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Boy Scout Troop 228 & Crew 228

Serving: Bethel Park, Upper Saint Clair,  Mt. Lebanon , SouthPointe, & anyone who loves Outdoor  High Adventure









2017-2018 Activities

Webelos/Arrow of Light Weekend     October

LARP Camping and Backpacking Trip     November

Laser Tag     December

Ski Trip (Timberline) and Winter Campout    January

Klondike Derby    February

Shooting Sports weekend   March

New Scout weekend    April

Spring Trip   May

Intro to Backpacking    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



Reminder for the September 4 meeting.

Posted on Sep 2 2018 - 6:23pm
  • SHIM Food Packing at 6:30
  •  Bring the food collected for Scouting for Food at the SHIM Food Packing
  • Class A uniform at Troop meetings starts Tuesday.

Meeting on Tuesday 8/7/2018 is an Off Site Hike at South Park

Posted on Aug 4 2018 - 5:59pm

Troop 228,

At our next meeting, on August 7th, we will be doing a 2-3 mile hike in South Park. We will be meeting at 7:00 at The Cottage. As we are doing a loop, this is also the spot for pick-up. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes. I hope to see you all there.

Troop Biking at Montour Trail on Tuesday, 7/24/2018

Posted on Jul 18 2018 - 11:02am

Hello troop,

 We will be meeting at the Montour trail on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 pm. We will be biking about 7 to 8 miles. Please make sure you bring your own bike and helmet. If you do not have a helmet you can not ride per BSA policy. We will be meeting in the George Washington Elementary School parking lot.

Spring Court of Honor is on Tuesday 5/29/2018 at the outdoor Chapel at CUMC @ 7:00 PM

Posted on May 27 2018 - 5:23pm

 Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to remind all of the scout families that Tuesday is our court of Honor.  This meeting is for all of our parents to celebrate the achievements that your sons and daughters have accomplished over the last four months.  There will be refreshments after and this is great time to meet the other parents in the program.  The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and be conducted in the outdoor Chapel which is inside next to the churchScouts should be there at 6:30 to help setup.  All scouts should also be dressed in full class a uniform.  I look forward to seeing everyone there.

We need scouts to help out running the Troop 228 booth on USC Community Day on Saturday 5/19/2018

Posted on May 14 2018 - 12:53am

We are running the "Angry Birds" booth again this year. We need scouts to help set up the stuffed animals at 8:30 AM then run the game when the booth opens. Booths open at 11:00 AM. The townhip are using pop up tents instead of wooden booths this year. So we don't need to cover the booth with tarps. Sign up sheet will be available at the meeting on Tuesday, 5/15/2018. We will have 2 hour shifts. Please consider helping out. If you can't come to the meeting on Tuesday, you can email Mr. Neal (blneal@verizon.net) to let him know your availability to help on Saturday. Please wear your Class A uniform.

Mandatory planning meeting (Wed April 18 6:30-8:30 @ Southpark Shops Paneras) for Lake-Superior-Trail Backpacking trip

Posted on Apr 12 2018 - 3:49pm

Mandatory Planning Meeting for folks participating in the Lake-Superior-Trail Backpacking trip this summer  (July 14 - July 30)

If you and or your Scout are planning on participating in the LST-Back-Packing Adventure this summer, and your Scout will be at least 14-year-old in July 2018, plan to join us at  the planning meeting on Wed April 18 6:30-8:30 @ Southpark Shops Paneras.

The logistics planning is dependent on a reliable participation roster, if you do not attend this planning meeting, the logistics planning will exclude you and or your Scout, and you and your Scout may end up not being able to participate.

  • Bring a Non-refundable Deposit 35$ per person 
  • Bring your family calendar
  • Don’t Be late
  • Lets us know if you plan to attend the meeting via the "registration feature"  Calendar ( April 18)

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