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SCOUTING - Troop 28


BSA_Universal_EmblemBoy Scout Troop 28 is a very active troop in the upstate of South Carolina. We meet at St. James United Methodist Church every Tuesday Night at 7pm. All boys interested in joining a well-established, active program are encouraged to visit on any Tuesday evening. Adults interested in the Scouting program are encouraged to visit as well.

Troop 28 Palmetto Council No. 549, Boy Scouts of America began on October 10, 1958 at St. James UMC. Under the leadership of a few dedicated community leaders in the form of a Troop Committee, Troop 28 was organized and chartered a course that would be a community beacon to guide young scouts in becoming honorable men.


Troop 28 has over 160 boys who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious and highest award in scouting!

We are also very proud to report that Troop 28 received the Gold Level (highest level) in Scouting's "Journey to Excellence" program for 2020 and will again in 2021, which is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.


Highlights from recent Troop 28 events:

  • French Broad River 53 mile canoe trip.
  • Day hike up Table Rock and bike ride 28 miles on Thermal Belt
  • Camping at Camp Old Indian and on Lake Bowen.
  • Mountain-biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail
  • Volunteering at the annual St. James Fall Festival
  • Hiking, camping, and backpacking outings almost every month
  • Family pool party to celebrate a new school year
  • Earning merit badges, such as Fitness and Personal Fitness

Interested in Joining Troop 28?

Weekly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Scout Hut, even through the summer.

If you are interested in joining Troop 28 or would like to find out more about us, please visit our Facebook page.

  • Scoutmaster: John Jeffers is Scoutmaster at 770 853 5348
  • Troop Committee Chairman: Ron Kirby
  • Charter Organizational Representative: Richard Woofter, 864-574-3496
Last Published: August 17, 2022 5:08 PM