Scouting at United Christian Parish
UCP has a long association with scouting. We currently sponsor Boy Scout Troop 1970. We also host a Daisy Troop.
Contact the Parish Office for meeting times and locations and contact persons.
UCP charters Boy Scout Troop 1970, which meets at UCP every Monday night at 7:30pm. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Since its founding in 1965, Troop 1970 has been “Keeping the Tradition.” The troop takes pride in offering a traditional scouting program, whose key features are:
- adherence to the patrol method by the scouts
- participation in a minimum of one outing per month
- participation in an extended period of camping each year (summer camp), and
- service to the community.
These are the primary focus items by which the scouts of Troop 1970 learn and advance. None of these activities can occur without active participation by the scouts and their families. Many UCP members are active and many children have advanced through the troop.
Our staff regularly assists with the God and Country program, and we are honored to be part of special events, such as the recognition of Eagle Scouts.
UCP is also involved in Cub Scouts. Our most recent Pack has merged with a larger Pack sponsored by another organization. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Three Girl Scout units currently meet at UCP:
- Daisy Troop 5187 (kindergarten and 1st grade girls),
- Brownie Troop 5696 (grades 2-3), and
- Junior Troop 3500 (grades 4-5).
Many of the members of the Daisy Troop are younger siblings of girls now in the Junior Troop!
For more information on Girl Scouting in general, visit the National Capital Area Girl Scout web site. For information on the local Troops and how young person might participate, contact Laura Torgerson or Eugenia Hargreaves.