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.
Hiking Across Maryland
Coming Down the Home Stretch
As Scouts and families look forward to a busy summer, we have just about 6 weeks left in the regular Troop year. Here are key dates and events leading up to Troop summer camp.
May 19-21: Backpacking @Spruce Knob
May 23: Special Troop meeting -- orienteering @Camp Fraser
June 3: Orienteering event @Lake Fairfax Park
June 6: Troop swim test @Hidden Creek CC (first opportunity)
June 7: Troop swim test @Hidden Creek CC (second opportunity)
June 9-11: Troop canoe trip @Paw Paw
June 13: No Troop meeting! (Church unavailable due to primary election)
June 14: Troop meeting -- NEW NIGHT!
June 20: Troop Court of Honor and Picnic
June 25 - July 1: Summer Camp!
There are at least two Eagle service projects on the calendar with more in the works.
Greg Roszyk Jr June 3
Neal Kelly June 17
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury