America's Troop 19
Our Boy Scout Troop is made-up of about 49 boys, and we have many active adult leaders who either have sons in the troop or were involved in Scouting themselves. However, it doesn't take Scouting experience to be a leader. We meet on most Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m in the Mildred Crymes Room beneath the Sanctuary throughout the school year. We go on a camping trip or outing once a month and average one service project per month, helping out in our community.
Troop 19 has maintained its designation as a Gold Star and National Quality Unit for many years, and all adult leaders are required to have their BSA Youth Protection certification.
Please contact our Scoutmaster, Scott Kilgore, at 864-430-0583 (C) if you're interested in joining our troop or have any questions. We're always accepting new boys into the troop!
For information on Scouting, go to the National Organization's site: Be A Scout.
Recently our Troop has assisted Fourth Presbyterian with the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) meals and overnight; inducted another ten new Scouts into the Troop; elected eight boys to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's honor society; helped Roper Mountain Science Center Service Project for their annual "Troad" Race.
Recent outings have included mountain biking and camping in DuPont Forest, NC; boating, fishing, swimming, and camping at Lake Keowee, attending Camp Old Indian Summer Camp with 15 Scouts, whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, backpacking 80 miles at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, held annual Troop Golf Tournament at Crosswinds, Hunting Island, SC, beach camping trip, studied firearm safety and technique, camped at the Black River Plantation in Georgetown, SC, participated in six Eagle Scout Leadership Service Projects, winter backpacking on the Appalachian Trail in the Smoky Mountains, and took a trip to Sugar Mountain in Boone to snow skiing and Snowboarding.
Come join the Adventure!