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
News - Spring 2014
March kept us very busy and perhaps spring is finally here! We have welcomed 13 new Scouts into the Troop and they have hit the ground running. A large group of Scouts and parents enjoyed camping and completing the confidence course at Camp Pendleton near Little Creek, VA for military weekend. And over 20 members of the Troop worked one Saturday morning picking up trash and treasure from a stretch of River Bend Road.
Tuesday, Apr 1st: regular Troop meeting -- Fire-building and BoR(s)
Saturday, Apr 5th: Spring work day service project at GF UMC. Starts at 9:00am
Tuesday, Apr 8th: regular Troop meeting -- guest speaker, Dr. Larry Newell, M.D, Emergency Medicine and basic first aid skills for 2nd class and 1st class rank requirements
Tuesday, Apr 15th: NO regular Troop meeting -- enjoy spring break!
Tuesday, Apr 22nd: regular Troop meeting - planning for Assateague and first aid part II
Tuesday, Apr 29th: regular Troop meeting - physical fitness
Monday, Apr 7th: Parents Committee Meeting, 7:15 pm
*Assateague Island Hiking and Camping (Friday-Sunday, Apr 25-27)
Save the Date:
Saturday, May 3rd Daniel Cunningham, Will Tennille, and John Waugh Eagle Court of Honor,
4:00 pm at GF UMC
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Ian Toloczko and John Waugh, Troop 673's newest Eagle Scouts.
Troop 673 In The News
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury