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Boy Scout Troop 49
(Kingston, Massachusetts)
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Why Join Scouting?

Scouting will allow for you to:                                                                


  • Make some of the best friends you will ever make in your life!
  • Go on camping trips to some of the best places.  Even places where the average public is not allowed, only Scouts!
  • Learn some very valuable skills that can help you in your future! 
  • Have experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life!
  • Remember the time you spend as a youth as the most enjoyable part of your life!

Scouting is about learning skills that you'd never learn in any other youth group. Sure you learn how to tie knots but you also learn First Aid, Outdoor Skills and Navigational Skills. It's all about learning how to survive, not just in the woods but in the real world as well! Scouting offers over 100 different topics to learn about. They cover topics from Sports, to Indian Lore, to White Water Rafting, Back Packing and more.

Since 1910, these principles have been taught in an atmosphere of recreation and fun, which allow young people to develop self-confidence, leadership and moral character. More and more men, trained as Scouts, are taking their places in today's world as responsible adult leaders. Men, who earned badges as Scouts, sit on the Supreme Court and in the chambers of Congress. Others hold important offices in our government, business and industry. Most of the members of Congress were Scouts, as well as most of the astronauts who have walked on the moon. The long list of famous Scouts includes:

John F. Kennedy President of the U.S. Boy Scout
Neil A. Armstrong First person to set foot on the Moon Eagle Scout
Gerald Ford President of the U.S. Eagle Scout
Steven Spielberg Film Director Eagle Scout
J. Willard Marriott, Jr. President of Marriott Corporation Eagle Scout
William C. Devries, M.D. Transplanted First Artificial Heart Eagle Scout
Sam M. Walton Chairman/CEO, Wal-Mart Eagle Scout
Barber B. Conable, Jr. President, World Bank Eagle Scout

The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth-oriented organization in the United States. More than 4 million boys and leaders are currently registered in the Boy Scouts of America.

We know there are many choices when it comes to youth organizations (i.e., sports, service clubs, educational programs) but the scouting program goes above and beyond all other traditional youth organizations.

Scouting provides activities that:

  • encourage boys to try new things,
  • nurture love for the outdoors,
  • advocate service to others,
  • build self-confidence, 
  • servant leadership,
  • foster new friendships,
  • emphasize teamwork,
  • cultivate citizenship,
  • promote leadership skills,
  • learn practical skills,
  • offer adventure, exploring, challenge 

And, most importantly, it's a LOT of fun!

Weekly Meetings Mondays, 6:45 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. 

 Location Briggs Memorial Building
Located behind the Mayflower Congregational Church
207 Main St., Kingston, MA 02364 

Troop Committee Meetings  2nd Wednesday of the month
6:45 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Faunce Building
Green Street or
Kingston Town Hall
26 Evergreen St, Kingston, MA 02364 

For more information, contact:

Committee Chairman John Nero at: 

Assistant Scoutmaster Todd Hamblin at:


Icon File Name Comment  
Brochure - Dec 2018.pdf New Member Brochure  
BSA Youth Application Form.pdf Youth Application Form - Join Scouting!  
New Member Permission Slip.docx Permission Slip - Troop 49