Church of the Palms, in a cooperative ministry with St. Andrews-by-the-Sea (Bluffton Campus) United Methodist, charters Boy Scout Troop 213.
Troop 213 is part of the Lowcountry District in the Coastal Carolina Council.
Any interested boys between the ages of 11 to 17 are encouraged to come and visit a meeting. The Boy Scout meetings are held every Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
The Boy Scout program involves boys in small peer group dynamics with the adult-role model becoming more significant. The program revolves around leadership opportunity; decision-making; hiking; camping; and personal achievement. The boy is exposed to over 120 hobby and career choices, frequently resulting in life-long involvement.
Troop 213 has been in existence since 2000 and is very active with weekly meetings, monthly camp outs and participation in special events like the 50 Mile Hike/ Bike/ Canoe Week.
The troop is proud to have ten Eagle Scouts among their ranks.
The following individuals may be contacted regarding any aspect of Boy Scouts at Church of the Palms and /or St. Andrew-by-the-Sea.
Mike Goddard, Scout Master of Troop 213
John McMullan, Representative for Church of the Palms
Pete Berntson, Pastor of Church of the Palms
Boy Scouts aim to Encompass a boy's personal qualities, values, and outlook.
Mental and Physical Fitness
1) Scout Motto:
2) Scout Slogan:
Do a Good Turn Daily.
3) Scout Law:
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent.
4) The 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.
Within the larger community of the troop, the patrol is a Scout's "family circle." Often made up of boys who are close in age and experience level, each patrol helps its members develop a sense of pride and identity. The boys themselves elect the patrol leader, divide up the jobs to be done, and share in the satisfaction of accepting and fulfilling group responsibilities.
5) The Patrol Method
6) Association With Adults
7) Personal Growth
8) Leadership Development