About Our Troop
Troop 966 was started in 1973 and is chartered by the Sterling Ruritan Club. The troop has a current membership of 45 scouts with 21 registered and trained adult leaders.
Troop 966 is a boy-run troop, the boys decide on and run all the weekly programs and the monthly activities. The programs for the meetings, campout activities, and other events are selected by the Patrol Leaders Council which consists of the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL), his staff, and each of the patrol leaders. The SPL is responsible for the troop’s program, activities, and troop meetings. The patrol leaders are responsible for the activities of their patrols and the execution of the weekly program.
Troop 966 is an outdoors troop. Each month the troop goes on a camp out generally to a different site and for different activities. The troop does hiking, backpacking, biking, white water rafting, canoeing, climbing and rappelling, and other high adventure activities. The troop also participates in Council and District events.
Troop 966 is also very active in community service projects and encourages Scouts to participate in service project outside the Scouting environment.
Troop 966 has established a semi-permanent camp site on the property of one of our assistant scoutmasters. There the troop has built a campsite for each patrol, a ceremony and campfire circle, a rappelling tower, and a parade field with flag pole.
Over the years, our troop has over 100 Eagle Scouts.