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.
MITRE Engineering Day 2014 Registration
MITRE Engineering Day is an opportunity for scouts to get awesome merit badges related to science, technology, and engineering. The registration website crashed last week on Wednesday, March 5th when registration opened. The site says that registration will re-open on Monday, March 10th at 7:00 pm. Be ready-- this event gets booked fast!
Go to www.ncacbsa.org/event/MITRESED
News - Winter 2013-14
Welcome to our 10 Webelos (and counting) who crossed over from cub scouts to join Troop 673!
Tuesday, Mar 11th: regular Troop meeting
Tuesday, Mar 18th: regular Troop meeting
Saturday, Mar 22nd : Riverbend Road clean-up; form-up at St. Francis Church at 8:30 am
Tuesday, Mar 25th: regular Troop meeting
Sunday, Mar 9th: Patrol Leaders Conference, 3:00-5:00 pm ***Date Change***
Monday, Mar 10th: Parents Committee Meeting, 7:15 pm ***Date Change***
*Military Weekend (Friday-Sunday, Mar 14-16)
Save the Date:
Saturday, March 22nd Owen Dankworth and Ian Toloczko Eagle Court of Honor,
4:00 pm at GF UMC
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Ian Toloczko and John Waugh, Troop 673's newest Eagle Scouts.
Troop 673 In The News
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury