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Troop 13 is chartered by Christ Community Church and is a registered Boy Scout Troop of the Natchez Trace District within the Middle Tennessee Council. Troop 13’s Scoutmaster is David MaGuirk. Our Troop has a very committed adult leadership team that strives to guide the boys in accomplishing a "boy lead" program. Visitors are always welcome, so please come and be our honored guest! Meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall each Monday night from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at

Christ Community Church

1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin,TN

Troop 13’s meetings follow the Williamson County school calendar . If Williamson County schools are closed on Monday due to a holiday or inclement weather – there will be no Troop meeting that night. We meet 11 months of the year. The exception is July which is reserved for High Adventure activities.

Currently there are approximately 70 young men involved with scouting at Troop 13. These young men come from a variety of educational experiences including city, county, private and homeschool. Scouting is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old. A boy does NOT have to have been a Cub Scout or Webelos to become a Boy Scout.

 

Troop 13 seeks to plan an outdoor activity every month of the year except December. Our treks take us across the beautiful state of Tennessee and beyond. Opportunities include many of the follwing activities: camping, caving, snow skiing, backpacking, hiking, climbing, rappelling, canoeing and whitewater rafting. Please refer to the Troop Calendar for dates of upcoming outdoor experiences. In addition to our monthly outdoor program, Troop 13 also offers the opportunity for our Scouts to participate in High Adventure Trips. Past trips include trips to the Philmont, Boundry Waters Canoeing, Grand Canyon, and Bahamas Sailing Adventure.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email our Scoutmaster, Mr. David MaGuirk, or complete the survey form on our “Contact Us” page. 

Did You Know? Why does Philmont call its groups ‘crews’ and not ‘patrols’?

Posted by jdmaguirk on Aug 7 2014 - 9:57pm

Click on the link for the answer.

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/08/06/philmont-call-groups-crews-patrols/

 

September Hiking Registration - There are only a few spots remaining!

Posted by jdmaguirk on Aug 7 2014 - 9:43pm

On September 5-7 we will be going to the Great Smokey Mountains to do some awesome hiking. We will be leaving at 6:00 on Friday the 5th from Christ Community Church. Returning on Sunday by 6:00 pm. There are two options for this weekend. You will need to choose either the 10-mile or the 20-mile option. This trip has a limited number of spots, only 30 participants and 5 vehicles are allowed per our park reservation. We will be taking the first 30 Scouts/Adults to register. After that you will be placed on the waiting list. Submit this registration form today to reserve your spot! Then make payment to the Troop treasurer by September 18th. After September 18th the next person on the list will get any available spots. Cost is $35.00 per participant

Franklin Classic Service Registration

Posted by jdmaguirk on Aug 7 2014 - 9:37pm

We will be volunteering at the Franklin Classic on September 1st, 9:00am-12:00pm. We will be helping with trash, recycling and breakdown of the race area. Please wear your uniform. Check in with an adult Scout leader in the registration area at the North end of 3rd Avenue South. You must check in to get credit. Signup Here

Summer Hiking Merit Badge Program

Posted by jdmaguirk on Jul 31 2014 - 9:22pm

Our next hike is August 2 at Bowie Nature Park.

  • Requirement #1.  To be covered on each hike.
  • Requirement #2.  To be covered on each hike.
  • Requirement #3. Develop a plan for conditioning yourself for 10-mile hikes, and describe how you will increase your fitness for longer hikes. Work on this plan and be prepared to discuss it with your patrol advisor on the next available merit badge cleanup night.
  • Requirement #4. Make a written plan for a 10-mile hike. Include map routes, a clothing and equipment list, and a list of items for a trail lunch. Work on this plan and be prepared to discuss it with your patrol advisor on the next available merit badge cleanup night.
  • Requirement #5.Take five hikes, each on a different day, and each of 10 continuous miles. You may stop for as many short rest periods as needed, as well as one meal, during each hike, but not for an extended period (example: overnight).Prepare a hike plan for each hike. 
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