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Scouting at 777 offers the Scouting experience for both girls and boys ages 11 to 20

 


 How is 777 Different - It starts with our vision - "Learn, Lead, Serve"

Troop 777 follows the Patrol Method of youth leadership.  A significantly different approach than Cub Scouts that is essential in developing true servant leaders.  Each new Scout will be trained on these skills during their 1st year.  Let's use a sports metaphor to explain our program approach: 

    • Head Coach = Scoutmaster
    • Team Captains = Youth Leadership positions
    • Team Members = Scouts 
    • Field of Play = meetings and campouts 

While your scout is on the field of play (meetings and campouts) 

    • No coaches or spectators allowed on the field of play.  We stay on the sidelines. 
    • Head coach manages communication with team captains. The youth leaders.
    • Adults may stop unsafe or inappropriate activity immediately, otherwise we work through the Coach who communicates to the Team Captain. 

When your youth is participating in Scouts he/she is under the direction of youth leaders not his parent. If he comes to you with a question or concern please tell him to ask his patrol leader or youth leader in charge. If he can’t get an answer speak to the Scoutmaster. 

777 offers 3 different Boy Scouts of America (BSA) programs:

First United Methodist Church of Northville Men's Club that has offered various Scouting programs since 1999:

    • Troop 777 for Girls ages 11-17 (new in 2019)
    • Troop 777 for Boys ages 11-17 
    • Crew 777 co-ed for older youth ages 14-10 (looking for a less structured, entirely youth designed program)

Scouts BSA Troop 777 for Girls (ages 11-17)

Scoutmaster (Girls): Joe Walker 

    • Eagle Scout
    • Former Cubscout Leader
    • Experienced 777 Asst. Scoutmaster
    • National and World Jamboree Scoutmaster 
  • At joint unit for all Novi and Northville schools was the first to charter in February 2019 under BSA's new program
  • Meets during school year on Tuesday from 7:30 - 9:00pm
  • 24 female founding scouts from Northville, Novi, South Lyon, Livonia, and Plymouth
  • Patrols based on age/grade
  • Youth–led troop using the patrol method of leadership development
  • Outdoor and high adventure focus
  • Monthly camp-outs
  • One-week summer camp
  • Annual high adventure trips
  • 1st year Scout program that includes tailored summer camp program
  • Full inventory of equipment
  • Led by male and female leaders with deep Scouting background; several are Eagle Scout

 
Scouts BSA Troop 777 for Boys ages 11-17
 
Scoutmaster (Boys): Ryan Bright
  • Known as Northville's premier youth-led scouting program (called the Patrol Method)
  • Meets during school year on Tuesday from 7:30 - 9:00pm
  • 40-60 male scouts is the ideal size for youth leadership.  All youth have the opportunity to have leadership roles.
  • Youth from Northville, Novi, South Lyon, Farmington, Livonia, and Plymouth
  • Offering both Outdoor / high adventure and STEM focused programs
  • Monthly weekend activities
  • One-week summer camp
  • Annual high and mid adventure trips
  • 1st year Scout program that includes tailored summer camp program
  • Full inventory of equipment


 

Venturing Crew 777 Profile (Co-ed age 14-20)

  • Popular with older youth that have completed the tradition Scouting program advancement and want to continue a less structured, entirely youth led adventure.
  • Meets 1/month during school year on Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • Led by elected youth officers
  • Youth design a program of activities based on their interests
  • Attend high adventures and Jamborees
  • Training in leadership, first aid, communication, program management, mountaineering and more
  • Can be concurrently dual register with Troop after earning Life rank and completing leadership requirements

Crew Advisor: Joe Walker


 Committee Chair: David Tischler

  • Eagle Scout
  • Former Cubmaster
  • Previous 777 Scoutmaster
  • Jamboree and High Adventure Scoutmaster
  • World Scout Jamboree Scoutmaster
  • Religious Emblem Counselor
  • District Membership Committee Chair
  • Silver Beaver recipient

Organizational Representative: Mark Bentley

  • Former Asst Scoutmaster
  • District and Council Committees
  • Silver Beaver recipient

Executive Officer: Brian Turnbull

  • President of FUMC Men's Club

Address and meeting location:

Troop 777
First United Methodist Church
777 Eight Mile Road
Northville, MI 48167

 
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