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Welcome to the web site of Troop 369! Our troop can provide you and your son the opportunity to participate in activities that are not available to many other boys of his age.  The goal of our troop and the Boy Scouts of America Program is to build our Scouts into successful young men of exceptional honor and character. The Boy Scouts of America Program will also provide our Scouts with ample opportunities to improve their teamwork and leadership skills.   

See why you won't be disappointed when you join us for fun and adventure!

Check out our 2019 summer camp at Rescia Falls Scout Reservation!

 

Memorial Day 2022 - Historic Montgomery Cemetery

Posted by scampanella on May 22 2022 - 9:15am

Saturday May 28 the troop will be honoring veterans by participating in the Memorial Day celebration at Historic Montgomery Cemetery.  The event runs from 10:30 to 1:00 pm.  I would like to see a great turnout for this event.  Class A uniforms are required.  It is usually pretty hot so bring a water bottle.

Established in 1847, Montgomery Cemetery was the first public, non-sectarian burial grounds in Montgomery County.  Ideally located on sloped land along the Schuylkill River just outside Norristown, and designed in a formal Rural Landscape style, it provided a park-like setting for families to visit their relatives, view the outdoor symbolic sculpture on monuments, and walk the grounds.

With almost 6000 known burials, Montgomery Cemetery holds the remains of some of the most prominent citizens, veterans and reformers in the county and nation.  From five Civil War generals to many captains of industry, it tells the story of the nation through the lives it represents.  Over 400 veterans are buried in Montgomery Cemetery from the War of 1812 through the Korean War. The cemetery is no longer an active burial ground, but is preserved as a link to the past. 

The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown.

Address: 1 Hartranft Avenue, Norristown, PA 19401

Canoe Trip/ Camping June 24-26

Posted by scampanella on May 22 2022 - 9:15am

Who is ready to celebrate the end of the school year with some canoeing on the Schuylkill River and tent camping in Valley Forge?

In one months time we will embark on a river adventure.  On Friday and Saturday night we will tent camp on the grounds of the Valley Forge Fire Company and on Saturday we will travel to Port Providence Canoe in Phoenixville.  Everyone must wear a life jacket at all times while on the river.  Canoes will meander down stream and we will disembark for a little lunch on the side of the river.  From the Fitz travel to the Lock House via the Canal, about 2 miles. Portage to the river and paddle or drift down the river approximately 6 miles. Take out on the left just before the Betzwood Bridge. Up the boat launch and into the parking lot for pick up. Trip time about 6 hours.

The evening will be spent at camp where we can play games, work on requirements and sit around the campfire.  This will be a taste of river canoeing with the security of a campsite waiting for us at the end of the day.

Troop Meeting/Elections

Posted by scampanella on May 15 2022 - 4:39pm

This Tuesday is a regular troop meeting.  Yes, normally this would be a patrol leaders council meeting but we only have 3 regular troop meetings before our end of year kickball game.

This Tuesday we will focus on Senior patrol leader elections and patrol leader elections.  Are you ready to learn to lead?  Candidates please come prepared to discuss your qualifications and desire to lead.

Court of Honor Tuesday May 10

Posted by scampanella on May 8 2022 - 8:31am

Court of Honor Tuesday May 10, 730 sharp.  Scouts arrive at 7 to set up the gym.

Join the troop in honoring our scouts advancements over the past 3 months.  Its been a tough year but the scouts are focused and working towards advancement.  The event starts at 730 and will be held indoors in the  Visitation Gym.  We will be handing out camping patches, awards and recognizing scouts accomplishments.  There is always snacks and beverages.  Hope to see you all there!

Come support your fellow scouts!

Troop Meeting

Posted by scampanella on May 1 2022 - 9:45pm

Dont forget this week is a regular troop meeting- with a twist.  This week we will be meeting at 6 pm at the pavilion.  Bring a rake and wear work clothes.  We will be finishing our service project and then complete our meal planning for the next trip.  Tuesdays meeting will run from 6 to 8.

Scouts that are close to rank advancement for 2nd class, first class, star or life we will be conducting scoutmaster conferences and Boards of Review on Tuesday.

Come prepared to work and then wrap up your requirements.  The Court of Honor is next week May 10!

Wissahickon Park Camping Trip May 13-15

Posted by scampanella on Apr 28 2022 - 6:24pm

Join the troop for a unique camping experience.  We will be tent camping at the scout house off Wigard Avenue.  During the day the older scouts will be hiking 15 miles of trails while the younger scouts will complete a 5 mile hike before returning to camp.  After returning to camp the younger scouts will work on completing the requirements for Scout rank and many of the Tenderfoot requirements.  The boys will prepare their own meals Saturday night and we will have an evening campfire.  On Sunday morning the boys will rise and and have a light breakfast and return to Visi by 1000 am.

 

The Wissahickon Valley once served as the hunting and fishing grounds of the Lenni Lenape. It later became the site of more than 25 mills that were built along its banks in the 1800s and numerous taverns and roadhouses were built along the Wissahickon Turnpike, now known as Forbidden Drive.

 

The Wissahickon Valley Park has been celebrated in poetry and in paintings. In 1868, Fairmount Park acquired the 1,800 acres of the Wissahickon Valley to preserve the purity of the city’s water supply. Mills and taverns were demolished, but the dams remained, telling the story of the industry that was once there.

 

Today, the Wissahickon Valley is one of the most wild places in the City of Philadelphia and is visited by over 1 million people each year.

 

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