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60th Anniversary Year 
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Open House, 6 February, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

We would like to invite everyone to Troop 497's Annual Open House for prospective members. All boys of scouting age, Webelos II's and I's, their parents and siblings are welcome. We will gather in St. Joseph's Church Multi-Purpose room from 7:30 to 8:30pm, Thursday, February 6th, 2020. Please extend this invitation for us to all your Cub Scout contacts, friends and families with boys of scouting age. All are welcome! Read this flyer for additional information.

You can expect to participate in interactive exhibits showcasing activities our troop enjoys together every month. The exhibits are run by our scouts with some help from our adult leaders. Be ready to have fun, be challenged, learn new things, have some camp snacks and receive some great giveaways. This is a great opportunity for Webelos to earn Arrow of Light requirements.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Sunday, 23 February, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come and show your support for Troop 497 and St. Joseph Parish at our Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Parish Multipurpose Room. Our Scouts and adults will working hard to show their appreciation for your support. After Breakfast, be sure to shop our amazing Bake Sale where you’ll find some yummy cakes, pies, and other tasty treats ready for you to take home!!

Bring your family and friends and join us for a great breakfast to help us make this a success! Tickets available at Troop meetings starting 24 January and at the door.

How would you like to?

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Camp on the Beach and in the Forest with Friends
Attend Summer Camps Across the Country
Hike Mountains
Cycle on the Eastern Shore
Whitewater Raft
Water and Snow Ski
Learn Outdoor Camping Skills
Be a part of a Team
Become a Great Cook
Learn How to Become a Leader

Our Scouts do this and much more!

Troop 497 Fast Facts:

  • Our troop at St. Joseph's has been active since its founding in 1959.
  • Troop 497 typically numbers over 75 scouts.
  • 497 is one of the largest troops in Baltimore.
  • The troop maintains a year-round active and challenging outdoor program.
  • The troop goes camping once a month from September through June.
  • A 10 day Summer adventure is planned every year to a different part of the country.
  • Boy Scouts plan and run the program.
  • We retain most seniors until they age out at 18 years old. They run the core of the leadership.
  • Over 40 adult volunteers are active.
  • Since 1959, the Eagle rank has been earned by over 200 scouts.
  • Troop 497 has long contributed to the community though countless Eagle Scout projects.
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Learn More About Troop 497 from Texas, Maryland

  • Boy Scout Troop 497, a troop of the Baltimore Area Council, meets on Thursdays evenings from September to July from 7:30-9 p.m. (Check the announcements on this web site for any meeting changes.)
  • We meet in the multipurpose Room of St. Joseph School, Texas (Cockeysville), MD
  • Our scouts come from Cockeysville, Lutherville, Timonium, Hunt Valley, Sparks, Phoenix, Jacksonville and surrounding communities in Maryland.  
  • If you are interested in learning more about Boy Scout Troop 497 come and visit us during a Troop meeting and talk with any uniformed adult leader.
  • You may also email our Scoutmaster, Ray Palmer, at scoutmaster497@gmail.com.