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Last Update: 5 December 2022. Click your browser's refresh button to ensure you are looking at the most recent update to this page. It is updated several times most weeks. Click underlined text to follow the link to additional information.

Committee Meeting, Monday, 5 December, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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Zoom Meeting ID:
883 1455 5884

New Photographs Available

Photographs from the May and June Eagle Courts of Honor, Fall Court of Honor, and the Backpacking trip are available by clicking on the Photographs menu item above.

COH  Fall COH   Backpacking 

Next Troop Meeting, Thursday, 8 December, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Multipurpose Room

Join us on every Thursday evening for our Troop Meetings. Check these announcements for any updates.

We will meet in person in the Multipurpose Room this week and follow the current Archdiocese Covid-19 protocols which is that masks are optional.

Camping at Camp Dan Beard, Broad Creek, 9-11 December 2022 Meet at Shed at 6:30 PM

Our next camping trip is to Camp Dan Beard at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation.  This is our annual Senior Surprise trip. It is tent camping and patrol cooking.

Actions required by participants before the trip:

General Information (Check back for updates)



Adult Youth Protection Training (YPT) Renewal Required for Rechartering

All registered adult leaders are REQUIRED TO TAKE THE YPT TRAINING EVERY YEAR (even though it says online that the training is good for two years). You must have taken the training in 2022 and send your certificate with a 2022 date on it to Adam Spence before you can be included as an adult leader for rechartering. Rechartering has started and we would like ALL adult leaders to take the YPT and send their certificates in by the end of October.

Junior Leader Training Course, 7 January 2023

Venture Ski Trip: 27-29 January 2023

Our Venture Ski Trip is to Seven Springs Mountain Resort in January 2023. It is open to Seniors, Patrol Leaders or Those Who Have Been Patrol Leaders and Venture Scouts.

The cost of the trip is $200 which includes 2 nights lodging, 2 Buffet Breakfasts, lunch will be available in the cabin, Dinner Saturday and snacks. The cost of your lift tickets are separate and can be purchased on line and depending on your lift ticket it will get you discounts on rentals and should get you discounts on lessons. Note, lift ticket prices go up October 9th. There is a $50.00 deposit due by November 14th. The first deposit holds your spot and reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Make all checks payable to Troop 497.

More details are available on this flyer, click to download.

Additional Resources for Scouts, Parents, and Adults

Please visit the Resources page under the Information menu above for additional information about Troop 497 programs and activities.