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Scout BSA Troop 228

Scout BSA Troop 9228

Venture Crew 228


(Girls and Boys) 

Serving: Bethel Park, Upper Saint Clair,  Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township, SouthPointe, Southhills of Pittsburgh and  anyone(Girls & Boys) who love Outdoor  High Adventure


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2020-2021 Activities

LARP Weekend    September 

Webelos/Arrow of Light Weekend     October

Troop Campout      November

Laser Tag or Bowling (Tentative)     December

 Winter Campout (Tentative)    January

Klondike Derby  (Tentative)   February

Shooting Sports weekend (Tentative)   March

New Scout Campout (Tentative) April 

Spring Trip and Intro to Backpacking (Tentative)  May

Philmont      June

Heritage Reservation   July






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXwHwfry1bs Link to video of the 2016 trip to Philmont

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWeKhCMhqf8   Link to video of the 2014 Pittsburgh to DC Bike trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMIwJUF0Dyc   Link to slideshow of 2015 high adventure trips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMIwJUF0Dyc  Link to Video of 2014 trip to Philmont

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01DPMxU6fWc  Link to video of the start of the Wilderness Survival Campout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7SRNTflU1o  Link to Video of Dive at Gilbowa Quarry



Swim Test Offered on 5-16-2021 and 5-21-2021

Posted on May 13 2021 - 8:15pm

ADULTS and SCOUTS! Please pick one of these dates to take the Swim Test so that the Troop won't have to wait in line at Heritage. It is also needed for the rafting trip in June, the 3- or 5-day Canoe trip in August, and any other water-based activity the troop does this summer. ADULTS and SCOUTS need this! 

Youth Leadership Elections on Tuesday, 5/11/2021

Posted on May 9 2021 - 11:58pm

Please make sure to attend our troop meeting this Tuesday, 5/11/2021 at the South Park Fairgrounds Building 4 as we are holding our elections. It is important that the majority of the troop be present for the elections. We are electing the next Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, and Patrol Leaders. Scouts who are running for these positions, please be prepared to give your speech in front of the troop and/or your patrol.

Troop Meeting on Tuesday, 5/4/21 is Virtual via Zoom

Posted on May 2 2021 - 10:33am

Please take note that we are not meeting in person on Tuesday, 5/4/21. We are having a Zoom meeting instead. Please check below for the link. See you via Zoom on Tuesday!!!

2021 Spring Trip - Registration Deadline April 27th (No exception)

Posted on Apr 25 2021 - 11:49am

Due to Covid, this year’s spring trip will be a bit shorter and closer to home. Please see details below and the attached sign up form.

Families will transport their scouts separately.
We will meet at the Grave Creek Mound (801 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville WV 26041) at 9 am and tour the burial mound.
After the burial mound, we will tour the Moundsville Penitentiary (across the street from the mound).
Information here: https://wvpentours.com/
We will then have lunch - families can bring a lunch or will have time to purchase lunch in Moundsville
After lunch we will go to GrandVue Adventures. We have chosen the base camp adventures package described below. Adults do not have to pay for this unless they wish to participate.
Anyone wishing to camp at the proving grounds on Saturday may do so. There is an additional cost to cover dinner (pizza/wings) and a cold breakfast Sunday morning.

Meeting on Tuesday, 04-06-2021 will be at South Park Fairgrounds Building 4 on Brownsville Road

Posted on Apr 5 2021 - 12:24am

Please take note that we will resume in-person troop meetings for this month's Tuesday meetings. Troop meetings will be held at South Park Fairgrounds Building 4.

Reminder: Ski Day Trip Info, February 27, 2021

Posted on Feb 9 2021 - 2:12am

Dear Scouts and Adult Leaders/Parents,

Please find attached the 2021 Ski Trip sign-up form/information. The trip this year is to Hidden Valley Resort on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The 2021 trip will only be a day trip due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants will need to be transported to and from the event by their parents. No ride sharing will be allowed. Please fill out the form and provide it to me at a Troop meeting or scan it and email it to me. Payment is to be coordinated with Mr. Metzger. Once Hidden Valley provides me their online Winter Release Waiver link, I will notify the Troop and all participants will need to complete the waiver online prior to the trip. If there are any questions, please contact me.

Scout BSA Troop # 228 & Crew #228

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