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Welcome to Troop 60!

Welcome to the internet home of Boy Scout Troop 60 of Geneva, Illinois! We’re glad you stopped by and invite you to visit any Monday night for a Troop meeting.  Troop 60 includes Scouts from throughout the Fox Valley area – including Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, North Aurora, South Elgin, St Charles, and West Chicago.  Our Troop is chartered by, and meets at, the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church at 227 East Side Dr, Geneva, IL 60134 every Monday at 7:00p

Troop 60 is dedicated to supporting the aims and methods of Boy Scouting in a fun and safe environment.  The Scouting program has three specific objectives, commonly referred to as the “Aims of Scouting”.  They are character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.  

We accomplish the Aims of Scouting through the following methods:  Ideals, Patrols, Outdoor Programs, Advancement, Personal Growth, Leadership Development, the Uniform, and Association with Adults.  

Ideals: The ideals of Boy Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan. The Boy Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high, and, as he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he becomes. 

Patrols: The patrol method gives Boy Scouts an experience in group living and participating citizenship. It places responsibility on young shoulders and teaches boys how to accept it. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where they can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through their elected representatives. 

Outdoor Programs: Boy Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. It is here that the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Being close to nature helps Boy Scouts gain an appreciation for God's handiwork and humankind's place in it. The outdoors is the laboratory for Boy Scouts to learn ecology and practice conservation of nature's resources. 

Advancement: Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others. 

Personal Growth: As Boy Scouts plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. The Good Turn concept is a major part of the personal growth method of Boy Scouting. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others. Probably no device is so successful in developing a basis for personal growth as the daily Good Turn. The religious emblems program also is a large part of the personal growth method. Frequent personal conferences with his Scoutmaster help each Boy Scout to determine his growth toward Scouting's aims. 

Leadership Development: The Boy Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Boy Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting. 

Uniform: The uniform makes the Boy Scout troop visible as a force for good and creates a positive youth image in the community. Boy Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Boy Scout's commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting. The uniform gives the Boy Scout identity in a world brotherhood of youth who believe in the same ideals. The uniform is practical attire for Boy Scout activities and provides a way for Boy Scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished. 

Association with Adults: Boys learn a great deal by watching how adults conduct themselves. Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of their troops. In many cases a Scoutmaster who is willing to listen to boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them can make a profound difference in their lives. 

Troop 60 is a boy-run organization and the Scouts learn by doing.  The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters serve as mentors to all Scouts, while guiding the youth leadership in their endeavors.

We hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Dan Davis
Scoutmaster, Troop 60

ddavis2914@gmail.com

 

Outstanding Activity Fees Owed; Scout Account Balances; Detailed Scout Account Balance Report

Posted on Nov 14 2020 - 10:55am
Troop 60-Outstanding Activity Fees

As of November 8, 2020

How do I advance to Eagle Scout? Everything a Life Scout needs to know to earn the most prestigious honor in Scouts BSA.

Posted on Jul 11 2020 - 11:56am

Looking for all of the information you need to advance from a Life Scout to Eagle Scout?

Under "files" click on the "Scouts" file.  You will find all of the links and information to get you started on the trail to Eagle Scout.

Committee/Parent Meeting minutes

Posted on Apr 16 2018 - 1:30pm

All meeting minutes from the Committee/Parent meetings can now be found on the website under Files/Committee Meeting Minutes.  Please see Kristin Greenlee if you have any questions.  All parents are welcome at these monthly meetings...it is a fantastic way to get involved!

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