About Troop 15

Troop 15 is one of Oklahoma City’s oldest and most exciting Boy Scout Troops. It is part of the Baden Powell District and the Last Frontier Council. The scouts meet each Monday night at 7:00pm, in the basement of the beautiful Oklahoma City First Presbyterian Church (map). Any parent and/or boy who wishes to find out more about Troop 15 and The Boy Scouts of America are welcome to contact the troop and come for a visit.

For over 75 years, hundreds of boys have come through Troop 15. Many of these scouts achieved the top rank of Eagle Scout and have become respectable leaders in the community. The goal of Troop 15’s Scoutmasters is to teach young boys leadership skills, citizenship, confidence, values and morals through exciting activities and monthly campouts.

Troop 15 has a unique and highly effective leadership team. Brent Wheelbarger and James Sweatt are Co-Scoutmasters who have a true commitment to helping the scouts of Troop 15 succeed. Brent and James both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as young men while in Troop 15. Today, both are family and businessmen who are committed to help boys become men of character. Brent and James are known for their challenging and innovative ideas. They are recognized for helping Troop 15 scouts earn their badges and advance in ranks, while utilizing creative, challenging and FUN ideas. Because of this, Brent and James were awarded the 2009 Baden Powell District "Scoutmasters of the Year"!

Troop 15 is a “Boy-Run” troop. A Boy-Run troop is an exciting concept that allows scouts to manage their own activities and actions within a troop, while under the supervision of the adult leaders. The adults guide the direction of the troop, while the boys learn valuable life skills, through implementation and management. The troop’s agenda is set by boy leaders who are elected by troop members. Experienced scouts guide the newer scouts and work out any issues that may arise. Adult leaders teach the boys how to plan activities/meetings and how to make their plans in a thoughtful and logical manner. Although the adult leaders take a “back seat”, they do supervise the scouts’ plans to ensure the boys are safe and acting within BSA policy. A Boy-Run troop allows scouts to see and experience the results of their decisions. It also creates an atmosphere which fosters learning and growth. The young men of Troop 15 benefit as they learn from their mistakes, and from their many successes, while in a safe environment.


Latest Blog Posts

  • 2015 January - Let's Get Airborne

    Wiley Post Airport, in Bethany, OK was the location of the latest high flying adventure for 35 members of Troop 15 while working on Aviation merit badge. Earning Aviation mb takes on new meaning when T15 sets their sights on the horizon from 2500' with the help of a four seat, single engine, high wing Cessna aircraft. Hanger 2, at PWA, was the location for the 1 night - 2 day camp in.

  • Family Camp / Selenite Crystal Digging

    September 21st, 2014 September has always been the best month of the year for camping with our Troop Family. This year's Troop 15 family camp began on Friday, September 19th, with an adventure to the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, near Jet, Oklahoma to dig for selenite crystals. With over 51 participants, including Scouts, Webelos, and scouting parents...this year's family camp brought on 'summer camp' style logistics and planning.

  • Tour of National Treasures (TNT) - By Cole

    The first day of our Tour of National Treasures trip started at 6 am, when it was time to load our personal gear into the van.  We then headed to the OKC airport and gave our PG to the worker in the departure terminal, got our tickets, and waited there until we boarded the plane. The flight was 3 or 4 hours long and they served us drinks. When we landed we got our stuff and took a bus to the hotel where we were staying.

  • Tour of National Treasures (TNT) - By Blake

    At the beginning of the day we went to the visitors center for Colonial Williamsburg where we got our tickets. First we got on a bus and went to the city of Colonial Williamsburg itself. There we took a tour of the Capitol building where we got to pretend we were representatives of the people and we declared independence.

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