We would like to welcome you and your scout to Troop 123's FAQ page. This information was designed to help you understand how our troop is organized and functions. It should also answer most of your questions and explain how your scout will fit in.
We meet in the basement of St. Michael Catholic Church, 5750 N. High St. Worthington, Ohio. St. Michael's is at the corner of Selby & High St approximately 1 mile south of 161.
We have weekly Troop meetings on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30. See our calendar.
We camp every month all year round. The meetings are organized so that the Scouts learn a Scout skill and then get to use it at that month’s campout. We go to Summer Camp and have a Summer Trip to a point of interest up to 8 hrs away every year. We participate in Council and District activities, such as Camporees, The Maple Sugar Festival, and Webelos overnights.
The Senior Patrol Leader, assisted by the Patrol Leaders, and other boy leaders.
Yes, Steve Canini, our Scoutmaster, oversees all the boy leadership through the Patrol Leader Council. He is also assisted by many Assistant Scoutmasters and the Troop Committee, headed by Carol Kuebler, the Committee Chairman.
The PLC is the boy leadership of the Troop. They meet once a month to plan Troop meetings, campouts and make other decisions about that month’s program and Troop functions. They are supervised by the Scoutmaster.
We feel that a well led Troop is a boy led Troop. The boy leadership consist of older Scouts of First Class or above in rank, that were elected by the other Scouts. This form of leadership gives the Scouts a chance to be a leader, learn personal responsibility, and leadership skills. It also makes the Troop more fun. It’s their ideas and wants that we are doing, but it is not anarchy, we set guidelines and limits on what they can do and we emphasize following the Scout Law and Promise.
Uniforms are an important part of Boy Scouts and a Class “A” uniforms is required for all Troop meetings and activities. Uniforms make your scout part of the Troop. Uniforms are also required for all traveling to and from campouts.
Yes, we go every year the 3rd week of June for 1 week. We camp in Council Camps one year and out of Council the next year. That way the Scouts don't get bored.
Yes, we participate in the Salvation Army Good Turn, Operation Feed, and assorted projects around St. Michael’s. We believe that it is important to give back to your community and to Scouting.
All new Scouts coming from Webelos are organized into a New Scout Patrol. This patrol is led by two Troop Guides. The Troop Guides are older Scouts that will help your Scout get his Scout Rank and show him how the Patrols and Troop work. He will be your Scouts "Big Brother". Around the first part of June your Scout will be moved into one of our existing Patrols and become a member of that Patrol.
If you have more questions, please feel free to call me, Steve Canini (Scoutmaster), or one of the other Troop leadership. Click on the contacts button for e-mail and phone numbers.
Steve Canini, Scoutmaster.