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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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2021-2022 Activities

Wilderness Survival    September 

Webelos/Arrow of Light Weekend     October

LARP Campout      November

Laser Tag or Bowling      December

 Winter Campout     January

Klondike Derby   February

Shooting Sports Weekend    March

New Scout Campout     April 

Spring Educational Trip   May

Beaver Day (@Heritage) / Laurel Caverns    June

Summer Camp @ Heritage Reservation   July

Pittsburgh to DC Bike Trip    August




Troop 228 Thunderbirds Philmont 2021 - YouTube

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



SHIM Food Packing Tuesday 10-4-22 at 6:30 pm

Posted on Oct 2 2022 - 10:13am

A friendly reminder that SHIM Food Packing is this Tuesday 10-4-22 at 6:30 pm (before the troop meeting). A great way to earn service hours and help out CUMC by packing food that the church collected for SHIM.

Service Project Help Needed

Posted on Oct 2 2022 - 10:10am
Hello Troop! I've been in contact with the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and they need our help. There's a nature trail on their property that needs some work. Our Troop constructed the trail years ago for them and it's gotten very overgrown. They're using it for a Halloween event on October 14th, so it has to be done before then. We've decided on Sunday October 9th at 1pm. If you plan to attend, meet us in their only parking lot. We'll need scouts and adults, gloves, weed whackers, a chain saw, and other handheld tools for work like that. If we work fast with enough people it should only take an hour.
I'll see you there!

~Alex Kirkpatrick | SPL | Troop 228

Bethel Park community Day

Posted on Sep 19 2022 - 7:23am

WHO: Troops/Crew 228/9228

WHAT: Angry Birds toss game (to win stuffed animals)/popcorn sale

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10 AM – 4 PM + setup/take down. Rain or Shine

Message from SPL Alex K: Supplies needed for Tuesday 7-26-22 meeting

Posted on Jul 24 2022 - 10:32am
Hello Troop, For our meeting this Tuesday, we'll be doing a large scale lashing activity and we're in need of staffs. If you have your staff from LLT or NYLT I'm asking that you bring it / them this week. Make sure your name is on them in some way! If you forget I'll have a sharpie with me. Thanks for the help!

~Alex Kirkpatrick | SPL | 228

Announcement from SPL about PLC for August Troop Activities

Posted on Jul 24 2022 - 10:30am
Hello youth leadership of 228 and 9228. My apologies for the sort of late notice but our PLC for planning August is scheduled for this Tuesday, 4:30 PM at South Park Shops Panera. We'll have all the future ones scheduled out for proper times down the road, don't worry. again THIS Tuesday before the Troop Meeting. 4:30 PM, South Park Shops Panera. be there if you can.

Inventing Merit Badge Workshop at HERL University of Pittsburgh

Posted on Jul 10 2022 - 2:36pm

Please register if you are interested:


 On July 23, the USPTO is holding an Inventing merit badge workshop at

Scout BSA Troop # 228 & Crew #228

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