Frequently Asked Questions
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Mission Statement

 

For over 100 years the Boy Scouts of America has existed to provide a program to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Troop 6 Mission Statement is to develop in young men a life of service to God, to country, to others, and to self. We do this by holding up the Scout Law as a guide for personal conduct in all contexts .These goals are achieved through organized, age-appropriated activities such as camping, cooking, canoeing, service projects, caving, and teaching organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Boy Scout Troop 6 is available to boys ages 11-18, and meets each Monday 7-8:30 p.m. thought-out the year in Holy Family Hall.

 

Scout Oath

On My honor I will do my best--- To do my duty to God and my Country--- and to obey the Scout Law.--- To help other people at all time;----- To keep myself physically stong,--- mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, King, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent

Meeting Information

Troop 6 meets most Monday nights 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Holy Family Hall Hwy 45 By-pass in Jackson, TN. Check our calendar for more information. http://www.calendar.stmarystroop6.org/

 

Cost

Annual membership dues are $50 ($25 if participate in Popcorn Sale) and includes insurance. Additional expenses can include uniforms, handbooks, summer camp and other activity fees.

Uniforms

The uniform makes the Scout Troop visible as a force of good and creates a positive image in the community. Boy Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Scouts commitment to the aims and purpose of Scouting. Official Uniform, Class A, are available at the Scout Shop at 1995 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, Tennessee. Troop T-shirts for informal events are available for purchase through the Troop Committee. Current cost is $10 each

Adult Leadership

The activities are conducted under the supervision of adult leadership consisting of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. The troop encourages all adult leaders to be trained. The troop follows BSA rules for 2-deep leadership and the Guide to Safe Scouting. Leaders are trained in Youth Protection, Safe Swim, Safety Afloat, Safe Climb, CPR, and First Aid. Adult participation is encouraged at all Scout activities. Adult leaders are also required to attend the diocese’s Virtus training for youth protection. Parents should read “How to Protect Your Child”

Tom Carson Jones is our Scoutmaster.   Mr. Jones in an Eagle Scout, former Cubmaster of Pack 6, current Council Treasurer and recently completed Wood Badge training. He has received the District Award of Merit for his service to scouting.  He is coordinator of Catholic Scouting for the Jackson Deanery, and has been honored with the Bronze Pelican and St. George Award. District 2009 Scoutmaster of the Year.  Professionally Mr. Jones is a partner with Steele, Martin, Jones & Company, CPA .  His other activities include March of Dimes, Jackson Chamber, and Leadership Jackson.

Assistant Scoutmasters include Ted Maxwell,  Anderson Young, Sandy Jones, Ed Carey, Barry Buckley, Dan Fritz, and Robert Thompson.

Mr. Maxwell is a Jackson Police officer and has completed Wood Badge Training. He has been honored with the Bronze Pelican for his service to Catholic Scouting and the 2008 District’s Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year.

Sandy Jones was a Den Leader for 4 years with Pack 6 and a Troop Committee member with another troop for 2 years, before becoming an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 6. She has received the Bronze Pelican, Scoutmaster Training Knot, Den Leaders Knot, Webelos Knot,  District Award of Merit, and Silver Beaver.

Ed Carey is a Bronze recipient. He was a Den Leader and Assistant Cubmaster for Pack 6 before serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 10 and then joining us at Troop 6.

Bob Thompson is an Eagle Scout who has completed Wood Badge Training, was Assistant Cubmaster and Den Leader for Pack 6. He has received the Bronze Pelican.

Barry Buckley is an Assistant Scoutmaster.  He was a Den Leader in Pack 6 for 5 years before crossing over to Boy Scout.

Anderson (Andy) Young is an Assistant Scoutmaster. He was also a Den Leader in Pack 6.

Dan Fritz has been a Den Leader and Webelos Leader for Pack 6. He was volunteer for Cub Scout Day Camp for several years and received the 2010 Bronze Pelican. Welcome to our Boy Scout Troop.

Bradley Jones is now an Adult Leader. He was our first Eagle Scout and earned 14 Eagle Palms & 104 merit badges.

Troop Committee

Troop Committee members have many years of experience. Mrs. Dawn Moore, Troop Committee Chairman, was Cubmaster for St. Mary’s Pack 6. She has been recognized for outstanding Scouting leadership with the Bronze Pelican, St. George Medal, District Award of Merit, and Central District Cubmaster of the Year.

Mrs. Monica Taylor has served as Pack 6 Treasurer and Assistant Den Leader for many years and is now the Treasurer for Troop 6.  Mrs. Taylor leads many of our Board of Reviews.

Tammy Carter, our Secretary, as been a Den Leader for five years with Pack 6, was named Den Leader of the Year for 2006. She has also received the Central District Den Leader of the Year in 2006 and a recipient of the Bronze Pelican Award.

Our Chaplin is Father Damian Krakowski, Associate Pastor at St. Mary's Church

Where can I find out more information about Merit Badges

To find about about Rank Requirements and Merit Badges.  Visit www.meritbadge.org

 

 

 


 


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