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.
Welcome Back! Spring Break Bike Trip Crew
A Full Troop Calendar
With 19 new Scouts in the Troop, we have a full calendar of events focused on rank advancement, service, backpack camping, and preparation for summer camp. The Personal Mgmt MB class will continue throughout April and May.
Tuesday, Apr 7th Scout gear swap meet and Board of Review (BoR) night
Tuesday, Apr 14th
Tuesday, Apr 21st BoR night
Tuesday, April 28th
Sign up now for three exciting Troop outings:
* April 17-19 Hiking and camping on the beach at Assateague, MD
* May 15-17 Hiking and camping at scenic Big Schloss in the Shenandoah Valley
* June 5-7 Canoeing and camping along the Potomac River
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Harrison Trinca on his successful Eagle Board of Review on October 22, 2014.
Personal Management MB
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury