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Scouts BSA Troop 65 is a year-round Scout program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.
For over 60 years, our Troop has been chartered by Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and that is where most of our Troop Meetings are held, typically on Monday nights. New scouts are always welcome to join Troop 65 at any time (boys and girls in grades K-5 are welcome to join Cub Scout Pack 65).
In Scouts BSA Troop 65, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.
Scouts BSA is an introduction to the great outdoors for boys and girls ages 11 through 17 and, most important, a lesson about their place in it.
Scouting builds leaders. Former Scouts serve on the boards of global corporations, walk the halls of the White House, and have been known to go hiking on the moon occasionally. Life lessons learned in Scouting will help all of its members make good decisions throughout life.
The Scout slogan is Do a Good Turn Daily. That means doing something to help others each day without expecting anything in return. It implies that Scouts do their part in caring for the community and the environment.
As Scouts plan activities and progress toward goals, they experience personal growth. Young men and women grow by participating in community service projects and by doing a Good Turn daily.
Scouts BSA Troop 65 is a linked troop consisting of both a Boys Troop and a Girls Troop. Each has its own Scoutmaster (adult) and Senior Patrol Leader (youth), but share the Troop 65 numeral, Troop Committee and Assistant Scoutmasters. The troops are charted to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 9185 Lexington Avenue in Circle Pines, Minnesota. The Boy Scouts of America does not own or operate any Scouts BSA troops, but rather provides the Scouting program to community based organizations for their youth. Boys Troop 65 was originally founded in 1954 and has been continuously chartered since 1955. Girls Troop 65 was chartered in 2019. The administrative troop numbers of the Boys and Girls Troops are 3065 and 5065 respectively.
Troop 65 has an active Patrol Leaders Council that plans and leads our troop meetings and events. We are a 2018 Journey to Excellence Platinum Unit Award. We have been recognized as a National Outdoor Challenge Award recipient and by Northern Star Council as a Community Service Honor Unit. Scouts BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America. Girls may officially join as of February 1, 2019.