Boy Scout Troop 784
Boy Scouts of America
Sponsored by First United Methodist Church- Clermont Florida
Re-established, August 2007
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight
Our main objective is to ensure the Scouts of Troop 784 realize the fun and adventure of scouting while developing moral and ethical character as well as growing to be leaders in their homes, schools, communities and world.
Who we are
•Troop 784 has a decade's long history at FUMC-Clermont
•We belong to the Central Florida Council, Apoka Shores District
•Current Troop Roster has 31 Scouts
What we do
• Have fun!
• Go on camping events
• Participate in fundraising events to support the cost of activities
• Support FUMC-Clermont through various community and service projects
How we operate
• All Scouts registered with the unit are expected to actively participate in the Troop meetings and activities.
• Strive to be a boy led Troop through the support and guidance of the Adult leaders and volunteers
• The troop cannot function without Adult/Parent support. Each family is expected to volunteer in some aspect with the Troop. One adult per family is required to hold an adult leadership position OR be an active Assistant Scoutmaster, regularly attending meetings and outings
When we meet
• Weekly Troop meetings are held Mondays from 7pm to 8:30 pm at FUMC- Clermont.
Troop 784 Adult Leaders
• FUMC Charter Organization Representative: Fred Saunders
• Scoutmaster: Dan Monaghan
Troop 784 Bylaws
Additional Information about Boy Scouts:
Boy Scouts get away from it all! They camp, hike, and fish in the great outdoors. They get together in troops, and try out new experiences. Boy Scouting is available to boys who are 11 through 17 years old, or who have earned the Arrow of Light Award, or have completed the fifth grade.
What Is Boy Scouting?
- The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.
- Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.
- Second Class
- First Class
Boy Scout Program Membership:
- Boy Scouting is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old.
The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing qualities among youth by focusing on a vigorous program of outdoor activities:
- personal fitness
The ideals of Boy Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan. The Boy Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high, and as he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he becomes.
- The patrol method gives Boy Scouts an experience in group living and participating citizenship. It places responsibility on young shoulders and teaches boys how to accept it. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where members can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through elected representatives.
- Boy Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. In the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Being close to nature helps Boy Scouts gain an appreciation for the beauty of the world around us. The outdoors is the laboratory in which Boy Scouts learn ecology and practice conservation of nature's resources.
- Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Associations With Adults
- Boys learn a great deal by watching how adults conduct themselves. Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of the troop. In many cases a Scoutmaster who is willing to listen to boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them can make a profound difference in their lives.
- As Boy Scouts plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. The Good Turn concept is a major part of the personal growth method of Boy Scouting. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others. Probably no device is as successful in developing a basis for personal growth as the daily Good Turn. The religious emblems program also is a large part of the personal growth method. Frequent personal conferences with his Scoutmaster help each Boy Scout to determine his growth toward Scouting's aims.
- The Boy Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Boy Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.