary in 2010.

Traditional Scouting Values

Troop 79 has a strong commitment to the values of traditional Scouting. These include - Advancement, Personal Growth & Responsibility, First Aid Training, Citizenship and Service to the Community. Scouting develops leadership. Boy Scouts learn leadership through interaction with Adults, Scout & Community Leaders and other Scouts. Scouting teaches life skills that boys carry into adulthood.

The Great Outdoors

Our outdoor program includes - Field Trips, Monthly Camping Trips and Summer Camp at the Owasippe Scout Reservation located in Twin Lake, MI. The troop also organizes High Adventure Trips usually on a bi-annual basis. Such trips include - Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Sea Base, Boundary Waters Wilderness Area and others.

Most Important - Scouting is Fun !