New To Scouting?
What's it all about?
The purpose of Scouting is to provide an effective program for boys designed to build desirable qualities of character, citizenship, and personal fitness through community organizations. Acquiring these qualities aids in the development of American citizens who are physically, mentally and emotionally fit, and builds a high degree of self-reliance.
Scouts have the desire to help others; they understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage; and understand America's role in the world.
Frequently Answered Questions
When and where does Troop 90 meet?
Troop 90 meets almost every Monday at 7:00 pm at Easthills Community Church in Riverside. On some Mondays instead we have our Committee/Parents Meeting, that's about 5 times a year, or so depending on the schedule. (All parents are encouraged to attend!) Also, once a quarter (4 times per year) we have a Court of Honor in place of our regular meeting.
How long has Troop 90 been around?
Troop 90 has been around since 1948 and celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2013.
What does Troop 90 do?
Troop 90 is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, and is chartered by the Kiwanis Uptown Riverside. As part of the Scouting program, our Troop goes on several campouts and other activities throughout the year, including a week-long summer camp. Our Troop also provides our community with many hours of service each month through the "Service Hours" that each Scout is required to put in for each rank of advancement.
Who can join?
Any boy who subscribes to the Scout Oath and Law and: Has earned the Arrow of Light -or- Has completed the fifth grade -or- Is between the ages of 11 and 17. Of course, to join Troop 90, it would also help if you live in our area.
What if I am not quite old enough?
Scouting offers the Cub Scout program for younger boys.
How do I go about joining?
You are invited to stop by at one our Monday meetings, contact one of our leaders, the National Boy Scout Headquarters, or Troop 90's local Council Office. Our local council is the California Inland Empire Council (CIEC) and they are located at 1230 Indiana Court, Redlands, CA 92374-2896. Their phone number is 909-793-2463; tell them you are interested in joining Troop 90 in the Mt. Rubidoux district!