08-28Troop Meeting
09-04Troop Meeting
09-05 -> 09-07Canoe Trip - Delaware River limit 24
09-11Troop Meeting - Gym not available tonight
09-18Troop Meeting
09-21Philmont Pack Inspection
09-25Troop Meeting
09-26 -> 09-28National Youth Leadership Training first weekend of two
09-05 -> 09-07Canoe Trip - Delaware River limit 24
20/24 people attending
Register by Aug-22-14
09-26 -> 09-28Philmont Crew 3 Training Trip
8 people attending
09-26 -> 09-28Philmont Crew 4 Training Trip
6 people attending
10-02Court of Honor
0 people attending
10-10 -> 10-12District Camporee
5 people attending
10-18Council Training Weekend Advisor Training Date may change
1 people attending
11-07 -> 11-09Camping Trip - November TBD
3 people attending
12-13First Aid Rally
1 people attending
03-20 -> 03-22Philmont Contingent Backpacking trip
8 people attending
05-09Best Guess on weekend of Council Training Weekend for Philmont Contingent
4 people attending
01-01Test Event
4 people attending

Welcome to Troop 117

About Troop 117

Troop 117 is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.  The troop serves boys ages 11 through 17 from the Whitpain, Plymouth, Whitemarsh, and Conshohocken areas.  We meet on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM in the Grady Hall portion of the Holy Rosary school located at Epiphany Of Our Lord R.C. Church at the corner of Walton and Township Line Roads.  Troop 117 is made up of 4 patrols and a varsity crew, consisting of about 40 scouts and 10 adults.  Every year after new scouts join the troop, generally, Webelos, a “New Boy Patrol" is formed to create an environment for the new scouts to learn scoutcraft skills, leadership, and teamwork, before having the option to transfer to existing scout patrols.

The Varsity crew consists of older scouts who are participating in High Adventure activities while typically continuing to serve in troop leadership positions.  To be a member of Varsity Team 117, a scout must be a primary member of a troop, usually, Troop 117, out of the eighth grade, submitted a membership application which has approved by the Varsity Coach and be active in Team 117 activities. 

Wood Badge course More participants needed, See Matusheski's note.

Posted by rogermilton on Aug 22 2014 - 9:48am

Wood Badge Training is desirable for every assistant scoutmaster. 

This year’s Wood Badge course is in need of more registrations.  They are close, but don’t quite have enough sign-ups to hold a course yet. They need to get several more people signed up by next week.  While looking over the list of registrants, Baden-Powell District only has 2 registrants.  That’s right, out of hundreds of leaders that are not Wood Badge training yet, only 2 have signed up. 

Caution: A Trash bag looks like a trash bag

Posted by rogermilton on Aug 16 2014 - 12:15pm

Trash bags are great on the inside of other bags to keep stuff dry.  Sadly, on too many occassions, placed on the outside, they look like trash and end up in the dumpster.   RGM

High Adventure trips under discussion

Posted by rogermilton on Aug 12 2014 - 4:01pm

The eligible scouts were polled at summer camp and expressed an interest in going to Sea Base in 2016.  Reservations are made by the boatload via a National lottery so there is no guarantee that all interested parties can participate.  In the interest of making it as fair as possible, there will be a lottery at the upcoming court of honor to prioritize who gets to go.  To be considered, a check for $100 must be in the hat when the drawing occurs.  Rules for prioritization are on the website.

Canoe Training at Delmont - Sunday August 17 - Register by Aug 10

Posted by michaelrueter on Aug 5 2014 - 2:51pm

Scouts and family members can practice canoeing skills at Delmont Scout Camp.  We will meet at 1:00 at Epiphany and return at 5:00.  Register for this event by Aug 10.

Troop Hike at Fairmont Park During July 17 Troop Meeting

Posted by michaelrueter on Jul 14 2014 - 10:25am

For our July 17 Troop Meeting, the troop will gather at Forbidden Drive for a short hike and other outdoor activities. To find our meeting point, drive on Germantown Ave to Northwestern Ave, turn right on Northwestern Ave to reach the Forbidden Drive trailhead.  If it is raining, we will meet at Epiphany in the gym.

OA Ordeal

Posted by rogermilton on Jul 14 2014 - 9:20am

Please send Mr. Milton an email when you complete nights camping away from the scouts.  Nights at OA ordeals, NYLT training, Den Chief, Jamboree activities and camp counselor activities count towards your nights camping and are often overlooked.

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