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Boy Scout Troop 97 was founded in September 2010. We are part of the Pine Burr Council and the Tall Pine District. The Troop 97 Sponser is Oak Grove United Methodist Church, located at 4915 Old Hwy 11, Hattiesburg, MS. Troop 97 believes In the Boy Scout Oath and the mission is to prepare young men to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values of the Oath and Scout Law to glorify God. The philosophy of the Troop is to allow the boys to lead using the Patrol method. This allows the members to belong to a small group and to develop ground friendships which allows for growth, leadership, a loyalty to the troop, a willingness to serve and a willingness to sacrifice to help others. Lord Baden Powell: Founder of The Boys Scouts said, "The Patrol system is the one essential feature in which Scout training differs from all other organizations." "The Patrol method is not A way to operate a troop, but the Only Way, the patrol method gives real responsiblity, character and whether for work or play is disicipline for duty."   https://www.facebook.com/bsatroop97hattiesburg/