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Meeting Information: Every Wednesday night during the school year (September through May) at Madison #1 Middle School – 5525 N. 16th Street. Meeting times are from 7:00 until 8:30. We do not meet during the month of December or on school breaks.
Troop 41 has a long, notable history in the Phoenix area. It was formed during the 1930’s and has met continuously at Madison #1 since its inception. Thousands of boys have passed through the ranks of scouting in our troop.
Troop 41 is a boy led troop. This means that our scouts hold leadership positions within the troop. They’re in charge of running the meetings, assist with rank advancement classes and assist with decision making of our monthly outings.
We go camping at least once a month all over the state of Arizona. Outings consist of a wide range of backpacking, rock climbing, bicycling, kayaking, and an annual ski trip to Durango, Colorado. The troop also attends a weeklong summer camp at Camp Geronimo in Payson, Arizona. We encourage every scout who joins our troop to stay active and earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Our advancencement program consists of parents that work with our new scouts to help them obtain the First Class rank within their first year. We also offer all Eagle required merit badges to our boys throughout the year. Our goal for each and every scout in our troop is that by the time they reach high school, the only requirement they will need to work on to earn their Eagle is their Eagle project.
Our primary fundraiser continues to be the selling of Christmas Trees. The boys benefit from this experience by being able to go on a week long summer trip outside the state of Arizona. Some of the trips that we’ve done recently are sea kayaking around the Channel Islands, bicycling the Northern California coast, and bicycling in the Puget Sound around the San Juan Islands.
Our current scoutmaster, Brian Cook, received Scoutmaster of the Year for 2011 and also received the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Outstanding Eagle Scout Award in December of 2012. The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. This award recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact closer to home.
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