Boy Scout Troop 28
Troop 28 was founded at IPC in 1923 making it one of the oldest troops in continual operation in the Vulcan District of the Greater Alabama Council.
We are a work-hard, play-hard troop focused on making sure every scout has the opportunity for advancement, yet in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
Troop 28 is pleased to be a very diverse troop with representation from more than 8 local schools and districts. Including:
• Highlands School
• Indian Springs
• John Carroll
• Mountain Brook
We also provide our scouts the opportunity to participate in many different special Troop 28 and Boy Scouts of America events and trips.
Troop 28 special programs:
• Five Star Plantation – Troop 28’s annual spring fishing, camping and cooking trip.
• Children's Fresh Air Farm – Troop 28 supports IPC’s facility for underserved children in the greater Birmingham area through a number of special service programs and events, and through our Scouts’ Eagle projects.
• Summer Camp – Troop 28 provides the opportunity for scouts to attend summer camp where they can work on their skills and earn merit badges.
Troop 28 participates in Vulcan District programs and events:
• Camporee – This February event is a gathering of all the troops in the Vulcan District and where scouts compete in a number of Scouting related activities to help the boys rank up.
• Advance-O-Rama – This September event provides scouts an opportunity to earn merit badges in a fun Saturday.
Troop 28 sponsors annual programs to all the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Programs:
• Sea Base – An aquatic Caribbean adventure.
• Philmont Scout Ranch – Hiking and backpacking in the New Mexico mountains.
• Northern Tier – Canoeing and camping in the northern wilderness of Minnesota and Canada.
• Summit Bechtel Reserve – A training, Scouting, and adventure center in the mountains of West Virginia where scouts can participate in a wide range of outdoor activities.