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Troop 183 – Noblesville, IN

Boy Scouts serves boys in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
Troop 183 provides a traditional boy-led scouting program.  We welcome any boy and his family to visit and join our troop.
Get more information on Troop 183, contact usOur meetings are Mondays (except for national and school holidays) from 7:00-8:30PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 444 S. Harbour Drive, Noblesville, IN 46062.

Troop 183 History

Arrow of Light scout receiving Troop 183 neckerchief after crossing over the Boy Scouts.

Arrow of Light scout receiving Troop 183 neckerchief after crossing over the Boy Scouts.

Troop 183 was founded in January 1983 and has been active in the character development of young men for more than 35 years. We adhere to the principles of a “boy-led” troop where the program content, meeting planning, Patrol Method, and leadership comes from the Scouts themselves, while adults provide guidance and support.

“The patrol method is not a way to operate a Boy Scout troop—it is the only way.”

Robert Baden-Powell; Boy Scouts founder – 1910

We also believe that regardless of the rank earned or the length of time he is a Boy Scout, each boy should experience an outstanding Boy Scout program that he will remember fondly and proudly all his life.

Boy Scout Troop 183 is a proud part of the Noblesville, Indiana community, where it has been since its founding in January 1983.  Our troop meets at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 444 S. Harbour Drive, Noblesville, IN 46062.

Troop 183 meets on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Noblesville, except for national and school holidays.  Please contact our Scoutmaster Grumpy for details or to arrange a visit.  And don’t forget to ask how he got that name!

Email Scoutmaster Grumpy (Mike Wyatt) at scoutmaster@bsatroop183.org.

Adventure/Advancement

Scouts climbing Via Farrata in Red River Gorge, KY

Scouts climbing Via Farrata in Red River Gorge, KY

Scouts in Troop 183 look for adventure, and find it in the monthly camping, yearly summer camp, and  high-adventure trips. When pursuing these activities, most rank advancement falls into place.  Activities include camporees, service projects, and a yearly electronics lock-in.

Adventure

Recent events have taken us backpacking, climbing, canoeing, shooting, and caving. Summer camp opens opportunities for 4-wheeling, sailing, and much more. Several scouts traveled to West Virginia and attended the latest national jamboree! Boys crave adventure and even (especially) when things get challenging, the best comes out in them.

Rank Advancement

New scouts focus on learning scouting skills and progress through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class, hopefully in the first year. The scout leadership team lead by the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and assisted by the Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) fills weekly meetings and campouts with items that help boys advance. Older scouts change their focus to leadership development while earning the ranks of Star, Life, and Eagle (hopefully complete before the deadline of his 18th birthday)!

This range of ages and mix of structure and adventure is the perfect mix to challenge a group of boys and keep them motivated. Adult leaders assist in all of this and ensure scouts stay safe, but the purpose of scouting is to ensure this happens through boy leadership.

Upcoming Events

Feb
24
Sat
Ski Trip (Day Trip)
Feb 24 @ 6:00 am – 9:30 pm

Scouts and Parents:

Troop 103 has invited us to join their ski trip to Swiss Valley in Jones, MI for a day of skiing or snowboarding and the opportunity to earn the Snow Sports merit badge.

Swiss Valley is a smaller ski & snowbard area hosting a Scout Day on Feb 24 with reduced rates for scouts showing their BSA ID card ($26 for lift ticket, $18 equipment rental = $44) for passes, about a $20 savings. Dan Harrison, troop 103 scoutmaster, is an accomplished ski instructor and will be offering lessons to our scouts and adults on skiis. Group snowboard lessons are available from the facility for $10/per person.

This will be a (long) day trip starting at 6a from the Marcos parking lot and returning around 9:30p to the same location. Full details follow.

Merit Badge:
The Snow Sports merit badge (workbook) is available if you complete the pre-requisites. From Dan: “Pre-requisites for the MB: Items 1-6, Item 7 subsets where is asks them to explain, have each candidate write down their answers. All “demonstrates” we will accomplish towards the end of the day after they have had the opportunity to practice. I will coordinate a specific time to meet and finish up.”
Workbooks can be found at Meritbadge.com

Details:
Depart 6am Marcos parking lot across from Episcopal Church
Return 9:30pm (or so) to same. We will depart Swiss Valley at 6p at the latest
Fees: $44
Meals:
Arrive having eaten (or carrying breakfast). Pack a lunch or purchase at the on-premise restraunt. Dinner will be a fast-food stop on the way home.
Bring money for lunch and dinner ($20 recommended, vary by the scout’s appetite!)
Adult Leader: Tim Sherrill (317) 847-5249
Scout Leader: TBD
RSVP
Permission slip required

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1209212

Feb
26
Mon
Troop meeting @ St. Michael's
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1161583

Mar
3
Sat
Scouting for Food @ South Harbour
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1159036

Mar
4
Sun
Committee Meeting @ St. Michaels
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1159040

Mar
5
Mon
Troop meeting @ St. Michael's
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1161584

Mar
9
Fri
Merit Badge University @ Carmel High School
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1159044

Mar
12
Mon
Troop meeting @ St. Michael's
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1161586

Mar
16
Fri
OA Lodge Spring Fellowship @ Camp Krietenstein
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 11:00 am

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1158121

Mar
19
Mon
Court Of Honor @ St. Michael's
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1161587

Mar
23
Fri
Spring Camporee Dry-run campout @ St. Michael's
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 9:00 pm

This campout will serve as a practice/dry-run for the 2018 Spring Camporee we are hosting in April.

We really need all Scouts to come to this campout if at all possible.

Permission slips will be sent out for this event via email.

For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=1037385

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