Organizing Troop Activities

Active parent involvement in organizing troop activities is essential for a successful troop Scouting program.  Organizing troop activities can be a complex undertaking.  The information on this page will help both adults and Scouts to plan and execute successful Scouting activities and trips.

Planning and Preparation

All activities require planning and preparation, sometimes well in advance of the activity.  The following resources will help activity organizers to prepare for the activity.

The following documents and forms pertain to BSA and Troop 783 policies governing activity safety:


Adult and Scout leaders participating in an activity share responsibility for the safety and success of an activity.  This often requires a delicate balance between freedom and structure that sometimes can only be achieved by trial and error.

Post-Activity Tasks

Once an activity is completed, there are a number of final steps an activity organizer should take to wrap things up: