General Information

Troop Meetings

Troop 70 meets in the lower level of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Room # 4 every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  Please check the website calendar to confirm time and information.  The Scouts are expected to attend as many meetings as possible.

The meetings are run by the Scouts with the assistance and guidance of the Scoutmaster and the Assistant Scoutmasters.

Parents are welcomed to attend scout meetings but as observers only. 

Scouts should arrive in Class A uniforms. 

We follow the East Penn School District weather cancellation policy and holiday schedule. If school is canceled due to weather or a holiday then there will be no troop meeting that evening.


Campers usually depart from the church between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 on Friday and return before noon on Sunday.  A flier will be issued with the details of the camping event.

Payment, if needed, and permission slips are due at the Troop meeting just prior to departure, unless otherwise notified, (e.g. Camporee, summer camp).

Merit Badges

Merit badges can be earned (usually with some pre-work) during Jambo, which occurs every other year (usually 1-2 badges) and Summer Camp (up to five badges).

The Troop will organize one or two merit badge activities during the year. For more information on advancements or how to earn badges go to or talk to one of the Troop leaders.


Most everything you need to understand advancement is in your scout book.  If you have questions, ask a Troop Leader or go to

It is the Scout’s responsibility to have each requirement signed by a leader – usually after a Troop meeting or during a camping event.  The Troop will also organize some specific activities to help fulfill the requirements.  The best time to do most activities needed for a requirement is during camping.

Committee Meetings

Troop 70 Committee generally meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 7-8PM.  Please check the website calendar to confirm time and date of meetings.

Any and all parents are always welcomed to attend one or more meetings.

It is also a good place to raise any questions, concerns, or suggestions 

Boards of Review

Boards of Review for rank advancement (except Eagle) will be on nights when there is a troop meeting.  Scouts are to notify
the scoutmaster one week before review and must wear Class A uniforms and have their handbook with them.