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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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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 2017, Troop 149 celebrates 50 years of service to the youth of our community.

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

Click “Interested” on our Facebook event  to get updates on the day, time and location!


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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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EvanBurkeOn 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.


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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.