About Our Troop

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 497. We are in the Challenger District of the Central Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Our sponsor is the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Port St. John.  Cub Scout Pack 497, for boys ages 7 - 10, and Venture Crew 497, for boys and girls ages 14 - 20, are also sponsored by FUMC.

Troop 497 emphasizes camping skills and character development according to the organizational plan of the Boy Scouts of America.   We provide the opportunity for each Scout to learn leadership skills and the ability to be self-sufficient in the outdoor environment.  Through merit badge work, Scouts are directly exposed to a variety of interests and occupations that may make lasting impressions on their lives.  Younger Scouts aren’t thinking about all of this though, they are too busy having fun!  We will try to anticipate some of your questions with the slideshow presentation below, but please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to join.


Intro to Troop 497