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.
Congratulations on a successful car wash
Scouts and adults enjoyed sun, water, and suds at the Troop car wash on May 2nd. Thank you to Saman and the staff at the GF Exxon station for supporting our car wash.
Countdown to Summer Camp
Troop 673 is coming down the home stretch of the Scout year and preparing for summer camp at Ockanickon with a full schedule of Troop meetings, Eagle Courts of Honor and our spring Troop Court of Honor and Picnic.
Tuesday, May 12th practice lashings and resume Personal Mgmt MB class work
Tuesday, May 19th BoR night
Tuesday, May 26th
Wednesday, May 27th BSA swim test at GF swim and tennis club
Thursday, May 28th Back-up date for BSA swim test
Tuesday, June 2nd 30-day fitness test
Tuesday, June 9th Troop Court of Honor and Picnic
Sign up now for three exciting Troop outings:
* May 16-17 Hiking and camping at scenic Big Schloss in the Shenandoah Valley
* May 30 Orienteering at Lake Fairfax Park
* 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