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Troop 22 - serving Los Alamos, New Mexico for 100+ years
Troop 22 Legacy
100+ years of Scouting and giving back to our community in Los Alamos!
Troop 22 has instilled the ideals of scouting into generations of young men. Our scouts have gone on to become CEOs of major corporations, renowned authors, artists, noted scientists and engineers, war heroes, and even a Major League Baseball hall of Famer.
Not only are we proud of our heritage, but we are also honored to have supported many Scouts on their path to Eagle.
No history of the Pajarito Plateau or Northern New Mexico is complete without acknowledging Troop 22 and the Los Alamos Ranch School (LARS). Founded in 1917, LARS combined an elite secondary education with rigorous outdoor activities. The School was organized around the newly established Boy Scout program. All of the students were members of Boy Scout Troop 22 and the school uniform was the boy scout uniform.
The students at the Ranch School spent mornings in class and afternoons outdoors. Troop 22 was the first mounted (horseback) troop in the country; each scout was assigned a horse and was responsible for its care. Some of the outdoor activities included: horseback riding, fishing, hunting, tennis, canoeing and swimming in Ashley Pond in the summer and skating on it in the winter. The boys were also responsible for chores around the Ranch and gave back to the community through regular service projects.
Troop 22 meets every Wednesday at 7pm at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
We have monthly outings throughout the year which include:
• Beginning backpack trip in the spring
• Week-long summer camp
• Numerous kayak trips
• More advanced backpack trips
• Turkey roast and campout in November
• Snow caving
• Specialty trips can include a canoeing trip to Northern Tier, Philmont camp, Sea Base in Florida, Klondike Derby (sledding and snow camping) and special weekend or week-long events offered by the Gorham Scout camp.
The future of Troop 22 depends on dedicated scouts and scout families to uphold our 100+ legacy in the Los Alamos community.
Our goal is to help youth develop into honorable adults. Scouting’s values can be incorporated into one’s home or school. Scouts have many opportunities to learn skills of leadership, of the outdoors, and of life. As a Scout progresses, the value of their achievements will be reinforced through recognition and accomplishments during outdoor adventures.
We invite you to join us and partake in the amazing opportunities we have around Los Alamos, the Southwest and the Rockies. We encourage you to stop by one of our weekly meetings to get to know us or support our Troop with a donation that will help enrich our scouts as they experience new adventures.
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