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Troop 160 Fact Sheet!
VISITING THE TROOP
If you want to visit a Troop 160 meeting to check out the troop, let us know by using the Contact Form!
REGISTRATION FOR NEW AND CROSS-OVER AOL SCOUTS (UPDATED MARCH 2023)
To register a New Scout or to transfer an existing Scout, you may apply online to Troop 160 at the following link:
An account will need to be created for those new to BSA Scouting. Current Scouts will need their BSA Membership ID number.
Are You New to Scouting?
Upon completing the application, you should see a payment request. That payment covers the registration fees from the Scouts BSA National organization ($75/year + one-time $25 new member fee) and the Spirit of Adventure Council fee ($48/year) which includes your required Adventure Card. Fees should be pro-rated based on the month of the calendar year (Jan.-Dec.).
The Adventure Card entitles your Scout to a variety of discounts at “Base Camp” in Milton, MA, other Council-run BSA facilities and programs, and summer camp in New Hampshire through a reciprocal arrangement with the Daniel Webster Council.
The optional magazine Scout Life is also available for $15/year. Most Scouts receive this.
Are You Transferring from a BSA Cub Scout Pack?
For existing Cub Scouts, you may initiate a transfer yourself at the link above, or your Pack’s Registrar can help you. Your existing membership in Scouts BSA already covers the National and Spirit of Adventure Council registration fees for 2023.
TROOP 160 DUES - FOR ALL NEW SCOUTS AND TRANSFERRING AOL SCOUTS
The troop will separately collect $93 for your Scout, which includes a one-time fee of $52 and a pro-rated activity fee for the rest of 2023 of $41. The one-time fee covers a Troop T-shirt (red Dry-fit, referred to as a “Class B” uniform), a Troop numbers patch, a handbook, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, and shoulder loops. The annual Troop activity fee of $55/year is pro-rated for new and transfer Scouts for April-December. The activity fee covers troop gear and many supplies for campouts and events.
HOW TO PAY YOUR TROOP 160 DUES
Send check for payment to Troop 160, 43 Hillcrest Ave, Lexington MA 02420 or drop off at a troop meeting
WHAT UNIFORM SHOULD YOU GET?
New Scouts should also get a Scouts BSA uniform (khaki) from a Scout Shop in either Woburn or in Milton. You will only need the uniform shirt, a Spirit of Adventure Council shoulder patch, and the World Crest Scout Emblem and Ring. You do not need “troop numbers” – that’s the patch we’ll give you directly.
One recommendation is to buy a uniform shirt that is an Adult size - slightly larger, which will last as your Scout grows! The youth shirt is $40, the adult shirt is $50, and the patches should be another $9. Unless you have good sewing machine skills, we recommend paying a little extra for the Scout Shop to sew those patches on your uniform!
When Scouts first join a troop, they do not need a merit badge sash – there’s plenty of time to get that later.
BSA HEALTH AND MEDICAL FORM
Complete or update your Scout's Annual BSA Health and Medical Record Form.
Bring it to a troop meeting and drop it off at the Advancement Office.
ADULTS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THE TROOP FUNCTION!
The troop needs parents/guardians to register as Adult Leaders so we can easily support holding outdoor activities.
If you’ve been considering it in the past, please do so this year! Contact an adult leader via email or in person.
POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The mission of the Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scouts of America is to provide character development, citizenship, training in growth, physical and mental fitness, and leadership opportunities for the young people of the Boston metropolitan area. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our members, and we are committed to providing young people with an educational and stimulating environment in which to learn and grow. Through the Scout Oath and Law, we pledge to respect all people and to defend the rights of others. Bias, intolerance, and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable within the ranks of the Spirit of Adventure Council.
The Spirit of Adventure Council serves over 18,000 youth through 3,300 volunteers in over 330 Packs, Troops, and other units without regard to color, race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or economic status.
Adopted July 19, 2001 (Originally adopted by the Boston Minuteman Council prior to the merger with the Yankee Clipper Council that formed the Spirit of Adventure Council)