Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.
Scout Oath (or Promise)
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
LEADING YOUTH TO LIFELONG VALUES
Who We Are
Troop 990 is located in West Chester, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati, and has been sponsored by Faith Community United Methodist Church since 1970. We meet every Monday night at 7:00 PM at the church. We have an active calendar , with weekend campouts nearly every month, and a week at Crooked Creek summer camp, as well as high adventure trips, every summer. Since the Troop's founding, 48 boys have earned the rank of Eagle Scout!
What We Offer
Scouting provides youth with an opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards.
These opportunities not only help them when they are young but also carry forward into their adult lives, improving their relationships, their work lives, their family lives, and the values by which they live.
Uniform and Insignia of
the Boy Scouts
The uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) gives a Scout visibility and creates a level of identity within both the unit and the community.
The uniform is used to promote equality while showing individual achievement. While all uniforms are similar in basic design, they do vary in color and detail to identify the different membership divisions of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing. Many people collect BSA insignia such as camporee and jamboree emblems, council shoulder strips and historical badges.
The official policy of the BSA is that any uniform or uniform part which has ever been approved for use, is still acceptable. If earlier uniforms are chosen, they must be "complete", as in the shirt and pants must match for that period. As example, there are some Troops who choose to distinguish themselves by wearing the red berets from the 1970s; or the earlier "garrison" or "flat" hat; or even wear the original army-style uniforms.