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About us

Welcome to Troop 87

Troop 87 is the largest troop in the Texas panhandle. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America and Troop 87 is to prepare young men to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.  Since 1987, Troop 87 has supported over 100 boys earn the rank of Eagle Scout.  More importantly, we have helped boys to prepare for adulthood.  We understand that our youth will always be critical to the future of our society and our country and we want to make a difference!

Our model for troop organization, promoted by the national office of the BSA and developed by Lord Baden Powell, is that troops are to be boy led.  Thus the boys should plan and carry out the program of the troop, assisted only as needed by adults.  Scouts plan the annual calendar as well as the program for meetings and campouts. They are also responsible for executing the plans once they're made. Adults in the troop refrain from helping more than necessary. This means that programs will sometimes fail and occasionally programs will be somewhat chaotic, but these consequences are to be expected.  We believe the boys learn from their own mistakes much more than any well-intentioned adult could teach them.  In the process of planning and executing the program, the scouts are actively achieving the Aims of Scouting.  Troop 87 prides itself in being a boy-lead troop!

About the BSA

About the Boy Scouts of America . . .

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's most prominent values-based youth organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

 

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.  Experience has shown that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

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