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» Meeting Location & Time

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

» Troop 181 Cabin
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» Upcoming Events
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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.

History of Paoli Troop 181

A brief history of the Boy Scouts of America can be found in the Scout handbook.
Paoli Troop 181 was organized on November 11, 1930 as Troop 81.  Paoli Presbyterian Church was the sponsoring organization and at the time, the Troop met on
Lancaster Avenue in what today is the Paoli Baptist Church.  For a number of years, the Troop was sponsored by the PTA of the Paoli Elementary School and later the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  During one of the sponsoring organization changes, the Troop number was changed to 181, although throughout all these changes there is clear continuity of membership.  Over the years, the Troop has met in the Elementary School on Central and Fennerton Avenue (now operated by the Society of Friends), and the Airdrie Preserve cabin.  The Airdrie Preserve land was donated by Lydia S. M. Robinson in 1940.  The Troop received permission to construct the cabin in 1949 but actual construction did not occur until 1954 through 1957.

The troop neckerchief path represents all these locations and the bend of the Octorato River which is the location of our Horseshoe summer camp.  The Chapel building (which was also the town Library before being moved to its present site) represents Paoli Presbyterian Church.

In late 2004, the sponsorship of Troop 181 was changed to Berwyn United Methodist to accommodate the growing needs of the troop.