Troop 113 is located in Bayport, Minnesota, and was started in 1922. Our Troop is chartered by American Legion Post 491 of Bayport, Minnesota and Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Bayport, Minnesota. The Troop meets weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. From the beginning of November through the end of April, the Troop meets at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The remainder of the year we meet at the Scout Building in the North West corner of Lakeside Park, in Bayport. Our Troop is part of the Great Rivers District in the Northern Star Council.
The Troop is very active with many Scouts who are eager to learn and face the challenges in front of them. Currently, we have Boy Scouts ranging in ages of 11 to 18 years old. In addition to our many Boy Scouts, we have a large number of active adults, most of whom are trained in the many facets of Scouting.
We love the outdoors. We go camping once a month. At our campouts, we backpack, canoe, fish, hike, swim, and target shoot along with many other nature activities. Every summer we go on a weeklong camping trip to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. During this camp, the Boy Scouts advance in their ranks as well as earn merit badges. We also go on long-term, high-adventure camping trips.
As a group, we are very active in our community. We participate in the annual Scouting for Food, as well as perform many service projects that benefit those in our area.
Troop 113 is very proud of our Eagle Scouts. Over the years we have had many Boy Scouts earn the highest rank in Scouting. We encourage all of our Boy Scouts to pursue the trail to Eagle Scout. The troop is boy run, meaning that adults are only present to offer advice and to keep the peace. The current (boy) troop leader, or Senior Patrol Leader is Jay T. When it comes to behavior problems, there are little to none. The boys support and encourage each other to work and learn to their own potential. The troop is like a family, working like a well oiled machine. The older boys teach the younger ones and in turn the younger boys teach the older ones. Everyone is very close and friendly to each other.
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.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.