Scouts BSA Troop 2

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About the Troop

Scouts BSA Troop 2, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church, provides an opportunity for those between the ages of 11 and 18 years to learn leadership and outdoor skills that will be important for them throughout their lives. Troop 2 is large enough to provide a quality Scouting experience and small enough to provide personal attention to each Scout. You are more than just a number in Troop 2. In addition to experience, we also have the equipment and resources needed to make Scouting enjoyable.

 

HISTORY

The Scouting movement has a long, worldwide history, dating back to its founding in England in 1909 by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Scouting was introduced to the United States the following year in 1910 by Chicago newspaper publisher William D. Boyce. Since that time, Scouting has impacted millions with more than 2 million earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Scouting began in Corpus Christi the following year when the mother of Dr. McIver Furman, Corpus Christi‚Äôs first Eagle Scout, read about Scouting in The Saturday Evening Post. In 1911, two troops were formed in Corpus Christi. Troop 1, a Sea Scout unit, was chartered by the Rotary Club; Troop 2 was chartered by First Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian has had a long, supportive relationship with Scouting ever since.

 

ACTIVITIES

Troop 2 is an active troop. We meet most Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Scout Hut. In addition to meetings, we have activities almost monthly, including camping, biking, Schlitterbahn and merit badge workshops.