Troop 293 is Scout-lead and patrol-oriented. Teams of boys, called patrols, who are similar in age, development, and interests, work together on a variety of projects. These projects range from completing merit badges to cooking dinner (and clean-up!) on outings.
While the adult leaders provide general guidance, it is the Scouts of Troop 293 who decide the Troop’s activities for the year. And it is the Scouts who plan the details of each outing.
As Scouts in the patrols get older, they gain experience and develop Scouting skills. Patrols of older Scouts typically work with patrols of younger Scouts to help the younger Scouts develop Scout skills and knowledge.
Boy Scout Troop 293 of Stevens Point, Wisconsin was chartered in 1941 and is one of the oldest troops in Portage County. Trinity Lutheran Church is proud to sponsor Troop 293.
Troop 293 meets regularly on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church during the months of September through early June.
A typical meeting consists of an opening ceremony, announcements, planning for outings, development of Scout skills, a Scout Master minute, and a closing ceremony.
Three or four times per year the Scouts, and their families, meet in a court of honor to share a meal, receive honors such as rank advancements and merit badges, and to enjoy each other’s company.
Outdoor outings are an essential part of any Scouting experience. Troop 293 sponsors an outing every month of the year except August. The destinations and schedules of the outings change from year to year, but examples of past outings include:
- Fall Camporee
- Winter Camp at Hannah Venture Base
- Biking on the Elroy-Sparta Trail
- Canoeing Flambeau River
- Winter Camping
- Backpacking at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
- Hiking at Devils Lake
- USS Cobia Overnight
- Eagle Cave Overnight
- Skiing / Snowboarding
- Maple Days at Bear Paw Scout Camp
- Tesomas Scout Camp
How to Join
To become a member or learning more about Troop 293, please email:
Bob Glennon, Scout Master
Alan Bond, Committee Chairperson
Troop members and their families can catch up on the recent activities at Troop 293’s Facebook page.
Interested in Cub Scouts? Pack 293 is for boys ages 7-10 or grades 1-5. Click here for more information.