Boy Scout Troop 147, Philadelphia PA
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ABOUT TROOP 147

Troop 147, located at 18th and Wolf Streets in South Philadelphia, was chartered to Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church in May of 1915. This year, Trinity Church and Troop 147 will celebrate our 103rd year partnership! The positive support of Trinity’s pastors and the volunteerism of our troop leaders have combined to serve the youth of South Philadelphia and its neighboring communities since 1915. What a noble reason to celebrate our 103rd anniversary!

Our troop is active in many community and BSA events. We are strong supporters of the Boy Scout Can Food Drive, we cook meals for the elderly with the Aid to Friends program, and our troop provides service to the Friends to Roosevelt Park, commonly known as the “Lakes”, to help keep the park clean. We have assisted the Pennsylvania Game and Fish authorities stocking trout in local streams, and assist with community activities, such as annual Girard Park Vendemia Festival, the Columbus Day Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Troop 147’s proactive long and short term camping programs give our scouts the ability to enjoy the outdoors. We attend summer camp each year and participate in the annual spring beach jam in Wildwood, New Jersey. Our scouts and leaders sometimes elect to attend summer camp outside of Council, and we have been fortunate to camp at Rodney, Roosevelt, Hawk Mountain, and Adirondack scout reservations. We regularly participate in Council and District encampments like the Klondike Derby and weekend camporees. Our scout leaders provide high adventure programs, including backpacking on the Appalachia Train, rafting on the Lehigh River, and canoe trips on the Delaware River. We have camped at Gettysburg National Park and Hickory State Park on numerous occasions and now includes Hickory Run as one of our places to camp and fish during trout season.  In the past years, many of our scouts have attended the National Jamborees at Fort AP Hill in Virginia, and, this past year, two of our scouts and one leader attended the premier National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Scout Reservation in Mount Hope, West Virginia. One of our scouts, in 2007, attended the 21st World Jamboree in Hylands Park, Essex, England.  The dedication and efforts of our leaders, coupled with the cooperation of our scouts, continue to make our outdoor scouting program a vibrant one that enriches our troop’s scouting experience.

Each year, in February, we salute Scout Sunday with a service at Trinity Lutheran Church. We follow this service with a coffee hour sponsored by our troop. Scout Sunday gives Troop 147 the opportunity to thank Trinity and their congregation for their support, for providing a place for our troop to meet, and for giving the youth of South Philadelphia the opportunity to enjoy a great scouting program.

Troop 147, for our 2018 re-chartering year, has registered TEN scouts, TEN cubs, Six Venturing Scouts and Twelve adult leaders. We are proud of our partnership with Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church and the support the church has given Troop 147 as we move into our 103rd year.  With Trinity’s continued partnership and support, Troop 147 plans to continue the work of bringing more boys into the adventure of Scouting!

About Trinity Lutheran Church

2300 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 334-6656