Boy Scout Troop 11, the first troop established in South Carolina, has been sponsored by First Presbyterian Church since 1911, but we welcome boys from all faiths. In Scouting and especially in Troop 11, we believe that the first and foremost duty is in the start to the Scout Oath: “On my Honor I will do my best to do my duty to God.” Boy Scout Troop 11, Cub Scout Pack 11, and Sea Scout Ship 11, all sponsored by First Pres, are vibrant, active groups who welcome new members at any time.
Boys in grades 1 through 5 work to become Tigers, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, or Webelos depending on their grade. The Pack meets the first Thursday of each month, 6:30–7:30pm in the Stewart-Adams Scout Hut across Academy Street from the Church. Cub Scout Pack 11 plans exciting activities and special trips, such as staying overnight on the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier at Patriots Point in Charleston.
Troop 11 recruits boys of middle school age for outdoor adventures. The Troop meets every Tuesday night, 7:00–8:30pm during the school year at the Stewart-Adams Scout Hut across Academy Street from the church. Boy Scout Troop 11 participates in campouts, snow sports, Merit Badge training, the district camporee, lake trips, and various other outings throughout the year. Each summer the Troop returns to Camp Old Indian for a week of summer camp.
Ship 11, young men and women of high school age, sails regularly from its base at Portman Shoals Marina on Lake Hartwell. Its fleet of three sailboats and one cabin cruiser cover the “Carolina Caribbean” (Lake Hartwell). The group has also sailed in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Sea Scout Ship 11 teaches sailing and boating skills. The Sea Scouts introduce Boy Scout Troops, Cub Packs, and school and church groups to sailing, logging over 100 youth-days of sailing each year.
Troop 11 is noted for service. Every year several scouts complete Eagle service projects around Greenville that involve the other boys in the troop. The troop also volunteers in other ways, including help with the Greenville Scottish Games each year. Annual popcorn sales and church breakfasts help support the troop.
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