Join Scouting … Join Troop 228!
Interested in becoming a Boy Scout?…read below and then contact us using the form below…
Scouting is open to all boys between the ages of 11 and 17 without regard to race, religion, creed or financial ability. Boys who are 10 years old and have completed the 5th grade or received the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award may join prior to their 11th birthday.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, joining the Troop is as simple as submitting a Youth Application Form and paying your annual dues! Application forms are available through the Troop. Please see one of the adult leaders during one of our meetings or contact the Scoutmaster at
Troop Meetings are held every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 at First Presbyterian Church at 805 Ivywood Drive, Oxnard, Ca (corner of H st and Ivywood) in the Fellowship Room. Enter from patio near the South parking lot.
The annual cost per scout is $90 annually, payable in September. A portion of these dues are used to pay the Scout’s National BSA dues and his subscription to Boy’s Life magazine.
In addition to the dues, the Scout is responsible for paying his share of outing expenses. The costs are modest for most overnight camping events – around $20 for the weekend. Some events incur higher costs due to transportation, equipment rental or special event fees.
Summer camp fees typically run around $325 for a week of camping. Troop 228 may elect to attend an out-of-council or high adventure camp where costs may run higher.
The Scout is responsible to provide his own uniform consisting of a tan Scout shirt and khaki pants. The Troop provides the Scout with a Troop neckerchief and a Class B T-Shirt. Uniforms and other Scouting supplies can be purchased on-line at scoutstuff.org or through the Scout Store at the Camarillo Council Office.
From time-to-time the Troop will make additional Troop T-shirts and Fleece jackets available for sale to the Scouts. These Troop T-shirts are designated as Class B uniforms and may be worn in place of the official Scout shirt for certain events and outings.
Each Scout must have his own personal copy of the Scout Handbook. Not only is the Handbook a valuable reference for learning Scouting skills, it also serves as the Scout’s record of advancement. As the Scout completes requirements toward a rank, a leader or senior Scout will endorse the Scout’s manual to indicate that he met the requirement. Scouts should bring their Handbook to all meetings and outings. The Troop recommends purchasing a Handbook Cover or keeping the Handbook in a Ziploc bag to protect it from damage.
Most of our outings take place outdoors and your son should be equipped properly to enjoy these adventures. While it is possible to spend hundreds of dollars on quality outdoor equipment and apparel, if your son is new to camping and hiking you should consider purchasing only the necessities. The Troop will provide some of the equipment needed on outings such as tents, stoves and cook gear. Certain personal items – such as a backpack – can be rented or borrowed until such time as you are certain your son needs his own equipment.
Every Scout is expected to provide certain basic equipment items that will enable him to participate safely in the outdoor program.
See the GEAR topic page for more information on outdoor equipment.