Monthly Program & Goals

2023 - 2024 Goals for Troop 497

Membership Goals
Attendance Goal
Rank Advancement Goal
Other Goals

2023-2024 Monthly Program

Month Monthly Theme Camping Trip Camping Activity Special Troop Meeting Day Trip
September 2023 Organization Assateague Island State Park
Beach fun Parent Meeting

October Hiking/Biking
Court of Honor
Outdoor Open House
New Scout Rank Advancement
November Backpacking
Appalachian Trail Backpacking

December Careers
Camp Horseshoe Senior Surprise
Christmas Party

January 2024 Science / Stem
Camp Tuckahoe, Dillsburg,  PA Invention Convention
Troop Elections

February Shooting Sports Rodney Scout Reservation Shooting Activities Open House
March Wilderness Survival Walkersville Watershed Shelter Building

April Carpentry / Wood Working Camp Spencer, Broad Creek Memorial SR Patrol Olympics Roller Skating/ Ice Skating Shooting Event
May Small Engine Repair / Maintenance  Canoe Trip/Alternate activity    Canoeing / Kayaking / White Water Canoe Training

June Fishing Water Weekend
Water Activities
Outdoor Games / Movie Night

July Camp Skills / Etiquette
Summer Camp Preparation
Summer Camp Packing Demo


September 2024 Patrol Method
Calvert Cliffs
Murder Mystery Parent Meeting
October Merit Badge Focus
Assateague Island State Park Beach fun Court of Honor Merit Badge Boot Camp???
November Backpacking Appalachian Trail Backpacking Thanksgiving
December Automobile Maintenance
Camp Snyder (tentative)
Senior Surprise
Christmas Party

Revised 117 March 2024. The program is preliminary until all reservations have been made. Check back for updates throughout the year. The events page will list confirmed reservations.