Congratulations on selecting Troop 223 for your consideration. Our troop is famous for our summer trips and active program (at least 12 camping trips averaging 36 nights per year along with service projects, fund raisers and one day activities).
We have a large number of adult male leaders in attendance at all activities. A typical camping trip is a two to one ratio. Supervision aplenty. Our Scoutmaster, Louis Rodrigue, has been scoutmaster for 25 years and our Committee Chairman, Mike Sigur, has served 21 years. Our Asst. Scoutmaster in charge of new scouts is Chuck Blohowiak, 14 years.
We have registered adult lifeguards and adults that are certified in CPR / First Aid from the Red Cross. The troop maintains a first class First Aid Kit. We have two trailers and all the gear a troop could use, tents, cooking gear, dining flys, training aids, etc.
The Boy Scouts of America program is designed to teach leadership. We try to teach that. Boys are grouped in Patrols. The patrols elect their leaders. The troop elects the boy troop leaders. The boy troop leaders and patrol leaders plan all the meetings and activities including camping trips. Boys lead boys. Men advise and supervise. Dads are invited to all camping trips.
Our troop meets every Wednesday evening from 7:30 p. m. to 9:00 p. m. at the Kenner Lions Home unless it falls on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
A Scout will need a full uniform, a handbook, a sleeping bag rated for at least 20 degrees, a mess kit of eating utensils, good rain gear, hiking boots and a back pack. We will assist in the selection of these items so you buy the right type the first time. They should last all the while in Scouting.
A Scout’s family is expected to support the Scout by providing transportation to and from the meetings and activities on time. Adult participation is encouraged and appreciated.
We hope you give serious consideration to our troop. Please ask any question.
Lou Rodrigue, Scoutmaster