About Troop 449

  • Our Troop is a member  of the Eno River District, Occoneechee Council, in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, North Carolina.
  • Our Troop has been sponsored by New Hope Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years.
  • Membership typically ranges from 12-20 boys.  We are currently an all-boy troop, but are interested in starting a side-by-side girls troop.
  • We meet weekly, year-round. At our meetings we plan our activities, work on advancement, and have fun events.
  • We enjoy a variety of outdoor activities each year including camping, hiking, skiing, canoeing, climbing, and service activities.
  • We participate in High Adventure Expeditions to places such as Philmont Ranch, Northern Tier, and Florida Sea Base.
  • We enjoy trips to historical areas such as Washington DC, Charleston, Atlanta, Hampton Roads, and Gettysburg.
  • Scouts advance at their own pace.  We’ve had 15 Eagle Scouts in the past 7 years.
  • Our Program is run by the Scouts.  Scouts run Meetings, select activities, and manage their business under the guidance of the Scoutmaster and Adult Leaders.
  • All Adult Leaders complete detailed Youth Protection Training (renewed every 2 years) and participate in position-specific training.
  • Our Troop Committee is comprised of interested parents and friends.  The Committee meets monthly and coordinates fund-raising, advancement, and logistics for the Troop.

About Scouting

  • The Ideals of Scouting are outlined in the Scout Oath and Law, Motto and Slogan, and the concept of “Scout Spirit”. These ideals define what a Scout should strive to be.
  • The Methods of Scouting are the means through which the aims are achieved.  They include:  Scouting Ideals, Patrols, Outdoors, Advancement, Personal Growth, Adult Association, Leadership Development, and Uniform.
  • Scouting provides Skill-Sets that are frequently unavailable in other areas in youth education:  Team-Building, Decision-Making, and Development of Leadership Skills.

Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Scout Motto

Be Prepared.

Scout Law

A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent