Troop 39 is a scout lead troop; the scouting adult leaders are there to provide guidance and support. Most of the teaching is done by example, allowing young men the opportunity to learn from troop leaders, in addition to their parents and teachers. The troop leaders are examples in an outdoor activity focused environment.
Patrols are the building blocks of a Boy Scout troop. A patrol is a small group of boys who are similar in age, development, and interests. Working together as a team, patrol members share the responsibility for the patrol’s success. They gain confidence by serving in positions of patrol leadership. All patrol members enjoy the friendship, sense of belonging, and achievements of the patrol and of each of its members.
Capture the Flag is a traditional outdoor sport played by the Troop 39 scouts on camping trips and during scout meetings. Scouts are in two teams each have a flag (or other marker) and the objective is to capture the other team’s flag, located at the team’s “base,” and bring it safely back to their own base. Enemy players can be “tagged” by players in their home territory; these players are then out of the game, members of the opposite team, or “in jail”. (One variation of the game includes a “jail” area in addition to the flag on each team’s territory.)