Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 365!


Greetings! Troop 365 is a Scouts BSA troop for boys, ages 11-18, based in Glendale, Arizona. Our troop is chartered and meets weekly at the Dream City Church Glendale Campus on Monday evenings.

  • To learn more about scouting in general, visit BeAScout.org.
  • Interested in visiting or joining? Please see About Us/How to Join on the menu bar on the left side of the page.
  • For general inquiries, service requests, and more information about our troop, please contact us.

Interested in Scouts BSA Troop 3365 for girls, ages 11-18? Visit fb.me/BSATroop3365Glendale or contact Stephanie Russell for more information about the newly formed troop for girls partnering with Troop 365.

Interested in Cub Scouts for youth (boys and girls) under the age of 11? Cub Scout Pack 365 also meets at Dream City Church. For more information, visit http://troopwebhostcs.org/pack365glendale/.

Note: Access to main areas of the troop web site is restricted to troop members. If you are a member of Troop 365, please use your login to view the entire web site, including the calendar, roster, forms, and other useful information.

If you are a current troop member (leaders, scouts, and parents), and you do not know how to log in to the web site, please contact us via this form for access.


Summer Camp Changes

Posted by tking on Apr 1 2020 - 8:14am

Summer camp is being moved to Camp Geronimo because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation. We will be going up for week three which starts on Saturday June 13th and returning the following Saturday June 20th. The cost is $ 375.00 per scout ( scouts should bring about $30.00 in spending money.

Camp Geronimo is a two hour drive from Phoenix and has a great scouting program for all age Scouts.  We are planning on setting up some virtual meeting for parents in the near future to answer questions. We are hopeful that we can go back to regular meetings in May. There is some very good information about Camp Geronimo on their website www.campgeronimo.org

Yours in Scouting,
Paul Rideout

Scouting from home

Posted by rvideen on Mar 31 2020 - 4:59pm

Here are some tips for rank advancement and other activities to do at home


click here for scouting from home tips

Troop Updates Concerning Meetings/Outings

Posted by tking on Mar 20 2020 - 5:33pm

Below is a portion of the latest email generated to each unit. With that in mind, Troop 365 meetings and local campouts are put on hold. The general consensus is that if scouts are not in school, they should not be in meetings. We will continue to monitor the advice of council and let you know when our troop's meetings and outings are scheduled. We are hoping that the outing to Burro Crrek can be rescheduled for April 11, but that is only tentative.

We hope that you all are staying safe and healthy during this trying time. Please reach out to Sheila Buchanan if you have any questions or concerns. 

Troop 365 Leadership 

Dear Scouting Family,

We continue to review recommendations from public health officials as we monitor the spread of COVID-19.  We’re mindful of the role we play as Scouts to ‘be prepared’ and give leadership to others.  As we evaluate this quickly evolving situation, we are relying on information and guidance from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local public school systems.

The following changes will be made immediately:

Until schools reopen, we strongly recommend units immediately postpone all meetings and activities. 

Once schools re-open we recommend that units coordinate with their charter partners and review guidance from CDC, ADHS, and local public health officials to determine appropriate next steps. 

Help Wanted: Merit Badge Counselors

Posted by tking on Jan 18 2020 - 1:12pm

Are you an adult that is interested in helping Scouts? Please consider becoming a Merit Badge Counselor. Merit Badge Counselors serve as both a teacher and mentor as Scouts work on a merit badge. It is a unique opportunity to serve Scouts. Volunteering as a merit badge counselor is one of the most gratifying experiences for adults in Scouting today.


  1. READ THIS FIRST: GCC Merit Badge Counselor Guide
  2. Fully fill out an adult application. For position enter code 42. You are the only one who needs to sign it. Don’t forget to sign the disclosure authorization form.
  3. Read about the special requirements for counseling certain merit badges.
  4. Fill out the Merit Badge Counselor Information sheet which tells us which badges you would like to counsel.
  5. Youth Protection Training certificate. Create an account or log into http://my.scouting.org click on Youth Protection, on the right, then take Youth Protection Training. Save the certificate you receive from the course.
  6. Send all these forms to GCC.Membership@scouting.org or fax them to: 602-955-0570
  7. Take the on-line Merit Badge Counselor training.  To take it, log into http://my.scouting.org click on the BSA Learn Center icon on the right; click on Program; click on Scouts BSA; click on Merit Badge Counselor Training.  

If you are already a Merit Badge Counselor, please stay current by renewing your YPT every two years and by taking all of the REQUIRED online Merit Badge Counselor Trainings. See Step 7 above. All merit badge counselors need to take Merit Badge Counselor Training: (takes approximately 1 hour).

Did you read to the bottom of this message? You are awesome! Thank you! You are probably interested in Merit Badges. Terrific! The Committee is looking for someone just like you to take over the Merit Badge Coordinator position. It’s easy. Responsibilities include: Recruiting new Merit Badge Counselors, helping Merit Badge Counselors Register and keep up to date and offering Merit Badge opportunities to the Troop. Don’t worry. You’ll have help getting started. Please let the Committee Chair know if you are interested. The Scouts need you!

Summer 2021: Philmont Scout Ranch

Posted by coless on Jan 11 2020 - 1:21pm

Philmont 2021 - 2 Crews of 10 Scouts & 2 Adults July 8 - July 20 2021!!!

Payments: 1st January 27, 2020 $100,  2nd September 28, 2020 $482, 3rd February 22nd, 2021 $483, 4th TBD for bus ride


Scouts who will be at least 14 years of age by summer 2021 should consider our planned high adventure trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in July 2021. Mr. Oless is leading this trip and putting together 2 crews (6-10 scouts/2-4 adults per crew) for this adventure in July 2021 at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Costs will be around $800 per person plus travel fees and required gear. [Scholarship requests accepted for those in need - see Mrs. Buchanan]. A $100 deposit will be required with sign up. Contact Mr. Oless for sign up and questions. For more information about Philmont, visit https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/.

New BSA Medical Forms - Old ones being phased out

Posted by rjhetrickjr on Jan 9 2020 - 11:33am

New BSA Medical Forms were introduced in late 2019.  You can find them attached below and also in the Files section of our website.

Note that these are fillable PDFs that allow you to type in most of the info and then print them and sign them,  You can also print out the blank form and fill it all out by hand.

Please start using this form from here on.  If you use an older form in 2020, it will be honored only until 12/31/2020.

The 680001_AB.pdf form has Parts A and B, which the Troop needs for every youth and adult for outings of 72 hours or less.Note that a photocopy of any insurance cards should be attached.

The 680001_ABC.pdf form has Parts A, B and C.  This form can cover both the 72 hours outings and any lomger outing, such as Summer Camps, NYLT, Philmont, Florida Sea Base, etc.  A photocopy of insurance forms is also needed for this form.  Part C must be signed by a Physician, Nurse Practioner (NP), or Physician's Assistant (PA).  While the Part C page is a fillable form, it's very likely that you will give the form to the Physician or NP or PA and they will do their parts by hand, and most importantly sign it.

Bob Hetrick will maintain the forms until (and if) a new medical form keeper is identified.  We would like everyone to turn in a new form (at least Parts A and B) starting immediately, and hold on to Part C if you can't get the physical right away.  Part C will of course be part of getting ready for any of the long term camps that are coming up.  What we want to avoid is any last minute problem on a weekend outing with youth or adults having their old forms expire, so getting new ones from everybody in January really helps.

We also strongly recommend that you give us a copy of your originals rather than trust us to have the only copy.  Stuff happens!

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