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Join the Troop

For more than 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

Troop 129 Needville Summer Camp

Why Scouting?

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to

Try new things.

  • Provide service to others.

  • Build self-confidence.

  • Reinforce ethical standards.


Scouting, with programs for young men and women, helps meet these six essential needs of the young people growing up in our society:

  • Mentoring

  • Lifelong Learning

  • Faith Traditions

  • Serving Others

  • Healthy Living

  • Building Character

Needville Scouts Acadmic Skills


How old (or young) can a youth be to join Scouting?

Cub Scouting is for youth in kindergarten through fifth grade. Youth can join Scouts BSA if they are at least 10 years old, currently in the fifth grade and register on or after March 1st; OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, OR are age 11 but have not reached age 18. Venturing and Sea Scouting are for young men and women at least 13 years old who have completed the eighth grade, or are age 14 and not yet 21. Exploring clubs serve middle schoolers, aged 10 – 14, in sixth through eighth grades. Exploring posts serve older youth 14 – 20 years old.

What Do I Need To Do First?

  • Complete Boy Scout Registration Form and give to the scoutmaster.  If you re-chartered with the Pack, mark “Transfer”.

  • Indicate if you want to receive “Boy’s Life Magazine”

  • Annual dues are $100.  This includes Troop Dues (equipment, etc.) and BSA Dues.  If you are new to Scouting, there is an additional $25 fee.

  • If you re-chartered with the Pack in December, dues for 2021 are $25 ($24 Troop Dues plus $1 transfer fee)

  • Make checks payable to Troop 129 and give to the treasurer.

  • E-mail contact information of scout and parents to the webmaster.

  • Make sure we have accurate email address and check your email frequently.

  • Complete Part “A” and Part “B” of the Health Form and give to the troop membership chair. Download here

  • Part “C” of the Health Form is required for summer camp. Download here

  • Sign-up for any of our campouts on Scoutbook.

  • Scout uniforms may be purchased at Houston area scout shops. The closest is at  12300 Parc Crest Drive, Stafford (281) 207-2340. 

How often does the troop meet?

Troop 129 holds two regular meetings per month on the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of the month.   Meetings are every 2nd Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and every 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 9211 Church St. and normally last between 60 – 90 minutes.  As a general rule, we do not have meetings when there is no school during the school year (NISD holidays). We do have meetings during the summer.

What supplies and equipment does a Scout need?

The single most important piece of equipment a Scout needs is the Scout Handbook. A local Scout shop is the best place to buy a handbook, and the staff there can guide you to get exactly what you need. 

The uniform is also very important as it plays an essential role in creating a sense of belonging, and it’s where a Scout gets to display his awards and rank achievements. Uniforms can be ordered online or in person at the local Scout shop.

Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days. What equipment is needed, as well as whether it will be provided by the troop, will vary. Unit leaders will provide information about any required supplies at the beginning of each program year.

Is Scouting safe?

Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check. 

Who should be contacted if help is needed?

A Scout’s patrol leader is the first resource if there are any questions. The senior patrol leader is the next source of information, and then finally the Scoutmaster.

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