Welcome to Troop 103 Website


Are you a boy aged 11-17 who loves adventure and the outdoors?  

If so, we would love to welcome you into our troop!

You can join us if you are 11-17 years old, or have completed fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light. 

Boy Scout Troop 103 meets at 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Mondays at St. Simon Parish.  

We are proud members of the Pacific Skyline Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Troop 103 is dedicated to helping boys grow in their leadership skills through positive interactions with older and more experienced scouts and also through leading younger scouts, all in a safe, supervised environment. 

Each year the scouts in the troop plan the activities for the year, with outings planned annually, and meetings and other activities planned and reviewed every two months. Popular events are held almost every year, such as the beach camp and winter sports. Other trips have included backpacking, kayaking, snow caving, and white water rafting. The week long summer camp at Camp Oljato is another highlight in which many of the scouts participate. High adventure outings are available for the older scouts. 

When a scout first joins, the emphasis is on welcoming him and teaching him the basic scouting skills, both from the boy scout handbook and from the older scouts. As the scout progresses to Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class the scout becomes more and more proficient at first aid, knots and lashings, camping, cooking, all while learning both how to prepare for a safe camping experience and how to react calmly when things don't go as planned. 

After the scout has learned the basics there are many leadership opportunities available both to help cement the scout's skills and to help the scout teach the skills to incoming scouts. Scouts may serve as patrol leaders, who are responsible for their patrol's preparedness and who also serve on the Patrol Leader's Council (PLC) to help guide the activities of the troop as a whole. Scouts may also hold leadership positions within the troop, such as quartermaster, scribe, webmaster, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior patrol leader, who leads the entire troop during the weekly meetings and during other activities. 

While the scouts are under the supervision of the scoutmaster and the assistant scoutmasters, the emphasis is always on the scouts providing the leadership and the adults providing whatever coaching is necessary. There are regular leadership training sessions held for the scouts, using the Boy Scout Troop Leadership Training materials, to ensure that the scouts understand their position and are equipped with the necessary skills. Patrols are typical “Baden Powell” patrols where there is a mix of older and younger scouts, with the older scouts supporting and teaching the younger scouts.

Contact

Boy Scout Troop 103, 1860 Grant Road Los Altos Email: admin@troop103losaltos.org