Scouts BSA Troop #71

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Troop #71 Is On Go!

For over 50 years, Troop #71 remains one of the most active and energetic troops in Athens County! Through our partnership with our Chartered Organization, First United Methodist Church, Troop #71 works hard, utilizing youth leadership, adult leadership, and family involvement to accomplish the vision of Scouting to prepare "every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law." We do this through by striving to accomplish the following objectives or "Aims of Scouting":


  • Character Development

  • Leadership Development

  • Citizenship Training

  • Personal Fitness


All boys in the community and surrounding areas, who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award (from Cub Scouting) and are at least 10 years old, OR are age 11 but have not reached age 18 are eligible to join Troop #71! Troop meetings occur weekly, on most Monday nights, at the First United Methodist Church in Athens, OH at 7:00 pm. We have lots of fun, serve others, and are constantly learning new skills! Once a month, we have an outdoor activity or field trip and in the summertime, we spend an entire week at summer camp! You name it, we do it . . . from camping to hiking, from biking to climbing, from chemistry to chess, from search and rescue to skateboarding . . . we are constantly on the go!!

For more information about Scouts BSA, check out this awesome video. For more information about Troop #71, you may visit our Facebook page at: Troop #71 Facebook page or contact Scoutmaster Keith Milam at milamkeith@gmail.com or 740.818.9060. We look forward to you joining us! Not eligible to join? Please pass along the link to this webpage to someone who is. Thanks!

For a link to a youth application, please visit the following webpage: BSA youth application.