Troop 97 has an outing or camping trip most months during the school year. The outings are typically day trips to an interesting or historical place. For the camping trips, we usually leave on Friday evening and return on Sunday. Our past camping trips have focused on rock climbing, caving, biking, hiking and canoeing. We participate regularly in events like the God and Country Retreat and Sam Houston State University’s Merit Badge Day. Our troop attends a week-long summer camp every year, having fun and earning numerous merit badges. We also participate in troop fundraising events, such as selling popcorn and Scout Fair coupon books, and service projects that benefit the local community.