Troop History

Troop 1 Narragansett History

 We are celebrating over 99 years as a Boy Scout Troop. We are a very old troop originally chartered in 1916. We have been an outstanding troop throughout the years. You are probably wondering what makes our Troop so amazing out of all the other troops there are in the Boy Scout program. We average around an active troop of 35 boys, which is a great size considering that we live in the tiny town of Narragansett.

We are constantly trying new trips and expanding on old ones. We have climbed to the summit of Mt. Washington, built and slept in igloos at OKPIK, hiked the North/South Trail, hiked many Appalachian trails in the Northeast, lived on an island like Robinson Crusoe at Florida Sea Base, canoed the Allagash, climbed Katahdin, and many more activities. We enjoy summer camp at the well-known Yawgoog Scout Reservation staying at the Jim Bridger Campsite. Yawgoog is one of the largest reservations in the country and encompasses three camps all surrounding Yawgoog pond. Each camp has its own facilities including their own waterfront area. We have great leadership that is quite experienced and we always are able to find the good spots for camping and adventure.

And since our creation in 1916 we have had the honor of 71 Scouts achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. This is quite an accomplishment and honor for only 1-2.5% of people reach Eagle Scout (depending on what you read). Most important is that since the year 2000, we have had 39 Eagle Scouts.

For over 99 years we have been offering many opportunities for the boys.  We run a twelve-month scouting program.  Our troop meets weekly at Narragansett Community Center in which we provide planning, administration, skill development, physical activity and fun. The weekly meetings also give the boys the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. The boys develop friendships which last a lifetime.