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.
National Outdoor Award
Are you eligible for the National Outdoor Award?
National Outdoor Badges may be earned by a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout who "demonstrates both knowledge and experience" in one (or more) of the following subject areas: Camping, Hiking, Aquatics, Riding, and Adventure.
Find the requirements here.
Download and fill out the application form, get the Scoutmaster's signature, and then turn it in to the Advancement Chair.
Enjoy the summer! See you in the fall
Troop 673 will resume regular Troop meetings on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:30 pm.
Congratulations to the new Scout leadership team, elected at summer camp:
Senior Patrol Leader (SPL): Jed Prickett
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL): Joshua O'Cain
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL): Dakota Brookfield
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Andrew Howard, Jonathan Canfield and Jack Langford have joined the long olive and tan line of Eagle Scouts in Troop 673. We celebrate and congratulate the class of 2016 - 11 graduating seniors who achieved the Eagle rank in Troop 673: Jonathan Canfield, Owen Dankworth, Kiran Hampton, Andrew Howard, MJ Johnson, Jack Langford, Ryan Laughrey, Chandler Lee, Robert Maloney, Nick Thomas, and Spencer Weiss.
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury