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Last Update: 16 May 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.

Adults Sign Up to Help at Car Wash

We need adults to help with many aspects of the car wash from handing out flyers to hosing down cars. Please follow this link to an online sign up sheet and enter your name for the time and activity you would like to do. You can also sign up with Jeff Mann at a troop meeting.

Please contact Mr. Mann if you have any questions. Email: or Mobile: 443-377-6699.

2022 Car Wash T-Shirt Design Competition, Designs Due 18 May - DATE EXTENDED

We need aspiring artists to submit designs for the 2022 Car Wash T-Shirt. If your design is selected, it will be memorialized forever on the 2022 Car Wash T-Shirts. These are not only given out and worn on at the Car Wash event, but are often worn with pride for years during monthly camping trips and summer camps. See below for more information and rules!

Please contact Mr. Mann if you have any questions. Email: or Mobile: 443-377-6699. Please remember to copy another adult on all communications or have parent present if you call Mr. Mann directly.

Troop Meeting, Thursday, 19 May, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Multipurpose Room and Outside

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

We will be opening and closing the meeting in the multipurpose room and conducting as much of the meeting as possible outside when weather permits. While we are in the Multipurpose Room we will follow the current Archdiocese Covid-19 protocols which is that masks are optional.

First Thursday Path to First Class, 2 June, 6-7 PM, Joe's Cafe

The First Thursday meeting will be held from 6-7 PM in Joe's Cafe which is located in the basement of the Parish Center. Enter through the side door to the parking lot. The First Thursday meeting will be followed by a pizza dinner at 7 PM for active meeting participants.

These classes are available to scouts that are working on the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class and will be offered on the first Thursdays of the month.  Scouts do not need to sign up in advance. For more information about the First Thursday Path to First Class program, call Mr. Jerry McClellan (410-236-4258).

We will need lots of help from the seniors, patrol leaders, older scouts and adults

Troop 497 Car Wash – 4th June 2022

The annual car wash is quickly approaching. We will start distributing the Car Wash donation packets to the scouts at the Troop meeting on Thursday, March 24th. If you do not receive your packet, you have two options, either go to the web site and print the forms (see the current events form page for all the car wash forms some of which can be personalized), or contact Jeff Mann to arrange a pickup of your packet. Please get started right away on getting sponsors. Each scout is expected to raise at least $200.00 in pledges and/or corporate sponsorships. The first $200.00 in pledges is split 50/50 between the troop and thewscout family account. Every pledge over the first $200 goes to the scout’s family account, which can be used to pay for summer camp, monthly camping trips, and any supplies related to scouting. For every $25 in donations that each scout turns in each week, they will get one ticket for that week’s prize drawings.

We are in need of donations for the weekly prize drawings. The prizes can be anything you think the boys will like, from a $5.00 gift card to Dunkin Donuts, to the unused Christmas gift that is sitting in your basement, or a donation of your time. In the past families have donated prizes of “time” by sharing their personal passions/interests like fishing, sporting events, family games, and other similar activities. No prize is too small!

Please respond to Jeff Mann ( or 443-377-6699) to let him know if you are able to offer any prize donation. Please bring your prize donations to the weekly Troop meetings.

Thanks for helping motivate the boys on achieving their goal, and for helping to make this car wash a success!

Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), Sunday, 5 June, 7:00 PM

This meeting will be held in person if arrangements can be made. Please check back for updates.

Please update your Zoom App to the latest version before joining the meeting.
Zoom Meeting ID: 814 5966 1007

PLCs will generally be scheduled for the first Sunday of each month and start at 7:00 pm. Check the announcements for any changes. They should last about 1 hour.  All patrols should be represented by their Patrol Leader or a designated substitute. All Seniors are expected to participate. Adult Leaders are welcome to join the meetings.

Committee Meeting, Monday, 6 June, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Please update your Zoom App to the latest version before joining the meeting.
Zoom Meeting ID:
883 1455 5884

Water Weekend Camping Trip, 24-26 June

Our next camping trip is our annual water weekend. It will take place in the yards of several private homes along the beautiful Susquehanna River near Delta, PA. We will spend many hours over the weekend swimming, boating, tubing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and other doing other water activities.

We encourage all dads of new scouts to join us on this trip and get to know more about our troop and our camping program. Our kitchen team puts on a great menu just for this weekend which often includes barbecued beef, shrimp, and corn on the cob. The cost of the trip is higher than normal to cover the sumptuous food. Here are directions.

Actions required by participants before the trip:

General Information (Check back for updates)



Additional Resources for Scouts, Parents, and Adults

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