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About Us

Boy Scouts develop character, citizenship and fitness, while having fun in the outdoors.  Our program calendar features a Big Outdoor Event each month.  Each Big Event is designed to offer some challenge enabling the scout to develop, learn and have fun while advancing through the ranks of Boys  Scouts.  Typical Outdoor activities are camping, fishing, land navigation (orienteering), trail building and hiking. We even go skiing each winter.

Leaders

ScoutMaster
Patrick  McNair
Troop Committee Chair

Troop Committee Chair

 

Bill Davis serves as the Committee Chair. Bill has been part of the troop for 3 years now. Previously Bill served as Cubmaster for Pack 253

Bill Davis
Mike Kendall
Quartermaster

(The Original and founding Scoutmaster)

 

Michael was the scoutmaster from August 1999 until August 2010. He continues to be an active committee member, assistant scoutmaster and quartermaster. He started scouting as an Assistant Webelos Den Leader in 1994. Michael obtained advanced Boy Scout leader training, "Woodbadge" at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. He has been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Citation and is a BSA Certified Lead Climbing Instructor. In his scouting career, he has bicycled 147 miles and camped 115 nights, hiked 70 miles and performed 104 hours of community service. He is a long standing member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church. In 2009, he and his wife Bernice celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary. They have three sons. All three were very active scouts. Two of his three sons have acheived the highest boy scout honor, Eagle. Michael is a US Air Force Veteran and works as an electronic technician. 

Assistant Scoutmaster

Jonathan Winstead has been involved with scouting for several years. He has served as a parent coordinator for Cub Pack 253 when his son Jonathan was progressing through the Webelos and Arrow Of Light ranks. He is now serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 253 where his son is actively involved as a scout. He has completed several advanced Boy Scout leader training courses, the most notable being “Woodbadge” during the 100 year celebration, S7-421-19-1 as a "Buffalo". Jonathan is active as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math tutor and mentor. He has been involved with numerous volunteer organizations such as Habitat For Humanity, Brown Bag Ministry, and Toys for Tots to name a few. Jonathan is to proud to support the next generation of leaders by teaching and exhibiting the Scouting Oath and Law.

Jonathan Winstead
Masceo Deschamps
Assistant Scoutmaster

(former Committee Chair)

 

Masceo serves as an Assistant Scout Master. Masceo has been with the troop for 15 years. He has always servced in a role as Assistant Scout Master. Masceo also served as Troop 253 Committee chair for 10 years. Under his leadership the troop saw tremendous growth and through his finacial stuartship the troop remained fiscally sound in the goal of providing the Boy Scout program all the necessary resources to be successful.