About Troop 7
We are a Scouts BSA Troop for girls chartered in New Port Richey, FL at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs (TPCOSS). Our Troop meets each week during the school year on Monday nights from 6:30pm-8pm, as well as fellowship events and camps during the summer. We are part of the Suncoast District of the Great Tampa Bay Area Council. Although we are chartered through TPCOSS, you do not have to attend or be a member of the church to become a part of Troop 7; we welcome Scouts BSA girls of all faiths. Although we are a newer Scouts BSA Troop, our founding leadership has many years of experience in other Scouting programs and with large Scouting units, have been through advanced leadership training, and are regularly recognized by our local BSA Council for achieving excellence in Scouting unit programs and leadership. We are very excited to be a part of this opportunity to develop young women in the long established leadership and outdoor program of the BSA.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. There are four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership. The eight methods of Scouting are: living the ideals, learning through the patrol method, outdoor programs, advancement, association with adults, personal growth, leadership development, and the uniform.
We welcome girls from Fifth grade and older into our Troop, including home-schooled students. You may start the program in any grade or at any time of the school year. Girls in the fifth grade who are not yet 11 years old and wish to join prior to March 1 of the fifth grade school year are invited to join our affiliated Pack, The Great Pack 7, to begin their Scouts BSA journey.
Our Troop is run by many volunteers that are trained and work with your children in learning the Scout Oath and Scout Law and helping them live those principals. All volunteers participate in bi-annual youth protection training each year through the BSA, as well as background checks provided by Boy Scouts of America. Leaders must follow two-deep leadership protocols for all interactions with Scouts, and have at least one female registered leader present at all events. We are committed to providing a safe, fun, and nurturing environment while delivering the goals of the Scouting program.