Becoming a Member
How old do I have to be?
To join any Boy Scout troop, you must meet ONE of the following requirements:
Be 11 years of age (but not yet 18)
Have completed the fifth grade
Have earned your Arrow of Light Award
If you have not yet met any of these requirements, you can still enjoy
Scouting through the Cub Scouting or Webelos program. When it comes time
to join a Boy Scout troop, be sure to check out Troop 75.
Do I have to live in Kings Park?
No. Troop 75 attracts Scouts from all over northwestern Suffolk County. While Kings Park is our hometown, it also has quite a few members who live in neighboring communities. These boys travel the few extra minutes to be in the troop thats best for them. So, whether you live in Kings Park, Smithtown, St. James, Commack, Hauppauge, Nesconset, Fort Salonga, Northport or East Northport, you might consider Troop 75.
How do I know if Troop 75 is right for me?
In our area, there are probably several troops which meet near your home. Visit two or three of them. Meet the guys and ask a lot of questions. What kind of camping do they do? Are the activities boy-led or adult led? Do they offer a well-balanced Scouting program?
If youre a Webelo, theres no one troop that you should automatically join. Just because there may be a troop in town with the same number as your Cub Scout Pack doesnt mean its necessarily the right Troop for you or your friends. Join the troop that does what you want to do in Scouts. Webelos from Pack 379, 539, 75, 326, 328 and others have made Troop 75 their troop.
Perhaps you already know some of our Scouts or plan on joining up with a
buddy. Even if you dont know anyone at all, you will make friends in
What will my first year of Scouting in Troop
75 be like?
As a younger recruit, you will be assigned to a patrol of other new Scouts about your age. An experienced, veteran Scout will guide your Patrol. He will teach you about Boy Scouting, its skills and its ideals. Your Guide will coach you with your rank advancement and will show you how to camp and hike. An assistant Scoutmaster will also be closely supervising your patrol.
When and where are troop
Troop 75 meets every Tuesday (except during July and August) from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lucien Memorial Methodist Church in Kings Park. The church is located on the corner of Main Street (Rt. 25A) and Old Dock Road (opposite Pulaski Road). Our meeting room is in the basement. Use the outside stairwell on the west side of the building.
How can I sign up?
We’d be glad to welcome you aboard and look forward to knowing more about you. Come down and visit any Tuesday night. If you would like to schedule a visit or find out more about our troop, an adult leader would be delighted to speak with you. Click here for a list of adult leaders' e-mails and phone numbers.
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