Troop 18 Boy Scouts
Great Smoky Mountain Council ♦ Toqua District
The Boy 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 times;
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake and morally straight.
The Boy Scout Law
A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly,
Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave, Clean & Reverent.
The Boy Scout Motto
The Boy Scout Slogan
Do a Good Turn Daily!
The Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to:
- Be clean in my outdoor manners
- Be careful with fire
- Be considerate in the outdoors and
- Be conservation minded.
Troop 18 is accepting donations in honor of Edward Cox, former Troop 18 member and Eagle Scout. We are forming the Edward Cox scholarship fund to help boys who could not otherwise afford scouting. Donations can be sent to Farragut Church of Christ, 136 Smith Rd., Knoxville, TN 37934 (Attention: Troop 18/Aimee Pearson).
Who We Are:
Troop 18 is a Boy Scout Unit in the Toqua District of the Boy Scouts of America’s Great Smoky Mountains Council. Our program is designed for boys ages 11-18.
Where We Meet:
We meet at the Farragut Church of Christ (our Chartered Organization), which is located near the intersection of Kingston Pike and Smith Road in Farragut.
Farragut Church of Christ • 136 Smith Road • Farragut, TN 37934 • (865)966-5025
When We Meet:
Troop Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm. Patrol Leaders also attend a scheduled monthly Patrol Leaders’ Council Meeting. We meet regularly August – June, typically taking a short break after Summer Camp through the month of July.
What We Do:
Troop 18 focuses on the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of each boy and strives to provide them with valuable leadership skills. Responsible citizenship, self-reliance and duty to God are important aspects of our program. We participate in a wide range of outdoor activities, community service projects, educational programs, and career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. The troop has at least one monthly event and works toward every boy in the troop reaching the Eagle rank, if this is his desire. We try to do this in a boy-led troop by implementation of the patrol method.
The Patrol Method:
Patrols are the building blocks of a Boy Scout troop. A patrol is a small group of boys who are similar in age, development, and interests. Working together as a team, patrol members share the responsibility for the patrol's success. They gain confidence by serving in positions of leadership. All patrol members enjoy the friendship, sense of belonging, and achievements of the patrol and of each of its members.
The Cost of Scouting:
Membership dues are used to help pay for our annual rechartering fees (membership renewal, Boys Life magazine, BSA insurance) and also help pay for awards, needed supplies/equipment, and training programs. The balance of money required for our program is earned through fundraising efforts. Boys pay for their activities individually and are encouraged to help “earn their way” through scouting. They may retain a percentage of monies raised for certain fundraising activities in their personal Scout Accounts and apply the funds toward Troop 18 outings or expenses of their choice.
Troop 18 has many trained Adult Volunteer Leaders and Troop Committee Members dedicated to the success of our program – and we always welcome more! There are lots of ways to get involved at various levels. Come and talk to us about how you can help!