Troop 1 is one of the oldest boy scout troops in the state, close to celebrating its centennial anniversary. Based in Oreland, PA, the troop hosts scouts from Oreland, Flourtown, Erdenheim, Fort Washington, Maple Glen and other surrounding communities. Boys from any Cub Scout pack are welcome to join Troop 1, regardless of their background, activities, skills or abilities. In fact, Cub Scout experience is not necessary; a boy need only be 11-17 years old to join Troop 1. What binds all Scouts is an interest in having fun, making friends, participating in unique and enriching experiences and learning useful skills that will last a lifetime.
Christ’s Lutheran Church
700 Pennsylvania Ave
Oreland, PA 19075
Meetings are held weekly, every Monday from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM during the school year.
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Each month from September to June Troop 1 goes on an outing. Typically, the group leaves on Friday evening and returns on Sunday. Examples of recent adventures include camping trips, hiking, rock climbing, snow tubing, mountain biking, canoeing trips and community outreach.
Summer Camp Program:
Troop 1 attends a week-long summer camp each year in August at Hawk Mountain Camp, a privately owned rustic campsite in New Ringgold, PA. Troop 1 summer camp is run by dedicated volunteers and Boy Scouts of America Council-approved merit badge counselors with costs less than half the cost of other BSA summer programs.
In addition to outings each month, Troop 1 plans a high adventure trip to one of the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Bases such as the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico or Alagash River in Maine.
We ask for $2.00 per meeting plus one-time cost of the BSA Handbook (for new scouts). In addition, the troop asks for reimbursement to cover food costs and activity fees for each event. There are no other fundraising programs such as popcorn sales.
Trained and Committed Adult Leaders:
All adult leaders and volunteers have completed the mandated Youth Protection Training and criminal record checks per BSA Cradle of Liberty training guidelines. Several adults are qualified Range Safety Officers as well. On multiple occasions, the troop has received the Gold award for Journey to Excellence (JTE), the BSA’s new recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure performance. Scouts will benefit from learning from individuals with a wide range of experiences. Adults come from a variety of backgrounds – craftsmen, teachers, attorneys, engineers, dentists, and more. Mike Weiss, retired as Scoutmaster on 7/2017, after leading Troop 1 for over 35 years. Special thanks to his traditional insights, dedication, planning events and execution of very efficient scout meetings. He will help in the transition of new scoutmaster, Sergio Movsessian, ensuring the scouting program is well organized, fun/diverse program schedule of trip events and safe scouting experience.