Scouting Programs

Piedmont Council
Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scout Troop 11 started at First Presbyterian in 1923 under the pastorate of Dr. James J. Henderlite. It is one of the oldest troops in what is now the eleven county Piedmont Council. Since inception, hundreds of boys have come through the Troop, with over 100 achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. The Troop participates in Council-wide activities, the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill in Virginia, has attended the invitation-only International Scout Jamboree in Michigan in 2000, 2004, and 2008. Any boy between the ages of 11 and 18 is eligible to join Boy Scouts. Boys do not have to be members of First Presbyterian to participate in the program.

Cub Scouts Pack 11
and Boy Scouts Troop 11

  • Ages 6-10
  • Mondays, 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
  • PAD Building

  • Ages 11-18
  • Mondays, 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.
  • Scout Hut

Please e-mail the church office or dial Extension 115 for more information regarding Piedmont Council Boy Scouts of America
and Boy Scout Troop 11.

Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization serving in partnership with women and girls. In an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. With the guidance of committed women volunteers, they develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

First Presbyterian has a long history of supporting the Girl Scout program. The church has continuously sponsored troops since the first church-sponsored troop was organized in the 1920s.

Troops undertake service projects at the church and in the community. Over the years, a number of girls have earned the highest awards in Girl Scouting: the Bronze Award (for ages 8-11); the Silver Award (for ages 11-14); the Gold Award (for ages 14-17). Adult Girl Scouts from the church volunteer at the Troop and Council level, and several have received the Council's top recognitions.

First Presbyterian also provides space for larger, community-wide Girl Scout events. Each year, all troops at the church participate in the Recognition of Girl Scouts of the USA during a Sunday morning worship service in March, and in May at an annual Court of Awards ceremony. New members are always welcome.

Brownie, Cadette, and Senior Troops

  • Sunday Afternoons
  • Sunday Afternoons
  • Monday Evenings
  • Monday Evenings

Please e-mail the church office or dial Extension 100 for more information regarding the sponsorship of Girl Scouts of the USA
by First Presbyterian Church.