Our church hosts several scouting opportunities which are open to the wider community.
Boy Scout Troop 719
Who We Are: Boy Scout Troop 719 was chartered on October 20, 1958 at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church in Eldersburg, Maryland and is one of the oldest troops in the Carroll District. Our core values remain focused on building character, citizenship, and leadership while providing safe, rewarding, and enjoyable outdoor activities and fun.
Meetings: Tuesday nights 7:00-8:30 pm in the WFUMC Youth Center (old stone church), corner of Liberty & Johnsville Roads. Special events may cause a variance in meeting place from time to time.
Membership: Boy Scouting is available to boys 11 through 17 years old who promise to obey the Scout Oath and Law. Dues are $50 per year per scout ($25 for bridging Webelos for their first year), and cover the cost of registration and badges. There is also a one time fee of $21 at the time of joining to cover the Troop hat, neckerchief, slide, and shoulder loops. Special events and camping trips are on a pay per trip basis. Our primary source of funds is the annual sale of Christmas trees. This is an “all hands” effort. Funds raised meet Troop expenses, purchase Troop gear, and supplement the cost of summer camp and special events for the Scouts.
Camping Trips: The Troop schedules at least one camping trip or special event each month, except in December. Each individual (scout or parent) pays for his food and related expenses. We try to keep the cost as low as possible. An information flyer will be distributed at least three weeks prior to the trip. The flyer gives details about the trip, serves as a permission slip for each scout who attends, and requests assistance with transportation.
Equipment: Troop 719 has some tents and camping equipment which can be signed out for Troop trips. The scout is responsible for providing his sleeping bag, ground pad, eating utensils, and other personal items. We advise parents not to purchase backpacks, tents, and other expensive camping gear until it is determined that the boy will stay in Scouting. We endeavor to make the transition from Cub Scout to Boy Scout rewarding and the trail to experienced camper as pleasant as possible.
Troop Committee: The Troop Committee facilitates the Troop program and handles Troop administration. They help with the outdoor program, manage Troop finances, raise funds, keep membership and advancement records, and hold Boards of Review and Courts of Honor. Committee meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month in the same meeting place. Committee meetings start at 7:00 pm and usually end by 8:30 pm.
Adult Leadership: Although we emphasize involving boys in the leadership of the Troop, and have some fine young men who provide that leadership, adult participation remains essential to conducting the Scouting program. We encourage involvement from all families and welcome new members.
|Scoutmaster:David Reynolds –410.552.0414||Committee Chair:Barbara Kreinar–410.795.2670, firstname.lastname@example.org|
We appreciate your interest in Boy Scout Troop 719.Please call any member of the adult leadership if you have additional questions and visit our website, www.troop719.com
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