Why Join Troop 740

 Why Join OUR Scout Troop over another one?

To the right is a video made for the New York Area and applies to all Scouting (ESPECIALLY Troop 740).

(Thank-you to Greg Schueter Greg@idvidpro.com at IDVidPro.com for permission to use this clip)

We assume that you are shopping around comparing units. In fact, we encourage it!!!

Take a look at our entire website. Be sure to look at our calendar of events for this year. Below are some more reasons to join our team:

We are a family!  Our pictures in our members area show what we are and tell the best story. We are PROUD of our GREAT Scout Troop and we are willing to show it off!!! In order to be successful you have to look at the future.  Our past has been bright... our future is even brighter. 

Our Web Site (of course) Do the other units in the area have a Web Site? E-mail your friends and relatives to show them pictures of what you are doing in Scouts. Troop 740's website is a work in progress and is currenlty being developed towards the youths needs. The youth will keep it up to date under the supervision of the adult webmaster. Birthdays and last minute changes can be found online!!!. Just remember: 


We have Active Eagle Scouts. Troop 740 has a good advancement program!!! We have active Eagle Scouts in the Troop that are happy and eager to help the younger scouts learn. 

Our meeting facility is top notch.  We meet in the clean Hazelwood West Middle School.  Along with this facility we have access to several other meeting rooms. We even have free pre-arranged parking for our trailers (2) for storage of our equipment.

We have all the equipment you'll ever need.  Our Troop has enough equipment to supply several patrols!!!  All equipment are stored in off site storage trailers. 

We have year round programming. Troop 740 is one of the few Troops in the area that has year round programming. We have activities and campouts in the winter, spring, summer and fall.  

Our program is outstanding! Because we have a troop where the Scouts actually plan the program we have a great time. Participate in:

  • Horseback riding to Canoe trips.

  • Snow skiing to swimming!

  • Dogtown Pizza Fundraisers

  • Camp and hike the Civil War Battlefields of Shiloh Tennessee.

  • Explore Caves and do Rock Climbing and Rappelling!

  • Fish in the largest privately owned lake in Missouri!

  • Help the needy families with our Scouting for Food drive.

Our meetings consist of all kinds of hands on Scout activities and games. From young to older scouting, many scouts have partaken in numerous high adventure activities. Our program is built around the youths desire to grow and excel. 

NO SELLING CANDY BARS DOOR TO DOOR!!!  Troop 740 has one of the BEST fundraisers!!! We sell Funnel Cakes at the Hazelwood Harvestfest, along with Pizza fundraisers through Dogtown Pizza!

We have great leaders.  Troop 740 has nearly 10 leaders at each Tuesday night meeting. Several of our leaders grew up in the Scouting program and are Eagle Scouts.  

Scouting in Troop 740 will allow you to:

  • Make some of the best friends you'll ever make in your life!

  • Go on camping trips to some of the best places. Even places where the average public is not allowed!

  • Learn some very valuable skills that can help you in your future life!

  • Have experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life!

  • Remember the time you spend as a youth as the most enjoyable part of your life!

Troop 740 is about learning skills that you'd never learn in any other youth group. Sure you learn how to tie knots but you also learn First Aid, Outdoor Skills and Navigational Skills. It's all about learning how to survive, not just in the woods but in the real world as well! Scouting offers over 100 different topics to learn about. They cover topics from Sports, to Indian Lore, to White Water Rafting and Back Packing. 


Swim a mile without stopping
Hike in the southern Rocky Mts. for ten days
Camp out in one of the largest caves in the state of Missouri
Paddle a canoe down a river
Hike through the battle fields at Shiloh Tennessee
Rapel down the side of a mountain
Camp out in temperatures below freezing
Sell Pizza
Learn to save someones life
Make new friends
Play games, sports
Take day trips or fish.
Go camping & hiking
Or just HAVE FUN

Then Join Scouting, Be a part of Troop 740

To become a part of the Troop 740 Team. 
E-mail the Scoutmaster on the Home Page

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