The goals of Troop 158 follow those of the Boy Scouts of America. We help direct the development of young men in their citizenship responsibilities, shape the moral strength and character of young men, and enhance the development of the physical, mental, and emotional fitness of America’s young citizens. While we recognize with pride the achievements of our scouts who attain the Eagle, scouting’s highest rank, we are equally proud of those young men who set and achieve other goals of gaining self-reliance, proficiency in Scoutcraft skills, and develop into responsible active citizens.
Scouting succeeds because of the proven approach of utilizing the talents and skills of older, more experienced scouts to teach and develop the talents and skills of less experienced scouts. Even though the advanced scouts who teach other scouts may not be recognized immediately by others in the troop, the knowledge and compassion they learn will remain with them throughout their lives. Experienced scouts have a unique opportunity to be a role model for the less mature scouts. Adults learn BSA’s philosophy and method in all the leader training (e.g., Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, Youth Protection, monthly Roundtable Meetings, and Wood Badge).
The troop is run by boy leaders under the supervision of adult leaders.