Welcome to Menlo Park - Atherton Troop 109!
Celebrating our 79th year, Boy Scouts of America Troop 109 serves Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, and the surrounding communities. The scout-led troop is not affiliated with a religious organization, and focuses on diversity, inclusiveness, leadership, and independence.
Troop 109 is unique in being the "ideal size" for scouts at all levels. With about 40-60 scouts, T109 is small enough to provide individualized attention to the needs of each scout. With 7 patrols, T109 is large enough for leadership opportunities and development. Scouts are supported in the acquisition of skills and advancement, with many achieving Eagle rank.
Activities (such as hiking, overnight camping and backpacking, white water rafting, orienteering, community service, etc.) occur at least once a month. Families may be included in activities, whenever possible. T109 scouts also have other interests (e.g. jazz band, drama, football, baseball, cross-country, etc.), and are able to balance scouting with all of these, including school work.
Troop 109 meets monthly, usually the 1st Tuesday of each month, at the Hillview Middle School Libary (Menlo Park) from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
What's Troop 109 All About?
The past 3 years have been amazing years for Troop 109. Most notably, 13 scouts achieved Eagle, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. One Eagle Scout achieved his first Eagle Palm. Five other scouts are in the midst of their projects.
Other achievements include:
- T109 scouts average 4-5 merit badges per scout per week of summer camp at Camp Wente.
T109 is looking forward to many more fun, exciting, and challenging activities this year.
Please consider joining us...