Troop 8787 participates frequently in special events, such as the annual Scout parade, District Camp-o-rees, and our own Troop 8787 campouts and treks.
All the activities necessary to prepare for these events count as regular Troop activities. Scouts are responsible for understanding all instructions pertinent to the event, and for working together to earn their way to these events.
Troop 8787 participates in a resident summer camp each year. This is a traditional camp, featuring cooked meals and advancement activities. This is available to every Scout in Troop 8787. This camp is very important, particularly to new Scouts, in that they are able to earn advancement and Merit Badges here that are difficult to obtain at other times. Scouts also learn many basic outdoors skills at this camp.
Troop 8787 conducts summertime treks. One of these is to one of the Boy Scouts of America “High Adventure” facilities (Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Sea Base, or Boundary Waters Canoe Base) and attendance is subject to the rules set by the BSA (some are available only to scouts over age 14). Other treks are available to any scout that has earned the rank of First Class and is usually a back-packing oriented trip.