Our Troop Meetings are on Thursdays evenings from September to July
from 7:30-9 p.m. (Check the announcements on this web site for any
How would you like to?
Camp on the Beach and in the Forest with Friends
Attend Summer Camps Across the Country
Cycle on the Eastern Shore
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
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
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.
Boys can join Scouts BSA Troop 497 in Cockeysville, Maryland, if they
have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, OR have
earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, OR are
age 11 but have not reached age 18. Adults, 18 and older, may join as
Adult Leaders. We have posted the information and all forms you need
to join via the mail on our Registration
page and welcome you to visit one of our Troop Meetings.
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.)