Our Mission Statement
Troop 262 and its members have changed greatly since its formation in 1959, but its focus remains the same as in the beginning: to impart the values embodied by the Scout Oath and Law to the young men in our troop. Its leaders not only focus on teaching Scout and life skills, such as camping, backpacking, cooking, personal fitness, and resource management, but we also believe that leadership and community service should be the foundation of our organization; we serve the people and community that has supported and continues to support us.
About Troop 262
Troop 262 is chartered by Dalewood United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee and is part of the Cherokee District of the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America. The troop currently meets every Monday night from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (except during most holidays during the school year) and works on Scout skills and advancement during part of the meeting, while also trying to plan at least one camping trip or special event every month or two. The troop's adult leadership always tries to make sure that all troop activities are planned and carried out by the Scouts themselves, with minimal input from us whenever possible. We feel that by operating the troop in the traditional "patrol" method, the Senior Patrol Leader and their staff (including the individual Patrol and Assistant Patrol Leaders) has a greater appreciation for responsibility and what it takes to be the leader of a group; it also gives the patrol members more input into planning and carrying out the activities in which they are involved.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Boy Scout or an adult leader with our troop or if you just have questions or comments for us, please email us at info [AT] bsatroop262 [DOT] org or mail us an letter or postcard to:
BSA Troop 262
c/o Dalewood United Methodist Church
2300 Ridgecrest Dr
Nashville TN 37216