About Us

Troop 1598 History

Boy Scout Troop 1598 was chartered in 1994 by our first Scoutmaster, Tommy Thomas.  It began with 8 scouts and 3 assistant scoutmasters.  Since then, we have grown to a stable 30-35 scouts in 3 patrols.  From 2006 to 2019, Colonel Mike Fossum, a former Air Force test pilot, NASA astronaut, and distinguished Eagle Scout, served at the T-1598 Scoutmaster.  In 2019, Lieutenant Cordt Cashen, a former fire department officer and current NASA engineer became the 3rd Scoutmaster in T-1598’s history.      

Troop 1598 is committed to training our scouts to succeed in the world.  We have been recognized as the best troop in the San Jacinto District multiple times at Camporees.  In our 25+ year history, 52 young men from Troop 1598 have attained the rank of Eagle Scout.


Troop 1598 Philosophy

Troop 1598 is frequently called “hard-core” and we’re proud of it. We know when it’s time to work and time to play – and we’re the best at both! As skill-levels increase, the leaders are challenged to stay one step ahead as they plan new adventures to put them to the test.


We’re a medium-sized troop and enjoy the advantage of being able to do more fun things without all the chaos and confusion you find in the very large organizations. Every one of the Scouts in T-1598 is very important to us and never gets lost in the crowd.  We believe “Scout stuff is real stuff.”  Scouting is the best preparation a young man can have in preparing him for success in the outside world – first in school and later in life. The leadership skills and confidence developed in meeting exciting challenges will last a lifetime. And the friendships forged in the process will make the journey more fun along the way!


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Troop 1598, BAD TO THE BONE!