BOY SCOUT TROOP 848
A charter to operate Boy Scout Troop 848 was issued in January 1999 to Saint Aloysius Catholic Church in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The five founding scouts and 4 adult leaders were all associated with the parish.
The troop soon began attracting members from the community at large and became the largest troop in town. It was not long before non-parish scouts and leaders outnumbered parish members and the troop's need for larger meeting and storage space taxed the facilities at St. A.
Disagreement in January 2004 between Father Michael Tobin, then pastor at St. Aloysius, and troop parents over troop leadership and the future direction of the unit led parents to unanimously decide to leave St. Aloysius and form a new troop with different sponsorship.
An organization known as Scout Parents, Inc. was formed and obtained a charter from the Boy Scouts of America to operate Boy Scout Troop 868. The active membership of Troop 848, both scouts and registered adults, transferred to the "new" Troop 868 effective February 1, 2004. The charter for Troop 848 expired at the end of January, 2004 and remains dormant.
St. Aloysius continues to sponsor Cub Scout Pack 848. The pack meets in the church basement on Monday evenings from 6:30~7:30 PM.
Boy Scout Troop 868, founded by former members of Troop 848, continues to grow and serve Shepherdsville and the surrounding area. More information about Scouting in northern Bullitt County is available via the hyperlinks below.
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