Troop 501 Eagle Scouts

Andrew Jackson - 2011

Project: Recycle Bins at the World Bird Sanctuary

William "Billy" John Fisher, III - 2012

Project: Fire Truck Reading Center at Arnold Branch Library

Christopher "Blake" Hufford - 2013

Project: Flag Pole Installation and Beautification Project at New Hope United Methodist Church

Paul Morton Claeys - 2013

Project: Playground Renovation and Update; Construction and Installation of Benches at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Drew Vitello - 2014

Project: Development and Installation of interactive, 3-D, educational playground mural at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool


About Boy Scout Troop 501


Welcome to the Web Home of Boy Scout Troop 501. Be sure to poke around, as you will find many resources, here. Our Boy Scout troop was officially chartered on December 15 2009, to Boehmler Automotive Group, in Arnold, Missouri. As the dealership had little space to support meetings, Mr. Boehmler arranged for meeting space for us at his church, Saint John Lutheran Church. Pastor Miller and his congregation were very welcoming of our troop, were extremely accommodating, and really treated us like family. Our first meeting was held on January 14, 2010. In attendance were Andrew J, Blake H, Jacob R, and Jesse D. Saint John’s church was very generous, and provided us not only with a place to meet, but also gave the troop a trailer that had been used by a Boy Scout troop that the church had previously chartered, but was, sadly, no longer in existence. Troop 501 held their first meeting (of only three boys) in February of 2010. Sadly, later that spring, Mr. Boehmler passed away, and the dealership closed. As such, we were without a chartering organization. However, Pastor Miller and the congregation continued to extend their hospitality, and in the Fall of 2010, Troop 501 officially transferred its charter to Saint John Lutheran Church. In August of 2011, our charter was transferred to New Hope United Methodist Church, where no other unit had ever been. It should be noted that though we are charted by, and meet at a United Methodist church, we are not a Methodist troop, per se. We are a troop of boys and adults from a variety of Faith traditions, Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, and others. We welcome boys of all faiths. While we are not a Methodist troop, we do operate based upon the underlying principles of a Christian troop, and we do support the congregation’s activities, as well as participate actively in our community.


We meet each Tuesday evening, with the exception of the week of Summer Camp (as we will be in camp – hooray!!!), at New Hope United Methodist Church. The meetings begin promptly at 7:00 pm, and last until 8:30. Scouts should always arrive in uniform, including necker, with their Scout Handbook, paper, and pen or pencil.

We have no special rules of conduct. We simply live by the Scout Law and Oath. They shall prevail in all circumstances (see below).

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath Scout Law
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is: