Parent Overview



For over 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has prepared young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.


On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.


A Scout is Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful and Friendly

  • The development of values within young men leads them toward their full potential.
  • Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, sound ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills. These traits will most certainly influence their adult lives.
  • By trying new things, within a healthy framework, Scouts are taught to comfortable approaching new situations and to rely on the knowledge of others for support.
  • By providing service to others, Scouts are able to see their connectedness to others. Their experiences of service will establish within them a genuine interest in the welfare of others and in the condition of our country.
  • By building a their confidence, the Scout is better prepared to lead others toward higher choices and to succeed in their life-choices.
  • By reinforcing strong ethical standards, the Scout is encouraged to evaluate his situations and life-decisions with a greater perspective than the immediate gain or popular interests.
  • Scouting goes beyond teaching basic skills and teamwork. Scouting encourages youth to understand their own value as they develop as individuals and as they serve others in their community. Scouts know that their Scouting family cares about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.
  • Perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high esteem. As a result, when hard life-decisions have to be made, competing ideas, experiences, and knowledge can be weighed, peer pressure can be resisted, and an ethical and responsible choice can be made.



Troop 112 is a highly regarded troop within the greater body of the Boy Scouts of America (a not for profit organization). Troop 112 has a rich tradition of sponsorship from Nampa’s First Church of the Nazarene, dating back to 1923. The people of First Church have generously given time, finances, and logistical support to Troop 112, helping to lead hundreds of boys through their Scouting adventure, with many achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Boy Scouts of America hold that “spirituality and a belief in a higher power is key in the development of young people.” Simply said, BSA encourages each Scout in their personal faith journey, as their “Duty to God”. The local Charter Sponsor organization is free to interpret the extent to which they will promote faith within their Troop’s activities. BSA expects its Charter Sponsors to lead their Scouts toward a deeper faith, in a manner that is consistent with their organizational creed. First Church of the Nazarene, as a Christian Church, encourages faith by encouraging regular church participation, by offering prayers at mealtimes, special assemblies and troop meetings, and by providing Sunday worship services during camp-outs.

TROOP ORGANIZATION (in a nutshell)

Boy Scouts of America (National Organization)


The Mountain West Council (Regional Organization)


Troop 112: Nampa First Church of the Nazarene (Chartering Sponsor of the Troop)
Church Liaison: Brent Heaton


Troop 112 Committee Chairman: Kelly Howe


Troop 112 Scoutmaster: Eric McMullen


Troop 112 Senior Patrol Leader: the overall youth leader of the Troop


Troop 112 Patrol Leaders: Various youth leading the Patrols within the Troop
Patrols: Bison, Vikings, Cobras, Panthers, Dragons, Eagles