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How Was Your Troop's Number Selected?
1/18/2017 6:37:00 AM by: Hanna Inman

I wanted to write a “just for fun” article based on a post that happened in our Official Member Forum on Facebook. One of our Regional Team Leaders posted, “A different type of curiosity… In helping start Troops across this land, I am awed by the unique and creative ways Troops come up with their Troop numbers. Most are derived from a bible verse, while others have different meanings. How did your Troop select their Troop number and what is the meaning?”

There were many responses and lots of fun was had in discussing the different numbers and inspiration for them, so I wanted to share some of them here.

 

  • IL-0412  1 Timothy 4:12 – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
  • NE-0048  Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
  • NC-2415  Joshua 24:15 - …choose this day whom you will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
  • MN-0608  Micah 6:8 – He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
  • TX-0107  Joshua 1:7 – Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
  • SC-9212  Psalm 92:12 – The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree… This was special to this Troop because the state tree of South Carolina is the Palmetto Tree.
  • KS-0007  Represents the significance of the number 7 throughout the bible.
  • AR-4031  Isaiah 40:31 – But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. “Our town was hit by tornadoes in 2011 and 2014 – the last one being a devastating F4. Isaiah 40:31 was viewed as a town rallying cry. Coincidentally, our high school mascot is an eagle.”

 

These are just a small handful of the Troops who responded to the question in the post. If we posted them all here, the article would go on forever. We would love to hear more of your responses. Feel free to leave your Troop number and the inspiration for why it was chosen in the comments below! And if you are a member of TLUSA, head over to the Facebook Forum by clicking here to see the original post with all of the responses.

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Hanna Inman

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Hanna has been on staff with Trail Life USA since March 2016. She’s often found in her wheelhouse of blogging, tweeting, and posting – sometimes simultaneously! If it has to do with web-related communication, chances are good she’s making sure the information is getting out far and wide! Hanna’s background in information technology, passion for people, and unbreakable spirit has her uniquely equipped for her role on the Home Office Staff.


Comments

Doug Behrens From NE-0812 At 1/25/2017 7:47:36 PM

NE-0812 was from our previous troop, but we have adopted John 8:12 (NKJV): Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Gail From Glenmoore, PA At 1/18/2017 7:51:51 PM

PA-1:9 Named for Joshua 1:9... Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

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