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About Our Troop . . .
Troop 167 was chartered through St. Luke Catholic Church in Temple City, California, in 1949. We will be celebrating our 64th Anniversary this year.
Troop 167 is a Scout run unit, meaning that the boys determine their activities themselves. We meet once a week on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m., and include a quarterly Court of Honor to recognize the achievements of the boys. We parents, as a parent’s committee, are there to facilitate their desires, to guide, teach and enable them to achieve what they want. We are a very active troop, scheduling outings every month between September and June plus a Troop Summer Camp the first or second full week of every August (dependant on campsite availability). This time was selected so as not to interfere with a boy’s summer school, or his family’s vacation. We also schedule service projects often, whether it’s assisting the parish in one way or another, or providing guard and clean-up duty at the Temple City Camellia Festival. Parents are invited and encouraged to participate in every single activity we schedule, with the exception of our annual trip to Powell’s Ranch in January. That outing is reserved for the boys and their fathers.
Our Troop of young men consists of five PATROLS, Cobras, Foxes, Dragons and Bisons. Each Patrol is led by a Patrol Leader and an Assistant Patrol Leader. Their intent is to meet on a regular basis to plan outings, work on rank advancements and occasionally as a group, earn a particular Merit Badge. The Senior Patrol Leader and his assistants lead the Troop as a whole. They organize and preside at the weekly meetings under the guidance and direction of the Scoutmaster. Once a month, the Scout leadership meets with the Scoutmaster to determine the direction of the Troop; Upcoming activities and outings, what we’re going to do on those outings, etc. This leadership group (PLC) consists of the Senior Patrol Leader and his assistants, the Patrol Leaders, the Troop Guide and Scribe.
"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young men to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law."