Joining Troop 253

To begin your journey with Troop 253, attend one of our pack or troop gatherings. Pack 253 convenes at Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church every second and fourth Monday at 7:00 PM, while the Troop gathers every first Monday and third Saturday during the school year. Simply drop by, introduce yourself and your child to one of our uniformed leaders, and embark on this exciting adventure together.

Feel free to reach out to the Scoutmaster via email if you have any further inquiries about the troop. Parents interested in learning more about Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Troop 253 can also request additional information by providing their details HERE .

After your child is prepared to formally become a member of Troop 253, parents can proceed to sign in or register an account on


Parents have the option to monitor their Scout's progress in rank advancement and merit badge completion by accessing Scoutbook . Additionally, BSA provides a complimentary Scouting mobile application that synchronizes with Scoutbook. This Scouting app is accessible for both iPhone and Android devices, downloadable from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Getting Involved

Like all BSA programs, we continually seek parental volunteers who are willing to undergo training, don the Scout uniform, and contribute as valuable members of our troop. We are in need of parents willing to take on roles such as Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Members,and/or Merit Badge Counselors.

In accordance with the BSA Guide to Safe Scouting, it is mandatory for all adults accompanying a Scouting unit, present for a total of 72 hours or more, to be registered as leaders. These 72 hours do not need to be consecutive. Registering as an Adult Leader involves completing a BSA Adult Application, undergoing Youth Protection Training every two years, and undergoing an initial criminal background check.

Feel free to attend one of our meetings and inquire for further details. We're delighted to furnish you with the necessary information to commence your journey. No prior Scouting experience is necessary. To initiate your role as an Adult Leader, you can begin by completing Youth Protection Training online, then print and submit a BSA Adult Application to one of the troop's Key 3 Members ( Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Chair, and Chartered Organization Representative).