The Windsor Terrace Scout Center is a one of a kind facility located at 243 Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. It was conceived in the 1980’s and constructed in several phases with funds provided by Boy Scout Troop 237’s Alumni Association "Cedar Chips". The Center has several purposes:
- To provide a "cool" place for Scouts to meet; an atmosphere that makes you want to come to the Center and "see what’s goin on"
- To be a program center with interests for ALL scouts to encourage the development of Citizenship, Character and Fitness
- To provide a meeting place for many Scouting groups, including the Troop, Patrol, Patrol Leaders' Council, Troop Committee, Order of the Arrow Lodge, and various operating committees for Scout events. It also provides a location for Troop Meeting Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- To provide a training facility for Junior Leader training, and various training courses, including Woodbadge, OA Leadership training, Scoutmaster Fundamentals, and for any specific instruction planned by the Patrol Leaders' Council
- To provide a program resource center for Scouts and Scouters in planning and supporting a dynamic Scout program
- To house the Windsor Terrace Scout Center Museum - to display various articles from Troop 237 and Scouting’s history, and to instill inspiration in Scouts and Scouters who view those displays
- To provide a hospitality center to small Scout groups visiting the Capital of the World - New York City. The city is filled with historical and cultural opportunities that would greatly benefit Scout groups that come to visit. The use of the Scout Center for lodging (at a nominal fee; it can house about 15) would make that possibility more affordable to units worldwide
So, now that you know a bit about the Center, come on in and take a look around.