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Berwyn United Methodist Church
140 Waterloo Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312
Tuesday Evenings - 7:30PM - 9:00PM

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» Yahoo Groups Sign Up

If you haven’t already signed up for the Yahoo Groups for Troop 181, please do so by subscribing to the group.  This is the primary method of communication for the Troop.  To join, send an Email to paoli181-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  If you have trouble signing up, contact Joel Pearson for help at joel@xtivus.com.  Please note that any Email sent to paoli181@yahoogroups.com will be forwarded to everyone who is a subscriber to the group. 

» Class B Shirts

Our moisture wicking Class B shirts are available for purchase. The price varies according to the type and size. Please contact Michele Harvey at Michele.harvey@sap.com if you want to place an order.

» Interactive BSA Uniform Site

The new, official uniforms website is now active. The interactive format takes visitors through Scouting's ranks and programs, with 360-degree views of what the official uniform should look like when complete. Other features include drag-and-drop insignia, full descriptions of each uniform piece, and a "Shop Now" link that takes you directly to the Scoutstuff.org site.

» Recommended Adult Training

One area where the troop was lacking for the 2011 Journey to Exellence was in Adult Training. We would like as many parents as possible to take the following courses online in addition to Youth Protection:
This is Scouting,  Boy Scouts: Fast Start,  and Troop Committee Challenge
These courses should only take you about 30 minutes each to complete on www.myscouting.org. Please use the Council’s code #539 so that the verification appears in the Chester County Council’s records. Also, as a back up, please print out the certificate and get a copy to Kate VanMeter or Sherri Gartner.  While you are focused on getting trained, feel free to take any of the other courses available, such as:
• Trek Safely
• Weather Hazards
• Safety Afloat
• Safe Swim Defense
• Climb-on safely
If you have any questions, please contact Kate Van Meter.


Boy Scouts of America
Troop 181

Appalachian Trail Hike

The Scouts participated in an 11 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail
Interested in Scouting?

Why join scouting?
Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while they're having fun. Click the Joining tab above for more information.
How do I Join?
Boy Scouting is open to any boy between the ages of 11 and 18. For more information please feel free to drop us an
email or visit one of our weekly meetings.
Scouting is for parents, too!
Active, committed Leaders and parents are the heart and soul of a successful Troop. You don't need to have any special abilities to make a huge difference in a young man's life. Volunteer to help at one of our many events; you'll be glad you did!

Troop Parents Committee Training

All registered adult leaders and
all adults who have regular contact with Scouts whether in Troop meetings or on camping trips must take Youth Protection Training once every two years. This is a BSA requirement and protects you and our Scouts. The online course can be found at myscouting.org. When you have completed the course, print your certificate and provide a copy to our new Troop training coordinator, Kate VanMeter, so that the Troop will have a record.  A big THANK YOU to all of the registered adult leaders who have completed Youth Protection Training – that's all of you!!! We still need ALL adults who are not registered but who attend Troop meetings, campouts and other special events to complete their training. Every parent should go online and complete Youth Protection Training so that you are ready to step up to help.  Need to know what training to take?  Registered leaders must complete 5 specific courses to be “fully trained.” These are: Fast Start, This is Scouting, Scoutmaster Specific Training, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills  and Youth Protection Training. Three of these courses can be taken online at myscouting.org.              
The remaining two courses are offered periodically through Chester County Council; check their
website for more information. Need more information? An “Adult Training Continuum” has been posted on our YahooGroups siteSome additional training is required for certain Scout activities. For example, when swimming is planned on a camping trip, an adult on the trip must be trained in  Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat and CPR. Best practices require that some adults on every camping trip be trained in CPR and first aid. We have posted on our YahooGroups site a record of our adult training. To keep our records up to date, please send Kate VanMeter a copy of the certificate you receive each time you complete a boy scout training program. If you are CPR certified, have completed a first aid course or are a medical professional, please provide Kate with this information as well.

 Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Please do your part to oblige him.