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.
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.