Prospective Scouts and Parents
Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 673. We are an active Troop that is sponsored by the Methodist Men’s Club of the Great Falls United Methodist Church. Our Troop has been serving the community for over 40 years. We have an exciting and challenging outdoor program. Our troop motto is “Weather or not…” and we are on the go – no matter the weather.
Troop 673 is a boy-run troop – meaning, the boys plan and run the meetings and activities. In the true spirit of scouting the boys learn through doing. The boys are given the opportunity to lead, develop new skills, and assume responsibilities. Boys teach other boys. Boys plan which of their activities to do and how to do them. Boys make mistakes, but they learn from the process. Our dedicated adult leadership is there to provide guidance and insure safety – but the boys do run the show.
Thank you for visiting us. We’d be happy to have you join our troop – but encourage you to visit other troops in the area. We think our boy run program with its focus on backpacking, high adventure and community service is hard to beat!
We hope you’ll join us!
Community Service is how we put the Scout Oath and Law into action. Troop 673 sponsors River Bend Road and removes trash and debris several times a year. We collected over 1200 pounds of food for the homeless as part of the Scouting for Food Program during the holidays.
Recent Eagle Scout Service projects include projects at Historic Colvin Mill, River Bend Park, Great Falls National Park and the Great Falls Methodist Church. We supplied the color guard at the Great Falls Independence Day celebration and help out at many community events throughout the year.
Our Most Recent Eagle Scouts
As 2014 Winds Down
We have one more regular Troop meeting in 2014. On Tuesday, December 16th we will wrap gifts and assemble our offerings to help a family in the local community enjoy a bounteous holiday.
Two important announcements for January: One, the Troop meeting on Tuesday, Jan 6th will be a special evening outing to the Sportrock Climbing Center in Sterling, VA. Two, we have added a one-day "learn to ski" trip to Whitetail Ski Resort for beginners. Sign up for both events at the Dec 16th Troop meeting or contact Ms. Salisbury or Mrs.Gersony directly.
Sunday, January 18 : Learn to Ski trip to Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, PA
January 29- Feb 1 : Troop 673 ski trip to Seven Springs, PA
Troop Events in 2015:
Tues, Jan 6th special Troop outing at Sportrock [NO regular Troop meeting]
Tues, Jan 13th regular Troop meeting
Tues, Jan 20th Troop elections at Troop meeting
Tues, Jan 27th Webelos Open House
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Harrison Trinca on his successful Eagle Board of Review on October 22, 2014.
Troop 673 In The News
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury