Welcome to Troop 266
Scouts BSA Troop 266 | Dunwoody United Methodist Church | Dunwoody, Georgia
Welcome to the official web page for Scouts BSA Troop 266 which is chartered by Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Meetings are conducted weekly at our dedicated Scout building where our Scouts work on advancement, and plan monthly camping trips. These trips include hiking, biking, climbing, caving, backpacking, and also high adventure trips to Philmont, Northern Tier, and Seabase. We also spend time at local Scout facilities such as Woodruff and Bert Adams scout camps. We maintain this website to help you understand how we are organized, and what the Scout experience at Troop 266 is like. Please explore the links on this page for more details.
Troop meetings occur weekly, three times a month. The meeting following a camp out is for the Patrol Leaders Council only.
When: Mondays at 7:00pm
Where: The Scout Hut adjacent to Dunwoody United Methodist Church 1548 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Covid Update (May 2021)
Troop 266 is meeting, but we ask that anyone who has been in contact with an infected person, is awaiting test results, or has symptoms to refrain from participating. Our weekly meetings are currently held outdoors at the DUMC Scout Hut so please dress accordingly. We require masks and social distancing at functions where possible. More details are provided at planning meetings.
Interested in joining?
If you are at least age 11 but not yet 18 and interested in joining Scouts BSA, you've already met the first requirement of scouting — interest! The second step to joining is finding a troop near you. If you are local to the Dunwoody area, you are invited to visit Troop 266 by attending one of our Monday evening full troop meetings. If you are not local to Dunwoody, you will need to find a local council and a troop near you.
What's Scouts BSA?
Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
Troop 266 is a boy-led scout troop. The scouts elect their own leaders and decide on the activities of the troop. The parent's role is to insure safety and give support when necessary. Scouting, however, is not hands-off parenting; your involvement is essential to the success of your son or daughter in scouting and is some of the most joyful and productive time a parent can experience. Please see the Parents Page for more on the expectations of parents in Scouting.
Service to our community is fundamental to scouting. If your community service project could benefit from scout volunteers, please tell us about it in an email sent to CommunityService@troop266.us. We schedule our service projects during our monthly planning meetings; please submit requests no later than the second Monday of the month prior to the month in which service is to be scheduled.