Our program focuses on leadership development, community service, advancement, proficiency in scout skills, and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Troop 6 currently has over 40 Scouts ranging in age from 11 to 17 and in rank from Tenderfoot to Life with several Scouts currently working on their Eagle Projects. This variety of ranks and ages allows for leadership and experience to be gained by all.
Troop 6 meets every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Jonesville United Methodist Church. The meetings may include a monthly theme, scouting skills, patrol competitions and a game. One meeting each month usually focuses on rank advancement and Merit Badges. Parents are welcome to attend any meetings and are encouraged to be there for the last ten minutes of each meeting for announcements. Troop 6 also has monthly scouting activities including hikes, camping, service projects and other outdoor activities.
Responsibility for planning and leading the troop meetings and activities rests with the older scouts led by the Senior Patrol Leader. He is assisted by the Patrol Council and other leaders within the Troop. Instruction in scouting skills is conducted by Troop Guides or other experienced scouts.
The troop is divided into five patrols. The patrols consist of approximately seven scouts and each has a Patrol Leader who is responsible for leading the patrol and its activities.
Scoutmasters and other adult volunteers work closely with the junior leaders to ensure that the integrity of the Scouting program is maintained and the program remains interesting. In addition, during their first year in the Scouting program, Scouts work closely with Assistant Scoutmasters and Troop Guides to earn advancement. Advancement is dependent on participation by the Scout in troop meetings, service projects and outdoor activities. Parental support of the Scout is encouraged.
The troop is strongly supported by its sponsoring organization and its Troop Committee which is open to all Scout parents.