About Troop 49
Troop 49 is a Scout-run troop that provides opportunities for growth, learning, and enjoyment for its Scouts through a nondenominational Scouting program. We have an active outdoor program and support the neighborhood, local schools, and our charter organization. Troop 49 embraces the concept that diverse interests both inside and outside of scouting strengthen the Troop overall. There are many opportunities for all Troop 49 scouts to participate in the full range of scouting activities including fellowship, outdoor events, and leadership, as well as support in pursuit of advancement and merit badges. Each scout is encouraged, with parental support, to make individual choices regarding his own participation in the various opportunities offered by scouting and Troop 49.
Each year in August, Scouts and Troop adults meet in a planning session to draw up an outline of activities for the coming year. The result of these meetings is the annual plan which is used to guide our monthly Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meeting where the details of the various activities are decided.
The Troop is divided into several Scout-led Patrols. Each patrol has an elected Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol leader. The troop as a whole is lead by the Senior Patrol Leader who is elected by all the Scouts. The Scoutmaster is the adult leader of the troop and is selected by the committee. His job is to provide adult guidance and leadership to the SPL, and communicate with the Scouts and committee. The Troop Committee is made up of adult volunteers and is primarily focused on the support of Troop activities as defined by the Scouts and mentored by the Scoutmasters. The Committee chair leads the committee meetings and is the primary point of contact for the chartered organization.
Troop 49 is chartered by Faith Lutheran Church. Faith Lutheran selects the unit leadership and provides the Troop with support in the form of facilities and guidance. Mr. Roth is the charter organization representative for Troop 49.