A History of Troop 117

Troop 117 was founded on February 12, 1958. Troop 117 serves Scouts form the Whitpain, Plymouth, Whitemarsh, and Conshohocken areas. The current membership has grown to 36 scouts and 10 Assistant Scoutmasters.

The Troop meets at 7:00 on Thursday evenings at the UFCW Union Hall on Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting.

Troop 117 is one of the most active troops in the Baden-Powell District of the Cradle of Liberty Council. 

Troop 117 is also a recognized Quality Unit.  

There have only been eleven Scoutmasters in 60+ years. 

 

Joining Troop 117:

You can join Scouts BSA if:

  • You are 11 years old, OR
  • You have completed 5th grade, OR

  • You have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award and are 10 years old (Cub Scouts is not a pre-requisite to join Scouts BSA)

  •  You are under the age of 18

 

Please feel free to come visit us any Thursday evening to check out the Troop and learn how amazing Scouting can be for your son and your family.  

 Thursdays at 7:00pm

 UFCW Union Hall

 3031 Walton Rd building b, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

 Kindly email us in advance of attending at info@Troop-117.com.

New Scouts usually join in the Spring of the fifth grade, which allows them time to participate in a weekend camping program before their first long term summer camping experience.

Steps to join Troop 117:

1. Apply to join: print and fill out this application 

2. Fill out a health form

3. Pay the current dues to our Treasurer by cash, check or Venmo @troop117bp.  We don't want the cost of Scouting to ever prevent a boy from joining or participating in Troop 117. Please see the Scoutmaster or the Treasurer if you or someone you know would benefit from financial assistance.

4. Purchase a Scout uniform. See our Uniform Guide. We provide a Troop 117 patch so there's no need for you to purchase that.

5. Obtain a Scout Handbook, neckerchief and uniform patch from the Advancement Coordinator at a Troop Meeting. Don't buy these yourself; your joining fee covers the cost of these items.

 

Camping (the Forest is our classroom):

 The Troop usually has two long term camping experiences every summer and 7 to 9 weekend camping trips through the course of the year. 

 

Where Troop 117 has been:

  • The Adirondacks, NY
  • Bass Creek State Park, NJ
  • Camp Ockanickon, Bucks County Council, PA
  • Camp Mack Boy Scout Reservation, Pennsylvania Dutch Council, PA
  • French Creek State Park, PA
  • Fort Washington State Park, PA
  • Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
  • Sea Base High Adventure Base, FL
  • Treasure Island Reservation, PA
  • Valley Forge National Historic Park, PA
  • West Branch of the Susquehanna, PA
  • Antietam National Battlefield Park, MD
  • Bashore Boy Scout Reservation, Pennsylvania Dutch Council, PA
  • Rodney Scout Reservation, Camp Rodney, Del-Mar-Va Council, MD
  • Musser Scout Reservation (Camps Delmont and Hart), PA
  • Gettysburg National Battlefield, PA
  • Hickory Run State Park, PA
  • Resica Falls Scout Reservation, PA
  • Ridley Creek State Park, PA
  • Toronto, Canada (Scope-Olympia)
  • Washington Crossing State Parks, PA & NJ
  • Various Points on Appalachian and Horseshoe Trails in PA
  • Tinicum State Park, PA
  • Fort A.P.Hill, VA - Site of the Jamborees
  • Camp Citta
  • Goose Pond Scout Reservation
  • New York City - Camp Pouch
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Greenbelt National Park, Greenbelt MD
  • Tohickon Valley
  • Camp Ware
  • Wye Island

Awards and Special Occasions 

  •  Klondike Derby: 1st Place '82, '84, '86; 2nd '86, '96, 3rd 2006 
  •  First Aid Rally: 1st '83, '92, '94; 2nd '93; 3rd '98
  •  Regional Orienteering: (Division) 1st '93, '96; 3rd '94 (Overall) 3rd '95
  •  Paddlerama: Partial 1st '87; Partial 3rd '94; 3rd '96, '97
  •  Kettle Cup 3rd '97
  •  1998 District Camporee , 3rd Place Overall
  •  2001 District Camporee, Clean Camp Award
  •  Cradle of Liberty Troop Award - '98, '99, '00, '01 

 Attended:

  •  National Jamboree '89, '93, '97, '01, "05
  •  Fawn Run '94
  •  Philmont '86, '95, '99, '02, '07 
  •  Adirondacks '96
  •  Sea Base '98, '01, '08