Located just southwest of Houston in Missouri City, Troop 103 offers a Dynamic, Relevant, and Fun scouting experience.
Founded over 25 years ago, Troop 103 is chartered by First United Methodist Church in Missouri City, Texas and is a unit in the Thunder Wolf District of the Sam Houston Area Council. Our troop consists of three patrols with scouts of blended ages and ranks. We have just over 50 scouts and just over 40 volunteer adult leaders. We camp monthly at locations all around southeast Texas.
Troop 103 is proud to celebrate another year as a BSA Journey to Excellence Gold Unit for 2014.
Troop 103 offers a dynamic program of exciting adventure, citizenship, and service. Led by the Senior Patrol Leader and his council of Patrol Leaders the troop's year is planned out in late Summer and includes monthly camping events, several service days, advancement-focused activities, and events to recognize achievement. The troop's camping year often includes canoeing, backpacking, trailer camping, and participation in District Camporee and Webelos Woods. During camping weekends and troop meetings scouts learn skills such as orienteering, water safety, rifle shooting, cooking, food safety, first aid, fire safety, hiking, and backpacking.
Any Scouting program has to be attractive to today's youth. In Troop 103 scouts learn to try new things by trying their hand at any of over 130 merit badges by working with trained merit badge counselors within the troop, within the community, at camps, and at special events throughout the year. Topics are plentiful and range from Game Design to Fly-Fishing and Entrepreneurship.
By mastering new skills on their journey through the ranks and working as a member of a team in their patrol scouts build self-confidence, responsibility, and high self-esteem from their achievements.
Scouts At troop 103 our program is designed by the scouts for the scouts and each year that program includes activities that provide service to others in the community through food drives, beautification projects, service to the congregation of the church that charters the troop, and participation in the various Eagle-rank projects that troop members are working on.
Newest Eagle Scouts
Our youth leaders attend the Boy Scouts of America's National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) to equip them with the leadership skills and attitude to lead a fun program that appeals to scouting age boys. All scouts in positions of responsibility in Troop 103 are trained for their position by the troop leadership.
Before every program year the troop gathers together for an all night meeting where the the youth leadership leads the troop in deciding what activities Troop 103 will be doing that year, getting input from the membership to make determinations on which activities most appeal to the troop. After each monthly camping event the Senior Patrol Leader holds a Patrol Leader's Council to review the most recent outing and plan the details of the upcoming month's meetings, making adjustments from the annual program plan as needed.