Troop 90 is located in San Antonio, Texas.  We meet each Tuesday night at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church at 14700 San Pedro Avenue (at 281 and Winding Way).

Charter Organization: Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

First Chartered:         December 1, 1990

Troop 90 consists of boys between the ages of 11 and 17. The troop is broken into patrols that take part in campouts as well as other events run by the District and Council.  We currently meet on Tuesday nights throughout the year from 7:15-8:30 PM at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.Troop 90 is led by Scoutmaster Scott Kruse, Committee Chairman Hugh Rote, and COR Hal Brown.

Troop 90 is a boy led troop. That is, the Scouts, with the help of adult leaders, direct, organize and participate in all outings and activities. We believe in the patrol method; teaching our Scouts to work in teams, and encourage continual and consistent achievement toward their next rank, and learning through earning Merit Badges. Troop 90 has an active schedule with a year-round camping program. This Scout-run Troop plans its calendar a year in advance to include a solid foundation in Scoutcraft skills, leadership development, and just plain fun. We regularly send crews to high adventure camps including Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier, and Florida Sea Base. Parents are encouraged to camp with the Troop, with most parents serving as Trained Leaders. Troop 90 has approximately 70 Scouts, and 8 Scouts achieved Eagle rank this year. 

Troop 90 has received the Quality Unit Award/ Journey to Excellence Gold for 12+ years in a row

 

BSA Mission Statement

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. 

BSA Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America--incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916--is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

The AIMS of Boy Scouting

The Scouting program has three specific objectives, commonly referred to as the "Aims of Scouting." They are character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

  

The methods of Scouting include:

Ideals, patrols, outdoor programs, advancements, association with adults, personal growth, leadership development, the uniform.

 

Ideals

The ideals of Boy Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto (“Be prepared”), and the Scout slogan (“Do a good turn daily”). The Boy Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high, and, as he reaches for them, he has some control over what and who he becomes.

 

Patrols

The patrol method gives Boy Scouts an experience in group living and participating citizenship. It places responsibility on young shoulders and teaches boys how to accept it. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where they can easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through their elected representatives.

 

Outdoor Programs

Boy scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. It is here that the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. Being close to nature helps Boy Scouts gain an appreciation for God's handiwork and humankind's place in it. The outdoors is the laboratory for Boy Scouts to learn ecology and practice conservation of nature's resources.

 

Advancement

Boy scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

 

Association with Adults

Boys learn a great deal by watching how adults conduct themselves. Scout leaders can be positive role models for the members of their troops. In many cases a Scoutmaster who is willing to listen to boys, encourage them, and take a sincere interest in them can make a profound difference in their lives.

 

Personal Growth

As Boy Scouts plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth. The Good Turn concept is a major part of the personal growth method of Boy Scouting. Boys grow as they participate in community service projects and do Good Turns for others. Probably no device is so successful in developing a basis for personal growth as the daily Good Turn. The religious emblems program also is a large part of the personal growth method. Frequent personal conferences with his Scoutmaster help each Boy Scout to determine his growth toward Scouting's aims.

 

Leadership Development

The Boy Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Boy Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.

 

Uniform

The uniform makes the Boy Scout troop visible as a force for good and creates a positive youth image in the community. Boy scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Boy Scout's commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting. The uniform gives the Boy Scout identity in a world brotherhood of youth who believe in the same ideals. The uniform is practical attire for Boy Scout activities and provides a way for Boy Scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished.

 

 

Scout Motto

Be prepared.

 

Scout Slogan

Do a good turn daily.

 

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

 

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.