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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



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

Merit Badge Class Opportunities at Camp Guyasuta

Posted on Jul 10 2022 - 2:32pm

Thanks for attending Merit Badges at Camp Guyasuta in the past.

We wanted to let you know that registration has opened for some merit badges coming up in August – October.

Disability Awareness Merit Badge

Posted on Jun 13 2022 - 1:39am
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Classes will begin this Tuesday, 6/14/22, at 7pm in the Youth Wing in Christ Church. Please print out and start completing the Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Workbook found at https://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/meritbadges/disabilities-awareness-merit-badge.asp

Pre Summer Camp Swim Test Offered at Upper St Clair Rec Center

Posted on May 2 2022 - 7:55am

ADULTS and SCOUTS! Upper St Clair Rec Center and Bethel Park High School are offering Pre summer Camp Swim Test. Bethel Park is offering May 22 swim test (a separate email will be sent out for the Bethel Park session) and USC is offering 8 sessions on different dates. If you are going to the Spring Trip, please sign up for the USC sessions. Please pick one of these dates to take the Swim Test offered at the Upper St Clair Rec Center at Boyce Mayview so that the Troop won't have to wait in line at Heritage. It is also needed any other water-based activity the troop does this summer. ADULTS and SCOUTS need this! USC requires for every participant to register for the swim test so please read carefully and follow the instructions below. The invite is also attached.  

Scout BSA Troop # 228 & Crew #228

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