Welcome to Troop 653

Boy Scout Troop 653 meets on Monday nights at Central Christian Church, in Mesa, Arizona. Troop 653 has been meeting for over 24 years and currently has 60+ active scouts. We are the largest Scout Troop in the east valley, committed to instilling the values of the Scout Oath, and Law through advancement and adventure!

Boy Scouting is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award in Cub Scouts and are at least 10 years old, or who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the Boy Scouts of America’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

If you would like to join our troop or know more about us, please browse around our web site.  We have developed a rather detailed packet of troop information including how to join in our Troop 653 Welcome Handbook.  Also, use the Contact Page link to get in touch with one of our leaders, or come visit us on a Monday night!

If you are looking for information about the Cub Scouts (Pack 653), go visit their separate web site at: http://www.pack653.com/

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Troop Cheer!!!

HIPZA!   ZUZA!   CHICK-A-ROOM BAZOO!

I SKIDY   I SKY   CHICKAROOM-BA!

TEDDY ROO!    TEDDY RA!    TEDDY RUDDY-DUDDY,  FUDDY-DUDDY SIS-COOM-BA!

GERONIMO!!!    GERONIMO!!!

CHA! CHA! CHA!

Troop 653 History

In 1966, Troop 653 was formed in Mesa, Arizona. They first met at Central Christian Church at the Hobson Street Campus at 315 N. Hobson.
 The Troop was originally part of the Theodore Roosevelt Council.
 Eventually Central Christian Church outgrew their campus on Hobson and they started meeting at Mountain View High School.
 When the Church started meeting at the High School, the Boy Scout Troop found it difficult to meet. They couldn’t really use the facilities during the week. In the late 70’s the troop died off.
 In 1987 the Troop was reconstituted at the new Central Christian campus at Lindsay Road and Adobe in Mesa.
 The current charter date for the Troop is February 1st, 1987.
 The Troop has attended Camp Geronimo since 1987. The scouts have earned Big G Gold every year since then.

In 1966, Troop 653 was formed in Mesa, Arizona. They first met at Central Christian Church at the Hobson Street Campus at 315 N. Hobson.

   The Troop was originally part of the Theodore Roosevelt Council.

   Eventually Central Christian Church outgrew their campus on Hobson and they started meeting at Mountain View High School.

   When the Church started meeting at the High School, the Boy Scout Troop found it difficult to meet. They couldn’t really use the facilities during the week. In the late 70’s the troop died off.

   In 1987 the Troop was reconstituted at the new Central Christian campus at Lindsay Road and Adobe in Mesa.

   The current charter date for the Troop is February 1st, 1987.

   The Troop has attended Camp Geronimo since 1987. The scouts have earned Big G Gold every year since then.

Want to view a full detailed history of our troop?  Download our Troop 653 History Document

What is the Boy Scout Program

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.

Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation`s role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

Major Events

Please go to our Calendar Page to see all of the latest and greatest events we have planned!

Medical Forms

The Boy Scouts of America recommends that all youth and adult members have annual medical evaluations by a certified and licensed health-care provider. In an effort to provide better care to those who may become ill or injured and to provide youth members and adult leaders a better understanding of their own physical capabilities, the Boy Scouts of America has established minimum standards for providing medical information prior to participating in various activities.

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