Troop 51 (0951 when technicality is involved) offers youth ages 11-18 the opportunity to experience High Adventures and learn leadership skills that help them grow into well rounded young adults.
Founded in 1922, originally Troop 21 and then later Troop 51, our troop has a long history of providing youth opportunities to earn the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. These youth are grounded in the outdoor skills and responsibilities of citizenship for which scouting is known.
Our troop is chartered by the Lexington American Legion Elmo F Hill Post #291, and is comprised of a diverse group of youth from many backgrounds. If you would like to join our troop. Please e-mail us at PeteBoehle@yahoo.com
Developing leadership is our goal.
Troop 51 is a youth-run troop, because that is the best way to teach leadership. That means, our youth plan the program, execute the activities and follow the patrol method.
Advancement through knowledge and skills is key.
Through the scouting program, each scout pursues rank advancement, which requires them to learn new things in a variety of areas, including outdoor skills, citizenship, conservation and first aid, to name a few. Each scout progresses at his own rate, following a more rigid set of requirements in the lower ranks, then expanding into a broader field of study through merit badges in the higher ranks.
In addition to this advancement, the scouts must demonstrate reverence, scout spirit and citizenship for each rank. Often, this means the boys must volunteer to do projects in their communities and think about their lives in a spiritual context, though this can embrace every religion in the world. Additionally, scouts can earn special recognition in a variety of ways for achievements that don't lead to rank advancement, but which demonstrate other skills.