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Home base for nearly 100 Boy Scouts, Troop 8 has been continuously active in the Chatham community for over 100 years. Founded in 1916, and sponsored by Ogden Presbyterian Church, Troop 8 is one of the oldest chartered Boy Scout troops in the eastern United States. We have produced over 100 Eagle Scouts, the highest rank possible within scouting, and their Eagle Scout service projects continue to have a positive impact on our community.
With weekly meetings, rank advancement activities, camping trips, and high adventure experiences, Troop 8 Scouts develop the self confidence, character, citizenship, and leadership skills that will serve them throughout their adult lives.
New Scouts are always welcome!
Troop 8 meets every Monday night at 7pm. With such a large troop, our meetings are energetic, but well-structured to provide a sense of routine and camaraderie. Within the Troop, Scouts are assigned to smaller “patrols,” and within their respective patrols, T8 Scouts have the opportunity to collaborate on team building activities, rank advancement, and experience numerous leadership opportunities as they are ready to take on more and more responsibility.
There are more than 135 merit badges, and the rank of Eagle requires Troop 8 Scouts to earn a minimum of 22. Of those 22 badges, 14 are required by the BSA, and the remaining 8 are your choice.
Troop 8 has a process for earning merit badges that starts with making a request to the Troop Master. Please see our merit badge page for more information.
Community service is an integral part of the Scouting experience, with requirements for service at each rank level. Advanced ranks have requirements for leadership and management as part of their service.
Troop 8 Scouts need to coordinate their service projects with the ASM in charge of service projects. Please see our service projects page for more information,