Troop 137

Level 1 and Level 2 Trip History


Troop 137 offers a variety of trips throughout the year as part of the program. The Level 1 and Level 2 trips are some of the major events Scouts look toward each year.

Level 1 trips are for all Scouts consisting usually of a one-week road trip based on a theme. The trips help the Scouts develop camaraderie and independence while reinforcing exploring new experiences and being a "band of brothers" in the Troop program. Scouts return with a greater sense of belonging and enjoyment of the Troop.

Level 2 trips are for older Scouts who are prepared for the rigors of a High Adventure trip. These trips are one to two week adventures usually at a greater distance and including challenges such as Philmont (backpacking), Boundary Waters (canoeing), or open-water sailing (Sea Base or sailing ship experiences).  Due to the physical, mental, and emotional demands of these trips (particularly Level 2), Scouts must be approved by the trip leaders as ready for the level of adventure.  Scouts typically begin Level 2 trips in their third or fourth year with the Troop (around age 14 or older).

These trips are subsidized to control costs through the annual Troop fundraisers as well as 'Scout accounts'.  Scouts who choose to attend more than one of these trips in a single year may pay for the additional events.

Level 1 Trips Level 2 Trips
2022 - 2022 -
2021 - 2021 - Philmont Scout Ranch?
2020 - 2020 - Pamlico Sea Base?
2019 - United Kingdom trip 2019 - United Kingdom trip
2018 - Chicago Trip 2018 - Boundary Waters/Quetico - Crew 5
2017 - Sounds Sleepover 2017 - Philmont Scout Ranch
2016 - Washington, D.C. - Fort McNair 2016 - Pamlico Sea Base
2015 - Gulf Shores/Stone Mountain 2015 - Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Gateway Arch, etc. 
2014 - no trip 2014 - no trip
2013 - no trip 2013 - Philmont Scout Ranch
2012 - Latimer BSA High Adventure Reservation 2012 - Hawai'i
2011 - Washington D.C. - Forte Meade 2011 - Boundary Waters
2010 - The Bluegrass Sneak (southern Kentucky) 2010 - Pamlico Sea Base
2009 - In Search of Treasures (AL, GA, & TN) 2009 - Philmont Scout Ranch
2008 - Westward Ho! (St. Louis area) 2008 - Sailing the Gulf
2007 - Summer Amusements (KY, IN & OH) 2007 - ?
2006 - Washington DC 2006 - Boundary Waters
2005 - Florida Sea Base (Spring Break), 2005 - Philmont (Summer)
2004 - Submarine Trip 2004 - England
2003 - (AR & TX ?) 2003 - Boundary Waters
2002 - ? 2002 - ?
2001 - ? 2001 - ?
2000 - ? 2000 - ?
1999 - ? 1999 - Boundary Waters
1988 to 1998 - (lost history; please send the webmaster information if you have it))
1987 - Philmont Scout Ranch
1986 - Florida Sea Base
1985 - USS Charleston, Stone Mountain, and Six Flags
1984 - Adirondack (NY) Mountain Canoe Trip
1983 - Philmont Scout Ranch
1980 to 1982 - (lost history)
1979 - Charles L. Somners Canoe Base
1978 - Philmont Scout Ranch
Prior to 1978 - (lost history; please send the webmaster information if you have it)

15 Dec 2018 JRG