Welcome to Troop 181:
Established in 1930 in Paoli, PA, Troop 181 has been nurturing and developing tomorrow’s leaders for more than 90 years. The founder of the Scouting movement, Lord Baden-Powell, called scouting “a game with a purpose.” The game is fun and adventure. The purpose is to teach leadership and values.
We’re a moderate-sized but diverse boys’ troop of 20 to 30 scouts. A scout in Troop 181 is not lost among the masses and has opportunities to take on leadership roles.
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Visitors are welcome at our troop meetings. The scouts meet at 7 PM Tuesdays at Berwyn United Methodist Church (BUMC) during the school year (except the Tuesday after monthly camping trips and any Tuesdays that fall during a school break at Tredyffrin/Easttown School District).
Parents’ meetings are usually held at 7:30 PM the first Sunday of the month in the library at BUMC.
Camping trips and events in 2023
Besides our regular meetings, Troop 181 has a camping trip or other event every month.
January 4 (new date). Bring-a-Friend Bowling Night, 7pm at Devon Lanes. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Bowling is free for scouts and scout-eligible friends. This event was rescheduled, Please RSVP ASAP online.
January 21-22. Family Ski Trip to Shawnee Mountain. This overnight trip is open to family members and friends. Non-troop youths must be accompanied by their parents or guardians. Please RSVP.
January 31. Winter Court of Honor. A recognition and celebration of scouts’ rank advancements and merit badges earned since the summer.
February 4. First Aid Meet. Patrols will compete against those from other troops in various first aid scenarios. Roughly from 8 am to 1 pm at 433 West Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335.
February 10-12. Tour of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Scouts must wear Class A uniform. Staying in cabins at Camp Bullowa.
March 10-12. Orienteering, hiking, cabin at Resica Scout Reservation.
April 14-16. Tent camping at Camp Henson. Exact activities are still to be determined, but options include fishing merit badge, boating, hiking; some older scouts will be doing an ATV course.
May 19-21. Tent camping at Cape Henlopen State Park, DE. Tour Battery 519 at Fort Miles. Possibly biking and/or swimming.
June 9-11. Kayaking and tent camping at Broad Creek Scout Reservation, MD.
July 2-8. Our annual summer camp at Horseshoe Scout Reservation.
Past events in 2022:
September 9-11. Kayaking, canoeing, and tent camping at Citta Scout Reservation, NJ.
October 8-9. “Get to Know Troop 181” overnighter at BUMC. Open to scout-eligible youths and family members. Archery, s’mores over a campfire, and other activities, starting at 3pm. Tent camping overnight is optional.
November 18-20. Hiking part of the Appalachian Trail. Staying in a cabin at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.
December 6. Coffee Fundraiser ends. Participating in fundraisers are purely voluntary in Troop 181. The revenue is used to reduce annual dues for scouts.
December 10-11. Tour and overnight stay at Battleship New Jersey. Opportunity to work on Radio Merit Badge.
December 20. Holiday Gift Exchange. Each scout should bring a wrapped gift, value no more than $15.