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About Pack and Troops 355

Scouting is a great family activity! It is a wonderful way to spend time with your children in the great outdoors experiencing new, fun, and exciting adventures. Our troop focuses on Outdoor FUN, Life Skills, Leadership Development, and Community Service. We are glad you are considering joining us! 

Scouting is available to youth in Grades 1 to 12. We offer a coed Cub Scout Pack for grades 1-5, a Scouts BSA Troop 355B for boys ages 11-17, and a Scouts BSA Troop 355G for girls ages 11-17. Troops 355 are the largest Scouts BSA troops in Newton with over 60 registered Scouts and 20 registered adults. Youth can join Scouts at any point during the school year. 


The Troop hosts 10+ outdoor adventures during the school year and participates in Community Service.  In past years, we hiked Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, went ice fishing, skied at Pat's Peak, canoed the Charles River, and camped at Normandy Farms.  In 2023, our Venture Crew for older scouts backpacked at New Mexico's Philmont Ranch, one of BSA's High Adventure Camps. 


Our Troop attends summer camp the first week of August at Yawgoog Reservation in Rhode Island, one of the top Scouts BSA camps in the world.  In the summer of 2023, we earned over 180 merit badges at Yawgoog.  

Join Online
To Join Online:

We are chartered by Our Lady Help of Christians, however you do not need to be Catholic to join. Our troop has members of many faiths.

Meetings are held at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington St, Newton MA 02458. Park in the church parking lot. Enter the church door from the parking lot to the lower level of the church to find the meeting.

  • The Troop meets every Tuesday at 7:15pm during the school year (we follow the Newton Public Schools calendar).  

  • The Cub Pack meets every other Tuesday at 6:15pm. 

​If you would like more information, we welcome you and your child to visit us at a Tuesday meeting. Your child will be paired with a scout buddy and will participate in the activities, while you have a chance to meet the leaders and other parents. If it is a good fit, you can register on the spot OR you can register NOW online.


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