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 Scouts Travel Far and Wide
Troop 673 sent two crews to SeaBase this summer. Both returned home safely with stories of snorkeling, fishing, lobster traps, excellent meals, and unfortunately hot, hot weather. Find out more from crew 1 (Buckley, Cameron, Mitch, Greg R, Thor, and Neal) and crew 2 (Charlie, Derek, Matt, Max, and Zane).
Greg G traveled the farthest this summer - attending the Scout World Jamboree in Japan.
Summer is nearly over and it is time to prepare for the Scout year.
We will resume regular Troop meetings in September on Tuesday, Sept 8th. Yes, that is the first day back at public school in Fairfax County. The first outing will be a backpacking trip on the weekend of Sept 18-20.
Watch for email and Facebook notifications from Scoutmaster Prickett announcing date and time for the annual planning conference (where Scout leaders plan out the events and outings for the coming year) and leadership training for Scouts in new positions (e.g., patrol leader, guide, instructor and so on).
The troop manual may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Ryan Laughrey and Robert Maloney who completed successful Eagle Boards of Review in late June and early July.
Personal Management MB
Scoutmaster Glenn Prickett
Committee Chair Marnie Salisbury