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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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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!

(formerly the Cinematography Badge)movie_making

“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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We are planning a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on either the last weekend of September or first weekend of October.

Please RSVP to Mr. Jacquette immediately if you have not already.


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Cam_westOn 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.


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Casey_westOn 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.


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bernardvincentOn Monday August 17, 2015 Troop 149’s Eagle Board of Review approved Eagle Candidate Bernard Vincent Moro’s application for the rank of Eagle Scout. Vinnie is the son of Vincent Moro of Chadds Ford and Nadia Zinno of West Chester.Vincent joined Troop 149 in 2008 and during his Scouting career held the offices of Guide, Instructor, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow in 2011 and received numerous special awards. Vinnie is an avid sportsman and crazy about winter sports; snowboarding is his passion

For his Eagle Leadership Service project Vincent created a ‘visual’ inventory of every item in each room in the church with videos and still photographs. Vinnie directed the other scouts in all aspects of photography and videotaping. This inventory has proven invaluable for Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Glen Mills, our charter sponsor.

He graduated from Rustin High School this past June and will be attending Penn State for a business degree and eventually to Pitt for a master’s in business. At Rustin he was the goalie for his lacrosse team for four years. He was the president of the ski club, which he helped create, and received the ‘student of the year’ award twice in high Sschool. Vinnie has received several awards for helping others both in school and around his area.

Troop 149, its members and leaders wish the best luck to Vinnie in all of his future endeavors, and we congratulate him, his parents, siblings, family and adult leaders on helping him reach this milestone.


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Upcoming Events

  • May 23 - Regular meeting - 7pm
  • May 30 - NO MEETING - Happy Memorial Day!
  • Jun 6 - Year End BBQ and Court of Honor @6pm
  • June 12 - American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon (optional service opportunity)
  • June 23-25 - Whitewater rafting and camping - Jim Thorpe, PA
  • June 26 - Chester County Hospital Bike Ride (optional for biking requirements or service hours)
  • August 7-14 - Summer camp - Camp Horseshoe

Adult Leadership

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

Have a question? Contact us.