New Scout Induction, Tuesday, April 25th will be held at Rockville United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm

posted Apr 25, 2017, 10:34 AM by Troop 447   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 10:39 AM ]

Due to probable rain and cold weather, we will be holding our New Scout Induction ceremony at Rockville United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm. (The event was originally scheduled to be held at the Locus Grove Nature Center.) Please join us for this opportunity to welcome our newest members into the Troop.

2016 Fair Permission Slip

posted Aug 5, 2016, 5:11 PM by Troop 447

This is the permission slip for parking at the fair, it details what your scouts will need during the course of the fair. A PDF can be found here:

2016 Fair Parking Signup

posted Jul 12, 2016, 3:51 PM by Troop 447   [ updated Aug 5, 2016, 4:39 PM ]

To sign up for shifts at the fair, click this link: 

A reminder of shift requirements is here.

New rank requirements

posted Aug 9, 2015, 6:47 PM by Troop 447   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 2:41 PM ]

For 2016:
Boys joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016, MUST use the new requirements.
Boys who have joined prior to Jan. 1. 2016:
Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout badge.
Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.
For 2017: All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

More information can be found at

The next link, 2016 Boy Scout Requirements -- Parallel Comparison, is a 21-page side-by-side laydown of the new versus old requirements for each rank. 

2015 fair parking sign up

posted Jun 21, 2015, 2:17 PM by Troop 447   [ updated Aug 9, 2015, 6:51 PM ]

To sign up for Montgomery County Agricultural Fair parking, go to
For point requirement and how to sign up, check the attached document by clicking here

Untitled Post

posted Jun 2, 2015, 12:57 PM by Troop 447

The New Scout Induction will take place as planned. We will meet tonight (June 2nd) at 7 PM at the Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda. Please note that a previous note indicated an earlier time, but we will meet tonight at 7:00 PM. See you there.

New Scout Induction Tuesday June 2nd at Locust Grove Nature Center 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda at 6:30PM

posted May 28, 2015, 3:02 PM by Troop 447

This meeting will take place at Locust Grove Nature Center where we will welcome our newest members with an Indian ceremony, s’mores and cake.  Please make an extra effort to attend the meeting and welcome the new scouts and their families.  The Troop will meet at Locust Grove at 6:30pm.  The whole family is welcome, but let us know how many people you are bringing (you can email or call Mr. Griffiths or Ms. Hoddinott) so we can plan accordingly.


posted Apr 28, 2015, 1:20 PM by Troop 447

This Tuesday's meeting, April 27, will be at the Lincoln Park Community Center from 7pm -9pm for a fun game of dodgeball.  Lincoln Park Community Center is located on 357 Frederick Avenue, Rockville, MD near the intersection of Southlawn & North Horner's Lane.  Please wear class B, including sneakers, and bring a water bottle.  If you don’t have a clean Troop 447 t-shirt, wear an appropriate t-shirt.

Scouting for food 2014

posted Oct 19, 2014, 5:51 PM by Troop 447

The Boy Scouts of America's annual Scouting for Food Drive occurs Saturday, November 1 and

Saturday November 8, 2014. This is a national service project, and a very worthwhile one. 


November 1, at RUMC, 8:30am to about 3:00pm:  We will start with our annual service project

for our Chartering Organization, Rockville Methodist United Church, raking leaves.  Once this is

completed we will distribute Scouting for food bags.


November 8, at RUMC, 9:30am to about 1:00pm: We pick up the bags we delivered last week,

sort the food and deliver it to the central collection point.


SSL Hours!! All students who participate will receive credit toward their

middle and high school service hour graduation requirements.  

Greetings Troop 447

posted Aug 26, 2014, 2:01 PM by Troop 447   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 12:16 PM ]

Mini-Fair and Mini-Fair set up September 13 & 14
The Troop will direct the parking for the Salvadorian Festival on September 14th. Set up will take place the day before on September 13th. Sign-ups will be available on Tuesday. Lunch will be provided for anyone working a double shift on September 14th. This is a fun event with lots of happy drivers and music playing in the background and it is our final fundraiser until the MC Agricultural Fair in 2015 so please sign up.

Corn Maze evening outing September 20th 5:30-10:30pm
Join us for a fun evening at Lawyer’s farm. Sign-ups will be available Tuesday.

Court of Honor September 23rd
Scouts earned a lot of Merit Badges during summer camp and some scouts have also achieved a new rank. Come and receive recognition for your hard work or join us in supporting the Scouts who are being recognized. Parents please bring your cameras and mothers please wear your scout bling. 

Camp out October 17-19
Mark your calendars! This is a biking campout! Watch for sign-ups in the near future.

Jane Hoddinott

Troop Committee Chair

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