Our TROOPThe troop has been actively serving Oakland since 1961. We are
sponsored by the East Hills Community Church located at 12000 Campus Drive.
This Troop is operated by the Scouts – we provide a boy lead program
This Troop is for the Scouts
We encourage you to ask questions and find answers
We urge you to voice your opinion
Troop TripsSome of the troop destinations include:
- Caving at California Caverns
- Snow Camping at Lake Alpine
- Summer Camp at Camp Chawanakee located on Shaver Lake
- Philmont High Adventure Camp located in New Mexico
- Backpacking at Pt. Reyes, High Sierra, Marble Mountains, Trinity Alps
- Camping on the USS Hornet in Alameda, Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo
- Rock Climbing at the Pinnicles
- Rafting on the American River
Troop 305 CredoAdults are here in an advisory capacity. Leadership is by the Scouts and is one of the most important aspects of the program. All activities and guidance are directed from the Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader and his assistants to the Patrol Leaders and the patrol members. All activities of the troop are planned at the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) Meeting held monthly on the first Monday night. In addition, a weekend planning conference is held each year to plan the troop's program for the next year.
It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America to provide for boys an effective program designed to build desirable qualities of character, train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develop personal fitness, thus to help in the development of American citizens who:
- Embrace and appreciate the diversity of the local community.
- Are physically, mentally and emotionally fit.
- Have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness.
- Have personal and stable values firmly based on religious concepts.
- Understand the principles of the American social, economic and governmental systems.
- Are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand America's role in the world.
- Have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people.
- Are prepared to fulfill the varied responsibilities of participating in and giving leadership to American society and in the forums of the world.
THE TROOPTroop 305 offers a Scout varied activities in which he may learn many skills while on the trail to Eagle. Our basic program is designed around the camping experience. We also offer service opportunities, leadership training and money earning programs to help each Scout achieve his goals.
THE SCOUTWe expect each Scout to participate with his patrol in the troop's activities. He is expected to wear the Scout uniform at all appropriate times and to wear it proudly. He is expected to volunteer some of his time toward service projects for the troop, sponsoring institution and community. And most importantly he is to show Scout Spirit through implementation of the Scout Oath and Law.
THE SCOUT'S PARENTSParents of Scouts are very important! They are expected to support their sons in Scouting and support the troop when help is requested. Scouting is a partnership between boys, parents and troop leaders. This support can be given in a variety of ways such as adult troop leadership, serving on the Troop Committee, help with fund-raising,transportation for patrol members to troop campouts, and sustaining membership enrollment. Parents are responsible for having their sons at the troop meetings on time and picking them up promptly after meetings and campouts. In addition, as your son enters the troop, review the safe environment material in the Scout Handbook.
THE TROOP'S LEADERSAdult troop leaders are dedicated to enrichment of the scouting program for the scouts. Many have taken advanced training and others will take advantage of training opportunities when they are offered. Some of the training courses our troop leaders have taken in the past are Scout Leader Development, Woodbadge, High Adventure Training (HAT), CPR and First Aid Training, Rock Climbing (Climb on Safely) Training There is always a need for new adults to serve the troop in a variety of positions. Please don't wait to be asked. If you are interested in serving the troop and your son in a leadership position, ask one of the adult leaders. We can find a place to best use your unique talents. We are looking to additional Assistant Scoutmasters.
MEETINGSMeetings are held weekly, each Tuesday night from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at East Hills Community Church. Boy leaders are required to be at the church no later than 7:15 pm to set up and prepare the room for the meeting. Occasionally, there is a short get together of the troop leadership after the regular troop meeting to evaluate and/or plan an activity. However these never last beyond 9:15 pm.
PARENTS ARE TO PICK UP THEIR SONS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 P.M.