Welcome to Troop 15 Shaker Heights' Web Page

We're glad you came to visit!

Our Troop 15 Vision: To be a skilled, well-rounded Troop characterized by determination, cooperation, tolerance, and fun. (Defined by the T15 PLC at ILST, March 2016)


Check out our Troop 15 Promo Video!

Troop 15 was founded in 1920 by "a group of representative citizens," initially meeting at real estate sales office and school land. From the opening of Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights in 1923 until 1995, the Troop made its home at the church near Shaker Square.  From 1995 to 2018, Troop 15 was chartered by St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Van Aken Boulevard.  In January 2019, Troop 15's charter returned to Plymouth Church UCC on Coventry Road. On February 1, 2019, Plymouth Church also chartered a Scouts BSA Troop for girls, sharing a number and Committee with the BSA Troop for boys.

In fall 2020, Troop 15B hosts weekly meetings on Thursday evenings, 15G on Sunday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30 on the grounds of Plymouth Church, where we meet in Patrol-sized groups that are distanced and masked. Scouts dress for the weather (be prepared!) and bring camp chairs or stools and headlamps. We incorporate themes around merit badges, rank advancement, outdoor pursuits, and other scout-related activities. Our meetings typically include a Patrol challenge and incorporate some sort of game. From 7:30-8 pm on Thursdays, 15B Patrol Leaders' Council convenes.

When we can return to indoor activities, we expect to meet once more in the Fellowship Hall of Plymouth from 7-8:30 pm.

The Troop travels monthly for campouts, with the exception of July when we are at summer camp, August when we hold our annual planning summit, and December when we prepare for the Klondike challenge. In 2020-21, all campouts will occur on Scouting properties. For the most part, Scouts are expected to bring their own food, and must tent on their own. No carpooling to campouts is permitted in the Covid era.

In recent years our Troops have hiked, built and launched model rockets, cycled, spelunked (cave exploration), engaged in Iron Chef competitions, built emergency shelters in inclement weather, backpacked 30 miles in a weekend, canoed, whitewater rafted, skied, visited sites such as Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Fort Niagara, learned rifle and shotgun safety and shooting skills, and many other activities! 

Every summer during the week of July 4th we spend a week at Scout camp where our scouts can earn merit badges and engage in activities that are only available in summer camp.  Next summer (2021) we plan to return to Beaumont Scout Camp in Ashtabula County.

In 2020-21, we will be practicing scout skills, backpacking, winter shelter building, participating in skills challenges and camporees, outdoor games, and more.  Several scouts are working on Cycling merit badge.  In Summer 2019, several of our scouts went on a trek at Philmont High Adventure base in New Mexico; we anticipate additional high adventure opportunities in coming years.



Welcome to Troop 15 Shaker Heights' Web Page

We're glad you came to visit!

Our Troop 15 Vision: To be a skilled, well-rounded Troop characterized by determination, cooperation, tolerance, and fun. (Defined by the T15 PLC at ILST, March 2016)


Check out our Troop 15 Promo Video!

Troop 15 was founded in 1920 by "a group of representative citizens," initially meeting at real estate sales office and school land. From the opening of Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights in 1923 until 1995, the Troop made its home at the church near Shaker Square.  From 1995 to 2018, Troop 15 was chartered by St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Van Aken Boulevard.  In January 2019, Troop 15's charter returned to Plymouth Church UCC on Coventry Road. On February 1, 2019, Plymouth Church also chartered a Scouts BSA Troop for girls, sharing a number and Committee with the BSA Troop for boys.

In fall 2020, Troop 15B hosts weekly meetings on Thursday evenings, 15G on Sunday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30 on the grounds of Plymouth Church, where we meet in Patrol-sized groups that are distanced and masked. Scouts dress for the weather (be prepared!) and bring camp chairs or stools and headlamps. We incorporate themes around merit badges, rank advancement, outdoor pursuits, and other scout-related activities. Our meetings typically include a Patrol challenge and incorporate some sort of game. From 7:30-8 pm on Thursdays, 15B Patrol Leaders' Council convenes.

When we can return to indoor activities, we expect to meet once more in the Fellowship Hall of Plymouth from 7-8:30 pm.

The Troop travels monthly for campouts, with the exception of July when we are at summer camp, August when we hold our annual planning summit, and December when we prepare for the Klondike challenge. In 2020-21, all campouts will occur on Scouting properties. For the most part, Scouts are expected to bring their own food, and must tent on their own. No carpooling to campouts is permitted in the Covid era.

In recent years our Troops have hiked, built and launched model rockets, cycled, spelunked (cave exploration), engaged in Iron Chef competitions, built emergency shelters in inclement weather, backpacked 30 miles in a weekend, canoed, whitewater rafted, skied, visited sites such as Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Fort Niagara, learned rifle and shotgun safety and shooting skills, and many other activities! 

Every summer during the week of July 4th we spend a week at Scout camp where our scouts can earn merit badges and engage in activities that are only available in summer camp.  Next summer (2021) we plan to return to Beaumont Scout Camp in Ashtabula County.

In 2020-21, we will be practicing scout skills, backpacking, winter shelter building, participating in skills challenges and camporees, outdoor games, and more.  Several scouts are working on Cycling merit badge.  In Summer 2019, several of our scouts went on a trek at Philmont High Adventure base in New Mexico; we anticipate additional high adventure opportunities in coming years.



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