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Scoutmaster’s minute


What I know in 60 seconds

I love scouting.  I joined Boy Scouts because I wanted to live in the outdoors like Davy Crockett.  I know I am privileged to be a scoutmaster of Troop 156. 

I work with great assistant scoutmasters and committee members helping to bring the purpose of scouting to life in the hearts and minds of growing young people. 

Scouting isn’t everything, but it certainly fills a void today in our society that desperately needs selfless young men with determination, independence, preparedness, and leadership skills. 

If you have a question for me about scouting in general or Troop 156 in particular, please let me know. 


Justin Hickman, Scoutmaster

Troop 156 – Ramstein’s First Boy Scout Troop

Scouting builds CHARACTER and instills VALUES for a LIFETIME.

Setting a course for adventure.

Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience where youth ages 11-17 can have amazing adventures in the great outdoors, develop a love of service by volunteering in their community, boost leadership skills through fun and exciting challenges, and create memories of a lifetime!

For more than 100 years, Scouts BSA has helped create generations of leaders and outstanding citizens by providing young people with the opportunity to explore their interests, serve their communities, and discover new talents through youth-led activities like hiking, camping, and volunteering!


Scouting builds leaders. Former Scouts serve on the boards of global corporations, walk the halls of the White House, and have been known to go hiking on the moon occasionally. Life lessons learned in Scouting will help all of its members make good decisions throughout life.

Leadership development

As leaders, Scouts are taught to listen carefully to the ideas of their peers, to be fair, flexible, and organized, to follow up on assignments, to delegate when necessary, be quick to encourage or praise for a job well done, to know when to ask for help, to accept criticism as a gift, and most of all, to have fun.


The Scout slogan is Do a Good Turn Daily. That means doing something to help others each day without expecting anything in return. It implies that Scouts learn to do their part in caring for the community and the environment.

Advancements and Awards

Advancement is the Scouts BSA method of promoting and encouraging ongoing involvement and commitment to keep youth engaged in the adventure! Scouts progress from rank to rank as they work their way up to Eagle Scout.


Learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are over 135 merit badges covering a variety of subjects. From archery and wilderness survival to environmental science and robotics to cooking and theater, there’s something for everyone!


The Eagle Scout award is the highest rank available. It is a prestigious and rewarding accomplishment known for the amount of work and dedication required to achieve it. Start your journey today!