About Troop 777
Troop777, through teamwork among the Scouts, adult leaders and parents, actively provides a quality program emphasizing leadership, self-reliance, self-esteem and recognition. We accomplish this with a focus on a meaningful High Adventure program, community involvement and rank advancement.
Foster self reliance and self esteem in Scouts
Provide a meaningful High Adventure program
Be active in the community
Build teamwork (both scout and adults)
Promote advancement and recognition
Develop and demonstrate leadership (both scout and adult)
Our Troop Structure
Our troop is structured around the Patrol which is formed of Scouts with mixed ages. A Scout usually stays in his same patrol throughout his time in the troop, patrol assignments may be adjusted with the approval of the SPL and Scoutmaster. Each patrol elects a Patrol Leader and optionally an Assistant Patrol Leader every 6 months in March and September.
The five Troop 777 Patrols are: Dragon, Pedro, Blackbird, Penguin and Viking.
The troop is led by a Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) who is also elected for a six month term in March and September. The SPL assigns scouts to fulfill each troop-wide position (Examples: Assistant SPL, Quartermaster, Librarian, Scribe, Historian, Chaplain's Aid, Den Chief, Troop Guide, and Instructors). Scouts wanting to hold one of these positions make a written request to the elected SPL. Any scout needing a leadership position for rank advancement may be assigned a position by the SPL at anytime following a written request by the scout.
Together with the Patrol Leaders, this group forms the Troop Leadership Council (TLC) who meet monthly to plan troop meetings and outings with support from the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Troop Committee. Serving in some capacity on the TLC for 4 to 6 months is an advancement requirement for each of the ranks above First Class.