About Us

One of the biggest and most well-known values-based youth development groups in the country is the Boy Scouts of America. Young people can participate in a program offered by the BSA that fosters personal fitness, character development, and citizenship obligations. The BSA has contributed to the development of this nation's future leaders for more than a century by fusing enjoyment, lifetime values, and educational opportunities.

With more than a century of experience, the Boy Scouts of America are aware that fostering young development is essential to creating a society that is more responsible, conscientious, and productive.

Our Organization's Charter

Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is Troop 253's organized in the Occoneechee Council

Chartering Organization Support

The Boy Scouts of America extends the reach of Scouting to young people across the nation by partnering with community organizations to establish, organize, and oversee Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships for boys and girls up to age 18. These partnering organizations assume responsibility for managing the units and shaping the program of activities in alignment with their specific goals and objectives. When community organizations initiate a new unit, they undertake two essential steps to ensure the delivery of a high-quality Scouting experience:

Their role

The Chartered Organization Representative (COR) is designated by the leader of the chartered organization, overseeing the "Scouting Department" within the organization. Additionally, they serve as a voting member of the BSA council, representing the chartered organization, such as Cary Presbyterian Church. The COR also holds a position on the district committee and acts as a liaison between the organization's Scouting units and the resources provided by district and council volunteers and professionals. A capable chartered organization representative has the potential to positively impact the youth in their community.

COR Responsibilities

The COR's duties encompass the following responsibilities:

Demonstrating a dedicated commitment to the Scouting program by actively participating in chartered units, sharing insights, fulfilling role obligations, and showing perseverance in completing tasks.

Acting as a conduit between the units and the organization, serving as the unit representative to the youth council, education board, or other relevant committees within the chartered organization. This role allows the COR to keep organizational officers informed about unit programs and ensure compliance with organizational policies.

Representing the Chartered Organization at the local Scout Council and District Committee. As a voting member, the COR's input holds significance. Serving on a district operating committee aligned with personal talents and interests will be fulfilling and facilitate the dissemination of council and district Scout services and activities updates to the organization.

Join Us and Make a Difference

Troop 253 welcomes individuals eager to engage with scouting and contribute to our vibrant community. With numerous opportunities available, you can select the areas that align with your interests and take the lead. We're seeking proactive parents ready to bolster our organization's strength as we expand and ensure a safe, secure, and enjoyable experience for all our children."


Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors and to be conservation-minded.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.