Scouts BSA Troop 149 – Oconee County, GA

Scouts BSA Troop 149, chartered since 1959 to Friendship Presbyterian Church, serves young men ages 11-17 in the Athens / Oconee County area. (Friendship Presbyterian also sponsors Cub Scout Pack 149, for K-5 boys and girls, and Scouts BSA Troop 5149, for middle/high school girls.)


Are You Ready For Adventure?!

Troop 149 takes part in about a dozen camping trips and outdoor activities per year, including a week of resident camp at Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton, GA, and weekend activities such as backpacking, wilderness survival, rafting, canoeing, bicycling, fishing, caving, snow-skiing, waterskiing, and rifle and shotgun shooting. Summer “adventure” activities have included two-week backpacking trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico, troop sailing trips in the Bahamas, trips to Yellowstone and Olympic National Park, and a 2024 two-week trip to Kandersteg International Scout Center in Switzerland.

Our Troop carries out numerous community service projects every year, which are selected, coordinated and staffed by our Scouts. These projects are diverse, such as roadside cleanups; sending care packages to overseas military; renovating playgrounds, landscaping, and mulching at local churches and schools; assembling Christmas Eve church luminaries; sorting canned goods at the food bank; building outdoor classrooms, benches, bridges, concessions stands, gazebos, retaining walls, and storage buildings for local schools and non-profits; recycling Christmas trees; retiring US flags; and many, many more.

Troop 149 meets weekly throughout the year on Monday nights, from 7:00 to 8:30, at Friendship Presbyterian Church, 8531 Macon Highway, Athens GA. Our goal with every meeting is for 100% of our Scouts to engage in meaningful activities. We try to plan to have skills instruction for newer Scouts, an Eagle-required merit badge being offered, and at least one other merit badge or instructional activity for older Scouts.

Joining involves application form, health/medical form, and both troop and Council annual membership fees. Scouts will need a Handbook, and uniform (our troop provides all patches, and has a “uniform closet” of gently-used items).

Parents are welcome and invited to our meetings and activities, but not required to attend for their Scouts to take part. There is a range of roles for parents, including: helping teach a merit badge, serving as a behind-the-scenes troop committee member, helping with a fund-raiser, providing supervision at a service project, or leading a camping trip! (All adults must be registered with BSA to take part in overnight camping.)

Reach out to us today to learn how your son can get involved in Scouting!

We have leaders ready to explain everything!

  • Short- and Long-term Camping Trips every Year
  • Weekly Scout Meetings
  • Bi-Annual Award Ceremonies
  • Accessible fundraising opportunities that can fund the entire adventure!

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at our next Troop Meeting!

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