Boy Scout Troop 290 has been serving the Fox Chase and Rockledge areas of Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania since 1938. We are part of Cradle of Liberty Council - Roosevelt District. Our boys learn leadership, team building and event planning skills while enjoying an active outdoor program. The boys of troop 290 plan and participate in eight weekend camping trips and one full week over the summer. They also have the opportunity to participate in Community Oriented Projects, Hikes and volunteer opportunities through both the local Boy Scout Council and Community Organizations. Not only do most of our boys attain the Rank of Eagle, but are also involved in local sports, CYO, theatre, school governments and other activities.
Troop Meetings: Monday Nights, 6:45 pm till 8pm September through June St Cecilia school lunchroom
(no meeting when school is closed, during the school year) 535 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, PA 19111
For further information
Cradle of Liberty Council web site www.COLBSA.org
Be a Scout web site www.BeAScout.org
Scouts and Scouters, Due to Archdiocesan instruction, Troop and Troop Committee meetings will be suspended until further notice. We will keep you informed as to the details of our calendar in the days to come. Thank you for your understanding!
Current meeting location - Burholme Park Pavilion, Central Ave. Monday, 6:00 pm
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Do not block the driveway or park in the fire lane beside the school building.
To ensure we have the resources to fulfill the promise of Scouting, the updated national membership fee is
- $72 for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts participants
- $45 for Exploring participants
- $30 for council-paid memberships
- $45 for all adult volunteers (includes cost of background check)
- $75 for a unit charter fee
The membership fees will take effect August 1, 2021, for the 2021-2022 program year.
The one-time $25 joining fee for new program participants in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts is still required; however, there is no joining fee for Exploring participants, participants previously registered in any BSA program, those transferring from one program to another, council-paid memberships, or adult volunteers.