Welcome to the Troop 214 Website
Troop 214 is a proud part of the Boy Scouts of America's Occonneechee Council, Impeesa District, and the Kiowa chapter (Lodge 104) of the Order of the Arrow. Troop 214 is chartered by (and is grateful to) Benson Memorial United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC.
This website is maintained by the Scouts of Troop 214, under the supervision of the Troop 214 Website Committee. All content is approved by the Troop Committee. We hope that you find this website informative and useful. Should you have any suggestions or comments, or should you encounter problems using this website, please send the Webmaster an e-mail.
In the adventure known as life, there are those who live it vicariously and enjoy the ride from the safety of an armchair, and that's good enough for them.
There are those who have a few chances to realize incredible and life-changing experiences. And though they don't repeat them they carry with them a growth and personal philosophy for the rest of their lives.
And then there are those for whom a taste is never enough - for whom the lust for adventure is nearly insatiable.
And if you add to that the overwhelming desire to; challenge one's self, to lead and help others, and to set the example for others to follow, then you get to where we reside...where the end of one adventure only signifies the beginning of another. Then you are truly one of us, because that's how we roll.
We recently asked some of our scouts to anonymously write down why they are in scouts. We half-expected at least one or two of the comments to be; "Because my Mom or Dad wants me to". No scout wrote that down. Here are all of the scout's written comments, verbatim.
"I am in scouts to grow as a person."
"I am in scouts to go on awesome trips, and it's super fun."
"I am in scouts for leadership skills."
"I am in scouts because I want to have fun and learn some useful life skills."
"I am in scouts because it's a great and fun extracurricular activity, that you can also put on your resume."
"I am in scouts because I get outdoor opportunities."
"I am in scouts because it's fun."
"I am in scouts because it's a fun experience and to learn leadership."
"I am in scouts to help the younger scouts."
"I am in scouts because it's fun and because it's something other than screens."
"I am in scouts because I want to earn the Eagle rank."
"I am in scouts because it's fun to be in."
"I am in scouts because girls find it attractive." (that may have been a joke comment, although grown women certainly appreciate the qualities and character of former scouts in the grown men that they associate with)
"I am in scouts because it builds character, teaches life skills, and we get to do cool stuff on campouts."
Those are good reasons to be in scouting. Interested young men can take our current scouts own words for it. Adult leaders can express other good reasons for youth to participate in the scouting program. So whether you're a young man or a parent/guardian who is interested in checking out scouting, come visit a troop meeting or send us an email. We'd love for you to join us in the fun and the adventure.