Welcome to Troop 586 in Gresham, Oregon. We are a member of the Timberline 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 48 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 East County Church of Christ 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 the 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 of 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.
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.
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
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.
Youth must hold the First Class rank, is under the age of 21, and is registered as an active member of the troop.
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
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