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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

Be a Scout    web site

Scouts and Scouters, Due to Archdiocesan instruction, Troop and Troop Committee meetings will be suspended until further notice. 
 Thank you for your understanding! 

Current meeting location - Burholme Park Pavilion, Central Ave.    Monday, 6:00 pm

New location   - Knights of Columbus Hall   9090 Old Bustleton Ave   Phila., PA    Mindays 6:30 pm

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.

Icon File Name Comment  
Aims and Methods of the Scouting Program.pdf Aims and Methods of the Scouting Program  
BSA PA_Law_Volunteer_Memo.pdf BSA Pennsylvanie Volunteer memo  
BSA MEDICAL FORM 680-001_ABC.pdf BSA medical form  
BSA Membership Fee Increase Details and FAQ - Updated 6_4_2021 - Scouting Wire _ Scouting Wire.pdf BSA membership fee increase Aug 1 2021  
Volunteers.pdf Volunteers  

Troop Committee Meeting- 3rd Tuesday of each month

Meeting will take place at 7:15 PM in the SCS Lunchroom  - September through June

NO meetings at St Cecilia's until further notice



Troop 290 Patrols

  Flaming Vipers   
  Ice Dragons       
  Fire Wolf    
  Dark Titans  
  SGC(Spartan Gamers Who Eat Cheezits)
  Atomic Wolf