Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

General Questions

What is the age range for boys to join Troop 465?

Any boy that is 11 years old but not yet 18, may join our troop as a youth member. Additionally, if a boy is only 10 years old but has EITHER completed the fifth grade OR earned the Arrow of Light rank in Cub Scouting they may also join the troop.

What is expected of a scout?

  • To do his best to live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law
  • To maintain regular attendance and participation in troop/patrol activities
  • To wear his uniform to all meetings and Scouting events
  • To own and read his Scout Handbook
  • To keep a pad and pencil at all times
  • To have fun and have a positive learning experience

What is the responsibility of a parent of a new Scout?

When a boy joins Troop 465, so does his family. Scouts with parents that stay involved, get more out of the program and go farther. Here are some of your responsibilities as a parent of a scout:

Ensuring he has a full and proper Scout uniform: Scout socks, pants, shirt, belt and Troop Scout hat with proper insignia

Providing transportation to bring him on-time to scout meetings and outings.

Stay informed of troop news & announcements by reading email and attending parent meetings

Supporting Troop fundraising activities

How do adults get more involved?

Adults interested in becoming a BSA Volunteer are invited to join our Troop Committee. Our Committee Members help manage the administration and business of the troop.

Adult family members that are not interested in becoming a uniformed volunteer, are invited to join our Family Auxiliary. The auxiliary aids the troop by helping coordinate fundraisers, facility work days, banquets, etc.

Whatever your interest and time budget, we have a place for you at Troop 465!

What supplies and equipment does a Scout need?

All scouts should start with a Scout Handbook, and a complete Field Uniform consisting of shirt, trousers, belt, socks, neckerchief and hat.

Scouts will also need personal camping gear such as: a sleeping bag, backpack, mess kit, etc. Camping gear can be acquired over time, and there are always troop members willing to loan equipment to new scouts so don’t rush into any purchases.

How much does it cost to be a Scout?

Annual dues are currently $180/year per scout. This includes $72 paid to the Boy Scouts of America, and the remainder is paid to the troop to cover advancement awards, and program supplies.

Regarding Troop Operations

How often does the troop meet?

Our troop meets every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. We have an Opening Assembly at 7:00pm (sharp!), and then do Closing Announcements at 8:30pm. Parents are encouraged to attend our Closing Announcements.

We typically take 1 week off in the summer (after our week-long Summer Camp) and the two weeks around Christmas. But all other Mondays, we are meeting!

How often are campouts and outings?

We normally have one weekend activity per month. Most of our activities are overnight camping, backpacking, canoeing, or other outdoor adventures. We also have a number of community events and service projects throughout the year. Take a look at our calendar.

What is a patrol?

A Scout patrol is a small group of normally six to eight Scouts that take on a team identity where patrol members learn skills together, share responsibilities and take on leadership roles.

Who runs the troop?

The youth leaders run our troop. The senior patrol leader, who is elected by the Scouts, presides over all troop meetings and activities. He, with help from his appointed leadership team and each Patrol Leader, run troop operations.

Who plans the meetings and activities?

The Patrol Leaders’ Council is made up of the senior patrol leader, who presides over the meetings, the assistant senior patrol leader, all patrol leaders, and the troop guides. They meet once a month during the last Monday meeting of each month.

Who should be contacted if help is needed?

A Scout’s patrol leader is the first resource if there are any questions. The senior patrol leader is the next source of information, and then finally the Scoutmaster.

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May 17 - 19, 2024
Wilderness Survival

Lazy D Farm

June 30 - July 6, 2024
Summer Camp
Woodruff Scout Camp

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BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Jason Norred,

Committee Chair - Ken Orris,

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Updated 5/7/2024