We are Troop 777 of Manhattan. The Boy Scouts of America is organized into geographic regions, managed by a “Council,” which in turn are composed of troops. A troop is an organizational unit of boy scouts.
Troop 777 is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, located at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament which is where weekly meetings are held.
Troop 777 is part of the Greater New York Council, also called the Big Apple Council.
Why Troop 777?
It’s all about getting the scouts to take on the responsibility of learning skills and advancing!
What we do:
- Try new things and have fun.
- Provide service to our community.
- Learn skills and build self-confidence.
- Reinforce ethical standards.
- Develop practical leadership skills.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is gives our youth a chance to take responsibility in an environment where it’s OK to fail. Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
As the Scouts progress and gain experience, they will be required to lead and teach their peers. Scouting is a unique experience for our boys to be given responsibility reinforced with strong ethical training and civic responsibility.
History of Troop 777 *DRAFT*
Troop 777 was founded in 2012 (although the pack – for cub scouts – was founded in 2007.)
Scoutmaster Bob Bradley created the troop with the Church of the Blessed Sacrament as sponsor, because he and few other founding scoutmasters, were looking to create a troop that focused on teaching the scouts the skills to Advance. With a focus on advancement, each scout is motivated to learn skills, grow as a leader, and gain recognition of those skills by attaining more advanced scout ranks.
From a mere 4 cubs in 2007, and only 5 scouts in the boy scout troop in 2012, there are now over 25 Scouts and 12 adult advisors.
In 2016, Troop 777 produced its first Eagle Scout, and currently has 2 life scouts working towards the Eagle rank.