Troop 81 is your local Daegu and Area IV Scout Troop. We are located at Camp Henry in Daegu and have weekly Scout meetings at 1700 every Sunday and at 1800 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Please feel free to check out our calendar of events for upcoming camping and Scouting events. If you are interested in joining Troop 81, please find information on joining here. Additionally, check out our information on Adult Volunteers.
The Boy Scouts of America's goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to inculcate typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. And occasionally, yes we do roast marshmallows!
Values of Scouting
Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct. The Scout Oath and Law help instill the values of good conduct, respect for others, and honesty. Scouts learn skills that will last a lifetime, including basic outdoor skills, first aid, citizenship skills, leadership skills, and how to get along with others. For almost a century, Scouting has instilled in young men the values and knowledge that they will need to become leaders in their communities and country.
The Patrol Method
The patrol method gives Scouts an experience in group living and participating citizenship. It places responsibility on young shoulders and teaches Scouts how to accept it. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where they can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through their elected representatives.
The Scouts BSA Advancement Program is subtle. It places a series of challenges in front of a Scout in a manner that is fun and educational to a boy or girl. As Scouts meet these challenges, they achieve the aims of Scouts BSA. A boy or girl advances and grows in the Scouts BSA program in the same way a plant grows by receiving nourishment in the right environment. The job of adults concerned with advancement is to provide the right environment.
Scouts BSA has seven ranks: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. Requirements are found in the Scouts BSA Handbook and online.
Advancement has four steps: Learn, Test, Review and Recognize.