Scouts BSA (Troop 200)


St. Michael’s Scouts BSA Boy Troop 200 began 60 years ago! In those 60 years, we helped shape and train young men to learn, grow and become responsible citizens who live by and are committed to the Scout Oath and Law. Over that time, Troop 200 awarded over 215 Eagle Scout badges, the highest rank available in Scouting, and one earned by less than 3% of boys that join the Scouting program. The Troop’s focus is simple but profound: Have Fun, Learn Something, and Stay Safe.

Troop 200 is a boy-led troop, which means our Scouts plan and lead their Scouts BSA experiences. We believe Scouting provides a unique and transformative environment to develop leadership, character, citizenship and promote personal fitness. We have dedicated Adult Leaders who provide a safe and encouraging environment for the Scouts to try new things, reach their full potential and follow the principles of the Scout Oath and Law.

Camping is a large component of the Troop 200 experience, providing important opportunities for boys to apply their acquired Scouting skills. Our Troop camps every month during the school year. The Troop also works on merit badges as a group. We’ve already done Fingerprinting, and are looking forward to Fishing, Archery and Personal Management.

During the summer, Scouts normally attend Summer Camp at Camp Woodruff in the beautiful Georgia mountains. Additionally, we sometimes offer a high adventure “Big Trip” to Philmont, Sea Base, Summit Bechtel or the Boundary Waters on the beautiful lakes in Minnesota.

The 2020/2021 year will be challenging as we deal with the ramifications of the coronavirus. Fortunately, our Chartered Organization, St. Michael’s Church, is allowing us to meet in person, as long as we follow safety protocols. The Troop has made several modifications in order to keep everyone safe. We are still planning fun activities such as camping, kayaking and fishing to allow Scouts to get outdoors and have some fun.

Troop 200’s success in developing boys depends on the participation of dedicated parents or family members who volunteer their time and talents to help the Troop function. We expect all adults to volunteer in some capacity, but don’t worry. There is something for everyone! We offer various opportunities for adult volunteers, each requiring different gifts, skills, and time commitments.

Thank you to St. Michael`s for being our Chartered Organization and sponsoring Boy Troop 200 and Scouting in general, for 60 years! Thank you to our parent volunteers for their time and commitment to the Scouting program. Finally, thank you to parents for allowing us to be involved in your son’s development. His involvement in Scouting will influence him for the rest of his life, and his (and your) experiences will be priceless.

Yours in Scouting,

 

Bill Ruffier

Scoutmaster, Troop 200B

Scout Oath

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.

 

Scout Law

A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.

 

Helpful links:

Scout Oath & Law

Central Florida Council, BSA: http://cflscouting.org/

Information on the various Scouting programs: https://beascout.scouting.org/