Re: Troop 241
Bill Roswell (Bill_Roswell@OXY.COM)
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 10:49:08 -0500
I would love to tell you about our troop. We are a large (82
registered scouts currently) and very active troop (we had 22 events
this year: a regular campout each month, high adventure, special PL
training, summer camp, National Jamboree).
We specialize in backpacking and have several three-level backpacking
outings: level 1 base camp with day hike, level 2 typically 5-10 miles
a day, level three (training for Colorado high adventure), level 3
typically 10-15 miles/day. We do training backpacks on Oklahoma and
We also specialize in Dutch oven cooking and teaching the scouts to
cook them selves. On each campout a patrol is required to prepare at
least one dinner and at least one breakfast from scratch. Typically
because of activities lunches are usually fast, such as cold cut and
This year we had the following types of activities: Rifle and shot
gun, large bore hand guns (14 years and older), Ft. Sill Army base,
Wilderness survival (3 levels) , Backpacking (3 levels), 3-day canoe
trip, photography, bicycle campout, spelunking, cope/rope skills,
We introduce younger scouts, safely to high adventure by having
We also perform service projects by providing family night dinners for
the sponsoring church, perform flag ceremonies for various
organizations, and server in a community mission service to server
food to the needy.
This coming year we plan to add mountaineering ( rappelling and
ascending) and possibly white water rafting.
We have a scouter which is in charge of New scouts, with the goal of
having scouts obtain the rank of first class in one year.
We also teach one or two merit badge classes a month.
We meet every Monday night at 7pm at the Kirk of the Hills Church at
4102 E. 61st (close to 61st and Yale) in Tulsa, OK.
We have a fairly good high adventure type activity direction for
younger scouts and I think from the sound of it your son would enjoy
our troop. While we don't have Seabase planned for the near yet, I
think it is an interesting idea we should consider.
We would love to have your son visit our troop anytime, go on some of
the outings, talk to the other scouts and decide if he likes our troop
We must be doing something right we have grow 12-15% each of the last
three years 49, 63, 82.
Right now our troop is pretty evenly distributed in age, between 11
and 14. There are a couple of older eagle scouts 15-17 that still
participate in activities.
Our focus is on fun, advancement, reverence, leadership and
Please keep in touch as you get closer to moving to Tulsa.
Yours in Scouting,
Treasure and Assistant Scoutmaster
BSA Troop 241
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Subject: Troop 241
Author: sjorski@REX.RE.ouhsc.edu (Sharon Jorski ) at internetoxy
Date: 8/28/97 10:09 AM
I was very pleased to see your posts in Scouts-L. Our family may be moving
to Tulsa within the year and my son will be looking for a troop to join.
Would you be so kind to share with me some information about your troop.
When and where it meets, what kind of activities, your focus, how many
Scouts involved etc. etc. Even though he is not old enough yet for high
adventure he is especially interested in a troop that has high adventure
activities. He would really like to go to Seabase in the future. I dread
trying to change his troop more than anything else about the move. Your
posts helped me make that first step on the 1000 step journey. He fits in
well with his current troop and I really hate to make him leave it behind.
Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City