Boy Scout Troop Information
Here is a brief description of Piedmont’s five troops, together wither meeting times and locations. For more information contact the council office at 510-547-4493.
Troop 1 has existed as long as the Boy Scout Movement in the U.S., honoring its first Eagle in 1921 and the greater percentage of its boys as Eagles ever since. Troop 1 won the coveted 1st place “Presidential Award” at last year’s council-wide Camporee competition with its patrol of new 5th graders. From September till June, the troop holds one camping trip/outing per month. Summiting Mt. Shasta is scheduled each Memorial Day. Older Scouts (14 & above) plan an annual “Lifetime of Memories” trek. Past trips have included hiking the Yukon Chilkoot Trail, sailing at the High Adventure Base in Florida, and last year’s 50-milers at Philmont New Mexico and in the High Sierra. Troop One emphasizes BSA fun, character, tradition & skill.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Piedmont Community Church
Troop 4 is a young, mid-size, cohesive troop. We have a strong focus on the path to Eagle yet with a less formal atmosphere. Once a month, we go on weekend trips including camping at Pinnacles, Yosemite, Angel Island and Dillon Beach as well as rafting on the American River and skiing at Sugar Bowl. These outings provide skill-building and leadership opportunities. Every summer, scouts can attend a week-long Boy Scout camp where they have an opportunity to earn a variety of merit badges, work on rank advancement and have fun. We have dedicated adult leadership and strong adult involvement from both dads and moms. Troop 4 has been in continuous operation since 1921. In the last 5 years, 19 Troop 4 Scouts have achieved the Eagle rank.
Meeting Time: Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Beach School Auditorium
Troop 6 is a smaller troop with 25 boys - which provides all Scouts with a great opportunity to serve in key leadership roles. The troop maintains a dual focus - having outstanding fun times and achieving the essentials of the Scouting program, including advancement and leadership. The troop adult leadership stands ready to help all Scouts advance to the rank of Eagle and provides the resources needed for boys to attain this highest Scouting honor. Troop 6 Scouts also play a key role in the running of the Piedmont Council’s Order of the Arrow Lodge, and have served in the role of Lodge Chief four of the last 5 years. We have won the William Peterson Award for Youth Leadership an unprecedented 3 consecutive years. Our Scouts enjoy attending Summer Camp at the Marin Sierra Scout Ranch in July. Some of our favorite monthly campouts include Half Moon Bay Beach, Yosemite Snow Camping, Mt. Whitney, Philmont Scout Reserve, and river rafting on the American River. Troop 6 is sponsored by the Corpus Christi Parish, and welcomes Scouts of all religious backgrounds. The Troop meets weekly from September until Mid-June.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi School Gym
Troop 11 provides an environment in which each boy develops character and potential, understands citizenship, has fun and experiences epic adventure! While many Troop 11 scouts advance to the rank of Eagle, our program provides a positive scouting experience regardless of rank advancement. Overnights are scheduled every four to six weeks and include the annual ski trip, snow camping, rocket launching at Dillon Beach, Day Hikes and Fun Nights. Troop meetings typically last 90 minutes, three times per month. Summer activities include traditional Scout Camp and challenging backpacking trips in the Sierras. Troop 11 is “boy-led” and supported by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of trained adult leaders. Troop 11 works to create an exciting and active year-round program that offers opportunities to develop leadership skills that will benefit each Scout for the rest of his life.
Meeting Time: Mondays 7:30 p.m. and some Sundays at Piedmont Community Church.
Troop 15 Scouts learn and grow while having so much fun! This boy-led troop (with the help of tremendous adult support) promotes healthy activities, responsibility and leadership. In a non-competitive environment, each Scout is encouraged to advance in rank at his own pace. Love of the outdoors and adventure is what motivates and appeals to most of the Scouts. Various activities, including Fun Nights, cycling and service projects appeal to the many individual personalities of Troop 15 Scouts. At monthly campouts, Scouts learn the skills they will need for the annual summer High Sierra Backpacking trip. This year’s campouts include Dillon Beach, Angel Island, The Presidio, Pinnacles, Snow camping & Skiing. The troop offers summer camp, High Sierra Backpacking and every few years, an adventure trip to Hawaii. Scouts very involved in sports still find ways to make Troop 15 part of their lives and find their path to the rank of Eagle.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Troop 100 is the newest troop in the Piedmont Council and was chartered in January 2009—the result of a collaborative partnership between the Piedmont BSA Council, Beebe Memorial Cathedral, and the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area. The goal of Troop 100 is to extend the benefits of Scouting to boys in the East Bay who might not otherwise be exposed to Boy Scouts and scouting activities. We welcome boys with or without prior scouting experience to come and have fun while learning valuable skills that will help you achieve more in life.
Troop 100 has an outing every month, including a camping trip that takes place at least every other month. Recent activities in addition to camping have included, rock climbing, ice skating, a trip to California Academy of Sciences, a Stanford University campus tour and football game, and an Oakland A’s game.
Adult Leaders include three Eagle Scouts, one former Scoutmaster, one former Cub Scout Pack Leader, and a former Boy Scout Executive.
Meeting Time: Saturdays 9:30-11:00 a.m. Memorial Cathedral (3900 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA)