· Boy Led (Patrol Leader Council)
· Every activity has Scout Coordinator
· First Class Emphasis– encourages learning from fellow scouts but provide several assistant scoutmasters to facilitate learning and signoff of skill sets.
· Stress Troop encouragement for Scouts to Advance to the top on trail to Eagle. In the past 3 years, approximately 12 Scouts attained Eagle Rank and all were active members when they turned 18.
· Methods of encouraging progress on Trail to Eagle: "Scoutbucks" for rank advancement,merit badge, service work; "Scoutbuck" auctions at each Troop Court of Honor. Three (3) Troop Court of Honors yearly.
· Summer camp every year– encourages especially younger scouts to attend to facilitate learning basic scout skills.
· Winter Camp every year– encourage all scouts to attend for a great opportunity to earn eagle-required and other merit badges
· One or two High Adventures each summer (for older boys)
· Monthly campouts
· Troop Fundraiser is Flags Across America and Christmas Greenery. Portion of the money earned by Scout goes into his Scout account and can be used for any Scout related expenditure
· Over 90% of Eagles conduct Eagle Court of Honor
· Fun activity, (e.g., Laser Quest, Frisbee Golf, Texas Rock Gym, etc.) every other month
· On campouts, all adults camp and cook as a separate patrol (Fossil Patrol)
New Scout Note:
- Several Assistant Scoutmasters are specifically focused on First Class Emphasis.
- Webelos and other new Scouts are integrated into the existing patrols (mixed ages).
- Each patrol camps and cooks together on monthly campouts; new Scouts will have the opportunity to serve as Patrol Grubmaster.
- Older Scouts serve as instructors in areas of knots, wood tools, fire-making, propane(fire safety), and first aid.
- Troop always goes to a Scout Summer Camp offering both First Class Emphasis and Merit Badge opportunities.
Chartered Organization: Epiphany of the Lord Catholic
Meeting: 7:30 to 8:30 Mondays when KISD classes are in session
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Community, 1530 Norwalk, Katy, TX 77450