We are scouts 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Boys ages 11-17.
Youth leadership and activities guided by trained adults, including weekly meetings, monthly campouts, regular community service, and many other fun activities.
Troop meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Troop meetings and activities are held at Westerville Community United Church of Christ (770 County Line Rd, Westerville, OH 43081) or wherever adventure takes us.
We are Scouts BSA Troop 247 for boys, chartered by Westerville Community United Church of Christ (WCUCC), located in Westerville, OH. We serve Scouts all around the Westerville and surrounding communities. Troop 247 is part of the Simon Kenton Council Polaris District.
We strive for every youth to achieve the Aims of Scouting: character development, citizenship training, leadership, and mental and physical fitness. In order to achieve the Aims of Scouting, we utilize the eight Methods of Scouting: ideals, personal growth, association with adults, leadership, development, patrol method, outdoors, advancement, and proudly wearing the appropriate uniform.
Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
How old (or young) can a youth be to join Scouting?
Youth can join Scouts BSA if they are:
at least 10 years old, currently in the fifth grade, and register on or after March 1st; OR
have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old; OR
are age 11 but have not reached age 18.