BSA Troop # 239

About Us

Boy Scout Troop 239 is based in Claridge, Pennsylvania and chartered by the Bushy Run Lions Club. Our scouts are from Claridge and surrounding communities of Claridge, Harrison City, Hempfield, Irwin, Jeannette, Manor, and Penn Township.

In Troop 239, scouting is all about fun. In addition to weekly meetings, the troop camps each month and has many other exciting service projects, outings and events. Through these many activities and interactions, scouts learn life skills — leadership, ethics, and more. Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, said “Scouting is a big game, a fun game, but a game with a purpose.” He also understood how to deliver ownership of the program to the boys with the belief that if "…a boy can do it, an adult should not." Troop 239 uses this basis to bring the young men in the organization to independence and true self-reliance as they progress through the advancement program. This "boy-led" concept, the goal of every Troop, enables young men to lead, make decisions, budget and plan for events. It is through these experiences they gain a greater understanding of themselves. Troop 239 is proud of our scouts and the outstanding leadership they provide to the troop each year.

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