This version of Troop 16 was started in early 2008 as Troop 326 at Midway Baptist Church.  Shortly after starting, the original Troop 16 (that the founding Scoutmaster of this troop earned his Eagle from many years ago), disbanded and we were able to take that number. 

In January of 2009, Troop 16 then moved from Midway Baptist Church to First Baptist Church in Collinsville, MS.  This move was coordinated to join the Boy Scout Troop and the Cub Scout Pack together.  First Baptist was gracious and accepting of sponsoring both groups together and therefore creating the only Troop and Pack located in Collinsville.

The Troop slowly began to grow here and there and then in late 2009, we conducted our first recruiting meeting at West Lauderdale.  From that recruiting, the Troop grew to almost 15 boys.  Since then we have seen a few leave and we have brought in new boys that "cross over" from Cub Scouts to the Troop and we now sit at 22 boys and 3 full patrols in the Troop.