Founded in early 2016, Troop 111 is a troop where the Scouts decide upon, lead and participate in their trips, activities, and service projects. Trained and experienced adult mentors who have decades of Scout experience guide the Scouts on this journey, teaching the lead Scouts critical communication, logistics, and organizational skills along the way--skills that the lead Scouts practice in the field as they learn to guide and mentor the newer Scouts.
Troop 111 meets from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month in various locations.
Troop 111 is chartered through the Ventura Land Trust, which supports our community and Ventura public land spaces. Go to https://www.venturalandtrust.org/ to find out more about their locations and endeavors.
Troop 111 also focuses on service, in particular on service in our local outdoor regions, hiking and backpacking into the local Los Padres National Forest and regions further afield to undertake projects that help restore and maintain local trails, protect endangered species such as the California condor, and track and geo-tag invasive plants that are harmful to the native species in our wilderness areas. Since its inception, we have committed 8,500 service hours to our public lands.
And when the work is done, there is plenty of unstructured free time for the Scouts to enjoy the great outdoors and the camaraderie of their peers. The boys camp approximately 50 nights a year and travel every summer to a BSA affiliated Summer Camp as well as “high adventure treks” around the US and Canada.