About Scouting and Troop 118
We specialize in Eagles.
The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to
build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.
Community-based organizations receive national charters to use the Scouting program as a part of their own youth work. These groups, which have goals compatible with those of the BSA, include
religious, educational, civic, fraternal, business, and labor organizations, governmental bodies, corporations, professional associations, and citizens' groups.
Boy Scouting is only one of the programs of the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed for boys 11 through 17 and helps to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer
group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster and assistants.
Troop 118 has been chartered to St. Stephen United Methodist Church
continuously since December 1969. It's motto is One Pace at a Time, reflecting the emphasis the troop places on learning and advancement through the Scout ranks.
Troop 118, like all Scout troops, is organized into boy patrols of approximately eight boys. Each patrol functions as an efficient working unit. Patrols typically break off from the whole troop
midway through weekly troop meetings to plan upcoming activities and practice Scout skills. The patrol method allows more boys to gain leadership experience, learn to work effectively in a group, and
develop interpersonal skills that help boys get along with peers.
Troop 118 meets weekly on Mondays from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at St. Stephen United Methodist Church at 6800 Sardis Road in Charlotte.
To learn more about our Troop, watch this brief presentation.
You can also see our Troop's Community Service in action.