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.
Troop 673 traveled to West Virginia in February for winter camping. The plan was to build snow shelters and sleep in them. Mother nature did not cooperate! Still - a fun time for all in the great outdoors.
As Troop 673 welcomes our brand new Scouts (after crossing over from Webelos), we have a full schedule of events for the spring:
March 24-25: Military Weekend
April 1: Spring work day at GFUMC (8:30 am)
April 8: River Bend Road Clean-up (8:00 am)
April 21-23: Assateague Backpacking
May 6: Troop Carwash
May 19-21: Backpacking (location TBD)
Ryley and Thor are doing their Eagle service projects in March. And a crew of hearty Scouts is preparing for the Hike Across Maryland (HAM), 41 miles in 5 days over spring break in April. Weather or not!
Congratulations to the new elected leaders: Joshua (SPL) and Jay (ASPL) and Jackson (ASPL).
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury