Welcome to BSA 28-Raleigh

Scouting offers outdoor fun, leadership and skills to North Raleigh youth. Today, three Scouts BSA units are sponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:

Cub Scout Pack 28 –

Troop 28 – Boys’ Troop –

Troop 28 – Girls’ Troop –

Scouting is an outdoor program.  Are you up for it? 

Family Scouting for boys and girls ages 5 to 10

Youth-led, Adult-guided Scouting for boys ages 10 to 18

Youth-led, Adult-guided Scouting for girls ages 10 to 18

The “Outing” in ScOUTING

Along the way, Troop 28 Scouts learn

start fires, ride horses, build a trebuchet (a what?), use knives, use axes, use saws, orient a map, tie knots, pack a backpack, climb lighthouses, launch rockets, treat blisters (and other first aid!), observe nature, sleep on a beach, sleep under a “lean to”, pitch tents (and sleep in those, too), use a compass, cook using propane (and open flames…), clean up, shoot arrows, shoot guns, sail boats, and canoe/kayak/row safely. 



Don’t know how?  You will learn.  Every Monday evening is a Troop meeting to have fun, catch up, and learn skills.

Scouts in Troop 28 will

  • camp
  • hike
  • bike
  • kayak
  • ski
  • swim
  • cave
  • climb
  • canoe
  • and fish
  • throughout the year.

Don’t know how?  You will learn.  Scouts will teach you.  Check out some of our photos of Troop 28 activities.

Once a month, Troop 28 plans and executes a youth-led outing.  Each Troop attends at least one summer camp annually.  Ask us to send you an upcoming schedule.  Adults ensure safety. Scouts lead. 

Troop 28 Scouts lead and serve.  Scouts lead the Monday Troop meetings. Scouts plan the monthly outings.  Troop 28 Scouts have conducted service projects for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, the Mountain to Sea Trail around Falls Lake, the National Bone Marrow Registry, and the Hare Snipe Greenway, where the City of Raleigh has allowed the Troop to “adopt” the trail between Lake Lynn and Millbrook Road for cleanup.

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Troop 28 is part of the Northstar District and the Occoneechee Council that serves Raleigh, North Carolina.

What Cub Scouts Do

Cub Scouting is age-based family Scouting from ages 5 to 10.  Pack 28 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is open to boys and girls.  The Pack meets every Monday throughout the school year. 

Cub Scouts camp with families at least twice during the school year. They build Pinewood Derby cars out of blocks of wood.  They construct and launch rockets in the Spring.

During the year, Cub Scouts progress towards a badge of rank based on their grade.  Each rank has its own requirements that are age appropriate.  As a Cub Scout grows, requirements become more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities they have learned.

Join us at our Open House!
Monday, August 30, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cub Scout Pack 28

Cub Scouts: kindergarten-age boys and girls through 5th grade.

Troop 28 Boys

This is the original Troop at GSLC, Raleigh. Since 1988 it’s been available for boys age 12-18.

Troop 28 Girls

Troop 28 was one of the first troops to admit girls when initiated by BSA in 2018. It was founded & chartered in February of 2019.

Guiding Principles

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young  people to make ethical and moral
choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

Scout me in!

Scout Law

The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. A Scout tries to live up to the Law every day. It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Motto & Slogan

Baden-Powell wrote that to Be Prepared means “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty. More than a century later, preparedness is still a cornerstone of Scouting.