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Boy Scout Troop 162
(Corpus Christi, Texas)
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We are happy to welcome your son into BSA Troop 162. Troop 162 is one of the oldest and largest troops in our Council, having a continuous chartering period starting in 1946. Troop 162 is sponsored by St. Patrick Catholic Church and jointly by the Knights
of Columbus, Council No. 1202, which provides fund raising for utilities and minor maintenance, as a community service to
provide an organized program to assist all young men in the Corpus Christi area prepare for adult life. The Scouting program is
summarized by the three points of the Scout Oath:


Duty to God and country, Duty to others, and Duty to self. The Scouting program emphasizes community service and the development of skills in self-reliance and leadership. Boy Scouts is an organization for boys, but could not flourish without families such as yours.

By belonging to a troop, your son can make new friends, enjoy many campouts and activities, learn leadership skills, work towards earning merit badges, and move up in rank as he heads towards the highest rank of all --Eagle Scout -- if he so chooses. These opportunities are available to your son and we want to help him achieve all of his goals.

Your interest and participation will help your Scout take pride in himself and help him attain the goals he has set for himself. This handbook is designed to help answer many of the questions you may have about Troop 162. However, please feel free to call any of the Troop Leaders or Committee Members for any other information. Your son should call his Patrol Leader when he has questions about his patrol activities.

We look forward to getting to know each of you and having fun together in Scouting.

The Scoutmaster Corps

                                    Troop Meetings

Troop meetings 
are held every Thursday of the month, unless otherwise announced. Meetings are held at the Troop 162 Msgr.
Freeman Scout Hut which faces Texan Trail. The meetings begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 pm. Please be courteous
and make arrangements to pick up your Scout on time; the adults must stay until all Scouts have left the Scout Hut. Also, the
owner of the medical building, Dr. Garcia, an Eagle Scout himself, has graciously allowed us to use his parking lot after hours.
Please do not take advantage of his generosity by parking there overnight or during normal working hours. Also, take special care
to not leave any trash on the premises. If you are interested in becoming part of our troop, please come to one of our meetings.

We are a very active troop with about 10 campouts per year along with several other activities:

Summer and Winter Camps – annually
Garner State Park
Frio River Kayaking
Shark Fishing
National Jamboree
Philmont High Adventure Trek
Haunted House and Rope Bridge during the St. Patrick Catholic Church Halloween Carnival