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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 and the Spirit of Adventure Council which includes your Adventure Card. Registrations performed online will need to be renewed each year on the anniversary.
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.
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 fees.
TROOP 160 DUES - FOR ALL NEW SCOUTS AND TRANSFERRING AOL SCOUTS
Annual dues for the troop is $55, which helps cover general troop expenses such as camping supplies and patrol gear. The annual dues will be pro-rated through the end of the calendar year for new Scouts, including Pack cross-overs.
For new Scouts, the troop will separately collect $64, which includes 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.
HOW TO PAY YOUR TROOP 160 DUES - NOT COLLECTED ONLINE
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/tan) 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. If you have an existing tan shirt you've used as a Webelos/AOL Scout, you can continue to use it!
One recommendation is to buy a uniform shirt that is an Adult size - slightly larger, which will last as your Scout grows! 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 - REQUIRED FOR CAMPOUTS
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.
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