Generally, our weekly troop meetings run from September through June on Tuesday evenings starting at 7:30pm. We meet in the gym of Conant Elementary School, located at 4100 W Quarton (aka 16 Mile) Road, Bloomfield Hills MI. The Tuesday following an outing is reserved for our Patrol Leaders Council (“PLC”) meeting. The PLC is comprised of scouts holding leadership positions in the troop. Our June meetings are held at an alternate location to prepare for our week at Summer Camp.
The troop is divided into smaller groups called patrols. Each patrol is typically comprised of six to eight scouts. Each Patrol has a name and an elected Patrol Leader. Patrols camp, eat, and compete together. The scouts in the troop elect a Senior Patrol Leader who provides a level of leadership between the adult leaders and the patrol leaders.
Troop 1022 enjoys a week (Sunday to Saturday) in early July, usually the first week after July 4, at Camp Rotary near Clare, MI. The scouts sleep in platform tents and meals are provided in a central dining hall. Our Scoutmaster and multiple Assistant Scoutmasters are present for the week. The scouts work on rank advancement (Scout through First Class), merit badges, service projects and leadership development. In addition to these activities, there are many opportunities to enjoy boating, climbing, fishing, shooting sports and swimming.
Journey to Excellence (“JTE”) is a performance recognition program designed by the Boy Scouts of America to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of Boy Scout troops. JTE is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program for scouts. JTE measures performance in several categories including: advancement, camping, community service, leadership, training, growth & retention and budget & planning. JTE is awarded annually with three levels: bronze, silver and gold.
Troop 1022 was recognized as JTE Gold every year since 2011 when JTE replaced the Quality Unit Award. Prior to 2011, Troop 1022 earned the Quality Unit Award in every year of that recognition program (1986 to 2010).