Welcome to Troop 116/117 - Downtown San Jose

Typical Activities

Weekly Troop Meetings

Monthly Committee Mtgs

Pt Reyes Kayaking

Russian River Canoeing

Gold Country Caving

Santa Cruz Camping

USS Hornet sleepover

Innvision Holiday Party

Winter Recreation Camping

Klondike Derby

Bike Camping

Philmont backpacking


50-Miler backpacking trips

(If you happen to land at this website, the new website for Scouts USA Troop 116 and 117 is at: https://sites.google.com/view/sanjosedowntowntroop116/home . This page is our legacy website.)

Scouts USA Troop 116 was founded in 1995. Scouts USA Troop 117 was founded in 2019. Our troops consistently produces outstanding Eagle scouts. The Troop holds one meeting a week on Thursdays at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown San Jose.

Troop 116/117 is run by the Scouts using the Patrol Method. Our Scout Troop is divided into Patrols of about 5 Scouts each. A Patrol Leader is elected within each Patrol. The younger scouts are also assigned to a special group under the leadership of the Troop Guide along with an Assistant Scoutmaster. The troop Guide is an older, senior Scout who helps the newer scouts. This provides the boys with the opportunity to learn skills, leadership and teamwork.

The Scouts learn and achieve at their own pace, work hard, and have a lot of fun in the process. They enjoy regular campouts, adventures and hikes. They all work hard to achieve their ranks and support each other in their community service projects.

A formal program exists to take boys through the rank of First Class Scout. Further advancement depends on the initiative of the individual Scout.

The Committee is comprised of parents and the Scout Senior Patrol Leader. It provides adult supervision and guidance. The Committee meets once a month, typically the 3rd Thursday of the month. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. The future success of the Troop depends on active parental involvement.