BSA Troop # 269

About Us

About our Troop: Troop 269 was founded in December 2003 and conducted our first meeting in March of 2004. Our troop is chartered by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (OLPH). This means that as the chartering organization OLPH owns the troop and its resources, approves all adults for leadership, and will provide a Chartered Organization Representative to serve on the troop committee.

Meetings: The weekly theme based troop meetings are held every Thursday at 7pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help located directly on State Route 43 at 342 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora from September through May and then at Sunny Lake Park from June through August. If you are interested in joining Troop 269 please contact Paul Tanski, Scoutmaster for Troop 269. Or, use the Contact us link on the menu to ask a question or get more information.  

Camping: Each Scout also has the opportunity to participate in one campout a month.  Campouts are rotated and scouts rarely camp in the same location twice. Visit our On the Go page to see all of the places we have camped over the years. Campouts are organized and run by the Scout Patrols, including equipment and meals. The boys learn and practice outdoor skills, such as wilderness survival, pioneering and orienteering.  Troop 269 also provides the opportunity for all scouts to attend summer camp each year. Scouts age 14 and older have the opportunity to attend selected high adventure camps.

Leadership: Troop 269 is a boy-led troop using patrols and with the guidance of the Scoutmaster and adult leaders. The Patrol Leader, with oversight from the Scoutmaster and Troop Committee, plan and implement the troop’s activities, including our weekly troop meetings, campouts, and our annual summer camp. Our adult leaders are trained in Scouting policies, training skills, and safety and are available to support and guide our Scouts.

Participation: Troop 269 also actively participates in community service projects throughout the year. The troop follows the ideals and methods of scouting as outlined by the Boy Scouts of America and they fully support the mission and purpose of the BSA. Troop 269 presents a well rounded program for the boys of our community by providing them opportunities for outdoor activities, community service, and personal growth. Troop 269 is partnered with Pack 3269 and is dedicated to ensuring the ongoing success and growth of the pack’s Cub Scout program. The troop and pack work closely together to ensure a seamless transition for eligible boys from Cub Scouting into Boy Scouts.

To be considered for membership into the Boy Scouts of America and Troop 269, a boy must have: completed the fifth grade; or have earned the Arrow of Light award; or be at least 11 years old, but not yet 18.