About Troop 2 

When we meet


We meet from 7:00-8:30pm on Thursday nights as posted in the Troop 2 calendar.

  • Troop Meetings - Every Thursday (Except 1st) at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Patrol Leaders Council Meetings - 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Committee Meetings - 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where we meet


St. Joseph School Cafeteria
340 Manor Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

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Monthly activities


Each month the troop goes on an outing.  Typically for these we leave on Friday evening and return on Sunday. These are usually camps, adventures such as skiing, mountain biking, sailing or climbing.

Summer camp


Troop 2 attends a week-long summer camp each year, typically in July t at a Boy Scout Camp.

 

 

 

Meet The Scoutmaster

BarryCarneySM1

 

Name:  Barry Carney

 

Highest Rank in Scouting: Eagle Scout

 

Awards: Brotherhood Member – Order of the Arrow

 

Years in Scouting: 37 Years

 

Past Positions:  Den Leader, Cubmaster, Summer Camp Coordinator

 

Favorite Camp Meal:  Lasagna in a Dutch Oven

 

Favorite Song: The Billboard Song—Ask me to sing it sometime.  I loved it when I was a scout and I still love it today.

 

Favorite Skit: The Lawnmower Skit.

 

Favorite Summer Camp (Tie): Ressica Falls (Mountain) or Camp Rodney (Water)

 

Most Memorable Trip: High Adventure to Sea Base.

The Boy Scouts have an amazing selection of camps throughout the United States and the World.  It was always a dream to go on a Boy Scout High Adventure.  I think I was born to be near water—I love the ocean.  It was truly a life changing trip to go to Seabase in the Florida Keys.  We lived; we ate; and we sailed for the week.  You learn a lot about yourself and you crew when you’re on a boat for the week.  It’s a scouting adventure I’ll never forget.

 

Philosophy: Scouting is “Boy Lead.”  I don’t like the phrase, “Adult Leader.”  I consider myself an adult “advisor” or a “mentor.”  I provide some feedback, thoughts, and ideas and make sure our events are safe.  Ultimately, it’s up to our youth leaders to plan the agenda and learn to be leaders as they help our scouts advance on the road to Eagle Scout.

 

Favorite Memory: I have so many memories of scouting, but one thing I enjoy is getting up an hour early at summer camp and sitting in my camp chair and watching the sun peak over the horizon.  It’s always so quiet and I think to myself, “what will this day bring” and getting ready for the one thing our scouts will always remember–waking up every day to the phase—“POLAR BEAR…”

 

Favorite Scoutmaster Minute: The Compass.

A compass is a simple instrument. It reads the magnetic forces of the earth and points to magnetic north. If you get it too close to another magnet, it can give you a false reading. In the hands of a skilled scout, it can help keep you on the right path.   In the Scout Oath, we promise to be morally straight. Like the needle of a compass, our morals guide us on the paths of life. There are influences giving you false information, but if you remain true to the morals you have learned from parents, church leaders, and scouting, you can keep on the correct path.

 

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