BSA Troop # 71

Merion Liberty Troop

Our Troop History

Merion Liberty Troop started on 10-10-10  (October 10, 1910)

This group is for Boy Scouts and their parents of Merion Liberty Troop is one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in the U.S.

Originally founded in 1910, and chartered by the Boy Scouts of America in 1917, Merion Liberty Troop has a proud history in Scouting that continues strong today.

Merion Liberty Troop is, to our knowledge, the last remaining Boy Scout Troop to have earned the designation "Liberty Troop," and the right to wear the distinctive "L" patch on the left uniform sleeve, for its achievements in selling Liberty Bonds during World War I.  In addition under the L members of the troop wear a 100 year patch.

Meetings are held at the Merion Scout House, 625 Hazelhurst Ave (rear), Merion Station, PA, 7:30 p.m. Mondays during the school year. All are welcome to attend, see what scouting is all about. Map and Directions

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Come to the 65th Annual Merion Scout Fair, Saturday  May 17th Noon till 4pm

A Lower Merion tradition since the 1950's, the Merion Scout Fair is held on the grounds of a place you may have only been to for a wedding or bar mitzvah. But the Merion Scout House, just behind the Merion Tribute House, was in fact donated to the Merion Boy Scouts by Eldridge Reeves Johnson (co-creator of the Victor Talking Machine Co.) in 1917, the year the Boy Scouts of America was recognized by Congress. The “Merion Liberty Troop,” as it was known back then, was an original troop within the Boy Scouts, founded in 1910. On Saturday, 102 years later, the grounds of the Merion Tribute House will be filled with classic carnival games, prizes, food and a live and silent auction. The Merion Cub Scout Pack 71 and Merion Liberty Troop, who take pride in the amount of community service they give to Lower Merion every year, is evidently very good at raising money many years ago, a group of their predecessors raised $1.4 million in Liberty War Bonds for WWI.

When: Saturday May 17th 12 Noon to 4PM 

Where: Merion Tribute House Grounds, 625 Hazelhurst Avenue, Merion Station, PA

Cost: One ticket good for two games each.

Buy 10 game tickets for 10 dollars.

What a bargain and lots of fun for kids of all ages.

Come play some games  Win some tickets   Get lots of prizes.

Auction items from previous years were: Flyers and Phillies Tickets, American Flag flown over the PA State House, dinner for two, Pizza party for 10 made in your own home, Spa Treatments, Haircuts, Autographed Baseballs by Phillies players, Signed Flyers Jersey's, Signed Eagle Player photos and the list goes on.  

You got to be there to win some of the great auction items to numerous to mention!  

This year there will be Sports Memorabilia, Dinners for 2, Spa Treatments, Hair Salons, and more! Watch for more items being added weekly.

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