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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



Virtual Troop Meeting This Week, 1-19-2021

Posted on Jan 18 2021 - 1:48am

We are again having a virtual troop meeting via Zoom this week. We continue our preparation for Klondike. The Zoom link is below:

Ethan Neal is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

PLC Meeting is on Wednesday, 1-20-2021 at 7 PM via Zoom

Posted on Jan 18 2021 - 1:48am

Our monthly PLC Meeting is on Wednesday, 1-20-2021 at 7pm. Greenbar, patrol leaders, and any scout who would like to participate in the planning of our Tuesday meetings for the month of February, you are invited to this meeting.

Troop Apparel Online Store Open Until 11:59 pm today, Monday, January 18, 2021

Posted on Jan 18 2021 - 1:31am

Dear Troop,

As a fundraising opportunity for our troop, Mr. Page has arranged with Shields Embroidery & Promos to open an online store for our troop so that we may order Troop apparel online. The troop online store is now ready to accept orders and will be open until January 18, 2021.
• The store will have the typical items we've had the previous 2 years on our Fall order form, plus some new items including face masks. The masks will be black with the thunderbird logo and text "Thunderbirds".
• Folks ordering from the web store site may select home delivery for a certain cost or pick-up at Shields store off Route 88 near Connor Road.
• The fundraiser will direct a certain percentage of sales back to the Troop.

Virtual Troop Meeting on Tuesday, 1/5/2021

Posted on Jan 3 2021 - 11:42pm

Our first troop meeting for the new year will be virtual via zoom. We have to confirm with South Park if the Fairgrounds buildings will be available to us as the temporary lockdown expires on 1/4/2021. The link will be sent out on Monday.

Video Game December Event Survey

Posted on Dec 27 2020 - 10:31pm

If you are interested in participating in an all night video game this week and you have not responded to Ethan Neal's survey, please read the email below and click on the survey link:

Virtual Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review

Posted on Dec 27 2020 - 10:31pm


If you were wondering, during this time where we are primarily meeting virtually, how to conduct Scoutmaster Conferences (SCs) or Boards of Review (BoRs) …. well, read on.

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