14963965777_ee53a04882_oBoy 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 117 of our members have achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

Interested in getting to know us better?  Join us for a meeting!

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The Chess Merit Badge!14963875927_b7253e92d9_o

Chess develops critical thinking skills, concentration skills, and decision-making skills — all of which can help you in other areas of your life.  Besides the rules of the game, some of the things we are learning about chess include:

  • History of the game
  • Sportsmanship and etiquette
  • Strategy for opening, middle and end game
  • Scorekeeping
  • How to teach someone else to play

We are currently playing a chess tournament to practice both our strategy and our scorekeeping.

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mountaincreek-logo2015 annual trip will take place the very last weekend in January — January 30-February 1. The troop will travel to Mountain Creek in New Jersey.

Cost is $160.00 per person (4 to a room). This includes lodging (2 nights), lift tickets for two (2) days and a pizza party on Friday night. For those of you less adventurous, you can do ONE day lift ticket and two nights lodging for $140.00. Adults can get their own private room for $130.00 a night (no lift ticket included). Bring your own equipment (skies or snow boards, goggles, hats, gloves etc). If you do not own it, we recommend you rent it from any of the outfits around our area and bring it with you —  the rental lines on site tend to be long.

Sign up during our Monday meetings or contact any of the adult leaders by January 10th.
Full payment is due no later than January 15th.

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cavetripWe are preparing for an exciting night in Indian Caverns, the largest limestone cavern in Pennsylvania.

The cavern is a steady 56º Fahrenheit (13º C) all year round, which makes it warmer than camping outdoors at this time of year.

Preparing scouts should refer to the Cavern Camping Packing List.

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Upcoming Events

Contact us about any of these events!
  • Jan 26 - Recruitment Open House - RESCHEDULED for February 9th
  • Jan 30 - Leave for Ski Trip - 6pm at BUMC
  • Feb 8 - Scout Sunday - Time TBA at BUMC
  • Feb 9 - Recruitment Open House - 7 pm video gaming at BUMC

Adult Leadership

Scoutmaster: Frank Jacquette
Committee Chairman: Joseph Lafferty
Advancements Chair: José P Barrera
Treasurer: Nadia Zinno
Chartered org rep: James P Florio Sr.