Boy Scout Troop 149 is a a boy-led high-adventure troop that meets at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Thornton, PA every Monday night at 7pm. In addition to having lots of fun, we are proud to say that 122 of our members have achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.
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“We didn’t expect to win, but we decided that if we did, we would donate the system to an organization that helps children in need so that many boys and girls might enjoy it. After all, the scouts are all about helping others so that’s what we want to do too!”
We’ve been awarded a cruise at Sea Base in the Florida Keys in April 2017.
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Our program, the Florida Keys Adventure program, strives to offer as much excitement and variety of activities as possible within a seven-day period.
Scouts must be 13 or older and finished 8th grade by June 2017 to participate. All participants must pass a scout swim test in a strong manner prior to participating. Space is very limited and deposits (per scout or adult) are due by end of March, so please contact Mr. Jacquette if you’re definitely interested in going.
“Moviemaking includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and post-production processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.”
Scouts are currently working on their script — sounds like a blockbuster!
On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, Troop 149’s Eagle Board of Review approved candidate Evan J. Burke’s application for the rank of Eagle Scout. Evan is the son of Joseph and Christine Burke, residents of Glen Mills, PA.
Since Evan joined Troop 149 in 2010, he has accompanied us on many trips and outings and earned 27 merit badges. He held the offices of Instructor, Scribe, Guide, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. As a member of Troop 149, Evan has earned numerous awards and will continue earning his Palms.
For his Eagle service project, Evan designed and built a double-sided bulletin board for Thornbury Park in Thornbury Township, Delaware County, PA. This bulletin board, centrally located in the park, will allow for the easy dissemination of news from the Township to the park patrons regarding park rules and regulations, township activities, including emergency closings, public notices and board meetings and other news or information.
Evan is a senior at Rustin High School and an avid hockey player; he will further his education in Business Administration next year and is interested in playing hockey professionally.
We wish Evan the best of luck in all of his future endeavors, and we congratulate his parents, siblings, family and leaders who have helped him reach this milestone.
On September 1, 2015, Troop 149’s Eagle Board of Review approved Eagle Candidate Cameron West’s application for the rank of Eagle Scout. Cameron is the son of Robert West and Jeanine Marks. He and his parents reside in Thornton PA.
Since joining the troop in 2008, Cameron accompanied the troop in many outings, camping trips, hikes and earned 34 Merit Badges. He earned numerous awards and held several offices, among them Guide, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Scribe and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He was called to serve in the Order of the Arrow in 2011.Cameron, for his Eagle Leadership Service Project, planned and carried out the repair of the outdoor sanctuary at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. The sanctuary had fallen victim of time and weather. The project included the cleaning, repairing and refinishing of all the benches that form the sanctuary. Also, the old mulch was removed, the ground leveled, a weed control tarp laid down and new mulch applied. The outdoor fire pit was also dug out and rebuilt over bricks.Cameron graduated from Rustin High School in June and during his years he played several sports, of which lacrosse was his favorite. Cameron was also a member of several clubs. Following his passion for Film and Photography, Cameron has enrolled for a major in film and photography for the fall semester at Delaware County Community College and then plans to move on to Temple University.We wish the best luck to Cameron in all of his future endeavors, and we congratulate his parents, siblings, family and leaders who have helped him reach this milestone.
On September 2, 2015, Eagle Candidate Casey West’s application for the rank of Eagle Scout was approved by the Eagle Board of Review of Troop 149. Casey is the son of Robert West and Jeanine Marks. He and his parents and siblings reside in Thornton PA.
Casey joined Troop 149 in 2008 after earning his Arrow of Light and since then has traveled extensively with the troop participating in outings, camping trips and hikes. Casey earned 33 Merit Badges, numerous awards and held several offices, including Guide, Instructor, Quartermaster, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He was called to serve in the Order of the Arrow in 2011.For his Eagle Leadership Service Project, Casey planned and carried out the marking of all the trails at Bonner Park in Thornbury Township. The project included mapping the trails and cutting and painting, in different colors, the triangular trail markers. Once painted, he directed the scouts to place the markers where they were mapped to be placed. Over 2 miles of trails were mapped and marked enhancing the park as a destination for the township residents.In June, Casey graduated from Rustin High School where he played lacrosse and participated in several school clubs. He is enrolled at Penn State University, Brandywine, for the fall semester of 2015 where he will pursue a higher education in Mechanical Engineering.We wish the best luck to Casey in all of his future endeavors, and we congratulate his parents, siblings, family and leaders who have helped him reach this milestone.