There are many good Scout Troops in the area. Troop 370 has a long tradition of excellence and a unique program that resonates with many boys and their families.
ADULT LEADERS - MANY ARE FORMER TROOP MEMBERS
An amazing number of "alumni scouts" return to Troop 370 each summer, to volunteer as camp staff at our Voyager Bay Summer Camp. Currently, Troop 370 has alumni in colleges around the world - in Boston, Scotland, Colorado, California and North Dakota. After graduation, many alumni come back to Troop 370 to volunteer as Assistant Scoutmasters, camp directors, webmasters and more...
VOYAGER BAY SCOUT CAMP
Troop 370 has our own summer camp in northern Minnesota!! It's run completely by volunteers. Merit badges are taught by adults who work in the respective fields. As an example, a professional chemist teaches the chemistry merit badge, a professional programmer teaches Computers merit badge and an environmental engineer teaches the environmental sciences merit badge. The kids benefit by learning from professionals.
Scouts are assigned daily job duties, but meals are prepared by adult volunteers so scouts will focus on merit badge work the entire week. Each year, up to twenty alumni scouts take vacation time from work so they can attend and help out.
MONTHLY CAMPOUT ADVENTURES
The troop scheduled a campout every month except December. Upcoming monthly campouts might include: indoor climbing at Base Camp, trout fishing at the Kinnickinnic River, rock climbing at Interstate State Park in Taylor's Falls, hiking the Superior Hiking Trail, a cooking competition, marksmanship at Phillippo Scout Camp and winter camping at Wild River State Park.
HIGH ADVENTURE PROGRAM
Troop 370 offers scouts who are 14 and older, an amazing and robust high adventure program. Previous programs include: Rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park in CA, Sea kayaking the Apostle Islands, Canoeing Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Hiking the Battle of Gettysburg in PA, Florida Sea Base, Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
We know there are many activities competing for boys time. Our Scouts are involved with sports teams, student government, marching band, plays and musicals, jazz band and other leadership activities. Because Boy Scouts is a 7-8 year program, it's fine to take a "time out" from Scouts during an important sports season. Our program is flexible, and we'll welcome you back when the season is over!
TRAINED ADULT VOLUNTEERS
All our adult volunteers take youth protection training and job specific training to ensure your son receives a safe and rewarding experience. Additionally, Troop 370 has the experience of many Assistant Scoutmasters and Scoutmasters who stay with the Troop after their initial term is expired or after their boys have graduated from our Troop.
QUALITY TROOP MEETINGS
Each month, one troop meeting is devoted to merit badge work; which could be a small group working on the Citizenship in the Community merit badge. Another troop meeting is devoted to skills training, such as rope tying or first aid. Another monthly troop meeting is set aside for menu planning and gear sign up for the monthly weekend campout.