Do You Have A Troop Handbook?

Yes. We certainly do. We encourage all parents to download this as reference as it goes through how we operate and sets the appropriate expectations for all sorts of things in regards to how we run the program at Troop 119. It is located here.

Do you have a Troop Program?

Yes we do. It is successful since we do have 51 Eagle Scouts and counting for a 50+ year troop! Take a look here for the breakdown of the program.

How can I join Troop 119?

Pretty easy! There are two ways you can do this. Online application (click here for the link) You will create an account with You will fill out the online application The scoutmaster will be notified via email and will be in contact with you to go over the particulars You will either need to […]

Are you an all boys or all girls troop?

We are an all boys troop. Our linked “all girl” troop will be meeting the same time and place as us starting in Feb. Here is their site for more information on their troop.

Who runs the troop?

Short answer: The boys do. 🙂 As for the adult leaders: Click here for a rundown on our troop adult leadership.

What kind of equipment will I need to buy?

Well… The sky is the limit. A scout is thrifty with all resources. We have a lot of troop equipment that scouts can borrow. At the minimum we ask that the scout has the following for meetings and campouts: For Meetings: A scout handbook Pencil/pen/paper A class A uniform shirt Jeans or shorts with belt […]

When and where are troop meetings?

We meet every Monday night from 7p to 8:30p. Down in the basement of the First United Methodist Church of Ellettsville. Park in the back and head through the back door and go down the stairs… see you there.

As a parent am I required to go on all those campouts?

Nope! 🙂 If you want to go then you must sign up as an adult volunteer and go through the scout’s Youth Protection Training Program (about an hour online). Fill out a physical form, and then you are all set. Currently we typically have 3-4 adult leaders on every campout. We currently are really blessed […]

How much time is required of a scout once he joins?

As much time as they want 🙂 But seriously… The major commitment we ask the boys is to make sure and come to the meetings on Monday nights from 7p to 8:30p. We have scouts in other activities such as band, soccer, basketball, and swimming. We try to keep things interesting and fun where the […]

How expensive is Scouts?

We always try to find ways of making things economical. The Troop either pays or assists is paying for many things such as: Awards, Ribbons, Merit Badges, Rank patches, Uniform Neckerchief, Slide and Epilets. At times pay for travel costs or camping fees Provide registration fees for leadership training Purchase Items for the Annual End […]