Are you ready for adventure?

“Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they’ve been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they’ve never gone, seeing things they’ve never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks is impossible.”

Sound fun? If you’re a boy age 11 (or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade) to 17 years old, the time for a real adventure is now in Troop 115!
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Scouts enjoy participating in archery, backpacking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, cycling, fly fishing, hiking, horsemanship, lifesaving, motorboating, photography, rifle shooting, robotics, snow sports, whitewater rafting…or one of the other 130-plus merit badge experiences you could have through Scouting.

What Troop 115 Does

Troop 115 provides robust and active annual program opportunities that include a mix of indoor program with skills instruction at troop meetings, practical learning in outdoor excursions and activities, formal summer camp programs, trips to BSA high-adventure bases, service projects, and formal training events. The annual program is planned by the youth through the Patrol Leaders Council, with adult leader support and guidance.

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Our Scouts have great options to choose from during annual program planning, especially given the number of council camps within a few hours drive, and the unit’s proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains.

How to Join Scouting

Ready to join Scouting?  Fantastic!  Here are the steps required:

  • Meet the age requirements. Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
  • Notify the Troop 115 leaders and provide your parent’s contact information.
  • Complete the online application and medical health history Parts A and B signed by your parent or guardian.
  • Stop by the GEC Scout Shop and purchase your BSA Handbook, the best resource for scouting information, education, and advancement tracking.
  • With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.
  • Have your parents review the troop bylaws to gain an appreciation for how Troop 115 operates.
  • Attend your first troop meeting, get to know your fellow Boy Scouts, and start your adventure in Scouting!
  • Ready to go to Summer Camp? Be sure to schedule your annual physical exam early and take the BSA Health and Medical Record with you. A doctors signature on Part C is required for camping longer than 72 hours!

Refer to the information HERE to study and practice the Scout requirements, your first rank on the trail to Eagle!


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