Chartered to VFW Post 10003/Carmel Friends Church
“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.”
Robert Baden-Powell, founder of BoyScouting
Troop 132 is a troop with a strong history of developing boys into young men. We seek to deliver BoyScouting to our community via an active program that emphasizes fun, responsibility, and leadership development.Weekly meetings provide opportunities for teamwork, games, rankadvancement, and planning. Monthly outings provide a wide range of both indoor and outdoor experiences that encourage diverse learning opportunities coupled with lots of fun.
Having fun is a priority. Boystake the lead on picking outings and just some of the places and things we’ve done in the past few years include: climbing Via Ferrata, water and snow-tubing outings, canoe trips, backpacking, horseback riding, rifle and shotgun outings, archery, caving trips, and many more adventures. We attend Ransburg Scout Reservation on Lake Monroe for summer camp each year, and participate in many Camporees. In addition to our usual monthly outings, we plan a “high adventure” trip each year. In 2016, we had a group of boys attend Summit High Adventure in West Virginia. In 2017, the Scouts went canoeing and fishing for a week in the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Iron County, WI.
Our troop is not so big that young scouts get lost, but we are large enough so that we can effectively participate in a wide range of activities. We emphasize a ‘buddy’process where younger scouts work and learn from older scouts. This creates a bonding that allows the younger boys to feel welcome and the older scouts to develop teaching and leadership skills. All too soon the‘younger’ boys have become the ‘older’ boys and, having learned from today’s role models, teach tomorrow’s new boys the skills and traditions of Boy Scouting. The troop has a Venture Crew of older boys and girls (14+) that plans additional high adventure activities throughout the year.
Most Recent Troop 132 Eagle Projects
(Our Troop Eagle Honor Roll contains 72 additional entries)
1. Jared Dalton, 6/13/17, Built Rain barrel stands for University High School.
2. Ross Wettersten, 3/17/17, Built a gaga pit as well as a fire pit for teens at St.Luke's UMC.
3. Donovan Woodcock,2/16/17, Built a bench for the Carmel Police Department and removed 24 bushes to clear the area for future expansion.
4. Garrick Schmalhofer, 5/19/16, Built bat boxes for Carmel Parks and Recreation.
5. Cameron Anderson, 4/21/16, Collected and repaired bicycles to be given to the Good Samaritan network for needy children.
6. Walter Buschbacher, 12/17/15, Collected essentials such as clothing and hygiene items for Outreach, Inc
7. David Seghal, 12/10/15, Built a sensory garden for students at St. Joseph Institutefor the Deaf.
8. Timothy Hammond, 5/14/15, Built a potting bench and three planters for the residents ofthe Memory Care Unit at The Barrington.
9. Daniel Isenberg, 9/18/14, created a Chamber group to share the joy of music with various entities in the community through concerts and teaching children how to play an instrument.
10. Robert Carroll, 4/17/14, moved racking containing baby and maternity items to the basement of the O’Connor House, and sorted and labeled them.
11. Alan Thompson, 8/21/14, built 3 handi-capable picnic tables and refurbished landscaping at Dad’s Club Soccer Fields.
12. Nicholas Spencer, 6/19/14, created a meditation area at Carmel Community Garden.
13. Brenden Stock, 6/19/14, landscaped the front gate/sign at the Indiana Veteran’s Home in West Lafayette, and also provided gift bags to each resident.
14. Stephen Case,4/17/14, collected supplies, gift cards and cash donations in support of Prevail.
15. William Elliott, 1/16/14, designed and painted a 10’ X 40’ inspirational mural on a wall of Hamilton Heights Middle School.
16. Campbell Elliott, 12/19/13, repaired the rope course at Hamilton Heights Elementary School by replacing rope elements and spreading much around the course.
17. Scott Small,11/21/13, installed a Limestone Peace Pole, landscaped, and built benches in the Meditational Woods at First Friends Meeting.
18. Leonardo Herrera, 9/19/13, enlarged flower beds at Noble of Indiana, adding plants, soil and mulch, and painted a picnic table.
19. Jacob Call, 8/25/13, removed invasive honeysuckle vine from Cool Creek Park and replanted native wildflower and grass seed.
- SPL: Jackson Pasheilich
- ASPL’s: Thomas Hutchens, Nathan Haehner, Krishna Thiru
- Scoutmaster: Mike Elliott
- Venture Crew Advisor: Elaine Ivy
- Committee Chair: Joanne Burfeind, 317-319-8144
- 69 active boys
- 12 registered Assistant Scoutmasters
- 32 Troop Committee members
- Venture Crew for older boys
Meetings and organization
- Meetings are held every week on Monday evening, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at Carmel Friends Church.
- Troop delivers the Scouting program via the Patrol Method.
- Commensurate with skills, boys run meetings, serve as leadership on outings and work projects.
- No troop meetings on public school holidays such as MLK day, Spring Break Week, etc. There is no meeting the week the troop is attending summer camp.
- Activity calendar on website and maintained current
- Scouts identify the activities; adult scouters, with youth input, help with the execution
- Leadership changes twice each year, in March and August, via troop elections
- Junior leadership meets with Scoutmaster once a month to plan meeting agenda
- Troop Leadership Training (TLT) for youth leadership follows each election
- Eagle Scouts and older boys are given the opportunity to serve as Junior Assistant Scoutmasters
- Parents are strongly encouraged to participate as Assistant Scoutmasters or on the Troop Committee and to take Basic Leader Training
- Adult leaders are encouraged to wear the adult Scouter uniform
- Previous Scouting, camping or outdoor experience is unnecessary
- Fundraising activities: Popcorn sales, CarmelFest Parade beverage sale (Dues can be waived thru popcorn sales)
- Others as needed for major troop expenses and for boys to raise funds to pay for outing/high adventure trips
- New Scouts -Joining Fee $85
- Yearly Dues $125 (can be reduced by your popcorn sales)
- Snow, rain, or shine, the troop goes overnight camping. We have outings every month.
- December: the troop performs aservice project followed by a fun overnight lock-in
- 4 Night Winter Break Trip – past years have included: tubing, snow shoes/cross county skis, indoorwater park, building and sleeping in a snow hut & more
- June: Annual week-long highadventure trip
- July: summer camp, Ransburg Scout Camp on Lake Monroe near Bloomington, Indiana (most Scouts and many parents attend)
2010: Philmont Scout Reservation
2011: Boundary Waters and White Water Rafting
2012: White Water Rafting
2014: Weekend Backpacking
2015: Current River Canoe Trip
2016: Summit in West Virginia
2017: Turtle Flambeau canoeing
- Advancement program follows the recommendations of the BSA and Crossroads of America Council
- 91 troop members have achieved the rank of Eagle since the troop’s re-formation in 1979
- First year is oriented to earning First Class rank
- Counseling for selected merit badges is offered during the year
- “Class A” uniform shirt and troop neckerchief/slide are worn to all troopmeetings while school is in session
- Uniform shirt wear is required at camporees and summer camp
- Summer meeting uniform is green troop “Class B” t-shirt
- Travel in “Class B” uniform
- Troop newsletter – three times yearly
- Monthly Troop Committee Meeting
- Weekly Scribe Reports
- Remind 101 text messages
- Troop Website – “ScoutLander”
Troop camping equipment
- Propane stoves, tents, dining fly, cooking equipment, Dutch ovens, etc.