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Boy Scouts of America Prepared for Life

About BSA Toop 197

Boy Scout Troop 197 offers a year-round adventure-based program designed to offer and encourage effective character, citizenship, and fitness training for boys age 11-17.

In addition to camping, Scouts and adult leaders enjoy activities such as rock-climbing and rappelling, canoeing, target-shooting, and more.

Boy Scout Meetings are held every Monday Evening at 7:00pm at Fellowship UMC in Murfreesboro, TN

Merit Badges

Merit badges are awards earned by youth members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based on activities within an area of study by completing a list of periodically updated requirements. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or a vocation.


Troop 197 has campouts every month. Past campouts have focused on rock climbing and rappelling, caving, biking, hiking, and canoeing. Each summer we attend a week-long summer camp.