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.
Nick completes his Eagle service project
Troop 673 Scouts were busy over the holidays helping Nick T with his Eagle service project - building six benches for the Celebrate Great Falls! foundation to use at community events on the village green.
Welcome Visiting Webelos!
Troop 673 is pleased to welcome local Webelos to visit us at two upcoming events:
(1) Webelos Open House is on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:30 pm at Great Falls United Methodist Church. Join us for a regular Troop meeting and a special multimedia presentation highlighting the benefits of boy-led Scouting in Troop 673. The Senior Patrol Leader and his Assistants will describe the activities, outings, service projects and High Adventures trips open to Scouts. Light refreshments will be served and every Webelo will go home with a small memento of Troop 673.
(2) Webelos Field Day is on Saturday, February 6, 2016 2:00-4:00 pm outside at Great Falls United Methodist Church. Troop Scouts will show visiting Webelos an array of standard Scout camping gear, how to pack for a backpacking trip, how to pitch a tent and other Scoutcraft. We'll have a small campfire burning and hot cocoa to keep warm.
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Buckley Ross on his successful Eagle Board of Review in mid-December.
Personal Management MB
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury