Introduction                                                                               
Welcome to Troop 586 in Gresham, Oregon. We are a member of the Thunderbird District and the Cascade Pacific Council covering the Portland Metro Area. 

About Troop 586                                                                        

Troop 586 was chartered in 1973. We have had the pleasure of offering 46 years of strong character building, citizenship training, and personal fitness while graduating over 82 Eagle Scouts.

We are a youth lead group that offers camping, cycling, hiking, backpacking, rifle and shotgun shooting, fishing, and other outdoor activities that build strong leaders in our community.  Our meetings take place every Tuesday night at Dexter McCarty Middle School from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm. 

Welcomes New Unit - Troop 586 now has two units. One Boy unit and one Girl unit. On February 1st, 2019 we joined the nation in welcoming girls to the Scouting program with a brand new unit that shares the same numbers, and the same leadership. Adding girls to the program only expands our programming to be more family-friendly while still sticking with the same values, leadership, adventure, service, and personal growth. 

Monthly Campouts: The youth plan their own campouts which are encouraged every month and are planned up to a year in advance. 

Summer Program: Our summer program varies every year between cycling, hiking, and backpacking with the goal to complete the entire merit badge over three months. The youth work together to complete this merit badge with options on where they would like to complete it. Cycling has taken them to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's. Backpacking has seen the majesty of the Pacific Crest Trail. Hiking has seen some of the most beautiful sites in the Pacific Northwest. The choice is there's to go where they want to go. 

Summer Camp: We go to a week-long camp every summer. Most of the camps we attend are local in our Council with every third year out of council at the youth's choice. In previous years we have had the pleasure of seeing Camp Parsons in Puget Sound, Camp Emerald Bay in Catalina, California with a side trip to Disneyland, and Medival Times and Camp Pupukea in Hawaii. 

High Adventure: Our older youth 14+ have the opportunity to complete some high adventure trips including Seabase, ask the boys how they liked the Bahamas! Other activities include canoeing across the Northern Tier or the Swamp in Louisianna's Swampbase. There are also options for backpacking and horseback adventures in Philmont BSA's premier adventure camp. There are also local adventures including rafting, cope courses, and shooting programs. The youth also have the opportunity of creating their own high adventure anywhere they would like to go. 

Equipment: Troop 586 offers tents, patrol boxes, lanterns, and cooking gear for our campouts. Youth need only supply personal items such as sleeping bag, backpack, and their 10 essentials. Summer program activities do require their own gear, as its custom to the needs of the youth. 

Order of the Arrow: We are strong supporters of the Order of the Arrow the honor society of the BSA. Members are selected by their units for membership. Youth (under age 21) are nominated by Youth and Adults are selected by the committee. All elections must be approved by Scout Executive. In order to be eligible, each person must complete 
  1. 15 nights of camping. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of Boy Scouts of America.
  2.  Youth must hold the First Class rank, is under the age of 21, and is registered as an active member of the troop. 
  3.  Adults: the unit committee may nominate registered unit adults (age 21 or over) to the lodge adult selection committee. The number of adults nominated can be no more than one-third of the number of youth candidates elected
Leadership: We believe in the Scout lead program and its ability to build strong leaders. We also work side by side with Pack 586 and the Venturing Crew 586 to help create and maintain the Scouting values and programming.




Scout Law
A Scout is..
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean & Reverent

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.

Outdoor Code
As an American,
I will do my best to - 
Be clean in my outdoor manners. 
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.

Help impact Scouts for generations to come by donating to either one or both of our units. 
 click the links below

Boy Unit Troop 586
https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/camp4all/team/Troop586


Girl Unit Troop 5586
https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/camp4all/team/Troop5586


Your designated donation 
will be directed to fund expenses such as camperships and camp 
staff scholarships, provide program supplies and equipment, maintain camp facilities, and provide camp staff training and salary improvements.