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SCOUTS BSA TROOP 18
Troop 18 is one of the oldest troops in the San Fernando Valley. For over 80 years, we have been sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood.
Under the direction of the FUMC leadership, we proudly serve all youth in our community.
We meet every Wednesday night, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood (Scout Hut behind the Church) 4832 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601. We welcome visitors anytime.
Boys & Girls
Troop 18 is open to boys and girls ages 11 to 17 (or age 10 if they have completed either Arrow of Light or 5th Grade).
Scout Led Troop
Our Troop is a Scout led troop. In Scouts, the youth are the ones who are in charge. The Scouts choose their own leaders who form the Patrol Leader Council (PLC) that creates the yearly agenda. The Scouts work together on every issue, from planning their meetings and camping trips, and what to eat at camp, to deciding who will wash dishes and shop for the food. They learn and put into practice communication, public speaking, teamwork, conflict resolution, and leadership. The role of the adults is to provide advice and guide them to help bring their ideas for adventure into reality.
There are over 135 merit badges in the BSA program. In completing some of the various merit badges the Scouts gain exposure to areas of interest ranging from Rifle Shooting to Chemistry, from Small Boat Sailing to Aviation, and from Reading to Nuclear Science. The Merit Badges help Scouts try things they may never had a chance to do if not for the Scouting experience such as Horsemanship, Welding, Canoeing, and Sailing.
Troop 18 Registration & Dues
Youth - The 2024 Scout Council Youth Registration fee is $155 for renewing Scouts and our annual dues are $95, for a total of $250 per Scout. The annual registration fee runs from January to December.
Adults - The 2024 Scout Council Adult Registration fee is $75. Adults need to complete the CA Mandated Reporter Training and Youth Protection Training (YPT) then email their completed certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange to have their fingerprints taken by Alexa if they have not done it already.