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Boy Scout Troop 275
(North Plains, Oregon)
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Boy Scout Troop 275

Boy Scout Troop 275 is chartered by North Plains Christian Church and currently holds Troop Meetings every Monday night, 7:00 - 8:15pm. We welcome all boys, ages 11 to 17; also Cub Scouts who earn their Arrow of Light may join at 10 years old.  Our Troop was chartered March 15th, 2012.  We are currently recruiting new Scouts to join us in all variety of outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, horseback riding, and community service.  Please contact Darrel Smith at (503) 648-1488 for answers to any questions you may have.

The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

And to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

Mentally awake, and morally straight.

4th of July Parade 2012

Troop 275 was honored to carry the flags of our nation, our state, and our Troop at the front of the North Plains 4th of July parade in 2012!

Sample Calendar

Below is a sample of what a typical year might look like in Troop 275:

January 7th & 14th Christmas Tree Recycling (fundraiser, 3-4 hours)

January 20th Mt Hood Winter Lodge (1 night)

February 11th Recyclable Cans/Bottles Sorting (fundraiser, 2-3 hours)

February 17th Champoeg State Park Outing, hiking & nature activities (2 nights)

March 3rd LL Stub Stewart Sate Park Outing, orienteering activities (2 nights)

April 7th Camp Meriwether Super Weekend, climbing and shooting activities (2 nights)

April 30th Canned Food Drive (service project, 3 hours)

May 5th Camporee, competing in Scout skills with other Troops (2 nights)

May 25th Flag Planting at Willamette National Cemetery (service project, 3 hours)

May 29th Annual 20-Mile Hike on Banks-Vernonia Trail (7-8 hours)

June 2nd Ape Caves, wilderness survival practice skills (2 nights)

June 23rd Deschutes River Trip, white water rafting (2 nights)

July 4th North Plains City parade (2 hours)

July 23rd Summer Camp at Meriwether on the Oregon coast (6 nights)

August 11th North Plains Garlic Festival parade (2 hours)

August 20th Backpacking Trip to Mt St Helens (2 nights)

September 8th Clear Creek Campground Mt Hood, cooking activities (2 nights)

October 13th Webelos Woods Weekend, teaching fire making skills (2 nights)

November 3rd Ft Stevens State Park, hiking and navigation activities (2 nights)

December 1st North Plains Christian Church Basement Lock-In, Chess and games (1 night)

How much does Scouting cost?

New member, one-time costs – about $142 in 2024
$25 application fee
$25 BSA Handbook
$50 Uniform shirt (Some limited size of used shirts may be available)
$42 Patches, neckerchief, slide, Troop hat
$60 optional pants, $10.50 optional socks

Troop 275 Annual Registration & Dues - $200 for 2024
* $75 National BSA Registration
* $12 Cascade Pacific Council Insurance
* $100 Troop fee for leader registration, advancement, and awards
* $15 optional Scout Life Magazine

Fees for each outing – about $30 for a weekend to cover food and camping fees
* We use to RSVP and track attendance
* No minimum requirements, but some ranks need camping to advance
* Some trips require special gear
* Summer Camp is a big weeklong event each year ($495 for 2023)
* High Adventure Bases are roughly every 2 years ($1700 for Philmont 2022)

Evergreen Air and Space Museum

The Evergreen Air and Space Museum is already one of our favorite destinations.
We've earned the Robotics and Space Exploration merit badges there, and enjoyed private tours of the museum after hours.