Troop 999 offers a "traditional" scouting experience. We camp every month (rain or shine), do service projects, let the boys run the program, follow the scout oath and law, and we don't play basketball. Read our flyer to learn more about our philosophy and meetings.
Adult leadership is key to a great scouting experience. Our scoutmaster corps combined has decades of scouting experience, not just a few weeks on the job. The scoutmaster is a school psychologist with over 25 years of experience as a scoutmaster. The assistant scoutmasters (yes, we have several) each typically have 5 to 10 years of adult scouting experience.
Troop 999 is sponsored by the Parents of Troop 999 (The Concerned Parents of Utah County). We currently meet in our Scoutmaster's back yard. We are always under the watchful eye of our Scoutmaster, Andy "Bear" Baggs Sr. (Picture in 1983), ( Picture in 2010) and the other members of the "Rocking Chair" (adult leader) patrol.
Troop 999 is unique in our area because it is a community sponsored Troop. Most units in the Utah Valley area are sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (the Mormons). Many of the Scouts and Scouters that make up our Troop are Mormons who were simply looking for a better program than was being offered in their home ward.
Visitors and prospective Scouts (and Scouters) are always welcome at Troop meetings. We meet each Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 at Andy's house, 860 N. 900 W. in Provo, Utah.
The mission of Troop 999 is to provide enthusiasm, and encourage rank advancement in Scouting; to search for service opportunities always. We strive to follow the Scout Oath, Law, Slogan, and Motto; to remember that in everything we do and everywhere we go, we represent the Boys Scouts of America and Troop 999.