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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.

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


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On September 7th, 2017, Troop 149’s Eagle Board of Review approved Eagle candidate Thomas Walker Robertson’s application for the rank of Eagle becoming the 123rd Scout that has earned the rank of Eagle with the troop.

A native of Valley Forge, PA Walker he resides, with his parents John and Michelle and his brother Coleman, in Concordville, PA Delaware County where he is a Senior at Garnet Valley High School. Walker participates in several school sponsored clubs. Walker is also an avid soccer player. He plans to attend college in the fall majoring in Business.

Since Walker joined the troop, he has accompanied us in many trips and outings and earned 22 merit badges. He also held several scouting offices including that of Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

For his Eagle Service project, Walker designed, and led the building of large picnic table with handicapped access for the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills. He also led the effort to repair several other picnic tables, scattered around the park, which had fallen in disrepair.

Best of luck to Walker in all of his future endeavors and we congratulate his parents, siblings, family and leaders who helped Walker reach this milestone.


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Mark your calendar!

On Saturday, October 7th, Troop 149 will celebrate 50 years of service to the youth of our community. We will gather at Wiggins Farm (1257 Westtown Thornton Rd.,
West Chester) at 4pm to share food, stories and memories (and maybe a photo or two)!

Eagle Scouts and troop alumni, their families and their friends are invited to celebrate this exciting milestone with us!

Complete the registration form if you plan to attend (so we will have enough goodies for everyone!)


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BSAT 149 at Florida SeabaseOur seven intrepid heroes (and their even braver chaperones) have returned victorious!

It was a week full of snorkeling, fishing, swimming, raising sails, manning the wheel and sleeping in close quarters, but I think they’d say it was worth the trip!

 


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In addition to all the swimming, marching and camp-fire fun, family dinner night saw the return of many of our alumni.  Check out the pics!

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BSA Troop 149 recently held a raffle fundraiser for a complete XBox One game system bundle.  The Loew family won the drawing on May 9th, and Mrs. Kelly Loew (shown below with some of our scouts) visited the troop on May 16th to pick up the prize. Mrs. Loew explained how her family plans to use the XBox:
“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!”
Thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle; the proceeds go to help the troop pay for needed supplies and equipment.
Mrs. Kelly Loew with the Scouts of Troop 149

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FSBheaderlogoWe’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.


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Moviemaking!

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“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!

 


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We’re excited to welcome six new scouts from Pack 66 at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary.  We can’t wait to see what our newest troop members can do!


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Congratulations to our six newest Eagle Scouts: Casey West, Evan Burke, Vinnie Moro, Cameron West, Jonathan Detwiler, and Sean Cannon, who celebrated at their Court of Honor on January 2, 2016. Best wishes for a great future!


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Upcoming Events

Scouts should sign up for events using Scoutbook.
  • Apr 24 - Regular meeting - 7pm
  • Apr 29 - Brandywine River Cleanup - 8:30am @ Northbrook Canoe
  • May 1 - Regular meeting - 7pm
  • May 5 - Adult Committee Meeting - 7pm
  • May 7 - BethMeth Community Day - 12pm
  • May 8 - PLC meeting - 6pm
  • May 8 - Regular meeting - 7pm
  • May 15 - Regular meeting - 7pm
  • May 19-21 - Camping - @ Gettysburg
  • May 22 - End of Year Coookout - 6pm

Adult Leadership

Scoutmaster: George Martynick
Asst. Scoutmasters: Suketu Patel and José Barrera
Treasurer: Joe Orso
Secretary: Ron Ehman
Committee Chairman: Frank Jacquette
Advancements Chair: Rob Foore
Eagle Advancement Counselor: José Barrera
Activities Chair: Jamie Keane
Fundraising Chairs: John Keefe and Tom Upton
Chartered org rep: Brenda Orso

Have a question? Contact us.