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Goshen

Troop 773 is attending Goshen Scout Reservation.  Goshen is fun for all Scouts.  Scouts may enjoy outdoor summer activities in the scenic Goshen camp such as swimming, boating, and hiking while earning merit badges required for advancement to higher ranks within Scouting BSA.  First Year Scouts will participate in the Bowman Brigade program.  Older Scouts may participate in the Bowman Vets program or the Goshen ATV program (16 or older).  The Scoutmasters encourage all scouts to attend Goshen.  Scouts register with the troop to attend Goshen.  See troop emails for details.

Troop Merit Badge Schedule

September 8, 15 & 22

  • Cit. in World
  • Cooking
  • Family Life
  • Pers. Fitness
  • Personal Mgmt.

October 13, 20 & 27

  • Camping
  • Cit. in Comm.
  • Communication
  • Emergency Prep.
  • First Aid

November 10, 17 & 24

  • Cit. in Nation
  • Enviro. Science
  • Family Life
  • Pers. Fitness
  • Personal Mgmt.

December 8, 15 & 22

  • Camping
  • Cit. in Comm.
  • Cit. in World
  • Cooking
  • Emergency Prep.

January 12, 19 & 26

  • Cit. in Nation
  • Communication
  • Enviro. Science
  • First Aid

Scouting at Home

Troop 773 will continue Scouting at Home this fall.  The troop will offer Scouts the opportunity to earn five Eagle-required merit badges from home.  Merit badge classes will run weekly during our troop meetings.  The First Year Patrol will meet weekly during troop meetings to work on rank advancement.  The PLC will continue to meet remotely on a monthly basis.

Spaghetti Dinner Postponed

Troop leadership has decided to postpone the Spaghetti Dinner because of the COVID-19 situation in order to help our community better address this important and quickly evolving public health issue.

We are developing our plan for rescheduling the event, but we are not setting a date for the rescheduled dinner at this time. We are waiting to see how the COVID-19 situation develops before determining the new date for the Spaghetti Dinner.

Your tickets will be honored at our rescheduled date or we will refund your tickets at your request.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and its impact on other troop activities and will inform both troops of any other changes to our scheduled activities as soon as decisions are made. We will continue to follow guidance from the local and state health departments, Montgomery County Public Schools, Potomac United Methodist Church, and National Capital Area Council.

Day Hike Campout

The troop will be winter car camping in the GW Forest from Saturday, February 22nd to Sunday, February 23rd. We will be day hiking a nearby mountain. See the troop email for packing details.

For more details contact ASM JC Penny.

Scout Sunday

Please join the troop for Scout Sunday on Sunday, February 8th, at 10:00 am at Potomac United Methodist Church. Scouts and parents are encouraged to attend the service. Troop 773 will be hosting the coffee hour immediately after the service. Additionally, we will be aiding Potomac United Methodist Church in creating thousands of meals with the Rise Against Hunger organization.

62nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Scouts BSA Troop 773 will host their 62nd annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Potomac United Methodist Parish Center, 9908 South Glen Road.

The all you can eat dinner selections are prepared and served by Scouts and Scout parents in casual, family-style seating. No reservations are required.

Tickets may be purchased in advance HERE or at the door for $10.

Anyone interested in supporting Troop 773 but unable to attend the dinner we welcome to purchase tickets that will be donated to the local first responders.

Klondike Derby 2020

Potomac District’s Winter Camping Event 

The Klondike Derby is a two-night winter camping event and competition where patrols solve problems using their scout skills, scouting spirit, and teamwork, all while having fun in the cold. See troop wide email for details.

 

 

Ski Trip

This year’s ski trip will be held at a Pennsylvania ski resort. The ski trip will consist of two days of skiing and two nights lodging. Our lodging will be at a retreat. Snow Sports merit badge will be offered. See the troop wide email for details.

Packages include:

Lift Ticket, Lesson and Rental Package – Includes a lift ticket valid on all lifts open that day, a complimentary class lesson at any ability level, helmet, and use of rental ski or snowboard equipment.

Lift Ticket Only – Includes a lift ticket valid on all lifts open that day. Lessons and rentals are not included.

Caving Campout

Our December campout will be a caving trip on December 7th and 8th. We will meet at the PUMC shed on Saturday and return late on Sunday afternoon.

We will be visiting two caves. A wild cave on Saturday and a commercial cave on Sunday.

The wild cave requires long pants, long sleeves, boots, and an extra flashlight. Jeans are good for caving. The wild cave will be somewhat wet. Scouts should bring a change of boots/shoes and clothes. The wild cave will provide helmet, lantern, coveralls, gloves and knee pads. The wild cave tour will be four hours so Scouts should bring water into the cave.

Scouts should bring three sets of clothes on this trip.

The commercial cave will be a 1+ hour guided walking tour of the caverns.

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