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Troop Overview

Troop 641 is celebrating over 60 years of Scouting excellence, chartered at Chapelwood Methodist Church. As the church continues to grow, so has the Troop as our programs continue to involve our young boys in our world, society and environment in a manner that is "fun with a purpose."

Our boy-led, Scoutmaster-guided program fosters leadership training, community service and diversity training through involvement in the District, the Council and local charitable institutions.

God Bless America

In early 1940, Kate Smith, a fiercely patriotic American and the biggest star on radio, was deeply worried about her country.

She asked Irving Berlin if he could give her a song that would reignite the spirit of American patriotism and faith. He said he had a song that he had written in 1917, but never used it. He said she could have it. She sat at the piano and played it and realized how good it was. She called Mr. Berlin and told him that she couldn't take this from him for nothing. So, they agreed that any money that would be made off the song would be donated to the Boy Scouts of America.

Thanks to Kate Smith and Irving Berlin, the Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties.

This clip is from the movie "You're in the Army Now". You will see a familiar face in this—one that we are all very proud of.

Frank Sinatra said that when Kate Smith, whom he considered the greatest singer of his age, first sang this song on the radio, a million guys got 'dust' in their eyes and had to wipe the tears the 'dust' caused.

Kate Smith YouTube - click to play

Each Scout can expect:

  • To grow physically, mentally, and spiritually;
  • To learn leadership and scout craft skills;
  • To learn how to live within and enjoy the outdoors;
  • To learn the concept of community service;
  • To develop life skills, values and knowledge; and
  • To have fun within the framework of Scouting.

Troop 641 is organized around regular weekly meetings and frequent (monthly) camping, hiking and backpacking activities. A week-long summer camp and other special Scouting activities are also available for the Scout. Each summer the troop participates in a high-adventure activity geared toward the "older" Scout who has reached a higher level of maturity, experience and physical conditioning.

BSA Mission - Vision

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

In the future, Scouting will continue to:

  • Offer young boys responsible fun and high adventure;
  • Instill in young boys lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
  • Train young boys in citizenship, service, and leadership;
  • Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

Troop 641 Mission - Vision

Be the area's premier Boy Scout Troop by:

  • Maintaining high visibility in Chapelwood, and making a strong impact on the institution;
  • Creating and maintaining a strong boy-led Troop culture;
  • Developing experienced and capable boy leaders;
  • Instilling strong values through outdoor and wilderness activities;
  • Creating an environment where boys want to participate as scouts until they are 18 years old;
  • Establishing, communicating and maintaining high advancement;
  • Creating a capable, cohesive Assistant Scoutmaster body.
  • Demonstrate religious values as seen in Chapelwood United Methodist Church while respecting individual religious beliefs.
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