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This page is a resourse for current information on Scouts BSA Troop 427 for boys and Troop 9427 for girls. Check below for the latest forms and information to download. Google Calendar updates are posted below for the entire season of scouting.

Current Links and Upcoming Events

Camp Tesomas Summer Camp Week 1, June 16-21, Week 2, June 23-29, 2024

Every third year, scouts who have been enrolled in Troops 427 & 9427 for at least one year, have the opportunity to spend TWO weeks at Camp Tesomas.  2024 is such a year (won't occur again until 2027).  This opportunity usually only occurs once, or perhaps twice, in a scout's career, and it is one of the activities that truly sets our program apart from the rest.  No other troop in Samoset Council offers this program.

Why spend an extra week at summer camp?  During the first week (June 16-21), scouts will work as patrols cooking all of their own meals, sharpening their camping skills, and building pioneering projects with nothing more than wooden poles and twine.  Your scout will pack a year's worth of lessons regarding leadership, teamwork, and problem solving into a single week.  It is transformative.  In addition, your scout will start on a "fast track" to becoming an Eagle Scout.  Your scout will not only develop the previously mentioned "soft skills," he or she will also have the opportunity to earn up to four additional merit badges, including Eagle-required cooking and camping merit badges.

After returning home for a day to rest, your scout will return for the second week of summer camp (June 23-29).  The second week is the traditional Tesomas experience, in which scouts eat meals in the dining lodge, participate in camp-wide merit badges and activities, and attend the traditional Wednesday-evening Order of the Arrow ceremony.  All scouts, including the new scouts that recently crossed over from Cub Scouts, are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend week 2.

Financial Assistance Links to help with Cost of Summer Camp

National Youth Leadership Training - June 9-15, 2024

National Youth Leadership Training training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he/she must KNOW, and what he/she must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a seven-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

Wood Badge | Baden Powell’s Legacy for You

SCOUTING’S PREMIER ADULT LEADER TRAINING COURSE - The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. When we accomplish the mission of Scouting, we do it in the units.
Therefore, the short form of the purpose is, the purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units. Although the course is different today, what Baden-Powell said in 1919 still applies:
"One of the purposes of Wood Badge training is to get Scouters to think about the practice of Scouting, to meet together, to exchange experiences, and to live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath."

Other Links

Scouts BSA program with Troops 427 - Important Links and Troop Forms


Troops 427 & 9427 In the News

Scoutbook Connections

Financial Assistance Links