This is a collection of questions that provide an overview of the troop. Click on a question to see the answer.

1. When does the Troop Meet?
The troop meets on Monday Nights from 7:30 - 9pm. Generally, the second Monday of the month is for the senior scouts only. They use that meeting to plan the regular troop meetings and the outings.




2. Where does the Troop Meet?
Generally the troop meetings are at the Community Presbyterian Church, on Main Street in Chester.
3. Who are the Adult Leaders?

The Troop has a large collection of Adult leaders. The leaders that the scouts have the most interaction with are the Scoutmaster and the Assistant Scoutmasters. These currently are:
Scoutmaster: Steve Davis
Assistant Scoutmaster: Mike Testa
Assistant Scoutmaster: Steve Feller
Assistant Scoutmaster: Jim Pelech

In addition, there are adults that make up the Troop Committee. These adult volunteers perform a host of behind the scenes work for the troop. For some of the other adult leaders please see the page on the troop committee.

4. Where do we get our Leaders From?
While we have some dedicated, long time committee members in our troop, many of the most active leaders of the troop are parents of current scouts. This is true of the scoutmaster and the 2 assists, as well as many of the members of the troop committee.
 As is true of many youth organizations, we are constantly looking for new volunteers to replace those who children have graduated out of the program. No prior skill or experience is necessary, we will teach you all you need to know.
5. What is the Philosophy of our Troop?
Our troop is a boy led troop. Our goals are to teach the scouts:
 1. Leadership: the older scouts are the leaders of the troop, they lead and teach the younger scouts
 2. Life Skills, first aid, cooking, outdoors skills.
 3. To take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences of those actions
 4. Appreciation of the outdoors. We go on as many outdoor trips (camping/hiking/canoeing, etc) as we can. We want to provide the scouts with experiences they might not otherwise get
 5. Respect for others. In a society as diverse as ours, respecting those that are different from you is crucial to the scouts future success.
 We want the boys to have a fun and rewarding experience in scouting. While not everything we do will be fun (sometimes you just have to work) most of the activities and meetings are intended to be a fun time.
 We have no attendance requirements. Instead, we work towards building a program that the scouts want to come and be involved with, rather than one that they are required to attend.
 Lastly, we want all the scouts to succeed. We try to give them every opportunity to do and we recognize that success is different for each scout. For some, success is determined by earning the rank of Eagle. For others, success if going on every outing and having a great time. To us, both ideas of success are welcomed.