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Welcome to Gladwyne Troop 181!

Gladwyne Troop 181has been an important presence on the Main Line for over ninety years. We are dedicated to the goals of scouting: citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Our program includes lots of outdoor activities, community service projects and leadership opportunities.  Our monthly weekend campouts include a range of backpacking, whitewater rafting, orienteering and climbing adventures.  The Troop also sponsors fun weeklong summer camps. We meet Sunday evenings from 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM at the Merion Square Scout House located at the corner of Youngsford Rd and Conshohocken State Rd. in Gladwyne, PA.

Joining Troop 181

Any boy interested is welcome to join the Troop.

To become a Boy Scout

• You must have completed the 5th grade and be at least 10 years old; or, 11 years old; or, have earned the Arrow of Light Award.

• You must be under 18 years of age.

Troop Elections at the May 15th meeting

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 7:08am

We will hold elections at our Monday, May 15th meeting (the day after Mother's Day). You'll be selecting your leaders for the term from the June Court of Honor to the December Court of Honor. Please consider serving in a position of responsibility in the troop. Position descriptions and  Nomination forms are available in the Troop Elections section of the troop website. You can turn them in at either of our next 2 meetings. A parent should sign your nomination form.

Sam's Eagle Scout Project - May 6th

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 9:44pm

Please come out to help Sam C. with his Eagle Scout Project at Wynnewood Valley Park on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours for requirements, as well as give back to the community in a way that benefits all! We will be removing invasive plants, planting new plants, constructing two benches, and a nice trail to meet them. I expect the project to be a lot of fun! Lunch and breakfast will be provided, but I would recommend showing up with something in your stomach. Also, if you have rakes, shovels, and especially work gloves, these would be good things to bring. Location: Wynnewood Valley Park, 1505 Remington Rd, Penn Wynne, PA 19096. Please sign up in advance on the Troop website. 

All Hands on Deck for Azalea Day Set-Up - Saturday, May 13th at 8:00 AM

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 9:44pm

Please help Troop 181 on Saturday, May 13th from 8:00 AM to 10:00AM for an important service project, as we help St. Christophers's Church, our charter organization, set up for Azalea Day. This annual event is a long standing Gladwyne community tradition and our service is an importnat part of helping to make it a success! Scouts, family and friends are welcome and encourged to come out and support St. Chrisophers. The location is: St. Christopers Church, 226 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne. Please assist by signing up on the Troop website to help. Wear your Class B uniform (Troop 181 t-shirt).

Summer Camp with Troop 181 this Summer

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 9:34pm

Summer Camp is the highlight of the Scouting year!  This summer, Troop 181 journey’s to beautiful Camp Ockanickon, located Pipersville, PA (Bucks County), the week of Sunday, June 25th through Saturday, July 1st. At camp you can earn a few of over 80 merit badges offered! Maybe swimming, rifle shooting, canoeing, kayaking, first aid or one of the many STEM related badges.  Or maybe try your hand at archery, plumbing, horsemanship or auto repair. Or maybe try mountain boarding, climbing, volleyball or being in an air band competition! Enjoy campfires, stage shows and lots, lots more! It’s an awesome adventure! After February 25th the fee to attend summer camp with Troop 181 is now $490 for the week (Note that the $465 early rate continues to extend to all new Webelo Scouts crossing over to Boy Scouts). This includes all meals, troop supplies and costs related to adult leadership. The fees also include any merit badge related supplies, craft kits and shooting supplies. Additional fees may apply for special activities such as recreational shooting sports, horsemanship, SCUBA or similar. After April 30th the fee increases by $25.   Contact Scoutmaster Hank Gillen with any questions or if you would like to attend at Scoutmaster@troop181gladwyne.org

Take NYLT Leadership Training this Summer - Troop Scholarship Available!

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 9:34pm

Learn Leadership Skills this summer! Take NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training). NYLT is an fun and exciting program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT is a 5-night program that incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s youth. This summers dates are June 25-30 (Camp Musser), July 9-14 (Resica Falls), July 23-28 (Camp Musser), Aug 6-11 (Resica Falls). There is also a fall, two-weekend course, Sept 29-Oct 1 & Oct 6-8 (Camp Musser). Scouts must be 13 years old and First Class Rank to attend NYLT. The cost is $395 if paid in full by May 15. Bonus: Troop 181 offers a $125 scholarship to Scouts approved by our Scoutmater to attend NYLT.  For more information and to register go to: Cradle of Liberty NLYT

Just in! New Stock of the Troop 181 Official Class B T-shirt. Now Dry Wicking.

Posted on Jan 2 2017 - 9:20pm

Just in - a new stock of the official Troop 181 Class B T-shirts. All new in a 100% polyester, performance dry wick material. Cost is $13.00 per shirt. Sizes are XS, S, M, L, XL and 2XL. For your convenience order on the Troop 181 website and pick on at a troop meeting.  Click Here to Order a Troop T-shirt. 

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