About Us

Pack and Troop 286 has been a part of Odessa Missouri for over 80 years. Founded in 1935, Pack and Troop 286 is the Scouting home for the youth of Odessa, MO. The program relies on local volunteers and our chartered partner (Odessa Community of Christ Church) to deliver the traditional Scouting programs for Girls and Boys including Lions (Kindergarden), Tiger Cubs (1st grade), Cub Scouts (2nd thru 3rd grade), Webelos ( 4th tru 5th grade) and Scouts BSA (6th grade and up). The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

The Boy Scouts of America (the BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.