About Us

Welcome to the home of Mansfield Troop 1703. We have a long history with Mansfield,Texas and the surrounding communities and are excited about the new adventures that we are on.

Troop 1703 is proud to be a current Gold Award recipient.

Journey to Excellence Gold Unit Award“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of Scout units. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program to the youth members of the BSA. Units can receive no recognition, Bronze, Silver or the highest recognition, Gold.

Meetings

Troop Meetings are held every Monday night during the school year from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 310 Graves St. – Mansfield, Texas; located next to St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Mansfield, Texas.

For each Troop meeting Scouts should dress in their Class A uniform (unless advised otherwise) and bring with them:

  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Notebook
  • + a Good Attitude

Check our CALENDAR to make sure you head to the right place.

Scout-Led

We are a Scout-Led troop serving Mansfield and the surrounding communities. We believe in the principle that the troop belongs to the Scouts. Troop 1703 is led by the Senior Patrol Leader (the highest Scout held position) and the Scouts who are elected by their peers. The adults are mentors who 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 Scouts learn to become independent leaders who can use the life skills gained through Scouting in all aspects of their lives.

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. The Patrol Leaders Council and Troop Committee meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month.Scouts are responsible for their advancement, equipment, logistics, activity planning and all camp chores during campouts.

Our program strives to achieve the Aims of Scouting: character development, citizenship training, and mental & personal fitness. We do this through the “Methods of Scouting” which include: the ideals (scout oath and law, motto & slogan), the patrol method, the outdoors, advancement, association with adults, personal growth, leadership development and the uniform.

We are an active troop and most months we hold at least one outdoor activity. This may include camping, canoeing, a lock-in or some other sort of fun. We hold leadership training courses for the Scouts so that they are prepared to lead the troop and we attend summer camp each year-sometimes twice! We have Scouts who have participated in Jamboree’s and High Adventure and everything in between.

If Troop 1703 sounds like where you want to be we encourage you to read on. If you are just browsing we hope that you find something useful and if you are a Troop 1703 alumnus we are glad your back.

Visitors

We welcome anyone who is considering joining Scouts to come and visit. Webelos are welcome to visit as a den or individually. You do not have to let us know you are coming, just show up. If you are a Webelos Den Leader and are bringing your entire den please let the Scoutmaster know via email so we can be prepared for your Scouts.

 TROOP PARTICIPATION REQUEST

We enjoy supporting our community and showcasing Scouting. If you are in need of a troop to perform as an honor guard for your event, retire flags with dignity or provide other Scouting service, please feel free to contact us through the Scoutmaster. We will present your request to the Patrol Leaders Council(PLC). The PLC is comprised of the youth leadership who make decisions for the troop. We will let you know as quickly as possible about fulfilling your request.

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Image result for longhorn council imageWe are a proud part of the Longhorn Council.

 Image result for st jude catholic church mansfield texas We are proudly chartered to St. Jude Catholic Church

 

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