Welcome to BSA Troop 368
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Troop 368 was established in 1968 with the First Congregational Church as its sponsor. Over 120 Scouts have achieved the rank of Eagle. Our purpose is to broaden the horizons of boys and help them develop their potential in Leadership, Citizenship, Survival Skills, Group Interaction Skills, and Community Service. Each boy will have the opportunity to explore new areas of interest through Merit Badges with Counselors from within and outside the Troop. Lifetime hobbies and career selections often result from these activities.
Regularly scheduled camping activities include
Week Long BSA Summer Camp
Weekly meetings for skill and leadership development and rank advancement
Klondike Derby preparation and participation in January
High Adventure participation including National Jamboree, Philmont, and Sea Base.
Community Service Projects
Benefit to your Child
Provide each scout with opportunities for:
1. Learning Basic First Class Scout skills
2. Developing Leadership
3. Reinforcing Positive Values
4. Building Self-esteem
5. Having Fun
The Patrol Method - Mission of the Scoutmaster
One of the most important challenges of the Scoutmaster is to train boy leaders to run the troop by providing direction, coaching, and support. They will make mistakes now and then and will rely upon adult leaders to guide them. But only through real hands-on experience as leaders can boys learn to lead.
Troop 368 strictly believes in providing the true scouting methods of a Boy-Led Troop, and by doing so encourages all of its adult leadership to take full advantage of the council provided training sessions. (i.e., Fast Start, New Leader Essentials, Outdoor Skills Training, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, Committee Challenge, BSA Lifeguard, OKPIK, Youth Protection, First Aid/CPR, as well as WOODBADGE).
Scouting promises the great outdoors. As a Scout, you can learn to camp and hike without leaving a trace, and how to take care of the land. You'll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you know. Everybody helping everyone else - that's part of Scouting too.
The outdoor program is a classroom without walls where Scouts can:
1. Use the skills they are mastering
2. Solve problems as a team
3. Look out for one another
4. Learn self-discipline
5. Respect others and the environment
6. Encounter situations that require them to become leaders
7. Enjoy the beauty in nature and learn the value of leaving no trace