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Who We Are

Founded in 1937, we are the oldest continuously chartered troop in Gulf Stream Council.  We are a scout-led troop, and we believe that scouts learn best by doing, even if they make mistakes.  We are also a fully integrated, co-ed troop, welcoming both male and female scouts. 

What We Do

We are an active troop.  At meetings, we play games and learn scout skills.  We also plan for our next outings.  We camp at least once a month during the school year.  On campouts, we practice scout skills, like hiking, swimming, backpacking, canoeing, and sometimes snow skiing, white water rafting, river tubing, and scuba diving (for those who are certified).  During the summer months, we go to summer camps, both locally and out of state, usually in the mountains.  Hello, cooler weather!  

We believe in service – we seek to give back to our charter organization, Memorial Presbyterian Church,  and our community.   

Come join us!

During the school year, we meet every Thursday night at 7 pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. 

 

New members are always welcome!

Scout History from Historian

Posted on Aug 14 2022 - 4:28pm

For the beginning of the next scout year, I wanted to talk about how scouting moved to America. In 1909 William Boyse was lost in London on a foggy street. When an unknown scout came out and helped him find his way. After Boyce found his way, thanks to the boy's help, he offered him a tip. The boy declined, explaining that he was just doing his good turn daily. Soon after the encounter, Boyce met with General Baden-Powell who was involved in scouting at the time. And 4 months later when Boyce returned to America he founded the Boy Scouts of America movement on February 8, 1910.     ~Ethan C

Cracker Trail Registration Now Open

Posted on Aug 14 2022 - 12:23am

Do you have what it takes to be a frontier scout?  Want to test your patrol's scouting skills against other patrols and troops?  Then the cracker trail camporee is for you!  Build your own covered wagon and travel to frontier towns at TK.  Each town will have a different theme: outdoor cooking, orienteering, knot tying, shooting, fire building, etc.  Complete each town's challenges faster than the other troops and win prizes at the chuckwagon style dinner in the dining hall.  Registration will be open until September 1.   Please register as soon as possible so the scouts can begin building teams and preparing for the competition.  Cost breakdowns are listed in the calendar description of the event.  Registration fee includes camping cost, food, awards ceremony, and event patch.

Check Out Troop 13's Amazing Camping Schedule for 2022-2023

Posted on Aug 14 2022 - 12:21am

Our PLC has put together a fantastic camping schedule for this school year.  You may view the schedule here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19d0hBgtVYXniSspx2CE9lvNL_XNk5XwJ/edi...

Please Bring Hand-Me-Down Uniforms to the 8/18 Troop Meeting

Posted on Aug 12 2022 - 5:29am

Has your scout shot up over the summer and nothing fits anymore?  Before you head to the Scout Shop, check our Troop 13 hand-me-down inventory first.  Of course, this is an excellent opportunity to donate the gear that doesn't fit also- this goes for hiking shoes and camping gear too.  Don't remove the Troop 13 patch on Class A shirts and we will provide you with a new one at no charge.  You will need to take off your patrol patch and rank emblems for the new shirt though.

Parent Meeting During the Troop Meeting on 8/18

Posted on Aug 11 2022 - 4:43pm

We hope that all of our parents will join us for our annual parent information meeting on Thursday 8/18.  We will meet separately from the scouts in another area of MPC.

American Labor Merit Badge on 8/27

Posted on Aug 11 2022 - 4:40pm

In honor of Labor Day, the Gulf Stream Council is offering the American Labor Merit Badge on Saturday 8/27.  And the best part is that our very own Mr. Krayeski is teaching the class.  Register here- https://www.gulfstreamcouncil.org/LHMB

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