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Welcome to Troop 497 in Cockeysville, Maryland - Joining Information

Boys can join Scouts BSA Troop 497 in Cockeysville, Maryland, if they have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, OR are age 11 but have not reached age 18. Adults, 18 and older, may join as Adult Leaders. We have posted the information and all forms you need to join via the mail on our Registration page. If you would like to join our online meetings as a guest, please send your full name and why you would like to join our meetings to so we can add you to the approved list before the meeting (preferably a day or two ahead).

SPL & PL Elections during Troop Meeting, Thursday, 28 January, 7:30 - 8:30 

Please update your Zoom App to the latest version before joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 266 100 760

Sign Up for Advancement

There are now 3 ways to move forward with merit badges.

1. Thursday Path to First Class 2. Group Merit Badge Session Signup 3. Schedule a Counselor for a Personal Session

If you have questions email Mr. Grim at


Merit Badge Counselors

See the Resources page under the Information menu for list of merit badge counselors and additional information about working on merit badges.