About Us

 

Boy Scout Troop 94

Toney United Methodist Church
5465 Old Railroad Bed Road
P.O. Box 1 Toney, AL 35773
256-859-1073


  • Boy-led troop – Leadership Development
  • Self-paced advancement
  • Most of the leaders of Troop 94 are from Packs 94, 8, and 201 which carries on the legacy of being outstanding organizations
  • We understand that Scouts are very busy with many activities – that’s okay
  • Troop Offers: Nice size, safe environment, Seasoned Scouters, Strong Parent Involvement, Scouts at All Age Levels, High Adventure Program, and Venturing Crew affiliation
  • All new patrols are assigned a more senior Scout as a troop guide to show them the ropes of troop life

HISTORY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Established in October 1994
  • Quality Unit every year since existence
  • Received Commissioner’s Honor Unit Award 3 years
  • 62 Eagle Scouts to date – about national average
  • Currently have around 40 Scouts & 30 adults Registered – new Scouts joining all the time

CAMPING “CRAZY”

  • Achieve over 30 days/nights camping every year Cumulative camping over 1000 days/nights
  • Activity Examples: Philmont Scout Ranch NM, National Scouting Museum, TX (twice), Buffalo River AR, Boundary Waters MN, Sea Base (Florida Keys), Pensacola FL, Mobile AL, Mammoth Caves KY, National Scout Jamboree, Appalachian Trail, and many other places
  • Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Hiawassee Rivers in TN every year in Aug/Sept – family outing
  • Caving most years in Feb/Mar timeframe – family outing

QUARTERLY COURTS OF HONOR

  • Entire family encouraged to attend
  • Advancements since last CoH handed out in ceremonies for each rank
  • Merit Badges and any other awards also handed out
  • Dinner provided before awards

 ADVANCEMENT, MERIT BADGES, COUNSELORS, SMC, & BOR

  • Through our program we execute and support the Aims of Scouting, specifically: Citizenship Training, Character Development, and Personal Fitness
  • By using the Aims of Scouting, a critical troop goal is to make quality Eagle Scouts!
  • What does it mean to be an Eagle Scout?
  • Scoutmaster Master Conference (SMC) is performed prior to the Board of Review
  • Review progress in Scouting to date
  • Set goals for next rank advancement
  • Troop Committee conducts Board of Review (BOR) to actually advance a Scout to the next rank
  • Committee Chairman or Designated Committee Member chair Boards of Review
  • Immediate recognition at following troop meeting with patch (ceremony at COH)
  • Merit Badges (Many opportunities available)
  • Summer Camp every year provides tremendous merit badge opportunity
  • Culture Day at A&M, Troop Lock-in in Dec/Jan; several MB Colleges

UNIFORM DETAILS

  • Field (CLASS “A”) – shirt, neckerchief/slide, hat, belt (Scout trousers/shorts encouraged but not mandatory)
  • Utility (CLASS “B”) T-SHIRTS – green T-shirt (take Troop order in April)
  • TROOP HATS – take orders in April
  • UNIFORM LENDING CLOSET
  • DUES (ONCE PER YEAR – $60) & GENERAL COSTS OF OUTINGS – Collected in November
  • We do 100% Boys’ Life
  • Typical Outing costs – $5 – $10 mainly for food, except for major outings, of course.

FUNDRAISERS

  • Popcorn sales have covered most of the Troop’s routine expenses – equipment/supplies, etc.

ADULT INVOLVEMENT IN OUTINGS & TRANSPORTATION

  • 2-deep leadership required for all activities (strictly adhered to)
  • Youth Protection required for all leaders including merit badge counselors – everybody
  • Event Campmaster handles tour permits
  • Troop policy that you must be registered to attend troop outings (youth protection and insurance coverage) except for family outings (whitewater and caving trips)
  • All vehicles used to transport Scouts must have adequate insurance and be on list with tour permit