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
Welcome Back Scouts!
October: A month for cycling, natural history, and cooking.
Tuesday, Oct 7th : Bike checks and meal planning for C&O Canal Bike trip.
Tuesday, Oct 14th : SPECIAL EVENT! Natural history scavenger hunt at Great Falls National Park, 6:00 pm. Class A uniform, jacket, and flashlight/headlamp.
Tuesday, Oct 21st : First session of Cooking MB class.
Tuesday, Oct 28th : Troop cook-off
* October 18-19 : Two days of cycling and one night camping on the C&O Canal between White's Ferry and Harpers Ferry.
* November 13-15 Navy Scout Football weekend. Camping and Division I college football (USNA vs. Georgia Southern)
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to all the Scouts who earned rank advancements at Hawk Mountain Summer Camp.
Troop 673 In The News
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury