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» Welcome!

Troop 177 would like to welcome our newest scouts... 

Andrew, Brian, Ian, Shane, RJ  Cool

What do we do?

Troop 177 is an active Boy-Led Troop.  The youth determine our schedule and the events they want to participate in. 


 

» Youth Protection Policies...

Our Troop adhears to the Youth Protection Policies of BOTH Boy Scouts of America AND the Diocese of Camden.  We require all leaders and parents who assist with youth activities or who wish to attend any overnight activity to comply with these policies.

BSA Youth Protection Policy -Effective June 1, 2010: 
   - Youth Protection Training is required for ALL registered volunteers. 
   - New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. 
   - Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years.

For additional information Click Here

The Diocese of Camden Office of Safe Environment requires that all adult Scout Leaders be fingerprinted and have criminal background checks completed.

In addition, a Child Assault Prevention (CAP) class must be taken.

For additional information Click here


 

 

 

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» 177 on Facebook!

Members only Facebook page is now available...

Note: Only Current members will be granted access.


 

» Leave No Trace

BSA and our Troop fully supports the Outdoor Code and the Leave no Trace program.  Click here for the requirements for the LNT award!

For more information see:

BSA LNT training page

 

LNT webpage

» Visitors (since April 15 2009)...
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Congratulations to our latest Eagle Scout John Daniel O'Leary 

 

Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction!


 Join us Friday, May 5th, 2017 for all-you-can-eat ice cream, auction and other surprises.  


Happy New Year!  

Come check us out on a Tuesday!


 We meet Tuesday evenings 6:45pm - 8:15pm

Highlights  of Past Events!

These are a few of the things we have done...




Duty to Country

                                                     Scouting for Food

 Thanks to our members, friends, family, neighbors and parishioners at First Presbyterian Church of Somerdale and Our Lady of Hope Parish we collected over 2400 non-perishable food items.

Halloween Candy Collection

Members of Troop 177, along with Pack 177, collected 45 lbs. of candy which will be sent to our service men and women stationed around the world.  

CAMPING TRIP!!! 

to

Camp Roosevelt




JAMBOREE 2017!

July 19th to July 28th

Visit this site for Jamboree info...






Flag Retirement

Wednesday, June 19th

Scouts Assist American Legion Post 281 with their annual Flag retirement.

Above: Last year Scouts rendering Honors to the flag and the respectful retirement of worn and damaged flags.


 

 

Our lady of Hope

Annual Family Festival

Thanks to all the scouts who helped with the trash collection during the festival (Thursday - Saturday) and the pick-up on Sunday!

Your help is greatly appreciated!

A Scout is Reverent...

Scouts prepared, tended, extinguished, and cleaned-up the Easter Vigil Fire.  

This is an annual event that supports our Charter Organization

Our Lady of Hope Parish  

Thanks to all who participated! 

Scouts tend the Vigil Fire


Game Night & Scout Sunday

A night of B-Ball to X-Box and all games in between!

We all had a blast swimming at Sahara Sam's Oasis in the afternoon.

Our leaders even had a good time scaring the lifeguards who were catching tubes!

The home-made pizza was fun for dinner and we played games at the parish center (projected on the wall life size) late into the night!

Breakfast wasn't the best the home-made poptarts didn't come together as good as expected  (you can't win them all) - Pop tart crumble   :/

Finaly we joined with the Pack for Scout Sunday at St Agnes Church.


 

Peace-Light 2015

                  
For over a thousand years lamps have been continuously lit in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem Israel.  For the last 22 years, a child from Upper Austria has lit two blast proof miner’s lamps from a grotto lamp. The lamps are then carried on an Austrian Airlines jet from Tel Aviv Israel to Vienna Austria from where the Peace Light is distributed at a Service of Dedication to delegations from across Europe who take it back, with a message of Peace, to their own countries.  The light is then flown from Vienna to New York City.   Scout Leaders light their miner’s lamps in New York and spread out across the United States and Canada to share the Peace Light. http://www.peacelight.org/ or www.bsainternationalpeacelightusa.org
Photos from the past...

Dan O. and Dan F. Meet the Peace Light at JFK Airport NYC

Peace Light 

Peace Light

Peace Light

 

Scouts present the Peace Light to Fr. Mark at Our Lady of Hope Parish (St. Agnes church)

Peace Light

 

Scouts share the Peace Light at the Gloucester Township Holiday Tree Lighting. Fr. Mark gives history.

Peace Light


September Camping

We spent the weekend camping at

Allaire State Park

This trip was planned around a trip to the NJ Wild Outdoor Expo.  It was an excellent opportunity for youth and adults to learn and be entertained!



Scouting For Food

Scouts and Cub Scouts collected bags of food around the local area!

Picture: some of the boys who helped in the collection!

Scouts and Cubs collected OVER 3000 ITEMS!

Our annual food drive donations will be filling the pantry shelves of the  St. Vincent DePaul Society at Our Lady of Hope Church and First Presbyterian Church of Somerdale.  These groups help to feed local families in need regardless of faith.

If you recieved a bag and we missed you or if you would still like to make a donation...

Please fill a bag with non perishable food (please check the experation dates as the pantry can't redistribute expired food) and call Bob Foley at 856-232-6160.  Please leave your address and we will schedule a pick-up.

There is a particular need for Holiday Diner Items: 

Stove Top Type Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Gravy, Canned Yams or Sweet Potatoes, Canned Vegetables, and Instant Mashed


GO FISH!

This Summer Scout Dan F. planned and hosted 2 fishing trips with our Cub Scout Pack 177.  He taught the boys how to be safe and how to use their equipment properly.  Everyone caught fish including a Chain Pickerel, Large Mouth Bass, and many Sunnies!


 

Memorial Day and Flag Day 2015

Memorial Day

After serving as Color Guard for Our Lady of Hope's annual Memorial Day Mass The Scouts March in the Gloucester Township Memorial Day Parade at Veteran's Park!

Troop Marching in the annual Memorial Day Parade


 

 

Flag Day

Scouts Assist American Legion Post 281 with their annual Flag retirement.

Above: Scouts rendering Honors to the flag and the respectful retirement of worn and dammaged flags.

Below: Members of the troop in formation 


 

Congratulations Robert!

Congratulations Robert on Earning the Rank of

Eagle Scout! 

Above: Robert waiting to be called by the Eagle Board.

Above: photos of the crew who worked on his Eagle project.


 

9-11 Memorial Dedication
Members of Troop 177 and Pack 177 attended the dedication of the 9-11 memorial in the Firemen's Commons at Chews Landing Fire Co.
Rafting Trip!
June 17-19:  We returned to Hickory Run State Park in PA and RAFTING in Jim Thorpe.  Everyone had a terriffic time!

Our lady of Hope

Annual Festival

Thanks to all the scouts who helped with the trash collection during the festival (Thursday - Saturday) and the pick-up on Sunday!

Your help is greatly appreciated!


 

Rifle Range Weekend

Camp Roosevelt was fun!

Everyone had a great time dispite the rain storm!

The day on the rifle range was great.  We reviewed safety and then target  shot all day!


 

Cosmic Bowling!
Bowling Lane Strike

Great night of bowling!

Everyone had a lot of fun!


Eric's Eagle Scout Project

Day Three of Eric's Eagle Scout Project...

We will began construction on the bridge and spread the wood chips for errosion control.


UPDATE: Eagle Scout Project

Day Two of Eric's Eagle Scout Project is Done!

The area around the pond is cleared, the bridge footings are in, and the debris is all chipped!

Check out all the new pictures ...

The next day will be scheduled soon!


 

Eric's Eagle Scout Project - Day 1

November 20th, Eric began his Eagle Scout project to clear the pond and build a bridge.  The photo on the left is a before shot of the area.

By the end of the day the pond was uncovered.  A portion of the crew that helped is pictured to the right.  Future dates for the completion of the project will be posted soon!


Camping at Rodney Scout Reservation and Tour of the US Naval Academy!

Our November 12-14 to Camp Rodney with a day trip to the US Naval Academy was excellent!   We stayed in a wood stove heated bunkhouse and toured the Naval Academy on Saturday.


 

10 - 1 - 10

White Horse District Centennial Camporee!

On the waterfront in Camden...

Our Troop, Crew, and Pack participated in the District Centenial Camporee.  This event was the premier Scouting 100th Anniversary Celebration event in all of New Jersey.   It utilized the many waterfront attractions, demonstrations by various law enforcement and safety agencies, entertainment, as well as hands-on activities for Scouts of all ages. 

We camped at Campbell's Field for two nights.  (we are the straight line of green tents in left field)

Some of the boys hiked across the Ben Franklin  Bridge to visit the Constitution center and work on their Citizenship in the Nation merit badge.

 There where emergency vehicles of alltypes a fire boat, helocopters, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars.

Everyone had a great time!


 

 

Fall

Court of Honor

We held our Fall Court of Honor.  Family and friends helped the boys celibrate their accomplishments!  Many boys earned merit badges and new ranks.

Congratulations to ALL!


 

County Freeholder's Meeting

Our Troop was  invited to lead the Pledge of Allegiance opening the County  Freehloder’s meeting on Thursday August 19th.   The boys did a great job!


Rafting Trip

Rafting the Lehigh River!

On our June trip We rafted the Lehigh River near Jim Thorpe, PA.  We tent camped at Hickory Run State park

The Rafting was great!  The riverguides at Pocono Whitewater were excelent!  they taught us proper safety for rafting and made sure each raft had a good time!

The State Park was beautiful.  The wildlife at the camp was spectacular (especialy the fawn that visited our campsite at breakfast).   We didn't see any bear but we did learn and practice bear safety ("smellables" and the "Bearmuda" Triangle).

Everyone agreed we need to do this again!


Sunset Parade
Our Troop participated in the May 30th Sunset Parade at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May.
Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the Recruit Band, Drill Team, marching troops, cannon fire, and a low level fly over by a CG helicopter.  We will also had a tour of the Training Center and TRACEN company commanders gave us a mini-boot camp training session that will included military drill.   It was a great day! 
 
Thank You to all of the men and women who are serving or have served this country we all love.

Ressica Falls Rocked!
 
 

March 26-28  Camping in the Unami Lodge at Ressica Falls was one of the best trips yet.  We went Hiking, playing football, shot on the rifle range, had a campfire, and played jailbreak!


 

There are many other events to see...

Click on the "Past Events" at the top of this page

OR

Click on the Photos page for even more!


 

 

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Our troop is committed to empowering boys to be leaders.  Under the supervision of our leaders and with the support of our parents, and our Charter organization ( Our Lady of Hope Parish ), the boys of our Troop set the schedule for our year-round program and learn to be leaders while having fun and making friends.  We are guided in this purpose by the Scout Oath and Law.


Now, let's get this straight... 

Come check-out Scouting!
We meet every Tuesday at 7:00 in the Our lady of Hope Parish Center.

 

Interested in Scouting?
Would you like to hike through the woods, hang-out around a campfire you helped start, sleep in a tent you pitched, eat food you cooked, and do it all with your friends?


Our troop meets every Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Our Lady of Hope Parish Center located at the St Agnes Church Campus, 701 Little Gloucester Rd in Blackwood, NJ. Click here for a map => 

Please feel free to stop by during any of our meetings or contact the Scout Master, Mr. John O'Leary at 856-783-8102



We are thankful for the support of our charter Our Lady of Hope Parish.



Not 11 years old yet?

                   

Check out our little brothers in Cub Scout Pack 177


Troop 177 - Campfire Ashes

Click here to read about our Troop's campfire ashes tradition...

 



Scout Vesper

Tune: "Tannenbaum"

Softly falls the light of day,
While our campfire fades away.
Silently each scout should ask:
"Have I done my daily task?
Have I kept my honor bright?
Can I guiltless sleep tonight?

Have I done and have I dared
Everything to be prepared.?"