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Troop 128 is an Outreach Ministry of Epworth United Methodist Church. What this means is the troop is considered part of Epworth’s youth ministry and its outreach to the community. Epworth has applied to the Boy Scouts of America for permission to have a Boy Scout Troop. Without Epworth’s backing for the troop, we would be disbanded or would need to find a new organization to support the Troop. We, and other local troops, are members of the Concord District. The Concord District is one of 8 districts (Concord, Kannapolis, Rowan, Stanly, Montgomery, Union, Richmond, Anson) that make up the Central North Carolina Council. The National Council of Boy Scouts of America is the governing body over all of the councils in the United States of America. The Boy Scouts of America was chartered in 1916 by the United States Congress to provide an educational program for boys and young men. Boy Scouts of America was modeled after the Scouting movement founded by Lord Robert S.S. Baden-Powell in England in 1908.

Troop Meeting

Troop 128 meets every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Room. The Scout Room is in the basement underneath the Kitchen at Epworth United Methodist Church (1030 Burrage Road, Concord). We do not meet during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC)

The Patrol Leader’s Council (the troop’s junior leadership) meets once a month on the 3rd Thursday of the month before the Troop Meeting from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The PLC plans upcoming meetings and outings.

Troop Committee Meeting

The Troop Committee, (think of this as the “board of directors” of the troop), meets once a month on the 1st Thursday of the month during the Troop Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Troop Committee helps the Scoutmaster administer the Scouting program.

Court of Honor – Family Night

Four times per year the Troop will hold a Court of Honor to recognize each boy for his achievements. Two of the Courts of Honor include a covered dish dinner for the boys and the family. Courts of Honor will be approximatley at the end of March, June, September, and December.  Check our calendar for exact dates.

Troop Outings

Our troop has a goal of going on an outing 10 times per year.