Troop 497 was founded in 1976 in Coral Springs, Florida. The Troop's first Scoutmaster was Mr. Charles Robinson. Since that time, a number of men have stepped forward to serve as Scoutmaster. Our current Scoutmaster is Mr. Jeff Skinner.


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Summer Camp

Camp Powhatan

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Sugarloaf Key Annual Family Campout

One of the Most Attended events of the year.

April 20 - 22 At Sugarloaf Key KOA

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Spring Camporee

We are the defending Champs.  Lets keep the Trophy at Jeff's House!


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Brand New Website

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Updated: November 1, 2011
Adventure! That's what Scouting is! (Official Boy Scout Handbook, Chapter 1, Page 1)

In short, Scouting is a youth organization that uses a fun program to promote character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness for every member.

The Boy Scouts of America makes Scouting available to our nation's youth by chartering community organizations to operate Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Varsity Scout Teams, and Explorer Posts. The chartered organization must provide an adequate and safe meeting place and capable adult leadership, and must adhere to the principles and policies of the BSA. The BSA local council provides unit leader training, program ideas, camping facilities, literature, and professional guidance for volunteer leaders.

Scouting's adult volunteers provide leadership at the unit, district, council, and national levels. Many are parents of Scouts; many entered Scouting as youth members.



Chartered by the Friends and Families of 497 Scouts, Inc.

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Serving Coral Springs Since 1976

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