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Welcome to Troop 16!!

Since 1957, BSA Troop 16 has helped develop the character of young men in their pursuit of Eagle Scout by providing a great Scouting experience.

If outdoor activities are what you are after, come join us........ camping, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, rifle and shotgun shooting, summer camp, swimming, caving, rafting, community service and so on.... there is always something exciting going on.

How Do I Join? To become a Scout you must be a boy who has completed the 5th grade, or has earned the Arrow of Light Award, or be 11 years old, but not yet 18. If you're interested in joining or have questions, please contact us.

Where? Troop 16 meets at Gainesville First United Methodist Church (2780 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville)

When? We meet weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30ish all year.

If you think that you'd like to join Troop 16, please come to a few meetings first to see if you like it or not. If you decide that you do like what you see, then you should talk to the Scoutmaster about joining.


"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy." -- Forest Whitcraft

How Much Should Your Pack Weigh?

Posted by webmaster on Jan 28 2020 - 8:17am

As your getting ready for that first hike you'll find your pack filling up quickly!  With all that stuff comes weight.  The general rule is a loaded backpacking pack should not weigh more than about 20 percent of your body weight. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, your pack should not exceed 30 pounds for backpacking. 

Hike the Appalachian Trail!

Posted by webmaster on Jan 23 2020 - 9:51pm

Lace-up those boots!  It's time to hit the trail!

Northern Tier High Adventure

Posted by webmaster on Jan 6 2020 - 3:08pm

The Lottery for the Northern Tier High Adventure is open this week!  Sign up here

Appalachian Trail Map

Posted by webmaster on Dec 9 2019 - 10:25am

Download your very own copy of the AT Map like the one found at the scout cabin!  

Sign up for Court of Honor Treats!

Posted by webmaster on Dec 4 2019 - 5:37pm

Scouts, please sign up for one of the following treats here

SIGN UP FOR TREATS HERE!

NO COURT OF HONOR ON 9/16/19

Posted by RHarris on Sep 13 2019 - 9:00pm

NO COURT OF HONOR ON 9/16/19

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