About Us

Founded in 1924, Northborough Troop 1 is dedicated to helping mold the youth of Northborough into tomorrow's upstanding adults. The troop is led by adult volunteers, but the scouts are encouraged to accept roles of responsibility and leadership. Consequently the meetings are run by the scouts with the leaders' supervision and guidance.

Troop 1 is also focused on helping its scouts become Eagle Scouts, and we are very proud of the fact that so many of our boys have reached the rank of Eagle.

Fast Facts

Focus: A boy run program designed to foster leadership skills couple with strong ethical and moral decision makings skills based on the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Boys from approximately 11 years old to 18 years old are welcome in a Boy Scout Troop.

Organization: The Scouts are organized into patrol of roughly 4 to 8 similarly aged Scouts. Patrols are lead by a Patrol leader who reports to the Senior patrol leader. A patrol of senior scouts helps to advise the other patrols. All Patrols are a part of the Troop.

Troop Meetings: Held once a week at the Church of the Nativity. The program is decided by the Patrol Leader Council. The Troop Meeting is led by the Senior Patrol Leader. 

Parental involvement: Boys Scouts works best when the Troop is boy run and the adult act in an advisory role. Parent volunteers are needed to staff the Troop Committee as needed. Parents are always welcome at Troop Meetings and campouts.

Leadership: The Scoutmaster is the adult leader responsible for the image and program of the troop. The Scoutmaster works with the Senior Patrol Leader to lead the troop. The Senior Patrol leader is the top boy leader in the Troop. The SPL works with the Patrol leaders. The Patrol Leaders help direct the Patrols and represent them at the Patrol Leader Council Meetings.

Advancement: The ultimate award is the Eagle. Advancement is done at the Scouts own pace. Older scouts sign off the book for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class requirements. Adult leaders help with the Star, Life and Eagle advancements. The Troop has a Life to Eagle Advisor for those scouts make the transition to Eagle.

Troop Meetings

The troop meets most Tuesday evenings during the school year at the Church of the Nativity on Howard St. in Northborough.