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
Winter is Coming
Don't be a turkey! Sign up for the Troop's most cherished and exciting outing of the year - Old Rag. Master the rock scrambles and get to the top of the mountain to add one night of winter camping to your Scout resume! The Troop will depart on Saturday morning, December 13th and return the next day.
After success at Scouting for Food earlier this month, the Scouts continue to work on the Cooking MB. And our annual December service project (gifts and donations for a local family in need) will start soon.
Reminder - Scouts can complete the Swimming MB at Spring Hill Rec Center on Saturday, November 22nd. Contact Ms. Williams to sign up.
Watch for news about a 1-day 'learn to ski' outing for brand-new or novice skiers. We are looking at open dates in January or early February.
Five more regular Troop meetings in 2014:
Tues, Nov 18th
Tues, Nov 25th
Tues, Dec 2nd
Tues, Dec 9th
Tues, Dec 16th
December 13-14 : Old Rag hiking and camping
January 29- Feb 1 : Troop 673 ski trip to Seven Springs, PA
Troop Events in 2015:
Tues, Jan 6th regular Troop meeting
Tues, Jan 13th regular Troop meeting
Tues, Jan 20th Troop elections at Troop meeting
Tues, Jan 27th Webelos Open House
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Harrison Trinca on his successful Eagle Board of Review on October 22, 2014.
Troop 673 In The News
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury