For Parents

Boys can join Oreland Troop 1 if they are at least 10 years old, currently in the fifth grade and register on or after March 1st; OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award as a Cub Scout and are at least 10 years old, OR are age 11 but have not reached age 18.

For more than 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to

  • Try new things.
  • Provide service to others.
  • Build self-confidence.
  • Reinforce ethical standards.

Scouts progress through the ranks at their own pace, and can participate in camping, backpacking, canoeing, Summer Camp, and all other activities they choose.

About Oreland Troop 1

  • Troop meetings are held each Monday from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM during the school year at Christ’s Lutheran Church in Oreland.
  • We are a mid-sized unit with approximately 25 Scouts and strong adult leadership under Scoutmaster Sergio Movsessian.
  • Attendance at weekly meetings and activities is not mandatory. We have many boys who are active in both Scouting and activities such as middle and high school sports.
  • Scouts effectively run the troop, coordinating among themselves and managing details to make things happen.  Scouts are mentored by experienced, trained, screened and qualified adult volunteers.

Why Oreland Troop 1

  • We are a traditional Boy Scout unit with a long history.
  • We are extremely active with a strong outdoor program.
  • We own Hawk Mountain Camp, which allows us to run activities such as Summer Camp at a cost far less than other Scouting units.
  • We have a large number of adult leaders and volunteers. All adult leaders and volunteers have completed mandatory Youth Protection Training and criminal record checks. 
  • We do not require any fundraising from Scouts or parents.
  • We’ve had over 120 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle.

What Does Scouting Cost?

For the 2023-2024 program year, the base cost for youth is $112. This amount covers national registration and Council fees ($87) and troop dues ($25). New Scouts are required to pay a $60 troop joining fee, which covers an Oreland Troop 1 neckerchief, a Scout handbook and unit patches.

New Scouts should sign-up online and pay the national registration fee and Council fees directly to BSA. Troop dues and the troop joining fee can be paid directly to the unit by a check made payable to Oreland Troop 1, or via Venmo.

The troop asks for reimbursement to cover food costs and activity fees for each event. Scouts are required to have a full uniform (shirt, pants/shorts, belt, socks) that gets worn to meetings and select activities.

Oreland Troop 1 believes that every boy deserves to be a Boy Scout. Families should never allow financial hardship to prevent their son from participating in our program. We have funds available for any Scout in financial need to assist with trips, uniforms, or program materials and equipment. Please reach out to the Scoutmaster for additional details.

Parent Participation

Parents are welcome at any troop activity or event. If you are joining us on an overnight camping trip or activity, Scouts BSA requires that you be a registered adult leader or volunteer.

Instructions for doing so are here:

  1. If you have not already done so, create an account for yourself on My.Scouting. Be sure to record your BSA membership ID.  
  2. Obtain the required clearances. (Details here.) 
  3. Upload the clearances to Cradle of Liberty Council using this link.
  4. Complete Youth Protection Training, if you have not already done so within the last two years.
  5. Complete and submit an Adult Application online here. If prompted for a position, select “Unit Scouter Reserve” unless you have discussed another position with troop leadership. The annual registration fee for adults ($75) will be charged during the application process.

Directions to Hawk Mountain Camp

See here for driving directions to Hawk Mountain Camp.

The address of the camp is 78 Indian Run Rd, New Ringgold, PA 17960