Damascus, Oregon Scouts BSA Troop 212
Boy Scout Troop 212 is chartered by Christ The Vine Lutheran Church in Damascus, Oregon and are members of the great Timberline District of the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America. Our troop offers an exciting youth-led program backed by the mentoring of adult volunteers. Most of our scouts live in Damascus, but we welcome boys from any area who are interested in joining Scouting.
A boy may join a Scouts BSA troop when they are at least 11 years old, near completion of the fifth grade, or earned the Arrow of Light Award in Cub Scouting. Scouts is about building character, developing personal fitness, learning leadership, and citizenship training. These goals are achieved in a challenging outdoor program. The adventure of hiking, camping, swimming, boating, and high-adventure challenges is woven into the program.
Troop 212 has long history in the Damascus area. We've had many outdoor adventures: canoeing, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, backpacking, service projects, and horseback riding just to name a few. Our year-round program is put together by the scouts and features monthly camping trips, a week long summer camp in July, and a week long high adventure trip in August. On our high adventure trips we've gone backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail, canoed on several Oregon rivers, cycled on Washington's Iron Horse Trail, and sailed in the Florida Keys at the Florida National Sea Base. We've also had youth attend scouting's National Jamboree.
Troop 212 strongly follows the youth-led, youth-run model of Scouting. Our troop's Patrol Leader's Council works with all of the scouts in the troop and prepares each annual plan for the following year.
As a new member of Troop 212, you will be joining a group of boys who share your interests in adventure, the outdoors, and learning new things. As a scout you will get the opportunity to acquire new skills and you will be recognized and rewarded for what you have accomplished. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice leadership, organizational, and many other skills that will help you later in life.
We invite you to come and see what Scouting is all about.
For more information about Troop 212, see our Troop 212 Facebook page or contact the Scoutmaster at scoutmaster@DamascusTroop212.org