For nearly 90 years, Troop 30 of the Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America) has been connected with Brainerd United Methodist Church. Chartered with the church in 1929, Brainerd UMC provided the troop with a meeting place in the form of a log cabin that still stands on church property today and continues to serve as the meeting place for not only the troop, but other scouters from around the local council. We also are a surrogate for out of state youth scouters that attend and board at McCallie School so that they may continue their scouting journey while away from their home units.
Home of over 100 Eagle Scouts, Troop 30 continues to build confident young men by instilling values such as leadership, citizenship, outdoor awareness, physical fitness, and mental growth while allowing them to continue enjoying their youth.
We still meet every Monday and have monthly outings/activities such as camping, backpacking, and community service projects. Being outdoors is vital to physical/mental fitness and growth in this digital age because the scouts can be hands-on with their learning experience. We will continue to camp, cook, and tie knots as well as go fishing, backpacking, and enjoy the great outdoors for the years to come.
On behalf of the youth and adult scouters, current and past, of Troop 30, I wish to say Thank you to the entire Brainerd UMC family for standing by us over the years. You have given us a beautiful meeting place that sets a great backdrop for the scouting program. You continue to support us in these times of uncertainty as the national program changes to meet the growing needs of ALL of our youth today. Thank you for also viewing the scouts of Troop 30 as ambassadors of Brainerd UMC in the community by action or mere presence on days like Scout Sunday.
Jeffrey Lang, Scoutmaster Troop 30