About our Troop!
Troop 608 follows the "boy led" model, in which the adventure of scouting is organized and run by the youth leadership. Come check us out!
We chartered to The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida, which is the Cathedral church of the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee and is in the Pensacola Bay District of the Gulf Coast Council #773, which stretches from Southern Alabama to the Central Panhandle of Florida.
The troop held its first charter in 1956. Since that time, over 90 young men have attained the rank of Eagle Scout under the auspices of Troop 608.
After a few years of inactivity in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the troop was rechartered in January 1995, with six members and is still going strong today.
The troop’s philosophy has always been that of Scouting’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who envisioned a program that allowed boys to become leaders by “doing” what leaders “do.” Powell recognized that boys only learn when they do things completely “on their own.” Therefore, Troop 608 strives to be a boy-led troop and has been extremely successful.
The troop has a very active outdoor program with a well-rounded advancement program. Troop 608 emphasizes personal development by participation in meetings, outdoor activities, service projects, and other Scouting events.
Troop 608 participates in at least one overnighter activity per month, as planned by the Patrol Leaders’ Council. In addition, we are extremely active in Council and District events, including Camporees, Scout Shows, Fund Raisers, and Order of the Arrow Activities. Troop 608 offers frequent opportunities for High Adventure, including regular trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier, and Florida Sea Base.
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