OUR TROOP

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouting programs help youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

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.

While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community. Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, 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.

Scouting has been and continues to be an adventure that is filled with opportunities to learn, to have fun, and to become the best person possible. The more you learn, the more exciting and challenging your adventures will be. Together, Scoutcraft, Woodcraft, and Campcraft will guide you through much of what Scouting has to offer and will help you establish habits of success for the years to come.

More than 1 billion boys around the world have answered the call of Scouting over the last 100 years and the challenges and adventures of Scouting are as strong as they have always been, and now you are invited!

Who We Are

Boy Scouts Troop 298 provides a fun and exciting program for boys in the Frisco area who are at least 10 years old and have earned the Cub Scouts' Arrow of Light Award or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. Troop 298 is the oldest Boy Scout troop in the area, having been established in the 1920's. Our troop is sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and belong to the Iron Horse District, part of the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Scouting provides youth training in character, citizenship, and mental and personal fitness. Boy Scouts are expected to develop personal religious values, learn the principles of American heritage and government, and acquire skills to become successful adults. To achieve these, Boy Scouting applies the following methods:

  • Scouting Ideals - Scout Oath/Promise, the Scout Law, the Scout Motto, and the Scout Slogan

  • The patrol method (troop units)

  • Participation in outdoor programs

  • Advancement

  • Adult association

  • Personal growth

  • Leadership development

If you are looking for a fun experience like no other, enjoy great outdoor adventures, and acquire experiences that will last a lifetime, then Boy Scouts is the place for you. You will learn to live the Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared”. As a member of Troop 298, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You’ll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned.

Our Troop meets every Monday from 6:45 p.m. to about 8:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Map). At these meetings we provide a fun environment where the boys make progress towards earning their ranks and receive their progress awards.

Interested in joining us? We'd love to hear from you! Contact us here to get more information about this fun and rewarding program!

What We Offer

Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped young men to grow through Boy Scouting while being an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service. These elements were part of the original Boy Scout program and continue to be part of Boy Scouting today. Click here for more on the history of Scouting and click below to enjoy a video on what Scouting is about.

Uniform and Insignia of
the Boy Scouts 

Welcome to Troop 298!

Whether you are a first time Boy Scout or continuing your journey in Scouting, we hope you have an exciting time while being a proud member of Troop 298.

To get started, you'll want to:

 

  1. Fill out the BSA application form, BSA Health form, troop dues, etc.

  2. Get the uniform (see details below)

  3. Get the handbook (see details below and additional details here)

  4. Familiarize yourself with your Troop

  5. Start on the Scout Rank requirements!

Boy Scouting, as a part of the BSA program, is a uniform-wearing organization.  Therefore, it is a BSA requirement that each Boy Scout and Adult Leader who belongs to Troop 298 wears the appropriate, complete uniform for his rank or position.  The Boy Scout uniforms help build pride, loyalty, and self-respect.  Wearing the uniform to all troop meetings, ceremonies and activities also encourages a neat appearance, a sense of belonging, and good behavior.  In addition to creating a sense of pride and belonging, the uniformsexemplify the character, citizenship, and strength each Scout strives to embody. 

The Boy Scouts Official uniform includes the Scout shirt, Scout pants or Scout shorts, Scout belt, Scouts socks, and shoes or hiking boots.  When headed outdoors, an approved troop t-shirt can be worn with Scouts pants or shorts (also known as Class B uniform), or wear other clothing that is right for the events of the day.  Uniforms may be purchased at the Bobby Lyle Billy Gamble Scout Shop in Fairview, ordered online at Scoutstuff.org, or at Scoutfitters in the Circle Ten Office in Dallas. They will help you get everything you need and will give you the insignia placement form as a guide.

 

The wearing of a BSA uniform in Troop 298 is an important aspect of scouting spirit. Our troop takes pride in its formal BSA dress (Class A) as well as field activity (Class B) uniforms.  

BSA Dress Uniform (Class A) - Worn at Troop meetings, Courts of Honor, fundraising and community service events, traveling to/from campouts and when specified

  • Troop neckerchief

  • BSA shirt

  • BSA slacks or shorts

  • BSA socks

  • BSA belt

  • Merit badge sash (Court of honor & specified events)

  • BSA approved hat (optional)

  • Order of the Arrow sash (only for OA members and only during OA events)  

Field Activity Uniform (Class B) - Worn at campouts, special events and when specified 

  • Troop t-shirt (red or green)

  • BSA shorts or slacks

  • BSA approved hat (optional)

  • BSA socks 

There is no need for you to purchase earned insignia, merit or rank badges. Troop dues and fundraising cover most of the advancements, recognition, and awards each Boy Scout earns.

Download and print the Uniform Insignia Placement Guide for patch placement.  Also, visit the official BSA uniform website for an interactive source for uniform essentials.  For more details contact your Patrol Leader or contact us here.

   LEADING YOUTH TO LIFELONG VALUES

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