Troop 1719

Scouts BSA, A program of Boy Scouts of America serving boys and girls

Troop 1719 enrolls boys, age 11-17,

Affiliated with Cub Pack 1719 (grades K - 5), Troop 1313 (girls 11 - 17), Crew 911 (co-ed 14-20)

The Mission of Troop 1719 (The Philadelphia Quarterstaff Scouts) in partnership with our Chartering Organization (First United Methodist Church of Germantown), is to provide a safe, structured, and challenging environment to guide boys and young men to lead exemplary lives by following the Scout Oath and Scout Law in all of their endeavors.

As a performance-oriented troop, we welcome members and families who are willing to commit to the creative use of the Scout Quarterstaff in precision drill.

As an Inclusive Scouting Unit we are committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere for boys and their families based primarily on behavioral standards rooted in the Oath and Law. Our troop is to be an intentionally bully-free zone, with youth and adult leaders trained in BSA Youth Protection, Health and Safety, and Program and Advancement guidelines.

Welcome to BSA Troop 1719

Meetings every Wednesday

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

COVID-19 protocol:

We are meeting via Zoom with interactive and fun activities

First United Methodist Church of Germantown,

6001 Germantown Ave (corner of High Street)

Get Directions to FUMCOGWe Serve Youth in Germantown/NW Philadelphia our Troop specialty is Quarterstaff Drill

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. In those perplexing middle school years, Scouting provides a peer group that is accepting and supportive. We go on camping trips, and try out lots of outdoor skills.


"In middle school, Scouting was a way to be part of a group that was accepting and supportive. We went on camping trips, and I learned lots of outdoor skills. There were merit badges on a wide variety of subjects and frequent public service projects, but the main thing I remember was camping trips."

"By high school, Scouting gave me a chance to lead small groups and manage a large project. I got to learn how difficult it is to build consensus and provide direction to a group. I'm glad I got some of this learning by failure out the way before I got to college or the working world. I also got a taste of project management when I conceived, planned, and executed an Eagle Scout service project over a period of several months."