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!
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!
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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.