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

Leaders’ Area

Welcome to the Leaders’ Area. Here we will add helpful information and administrative information. Be sure to hover over the page tab, above, to access additional items, such as the Committee Meeting Agendas. Keep in mind that this area is for leaders, only, and it should not be shared with Scouts, nor parents. This is a work area, more than a polished, published area.

You can access any of the following pages by hovering your mouse above the [Leaders’ Area] menu:

Committee – Where you will meeting agendas and action items;

Organization – A framework around which the Troop Committee is organized.

Scout Humor – Do we need an explanation? Kick back, and enjoy a few laughs. This is where you will find the infamous movie, The Boy Scout.


Ten Essentials of Scoutmastership

belief in boys that will make you want to invest yourself and your time on their behalf.

zeal focused upon one point – the boy’s happiness through his formative years – “A happy boy is a good boy, a good boy is a good citizen.”

An immense faith in Scouting as the program that will best serve to mold our youth into fine men.

realization that to the boys Scouting is a game – to you, a game with a purpose:  Character building and Citizenship training.

knowledge that to your boys you are Scouting.  “What you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say!”

steadfastness of purpose to carry out a planned program with energy and perseverance, patience and good humor.

willingness to submerge yourself and make boy leaders lead and grow through an effective application of the Patrol Method.

desire to advance in Scoutmastership by making use of training offered and material available on the subject.

readiness to work hand in hand with home, church, sponsoring institution, school, Local Council, National Council for the good of the individual boy and the community as a whole.

love of the outdoors in all its phases and a vision of the hand that created it.


Dan Beard’s Recipe for Scouting

Dan BeardTake a bowl of unbound love for boys; add one pint of absolute faith in American institutions; mix with a cup of mike of human kindness, and two cups of American pioneer blood; one heaping tablespoon of thrills; two tablespoons of romance; half a teacup of Indian traditions; a teacup of fairness and rectitude, a quart of idealism of the Thoreau, Burroughs and Van Dyke; one heaping of sentiment; the whole seasoned well with patriotism, character and sportsmanship, stir with the Golden Rule; sprinkle well with the Stars and Stripes and serve Red Hot.

From the Wisdom of Dan Beard

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