A candidate for First Class Scout must invite a boy to attend a troop meeting or activity. Recruiter patches are available to Scouts who recruit a friend to join the troop.

Troop 27 encourages scouts to recruit their friends, and Webelos from their former Packs. Scouts can ask the Scoutmaster or an ASM for information about recruiting that can be helpful. Our website,, provides specific information about our Troop. We also have a brochure available for distribution.

The troop also supports Bridging and Arrow of Light ceremonies for Packs upon request.

Troop 27’s traditional recruiting activities are open to Webelos or boys new to scouting. They include:

  • District Webelos Extreme recruiting events (a number of our scouts, ASMs and parents attend to “man” our activity, talking to Webelos and their parents and answering their questions)
  • T27 Webelos Readyman Night (several Webelos dens and their parents attend our meeting, working through the Readyman Activity Badge requirements, culminating with ice cream or treats cooked in a Dutch oven)
  • Webelos Canoe Event (a half-day event at Marlin Park in Redwood Shores where our canoe-trained scouts take swim-checked Webelos out on the Slough. The event includes a barbeque for the Webelos and their parents so they can get to know us)
  • Webelos Visits to help them with achievements (as arranged with local dens, we can help them earn their Readyman, First Aid or other requirements)
  • Bringing friends to meetings or activities (friends are always invited to attend a meeting to learn about T27; friends may be able to attend some T27 outings, with permission from the Scoutmaster and upon completion of any needed health, insurance or permission forms)