What makes a Boy Scout Troop the right Boy Scout Troop for you(or your son)?
The first step to finding a good Troop is to find Troops in your area. If you live in Minneapolis, or it's suburbs, a good start is to call the Northern Star Council office(763-545-4550). If you live in Minneapolis, Richfield, or St. Anthony; ask for the Metro Lakes District Executive.. He will give you the locations of several Troops in your area. Remember, the closest Troop is not always the best Troop for you. We suggest that you attend several meetings of each Troop in your area. Here are some things to look for:
Here are some questions to ask:
If it is possible, talk to some of the parents of the Scouts present. Are they happy with the Troop? Do the boys seem happy?
Please remember that this is a big decision for you. Hopefully the Troop you choose will be a big part of your life for the next several years. It is worth a little effort up front to make sure that this Troop is right for you. Some Troops do a great deal of canoeing, some go backpacking, and other Troops do other things.
Remember, whether you join Troop 33 or not, scouting can be a great experience.
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