Welcome to the web site for Ballard’s finest Boy Scout Troop, Troop 100! Formed in 1941, Troop 100 is a large troop with over 45 active boy scouts. Sponsored by the Parents Group of Troop 100, meetings are held every Thursday evening (regular meetings are not held during the summer months) at Trinity United Methodist Church in the heart of Ballard. Usually the boys and adult leaders head off into the great outdoors once a month to hike, camp, or attend a boy scout function at a local Boy Scout Camp. Summers typically find the boys heading to camp for a week to have fun and learn while earning more merit badges. They also have the opportunity to go on an extended trip or hike.
Troop 100 is known for their Christmas Tree Lot in the parking lot of St. Alphonsus church on 15th Ave. N.W. during the month of December. Only the finest, freshest trees will be sold by the Boy Scouts. Working for many years now with four local tree growers, these growers allow us to hand select during the summer and fall many of the trees we sell, and these growers cut our trees just days before getting to the lot in Ballard. Folks return year after year to buy their trees from the Scouts. In fact, many customers are former Troop 100 scouts
The troop is fortunate to have been able to purchase a former school bus to shuttle the boys to all their various outings. Three years ago, the troop purchased a newer, reliable school bus and transformed it into the ‘White Whale’. The bench style seating was removed and now the boys ride in style – air line seats that were once in a Boeing 747! It’s nice to be able to go to camp in comfort and even more important – seat belts!
The Parents Group also sponsors the Venturing Crew 100. The Venturing Crew is for boys and girls ages 14 (or 13 years old and the completion of 8th grade) to 20 and is geared toward the slightly more adventurous youth. Meetings are generally held twice a month, also on Thursdays (before the troop meeting) and also at Trinity United Methodist Church. Past outings have included day and weekend hikes in the Cascades, a snow weekend at a local Boy Scout camp and the highlight of each summer is a ‘supertrip’, a trip that has two or three activities. Past supertrips have included climbing to the summit of Mt. Adams, river rafting in Washington and Oregon, backpacking in the Cascades, and small gorge exploring. We usually take one weekend trip every month – backpacking, mountain biking, skiing, the crew likes to do it all!
If you would like more information about the troop, contact:
Chip McElearney, Troop Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Dunnell, Scoutmaster, email@example.com
The Parent Group also sponsors Venturing Crew 100. Venturing Crew, geared toward the adventurous, is open to both boys and girls, ages 14 to 20. For more information about our Crew, contact:
Sonya Warner at firstname.lastname@example.org