Troop 505 Winter Gear Expo Webelos Open House Dec 3 / 6:30pm

Can't WaitWe would like to invite you to our upcoming Webelos Open House starting at 6:30pm, Wednesday, December 3rd. We will introduce attending Webelos to all the latest in winter camping gear and show which items are essential to making your Scouting experiences outdoors in the winter a pleasant one. Leading the conversation and show-and-tell will be some of the areas most fun hiking/camping “gear-heads”, our Troop 505 Scouts.

Please join us in this new adventure in Scouting for an evening of spirited conversation, fellowship, and learning.

Don’t eat before you come! We will be serving Pizza to all those attending. We hope to see you there! Please bring all your (backpack-able) winter gear to see what insight other experienced hikers/campers can offer. And please bring a friend!

Troop 505 was the Orange District’s Centennial Troop in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. In fact, Troop 5 was the very first boy scout troop in Chapel Hill in 1912 (Troop 5) and Troop 39 and Troop 9 both claim roots to this Troop. Troop 505 was named in honor of Troop 5. Many graduates of the boy scout program attribute their success to what they gained from their time in a Boy Scout Troop. I encourage you to join Boy Scouts and to become a part of Boy Scout history in Chapel Hill as a member of the Centennial Troop 505.

Troop 505 meets at the American Legion Post 6, 1716 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm. Boys 11-18 are encouraged to attend anytime.

Please spread the word about this new scouting opportunity to anyone you think might be interested. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact Scoutmaster West (

Directions to American Legion, Post 6: Head north (or south) on Fordham Blvd. (15/501) to Ephesus Church Rd., then turn east to the first traffic light at Legion Rd. Turn left (north) at that light and continue to the American Legion at 1714 Legion Rd. which will be on your right (behind the lake).