Welcome to Troop 17's website. Troop 17 was chartered by High Street United Methodist Church in 1913 and has been serving the youth of Southampton County, Virginia for the last 104 years.
You may be asking "why my son should be involved in Scouting?". If you're looking for an activity to entertain your son when there is nothing more important to do, where you can just drop him off and go do other things, that sounds like daycare.
But, if you're looking for a fun activity that will change you son's life and help him become a leader as well as a better adult, where your involvement is vital, then Scouting is what you're looking for.
A well-rounded boy should have involvement with his family, church, school, Scouting, music, and sports. Our program makes time for these other important commitments, and we hope that you as parents encourage your son to take full advantage of a variety of life's experiences while he is growing up, and not be too narrowly focused.