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Welcome to Phoenix Troop 109, home of Arizona's best scouting adventure for over 35 years. We meet at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church near Scottsdale and Cactus road. If you like camping and the great outdoors, Troop 109 is for you.

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High Sierra High Adventure!

Troop 109 is gearing up for an absolutely epic 8 day backpacking trip through the John Muir Wilderness in California’s Sierra Nevada.

Troop 109 at Winter Range 2015

Another successful year for Troop 109 at Winter Range.

Troop 109 at 2015 Winter Range

Winter Range is an exciting 6-day National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting event put on by the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS). Cowboy Action Shooting, the fastest growing shooting sport in America, requires that contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West: single action revolvers, lever action rifles and old-time shotguns. Participants must also adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of brass ammunition shells and shotgun shells are shot at the Winter Range competition. After shooting stops at the Ben Avery ranges each night, a small army of 109 scouts and parents go in, pick up all the brass and clean the ranges for the shooters on the following day. We then sort all the casings by caliber, clean them bag and tag them and offer them for sale back to the shooters so they may use them to reload. Troop 109 pours over 1,000 man-hours of scout and parent time into making sure the shooters have clean ranges to compete on.

Channel 3 Highlights Austin Hick’s Eagle Project

Scouts join family to finish Eagle Scout project

Austin Hicks Memorial Sundial

Phoenix Channel 3’s Fields Moseley and crew met at the four scouts and the Hicks family at Rio Salado Audubon Center to do a segment for the Channel 3 news about Austin Hick’s Eagle Project. Austin, on of 109’s senior scouts was tragically lost in an auto accident late last year. Austin was a Life Scout and planning his project at the Audubon Center. Austin’s family carried on with his project late last year. On project day, over 45 members of Troop 109, friends and family came out and made the project a complete success. Austin’s project was a “human sundial”. If you stand on tile corresponding to the current month, your shadow will be cast on the dial telling the correct time.

Eric Austin's Sundial Audubon Eric-Bohn-on-sundial

Sticky: Upcoming Awesomeness

 2015 Channel Islands Mini-High Adventure

2015 Channel Islands Mini-High Adventure

Santa Cruz Island:  The troop will visit the Channel Islands National Park on the eastern end of Santa Cruz Island.  The island is located 20 miles off the southern California coast, just west of Ventura, CA.   During the 1800’s and early 1900’s Santa Cruz Island was used for farming and ranching.  It was abandoned and in the 1970’s the western portion of the island was acquired by the Nature Conservancy, while the eastern portion was acquired by the National Park Service.  Since then, much work has been done to restore the unique flora and fauna of the island.  Santa Cruz Island is home to the Channel Islands Fox, as well as other animals and plants found nowhere else in the world.

Troop Open House – Monday, Feb. 2 @ 7PM

Troop 109 Open House

Thinking about your son joining Boy Scouts? Do you like to camp, hike, explore the great outdoors? If yes, come visit the mighty Troop 109 at our annual Open House. The senior patrol and the scouts of 109 have a great night of activities including fire starting, cooking, mini backpacking activity, games and more. The night starts at 7:00 PM and will end around 8:30PM. Parents, we’ll have a special breakout session to answer any questions you might have about our Troop and Boy Scouts of America in general.

We’ll end the evening with a short video of Troop 109 in action, followed by our famous Dutch oven deserts.

Download the PDF Open House Flyer

Top 10 Reasons to Join Troop 109

  1. Awesome outings
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  4. Two nights of camping each month
  5. We have summer High Adventures – we have recently gone to Philmont High Adventure Base, Yosemite National Park, The Lost Coast beach wilderness, San Diego beach High Adventure, Redwoods National Forest and the Colorado Rockies
  6. We have a Mini-High Adventures – This 4-5 day trip is over spring break. Recently we’ve gone to the Channel Islands, Havasupai, Caving in southern Arizona, canoeing on the Colorado River.
  7. Survival Outing – This annual favorite outing lets the boys build and sleep shelters and use primitive cooking techniques to have a manly good time.
  8. Camp Geronimo – We have the very best campsite every year at the famous Camp Geronimo in the cool pines.
  9. Awesome Parents – Troop 109 is sponsored and run by over 60 active parents.
  10. Advancement – Your scout will learn, grow and have opportunities to join the more than 80 Eagle Scouts who have earned the highest rank in scouting at 109

Announcement: March 10 Meeting a Night Hike

We will be doing a 2.2. mile loop hike for our Monday, March 10, 2014 meeting at City of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

DETAILS:

  • Meet at the Gateway Trailhead no later than 6PM, the gate closes promptly at 6:20PM.
  • Bring headlamp, hiking shoes, day pack, two Nalgenes of water, first aid kit and light jacket
  • Expect to be home by 8:30 – 9:00PM
  • Wear Class B uniforms

Troop 109 to visit Phoenix Suns

On Wednesday, March 19, Troop 109 will visit the Phoenix Suns.

On Wednesday, March 19, Troop 109 will visit the Phoenix Suns.

The Phoenix Suns have invited Phoenix Troop 109 to attend their March 19, 2014 gave vs. the Orlando Magic. All scouts and family member wishing behind the scenes access to the Suns practice and reduced rate tickets to the game, fill out this form and get it to the Scoutmaster by Monday, March 17.

2013 Lost Coast High Adventure

Troop 109 returned to California’s Lost Coast in the summer of 2013.  Watch this epic video of our High Adventure trip.