Welcome to WestArkTroop2.org - Home of Troop 2, Boy Scouts of America
Chartered with First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith, AR since 1923 | Troop 2 Calendar
Who or What is Troop 2?
Boys ages 11 and up OR Boys who finished the 5th grade OR Boys that received the Cub Scout Arrow of Light are welcome to join Boy Scout Troop 2. Since 1923, the Scouts of Troop 2 have been camping and hiking in all kinds of places, learning valuable scouting skills such as map reading, cooking and knot tying, gaining leadership experience, and building character through service and citizenship. The Scouts of Troop 2 do all of this and much more... while having all kinds of fun.
When Does Troop 2 Meet?
We meet every Monday at 7 pm, except for school and church holidays. We meet at First United Methodist Church on the Third Floor. Enter through the glass doors behind the Sanctuary on North B and North 16th Streets.
Tell me More About Troop 2
The Scouts of Troop 2 love to camp. We camp practically every month. The Troop is made of Patrols of 5 to 8 Scouts. Each Patrol elects leaders, practice Scout skills and plan and cook their own camp meals. The boys also elect other boys to be the Troop leaders. Scouts are recognized for their achievements through earning ranks from Tenderfoot to Eagle, and by earning Merit Badges in over 100 subjects including Citizenship in the Nation, Fly Fishing, Automotive Repair and Chess.
The Scouts of Troop 2 are Going Places. We enjoy hiking and cycling. The Troop offers many opportunities to earn the Hiking and the Cycling merit badge, and we are planning many bike rides and hikes throughout the year. We recognize those Scouts who earn the Cycling, Hiking and Swimming merit badges with the special Iron Scout patch. So get your best hiking boots, grab your bike helmet, air up the tires and join us.
What About the Parents?
The Scouts of Troop 2 lead themselves, but under the watchful eye of the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. These volunteer leaders, usually parents of Scouts, receive training from the Boy Scouts of America. The Parents of Troop 2 understand the values and skills that Scouting offers their boys. The parents help in a wide variety of ways in the Troop to support their Scouts and each other.
Need more info?
More info, including the Troop 2 Calendar, Troop 2 Handbook, the First Class First Year program and the Troop 2 Bylaws can be found on http://go.westarktroop2.org/. Many of these materials are also in Spanish or Español.
Interested? How to get started
Click on the Become a Friend link (right side of this page) to be a Friend of Troop 2. Follow the instructions provided. If you haven't joined the Westark Area Council site yet, you will be asked to do so. When joining the council site, be sure to subscribe to the Council Communications and the Butterfield Trail District e-Newsletter.
Once done you will be in the Troop 2 loop!
Contact the Scoutmaster
Click on the Unit Leadership link (right side of this page) and click on the Scoutmaster's member page. You can send a email to the Scoutmaster from the member page. You can contact other Troop 2 leaders as well.