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A Century of Local Scouting 1919-2019

Welcome to Tay House

Tay House has been training great leaders since 1919, primarily through a unique fun and educational outdoor program. We hope this site will help answer questions regarding the troop and how it functions. Here are some key points:

  • Tay House is boy-run. Patrol Leaders, Junior Leaders, and Senior Leaders plan and direct weekly meetings, monthly campouts, and special activities. Through progressive steps in leadership boys develop self-reliance, responsibility, and the ability to assist younger scouts.
  • Experienced adult leaders guide scout activities through a mentoring system.
  • Parents support the troop through Troop Committee activities.

Visit Us!

Our meetings are held on Monday nights during the school year from 7:30 to 9:00 at Tay House Lodge. The lodge is located on Hillside Ave in Rochester, directly behind The Children's School of Rochester.

Please contact our Recruitment Scoutmaster to schedule your visit.

Joining Requirements

Requirements for becoming a Boy Scout are established by Scouts BSA. Any boy is elligable to become a scout if he meets these criteria:

  • He is at least 11 year old, but not yet 18 or
  • He has earned the Arrow of Light award in Cub Scouts and is at least 10 years old or
  • He has completed the fifth grade in school and is at least 10 yers old.

Boys who do not yet meet the age requirements to be a Boy Scout but who are interested in joining the troop are welcome to join us at weekly troop meetings. However, due to insurance regulations, we are unable to extend this invitation to any activities outside of the cabin until they become registered scouts.


If you have any questions, please contact us.