Troop PA-0019 FAQs

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Q: What is our Motto?

A: "Walk Worthy"  Colossions 1:10  "...that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God..."

Q: What is our Oath?

A: On my honor I will do my best to serve God and country; to respect authority; to be good stewards of creation; and to treat others as I want to be treated

Q: When did Trail Life Troop PA-0019 start?

A: Troop PA-0019 was chartered on 12/31/2014 under the Forks of the Brandywine Church http://www.forkschurch.org/ . Our Troop number comes from Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."  

Q: Once my son decides to join, what are the upfront costs?

A: Trail Life USA national annual registration fee is $26. Troop PA-0019 annual membership dues are $100. Trail Life Polo/Meeting shirt is $22-$24.

Q: Once my son decides to join, how do I register him?

A: Let one of our Troopmaster or one of our Trail Leaders know and we will send you a Welcome email with the link to register online.

Q: Are there discounts for siblings?

A: Yes, we discount the Troop PA-0019 annual membership dues for additional siblings. The cost is $100 for your first child, $50 for the second, and $25 for additional children.  

Q: What Trail Life uniforms should I purchase to start?

A: Once your son decides to join, please purchase a Trail Life “Travel/Meeting Polo" shirt for troop meetings (Woodlands/Green, Navigators/Grey, Adventurers/Blue) for $22-$24. The optional (but recommended) Trail Life “Trail T-shirt” is great for our outdoor trail adventures for $12-$17.

Q: Do I need to purchase a Trail Life “formal” uniform?

A: We suggest waiting until your son has fully committed to the troop life; chat with our Troopmaster for when the time is right. We recommend that only Navigators and Adventurers purchase formal uniforms at this time. They start at $65 for a Basic formal box set.

Q: What Trail Life troop level is my son?

A: Woodlands are grades K-5 (ages 5-9), Navigators are grades 6-8 (ages 10-14), Adventurers are grades 9-12 (ages 14-17)

Q: My son is a Navigator or Adventurer, should I also purchase a Trailman’s Handbook?

A: We provide the Trail Life Trailman’s Handbook for all Navigators & Adventurers. Woodlands do not need a handbook.

Q: When are troop meetings?

A: We typically have troop meetings at least twice per month on the 1st & 3rd Mondays. See Upcoming Events for next meetings. Woodlands meet from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Navigator/Adventurers meet from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  

Q: Are Parents required to attend with their son?

A: We do require a Parent to attend for Woodland boys in K-1st grade.

Q: How can Parents participate?

A: Speak to our Troopmaster for ways you can participate as either a Registered Adult or Trail Guide to start.  All Parents are always welcome to hang around to observe the Troop meetings or to fellowship with the other Parents.