BSA Troop # 403

About Troop 403

Mission Statement

The three aims of the Boy Scouts of America are to build character, foster citizenship, and develop fitness. A Scout is expected to nurture Scouting's objectives by living the principles described in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout Motto, and the Scout Slogan. Adult Leaders provide counseling and skills development training through the conducting of a comprehensive, educational, year-round program of activities centered around the theme of "FUN WITH A PURPOSE"!

 

Sponsoring Organization

St. Paul Catholic Church, located at 10000 David Moore Drive, Austin, TX 78748, sponsors Troop 403.  The Troop uses the facilities of the church to conduct its Scouting program.  We are appreciative of the civic-minded efforts of the Charter Organization, the Knights of Columbus and St. Paul Catholic Church in their support Troop 403 and its function.

 

Meeting Information

Troop 403 meets every Monday evening from 7:15 to 8:45 pm at St. Paul Catholic Church, located at 10000 David Moore Drive. Scouts are expected to be on time and in their Class A uniforms. The uniform includes a belt, closed toe shoes, and shirts tucked in at all times.

The first Monday of each month is reserved for Board of Review (BOR) and Patrol Leader Council (PLC) meetings. Scouts not in these breakout groups will be working on advancement activities.

Troop 403 conducts quarterly Courts of Honor in February, May, August and November to recognize scout and adult achievements. The Court of Honor meeting is a potluck and is usually held during the early evening on Sundays.  There will be no Troop meeting the following Monday.

The adult Assistant Scoutmasters (ASM) meet once a month, on the Wednesday after the PLC meeting. The adult Committee members also meet monthly during the Troop meeting after the ASM meeting. We strongly encourage parents to join one of these groups to support your son and the troop.

 

We Are a Boy-Led Troop

We believe in the principle that the troop belongs to the boys.  Troop 403 is led by the boys who are elected by their peers.  The adults provide guidance and oversight so that the scouts will have a safe program that adheres to the Guide to Safe Scouting.  Through this philosophy, the boys learn to become independent leaders who can use the life skills gained through Scouting in all aspects of their lives.

Each scout will learn to become an effective leader by performing the duties of the leadership positions he holds as he moves through his Scouting career.  The decisions regarding the activities of the troop, the structure and activities of a troop meeting, and the events in which the troop participates are all determined by the Patrol Leaders Council.  Scouts actively participate in the planning of activities for troop events.

 

Our Eagle Scouts

Troop 403 is extremely proud of our Eagle Scouts. Since the Troop's inception in 1996, we have had 76 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle. We would be honored to have your scout join this elite group.

 

Scoutmaster Corner

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you can see that we strive to provide a full and exciting scouting program for the boys and the adults. At least one camping event per month is scheduled, and all of the venues are chosen by the scouts.

We are a boy-led troop, but adult commitment is necessary to make the program a success. When a scout joins us, we are made stronger when his parents sign up as well.

We would be pleased to have you come visit us to learn more about Troop 403, and honored should you choose to join. If you have questions or would like more information, please let me know.

Dimas Arredondo