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General Information

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop294's web site. On this page you can expect to find out what Troop294 is all about and who to contact if you need further information. For other details about Troop 294 - please select the corresponding topic from the "Information" tab above.

A little History
St. Paul Troop 294 was founded in 1954 and has a long history of excellence and service. The excellence continues today. Over 75 members of the Troop have earned their Eagle Rank. Troop 294 has earned the National Quality Unit Award for the past 20 years. Troop 294 is a part of the Great Rivers District of the Boy Scouts of America Northern Star council. Troop 294's charter organization is St. Pascal's Men's Club.

Leadership
Troop 294 is a boy-run troop. Boy leaders plan Troop 294's program, with parent and adult leader participation and support. New Scouts begin with small jobs under the guidance of more experienced Scouts. As their skills and knowledge improve, new responsibilities are given to them. Giving scouts an opportunity to learn to lead. Learning leadership skills is an integral part of Scouting.

Learning leadership skills is one of the most important products of being a Boy Scout. Troop 294 has leader-training programs for the boy leaders. Each Scout will learn the skills needed to carry out his job in the Troop and will learn how to pass those skills on to other boys. Older Scouts are encouraged to attended leadership training on the district and council level.

Year-round Program
Troop 294 runs a year-round program. A planning meeting is held in August. Weekly Monday night meetings are held from early September through the end of May. The Troop holds numerous other activities during the year. See troop calendar to review the program.

The Troop's outdoor program is designed to provide the Scouts with fun, new skills, and advancement. In addition to meeting requirements for advancing in rank, outings provide opportunities for earning merit badges, including Camping, Cycling, Hiking, Cooking, Backpacking, Pioneering, Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, and many others.

Camping
By looking around the web site it is immediately apparent that the troop is involved with outdoor activities such as Camping and High Adventure trips. In fact the troop goes camping each month between September and June throughout the scout year. The annual 7-Night summer camp-out at Tomahawk, Wisconsin is in July. There is also the opportunity to participate in High Adventure trips for those scouts/adults that are interested in August.

Voluntary Work
The Troop is involved with helping others. Here is a small sample of the type of voluntary work undertaken by the troop.
  • Scouting for food drive - benefits the local community
  • The St. Pascal’s Fall Festival - benefits St. Pascal’s School
  • Annual Fish Fry - benefits the St. Pascal’s Men's club (Troop294's sponsor)
  • Plus others...
Parents/Adults
The troop has great parent/adult participation and Scout/adult leadership, which keeps the troop functioning and fulfilling its Mission.

Mission Statement
To provide a safe, nurturing environment for young men ages 11 to 18 to learn
  • Basic outdoor survival skills
  • To enjoy quality time with adults and other boys
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Through guided discovery, learn basic skills for life
  • Have a good time
Fundraising
The Troop has three fund-raisers:- Selling Christmas Wreaths (October through December), selling Pop Corn in the Fall and selling Plants in the Spring. Fund-raisers raise money for the troop and help scouts pay for camping.

Websites - Mobile and Desktop
The troop's web site is updated daily with Photographs, Scout advancements and Important News items, the latter of which are easily located on the Front Page.
Adults and Scouts are encouraged to check the web site periodically for the most up to date information.

Scout meetings
Scout meetings are held every Monday night between 7PM and 8:30PM at the St. Pascal’s School Auditorium, 1757 Conway Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55106.
St. Pascal’s is located just 5 blocks North of Interstate 94 on the corner of White Bear Avenue and 3rd Street.
For detailed directions Click here: Directions

Contact us
The best way to join, or to find out more about the Troop would be to visit us on Monday night (See calender).