FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Boy Scout Troop 582 web site. Founded in May of 1982, Troop 582 is located in Snellville, Georgia. Our charter organization is St. Oliver Plunckett Catholic Church. Troop 582 is part of the Sweetwater district of Northeast Georgia Council.

We have put together a few answers to some common questions about Troop 582.  If you have additional question you can reach out to us and we will be glad to answer them.

Meeting Location 
The troop meets at St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church.  The address is 3200 Brooks Drive, Snellville, GA 30078.  The troop meetings are held in the Life Teen Center.  Visitors should drive around the back of the church and enter through the lower level doors.

Troop Activities
Troop 582 meets every Monday night from 7pm – 8:30pm unless Gwinnett County schools are on holiday or there is a conflict with other activities. In addition, the troop usually does an additional activity each month. These activities could be weekend camping, long term camping, merit badge clinics, day outings, and service projects. Parents are welcome to participate in activities with the troop however parents must have current Youth Protection Training.  Our calendar page will have the latest information.

Scouts BSA Handbook
The Scouts BSA Handbook will be the Scouts official record of advancement and achievement for a scout.  The Handbook should be brought to each troop meeting.  As the Scout completes requirements, the scout should have those requirements signed off and dated by a leader.  The Scout BSA Handbook is available at our local scout store in Lawrenceville.

Boy Scout Uniform
Scouts and Scouters in Troop 582 wear the Boy Scout uniform.  At a minimum, Scouts and Scouters should purchase the uniform shirt, patches, epaulets, and belt.  It is also recommended that Scouts wear the uniform pants however it is not required.  Uniform and other supplies are available from our local scout store in Lawrenceville.

Description from meritbadge.org about the uniform:
The uniform makes the Scout troop visible as a force for good and creates a positive youth image in the community. Boy Scouting is an action program, and wearing the uniform is an action that shows each Scout’s commitment to the aims and purposes of Scouting. The uniform gives the Scout identity in a world brotherhood of youth who believe in the same ideals. The uniform is practical attire for Boy Scout activities and provides a way for Boy Scouts to wear the badges that show what they have accomplished.