Boy Scout Troop 224
“A scout is Reverent.”
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, the Boy Scouts of America celebrated the 112th birthday of their national charter of 1910. In 1917, the Presbyterian Church recognized the Boy Scouts as a youth mission of the denomination. In 1918 Presbyterian churches hosted the first Scout Sunday to officially recognize scouting as a ministry of the church and the acknowledgement of the 12th point of the Scout Law: “A scout is Reverent.”
Troop 224 was chartered by First Presbyterian Church Sapulpa on August 14, 1922, as Troop 224. At 100 years, Troop 224 is the oldest, continuously chartered Scout troop in Creek County. The basic mission of the Boy Scouts has remained unchanged.
The Boy Scouts mission is to develop youth into leaders with good character, life skills and a sense of duty to others.
On Monday or Tuesday evening, First Church of Sapulpa hosts about 25 youths from ages 6-17 in both the Cub Scout Pack and the Boy Scout Troop. Over the course of 99 years, over 130 young men have become Eagle Scouts through Troop 224. Four generations of youth and hundreds of boys have been part of this troop’s program.
Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
Cub Scout Pack 504
Cub Scout Pack 504 meets on Monday nights from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the church. Cub Scouts range in age from kindergarten to 5th grade. They typically have a camp out twice a year.