To prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
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.
A Scout is:
The Scouting program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.
Troop 19 is made up of about 35 boys, 2/3 of which are age 15 or younger.
All of the adult leaders either have sons that are or were in the Program.
We meet on most Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 PM throughout the School Year and go on a camping trip / outing once a month.
We average one Service Project a month.
Meet in the Youth Wing of Fourth Presbyterian – our Chartering Organization.
Scoutmaster and Assistants:
G. Scott Kilgore, Dan Christie, Marc Smith, Chip Schaible, Richard Leland, Lindsay Bickerstaff, Steve Schell, Dean Sheorn, Charles Williams, David Seay
Assisted Fourth Presbyterian with GAIHN Meals and Overnight Host duties.
Troop Family Golf Tournament at Crosswinds for beginners.
Mountain bike camping trip at DuPont Forest, NC.
Inducted another six new Scouts into the Troop.
Canoeing down the Edisto River.
Set up 300 tables and chairs for the Agape Dinner at Fourth.
Elected seven boys to the Order of the Arrow – Scouting’s honor society.
Boating, fishing, swimming camping trip at Lake Keowee.
Attended Camp Old Indian Summer Camp w/ 15 Scouts.
Elected new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders.
Earned over 200 Merit Badges.
Whitewater rafting in Tennessee.
Prepared and served a full lunch at Triune Mercy Center Soup Kitchen.
12 Scouts & Scouters backpacked 80 miles at Philmont Scout Ranch in NM.
Capers Island beach camping trip.
Studied proper firearm safety and technique.
Camping at Georgetown, SC - Black River Plantation.
Three Eagle Scout Leadership Service Projects.
Rock Climbing in Pisgah, NC.
Worked on the Goodfellows Service Project before Christmas.
Winter backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.
Snow Skiing and Snowboarding at Sugar Mtn., NC.
The Boy Scout Program is designed to take place outdoors. It is in this outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to work with one another. In the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at Troop meetings come alive with purpose. Once a month Troop 19 goes on an outing. These trips range from camping or backpacking to sailing or rock climbing – an activity the boys select.
Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps to overcoming them through the advancement method. Each Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self‑reliance and in the ability to help others.