Frequency Asked Questions Scouts BSA Troop 12 For Girls Acton-Boxborough, MA
  • Where do you live?

    We currently have scouts from Acton, Boxborough, Concord, and Stow Massachusetts. You are welcome to join us if you live close enough to come to our meetings!

  • Where do you meet?

    We are currently usually meeting outside at Camp Acton on Saturdays. It is at the end of Spring Hill Rd, Acton. Contact us for details, and you must attend Restart Covid Training before you can attend.

  • How often do you meet?

    Typically every week while school is in session.

  • Who can join?

    Girls who are 11 years old or have finished the 5th grade and who are less than 18 years old.

  • How do I join?

    Send e-mail to for details of the next meeting and how to join. Then come to a meeting or two and see what the troop is doing. If you like it, your parent can sign you up at the meeting, we always have new Scout forms available.

  • Do you go camping?

    Whenever we can! Last spring, we went camping a little more than once a month.

  • Wow, that's a lot. Do I have to go on every trip and every meeting?

    No. None of us can go on all the trips, and we all miss meetings sometimes. Each of us tries to go when we can because it is great fun!

  • What is Scouts BSA?

    Scouts BSA is the traditional Boy Scout of America scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as girls lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting's highest rank, Eagle Scout.

  • Sounds like fun! Can boys join too?

    Boys are welcome to join our brother Troop, Troop 32 Acton, which meets at the same time and building as Troop 12. Or, they can join one of the other Acton or Boxborough Troops, Troop 1 Acton, Troop 1 Boxborough, or Troop 284 Acton, which meet at different buildings and/or different times. If you live in one of the surronding towns, go to to find a nearby troop.

  • What about moms and dads?

    We need lots of volunteers to provide support for the girls and encourage parents to volunteer and help out. We have a few events where the whole family is invited, like our trip to Nantucket in late June. However, the troop is girl led, and we strive to give the girls lots of room to be independent and responsible. It is OK for them to make mistakes and learn from them, and we try to limit adult interference to health and safety issues only.

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