A Self-chartered, Christian-based Scouting Program
2211 Margret Wallace Rd, Matthews, NC 28105
We are Christian. We welcome people of all faiths, but we do emphasize Christian values and beliefs. Our unit number, 447, comes from Philippians 4:4-7, which reminds us to “Rejoice in the Lord always!” We rejoice because we trust in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our guide and protector.
We support homeschooling. We were founded to serve the homeschool community by providing a place where homeschooled youth could enjoy the benefits of scouting together. Now, our Pack and Troops are no longer limited to families who homeschool, but we continue to reach out to the homeschooling community and share their belief that parents are best suited to choose the education path of their children.
We are family inclusive. We believe that the mission of scouting is best fulfilled when parents are involved. For this reason, we welcome and expect parental participation. We have tried to design our programs to involve the entire family.
Boys and Girls Ages 5 through 10
1st and 3rd Mondays, 7PM to 8:30PM
Cub Scouts are at that magical age where everything is new and possible and, most importantly, fun. They build things and play with purpose. They make friends and learn to work together. The life lessons learned here not only transform today's Cub Scouts into tomorrow's Scouts, but also help form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life.
Girls ages 10 to 17
2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays, 7PM to 9PM
Troop 447 for Girls is a scout-led troop providing opportunities for young women to do all the traditional scouting activities, gain leadership skills and experience, set and attain personal goals, experience the great outdoors, and build friendships to last a lifetime. As a member, you will have opportunities to camp, hike, canoe, kayak, rock climb, and go to summer camp. You will learn archery and shooting sports. You will serve the community and lead the troop. Come visit us and see why we're excited to offer this new opportunity for young women who want to challenge themselves in a unique way to reach their God-given potential!
Boys ages 10 to 18
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Mondays, 7PM to 9PM
Boys have the unique opportunity to learn life long skills in Troop 447. We pride ourselves on being a boy led troop where the Scouts in our troop take an active and engaging role in planning, implementing and leading our scouting program. Through this program at 447, scouts learn skills such as knot tying, first aid, camping, cooking, and service to their community. They will also learn about and engage in multiple avenues of interest through the merit badge program and through rank advancement. Plus, they will get to do all this while making life-long friendships. Most importantly, our Scouts learn what it takes to be a servant leader - that is, a leader who is called not only to lead but to serve those who he leads with confidence, compassion, and a higher sense of purpose.