Boy Scout Troop 226

Hoover,Alabama

BSA 226

MEETINGS

The troop meets from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Scout Hut on most Tuesdays (starting August 27th, 2013), located in the rear parking lot of our sponsoring organization St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 2061 Patton Chapel Rd, Hoover, Alabama 35216.

Meeting activities are planned by the Scouts and include learning outdoor skills, working on merit badges, planning trips and other projects of interest to the Scouts. Please drop in at any of our meetings and get to know us.

You don't need to call before you come, but if you want to confirm we are meeting, you can contact the Scoutmaster, Mr. Skip Ford, at 205-937-5312.

Photo of the Scoutmaster

TROOP OUTINGS

Scouting includes frequent outings and we do an outing every month except for December. The outings include backpacking, biking, canoeing, caving, climbing, rafting on the Ocoee and Hiwassee rivers, skiing and many other fun troop building activities. See our calendar to find out what is happening this month (also available as a PDF printable one page year at a glance calendar). Previous years PDF calendars for 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014.

WEEK LONG SUMMER CAMP

The troop usually spends the first week of June at Camp Sequoyah in Delta, Alabama, camping in tents and enjoying the many challenges and adventures offered at this established Boy Scout camp. Wednesday nights are highlighted by a visit from our troop families who bring dinner and good cheer. Don't forget to bring your summer camp essentials (PDF)!

HIGH ADVENTURE

The troop usually takes a high adventure outing in the summer. Our high adventures go to places like Philmont, Northern Tier, Seabase, Yellowstone and the Buffalo River.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Please visit Greater Alabama Council to read all about scouting. If you have specific questions about our troop, please contact our Scoutmaster, Mr. Skip Ford.

Troop 226 Forms and Documents

Here are some forms and documents we use in our troop.

  • Camping Essentials (PDF)
  • Backpacking Essentials (PDF)
  • Summer Camp Essentials (PDF)
  • Patrol Equipment List (PDF)
  • BSA Troop 226 Scout Handbook (PDF)
  • Troop 226 Advancements (PDF)
  • Example Court of Honor Agenda (DOC)
  • Blank Court of Honor Agenda (DOCX)
  • Troop 226 expense reimbursement form (PDF)
  • Troop 226 scout account request form (PDF)
  • Boy Scout health history form (PDF) - Parts A and B are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. This health history, parental/guardian informed consent and release agreement, and talent release statement are to be completed by the participant and parents/guardians.
  • Boy Scout physical exam form (PDF) - Part C is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, for all high-adventure base participants, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Service projects or work weekends may fit this description. Part C is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed health-care provider—physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
  • The DOC and DOCX can be edited using OpenOffice.org office applications.

    Scouting Online

    Troop 226 use an Announcment Mailing List to keep our members up to date.

    Here are some sites we use for Internet Advancement in our troop.

  • The Boy Scouts of America Internet Advancement Site
  • Troopmaster Web
  • My Scouting is used for Youth Protection, Tour Permits and other Training.

    The troop is part of a district and council of the Boy Scouts of America:

  • Vulcan District
  • Greater Alabama Council
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Troop 226 works with Cub Scout Pack 326 at St. Peter's.

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    This site updated 12-March-2014.