Welcome to Troop 1630!

Troop 1630 is a boy-led troop, under the guidance of strong adult leaders including many past Eagle Scouts who understand the value of the scouting ideals in building strong character in all boys as they mature to being young men. Through regular meetings held at Charlotte Wood Middle School (three Tuesday evenings per month from 7:00pm-8:30pm), strong year-round outdoor hiking, biking, camping and high-adventure programs, fun local events, and community service project opportunities, our troop offers something for every boy to help propel them to a future full of opportunity, confidence, and high self-esteem.

Troop 1630 stands above other troops in several ways, primarily through our great family friendly atmosphere and our attention to new scouts. Troop 1630 has a "first year" program with two older scout Troop Guides and two Adult Advisors for each new patrol. This program is a great advantage to the new scout by fast tracking the first year scout to the Second Class rank, with the ultimate goal of achieving the rank of First Class by year end. Troop 1630 also has a fantastic older scouting experience, the Venturing Crew, with high adventure as the theme. Venture Crew activites include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, river rafting, ocean kayaking, summiting Half Dome, 50-miler backpacking, snow shoeing, and snow camping. Parents can participate in most of the Troop 1630 activities provided the appropriate training is attained through our adult leadership mentoring program.

Young athletes who are dedicated to their busy sport can draw tremendous strength from the scouting program. Many young athletes and their parents feel that their son cannot do both athletics and scouting, but Troop 1630's scouting program accommodates many young athletes' busy schedules. We know that the young athlete will not be able to make every meeting or outing, but the goal is to provide fun, life skills, and personal growth that goes well beyond their athletic endeavors or even future career, in providing strong values to help guide them throughout their life.

"We, Too, Have a Job To Do" is the title of this 1944 Norman Rockwell painting. Today, this title provides a theme that still accurately applies to the role of scouting today in building the strong leaders that we, as a community, nation and world, will need to continue toward a bright future tomorrow.