Charter Organization


Pack and Troop 164 is proudly chartered by American Legion Post 40. American Legion posts sponsor more than 2,500 Scouting units across the country. This is natural for Legionnaires, who bring their service-learned skills and experiences as veterans to help build character and positive traits in our country’s youth.

The Boy Scouts of America grants charters to organizations such as churches, service clubs, and other community groups to operate Scouting groups. These organizations use the Scouting program for community outreach and to help them serve the needs of local youth. Scouting’s time-tested, high-quality youth development program affords organizations higher visibility in the community and increased service to youth.

Chartered organizations partner with local Scout councils to provide the support necessary for troop operations. When an organization adopts Scouting as part of its youth and community outreach program, a committee is formed and leadership is selected to organize and operate the troop in conjunction with the organization’s special needs and desires. Councils provide program materials and literature, outdoor camping facilities, leadership training and field support, assistance in recruiting members, liability insurance, record keeping, and supplies such as uniforms, insignia, and awards.

More than ever, young people need the guidance and mentoring that Scouting provides. Scouting’s constructive educational program is a healthy alternative to the negative influences youth face.