Welcome to Gladwyne Troop 181

Troop 181 has been active on the Main Line since 1921.  In addition to teaching Scout skills, our monthly campouts might include backpacking, biking, canoeing, rock climbing or whitewater rafting, in addition to Council events.  We also have a week-long summer camp at Resica Falls or another local Scout facility.

To join our troop, you must be:

 at least 10 years old, currently in the fifth grade, and register on or after March 1


at least 10 years old and have earned the Arrow of Light Award


at least 11 years old (but not yet 18)

REGISTRATION OPEN: Battleship New Jersey Tour

Posted on Nov 27 2022 - 9:47pm

Register Now for our December 12 trip - a day adventure to tour the Battleship New Jersey (a.k.a the "Big J" or "BB 62").  It's a 90-minute tour followed by a 30-minute "High Water" class about the ship's passage through a typhoon. In December 1944, New Jersey faced an opponent just as deadly as the Axis but far more difficult to fight, Typhoon Cobra, which sunk three ships in her task force and damaged many more. This program consists of a visit to the Bridge, 54 feet above the waterline, where waves broke overhead, the Expansion Joint, which allowed the ship to twist and flex, and the ship’s rescue boats used to rescue sailors washed overboard. Learn how to use damage control techniques to stop flooding, use a barometer to predict the weather, and experiment with buoyancy to see how much weight a ship can take before it starts to sink. This program culminates in an analysis of interviews with sailors who survived the typhoon, including future President Gerald Ford, and looks at how other ships experienced the same event.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Cabin Camping at Camp Tuckahoe

Posted on Nov 27 2022 - 9:46pm

Make a plan to join your fellow Troop 181 Scouts the weekend of February 24, 2023 for winter cabin camping at beautiful Camp Tuckahoe located near Dillsburg PA (about 30m from Gettysburg).  The troop has booked a state of the art cabin (Hemlock Lodge) from Friday to Sunday.  On Saturday we'll either go hiking/exploring around Gettysburg National Military Park or hiking along the nearby Appalachian Trail.  Either way we'll have a blast!

Use Calendar Sync Function to Stay Connected!

Posted on Nov 27 2022 - 9:46pm

Easily stay connected to the Troop 181 website calendar and get automatic updates. Simply log into the Troop 181 website. On the left hand side  "User" menu click "Calendar Sync". Next - under Calendar Type choose your particular calendar application from the drop down and then click "Create Calendar Feed" at the bottom of the page. Final step - click the iCalendar Feed link and you're done! Simple and easy to do. You're now synced!  

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

Posted on Oct 20 2022 - 10:54pm

On November 1, 2021, BSA introduced the Citizenship in Society merit badge.  The new merit badge encourages Scouts to explore important topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and ethical leadership and learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting.  Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.  This replaces one of the elective merit badges, Eagle Scout still requires 21 merit badges.

Troop Reopening Plan - Fall 2020

Posted on Sep 21 2021 - 11:53am

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church has approved our Reopening Plan, allowing us to resume in-person meetings and activities.  The Plan details protocols to be followed by all participants in an effort to ensure the safety of our members and their families.  We request that parents review the Plan with their Scout(s) to ensure that everyone understands the procedures.

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