Troop History

Troop 3000 is located the rural City of Milton, GA.

In 2006, the same year the City of Milton became incorporated, Troop 3000 became chartered with Birmingham United Methodist Church. The second year after the troop was formed, Walter Dean stepped in as Scoutmaster after his son Harrison Dean earned his Arrow of Light and crossed over into the troop. He started as Scoutmaster with 7 new crossover scouts, and a small building on a piece of church property. Walter Dean had many plans for the Troop, and a vision of what it could become. His mission was to provide the young men, in the newly found city of Milton, the opportunity to experience scouting and grow into leaders for the future. 

During his first year (2007), he made sure the scouts had a fun-filled busy year. Their very first campout was the Popsicle Campout on the back property of the church, where they got to know each other better as scouts, and build a flag pole for the property. Later in the year, Mr. Dean purchased the Troop 3000 Bus, as well as, our first trailer to transport all of our gear. 

As several years passed, T3K visited many different places and had many fun adventures. Some of the best included the Lake Lanier Trip, The Troop Challenge, Camp Daniel Boone, Sliding Rock, Ober Gatlinburg Skiing, Backpacking, Bicycling, Biltmore, 2010, 2013, and 2017 National Jamboree's, 2019 World Jamboree, Philmont, Seabase, and Northern Tier.  

Troop 3000 created many memories in the first 8 years with Mr. Dean.  Walter Dean retired as Scoutmaster in 2014. At the beginning of the 2014 Scouting season, Scoutmaster Brian Balmes took over where Walter Dean left off.  Mr. Balmes is an Eagle Scout from Texas.

At the beginning of 2018, our Scoutmaster Scott Meese took over for Mr. Balmes. The traditions and scouting excellence that built Troop 3000 continued.  Mr. Meese is an Eagle Scout from Maryland.

Beginning August of 2023, Ty Massengale became the Scoutmaster for Troop 3000.  He is an Eagle Scout, worked on staff at Philmont Scout Camp, and has led the first-year program for the Troop.