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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.

West Point Scout Camporee – April 28 to 30 – Sign-up Today

Posted on Mar 21 2017 - 3:56pm

Join Troop 181 as we venture to the 55th West Point Military Academy Scout Camporee taking place Friday April 28 through Sunday April 30. Since 1967 this popular event attracts Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for all over the nation who enter a lottery to attend. Typically only about half those troop are offered an invitation. This year will be no exception with over 5,000 scouts attending. The Academy’s Cadet Scoutmasters' Council hosts the camporee at Lake Frederick on the Academy grounds. Activities will include lots of military style patrol competitions, military displays, a big show and lots more. Don’t miss this potentially once in a Scouting career opportunity. We leave from the Scout House at 6:00 PM on Friday and return approximately 1:00 PM Sunday. The cost is $65 per scouts / $25 per adult and includes the event fee, commemorative patch, food and transportation charge. Troop 181 is limited to 22 attendees and registration is on a first-come-first –serve basis, taking into consideration leader/adult coverage needs. Sign-up on Troop 181 website by April 22rd.   

Last Chance to Register for Adventure at Florida Sea Base 2018 - Deadline March 29th

Posted on Mar 21 2017 - 3:53pm

Are you Ready for Adventure on the High Seas? Troop 181 is Going to the Florida Sea Base in 2018! Join Troop 181 from June 22 to 28, 2018 as we venture to the Boy Scouts of America's Florida Sea Base in the sunny Florida Keys. On this seven day adventure our home will be a 40 to 50 foot sailing yacht. We'll be the crew, navigating the Florida Keys, swimming and snorkeling coral reefs, fishing, learning to sail and exploring. Now that's High Adventure! Check out this Sea Base video for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo6YTI6dfUU . We have a hold on a reservation for 2 crews (maximum number of 8 people each - minimum 2 adults per crew).  The estimated cost will be approximately $1,800 to $2,000 per person, including fees, lodging and transportation (subject to changes). Note that we may choose to extended one or two days on the front or back end to allow for ease of travel and/or additional adventure. To participate, Scouts must be first class and 13 years of age and graduated from 8th grade or 14 years of age by September 1, 2018. A deposit by March 29, 2017* of $150.00 per person is required through the Troop website to hold your spot. Click here to make your reservation or go to the Troop 181 website. *Note: Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis based on date of deposit received. In the event we do not have enough participants for a full second crew, priority will be given based on date deposit is received, while also taking into consideration adult coverage. This is sure to be another Adventure of a Lifetime! Questions? Email Scoutmaster Hank Gillen at Scoutmaster@troop181gladwyne.org  

Take NYLT Leadership Training this Summer - Troop Scholarship Available!

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 1:14pm

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

Summer Camp with Troop 181 this Summer

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 2:13pm

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

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. 

Use Calendar Snyc Function to Stay Connected!

Posted on Jan 2 2017 - 9:20pm

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 your done! Simple and easy to do. Your now Snyced!  

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