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Troop 191 will update this site as events become available! We are also working on telling you a little more about the history of Troop 191 as it has been around for 80 years with the same Chartered Organization for sure. Some of the leaders today were scouts from this troop! Please feel free to send us your input on the site as well as using the "Contact Our Troop" link at the top of the page!

Any past members of the Troop have any photos they would like to share on this site please use "Contact the Troop", we would love to add them to the Memories.

For members of the Troop, make sure you check the "Event Calendar" on the left of the screen for current and upcoming events. We will try our best to keep this updated for you.


    Scouting started in the imagination of an English general, Sir Robert Baden-Powell. Early in his army days he wrote a book for soldiers about how to track, stalk and live in the outdoors. He called his book Aids To Scouting. Baden-Powell didn't realize when he wrote his book that the ideas in it would be put to practical use a few years later.
    During a war in Africa, Baden-Powell was in charge of the defense of a key town, Mafeking. Badly out-numbered and under constant attack day after day, using every trick in his book, Baden-Powell and his men held out for over 7 months until help arrived.
    Baden-Powell returned to England as a great hero. His fame had led boys to read and use the book he had written for soldiers and this bothered him. He believed that boys should read books for boys, not for soldiers, so he decided to rewrite his Aids For Scouting.
    After reading material written for youth and sharing ideas with youth leaders, he decided to try out his ideas with a group of boys at Brownsea Island for the first Scout camp. His book, Scouting For Boys, was the result of his experience, imagination, testing, and work with others. It was an instant hit in England and Scout troops sprang up all over the land.
    In 1909 an American businessman, William D. Boyce, was helped to find his way in the English fog by a Boy Scout. The boy refused any pay saying he was a Scout, and that Scouts didn't take pay for being helpful.
    After meeting Baden-Powell and studying the books that had been given him, he decided to do what he could to get Scouting started right in the U.S. On Feb. 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was legally incorporated in Washington D.C. by W.D. Boyce. This date is celebrated as our Scouting birthday.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell                                  William D. Boyce



Order of the Arrow (OA)



Order of the Arrow is Boy Scouts National Honor Society. For years Troop 191 boys held leadership positions in the OA. Boys must meet requirements then get voted into the organization by their fellow Troop members. Every year several adults from Troop 191 design and make the sand art For the Spring and Fall Conclaves held at Parker Scout Reservation. 

Winter Camping


ASM Bob Haller and ASM Bob Dallin spent hundreds of combined hours to create this winter camp site for the Troop. Bob Haller maintanes it during the summers and gets camp ready for the troop every winter. The adults sleep in the Wigwam and there are two Tee-Pee's for the boys to sleep in. Each Tee-Pee can accomidate 6 boys and all their gear. 2010-2011 winter the boys built their own Quincey Huts to sleep in.

Wilderness Hike


ASM Bob Haller, ASM Bob Dallin and parent Gary Finden took a group of boys on a wilderness hike at the Wildlife Management Area 20 miles north of Mora. While on this outing several survival tricks were taught to the boys. All boys were required to pack and carry their own survival gear, food, water, and first aid kit that they assembled themselves. We hiked on a trail to the Snake River where the boys gathered wood and debris for a campfire and started the fire with a flint and steel. We gathered up a kettle of water from the river and taught the boys one method of sterilizing the water (boiling and filtering). We made hot cocoa from this water and had lunch. The boys made an emergency shelter from debris they found on the ground and whatever they brought with them. On the way back we showed the boys how to navigate through the woods with a compass (batteries on a GPS can run out and if you do not know how to use a compass then ?) Topographic and areal maps of the area were viewed and used. The group came out of the woods approximately 50 feet from our parked vehicles.

Camp Phillips



Every year the Troop goes to summer camp at Camp L.E. Phillips Scout Reservation in Haugen Wisconsin during the 4th of July week. The boys are kept very busy doing the Merit Badge courses they signed up for along with all the Troop activities we do as a tradition, like boat races, and climbing "THE WALL."

This is no vacation for the attending adults. They are kept busy 24/7 watching over your sons, making sure they are where they are supposed to be at all times. Making awards for the Troop Awards Ceremony held on Friday at the Troop campsite. Attending annual training courses as well. There are fun options offered to the adults if they desire to partake in them. Bob Haller and Chris Olson chose to get Red cross Certified in First Aid and CPR along with braving the High C.O.P.E. Course (challenging outdoor personal experience) or as the instructor would say "countless opportunities to plunge earthward."

Community Service



One of the community service projects the Troop does every year is assist the American Legion in placing flags on veterans final resting places at Oakwood Cematary in Mora for Memorial Day. The Boys conduct the placing of the wreath during the ceremony and collect all the flags after Memorial Day.