Boy Scouts of America
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make good choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Troop Mission and Guiding Principles
Troop 1109 commits to operate under the following principles in carrying out its mission.
- Adhere to the values and ideals expressed in the Scout Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan
- Provide opportunities for leadership and responsibility beyond those available in school and other social, cultural and religious organizations
- Ensure scouting is fun for all members of the troop
- Provide an equal opportunity program that encourages every scout to:
- Develop their unique skills and talents
- Participate fully in the affairs of the troop
- Advance to the rank of Eagle
- Provide a variety of outdoor activities, including monthly camping trips
- Provide adult role models and opportunities for young men to engage with and develop positive relationships with adults
- Provide opportunities for parents to stay connected with their kids through adolescence
Troop History and Charter
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated in 1910. Troop 1109 was founded in February of 2015, and is chartered by The Kiwanis Club of Cumming, GA. The Troop operates year round, and meets Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at Lakeside Middle School.
Adult Leadership and Troop Organization
Troop 1109’s Adult Leaders are registered with and have passed background checks by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). All have been trained by the BSA in youth protection, and receive additional training throughout the year.
Our Scoutmaster, Tom Gillon, along with the Assistant Scoutmasters work with the boys on a day to day basis. This team provides mentorship to the members of Troop 1109. This very active group of Scouters gets to know each of the boys very well, and they are involved with all of the events, programs, and activities of the troop.
Supporting the Scoutmaster in delivering a quality troop program and handling troop administration is the Troop Committee. The Troop Committee is led by our Committee Chair, Alex Gubbins. The Troop Leadership meets monthly to support the programming needs of the Troop. Scout parents are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the Committee meetings.
The Troop Committee supports its leaders while they direct the youth program by managing the administrative functions of the troop: finances, budget plans, meeting facilities, communications, recruiting and publicity, BSA policies, troop property, advancement records, boards of review, and courts of honor.