Welcome to Troop (5)117

Troop 117 (1927) and 5117 (2020)

We are a linked Scouts BSA Troop

  in NE Portland, OR 

Want more information or join?

Contact: troop.ne.pdx@gmail.com

Spring Plant Sales

2022 Sales Info

2024 Sales Info

No Spring Plant Sales  for 2024

Winter Holiday Wreath/Evergreen Sales

Welcome! Whether you have a Cub Scout who is looking to cross over or have just joined Scouts BSA, we are excited to lead your youth on their continued scouting journey. We are a scout lead troop where both troops are active in community service, conservation minded projects, and the development of young leaders through outdoor activities while advancing through the scouting ranks. Examples of schools our scouts attend are Grant, McDaniel, Beverly Cleary, Alameda, Vernon, Beaumont, Access, All Saints, Laurelhurst, and LaSalle.

We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at Rose City Park United Methodist Church. 

Past and Upcoming Events

Troop Calendar (subject to change)

Summer Camp: Pioneer, Baldwin, Parsons (WA), Baker, Camp Melita Island, and Meriwether

Camping: Milo McIver, Champoeg, Backpacking at Ramona Falls and Sisters National Park, Belknap Hot Springs, Cove Palisades, Royce-Finel, Super Weekends, and Winter Lodge (Mt. Hood)

Community Service: Willamette River Canoe Clean Up with Willamette Riverkeepers, 4,000 Boxes Folded for Sunshine Division (annual - 40th anniversary in 2024), SOLVE, Friends of Trees, Blanchett House Sack Lunch Donations, and Willamette National Cemetery Flag Placements

Eagle Projects: Columbia River Slough Bird Box Installations, Blanchett House Goat Enrichment Project, New Vernon K-8 Bike Shelter, Honey Bee Shelter at Blanchet Farm 

What are Merit Badges?

Merit badges give scouts the opportunity to investigate around 135 different areas of knowledge and skills. The merit badge program plays a major role in the scouting advancement program and participation can begin as soon as a scout registers with a troop. Each scout can explore topics from American Business to Woodworking as they have interest.

Merit Badges our scouts have/are working(ed) on include: Cooking, Camping, Wilderness Survival, Chess, Aviation, Engineering, Textiles, Rifle Shooting, Snow Sports, Rowing, Skating, Dentistry, Fish & Wildlife Management, Swimming, and many more! 

Online Booklets for All Current Merit Badges 

Scouts BSA Rank Advancement

The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Scouts BSA progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more.

Exciting and meaningful activities are offered, and education happens. Learning comes from doing. For example, youth may read about first aid, hear it discussed, and watch others administer it, but they will not learn it until they practice it. Rushing a Scout through requirements to obtain a badge is not the goal. Advancement should be a natural outcome of a well-rounded unit program, rich in opportunities to work toward the ranks.



Second Class

First Class




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