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Troop 497 Open House

Thursday, 8 February 7:30 to 8:30 PM

We would like to invite you all 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 730 to 830pm, Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Please extend this invitation for us to all your Cub Scout contacts, friends and families with boys of scouting age. All are welcome!

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.

Troop 497 is a large, (around 70 boys) very active, boy-run troop but we have enough resources to provide more individual attention so boys don't feel 'lost' in the group. We are blessed with a large number of adult volunteers, but we can always use more leaders and the new ideas they bring.

Our troop camps every month and travels out-of-state to different Summer Camps each year. This year we are in Haliburton Scout Reservation in Ontario, Canada. Take a look at our website, Troop497.org or Facebook page for a preview. Your boys are also invited to join us for camping each month.  We were at Camp Running Bear this month and will be at Camp Rodney in February.

Boys of age 10 or have completed the 5th grade are eligible to join Boy Scouting now. Girls are being welcomed to Cub Scouting this year. Girls are expected to be welcomed into Boy Scouting beginning next year. More information on this as it becomes available. See this flyer for additional information about the Open House and Troop 497.

Come meet our boys, parents and adult leaders on February 8th, see for yourself and join the fun!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Mr. Bob Downs if you would like additional information.

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:

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