For Senior Webelos and their Parents


Arrow of Light

Now that you are on your way to earning your Arrow of Light, it’s time to start thinking about continuing your Scouting journey and joining a Scouts BSA Troop!

We hope you have enjoyed your time as a Cub Scout and you are ready for some new challenges, new experiences, and new skills! Bethesda’s Troop 233 may be just the place for you! To help you learn about the fun and learning that awaits you at Bethesda’s Troop 233, we have created a series of events in which you can get to know our Scouts, Troop and leaders.

Goshen 2017

We are a boy-led troop that takes seriously the Scout Law and Oath, while also having fun. We typically have one camping or other outdoor activity each month, involving skills development, such as orienteering and cooking, and advancement. Check out this video of recent trips and activities. Also, take a look at our blog for descriptions and photos of recent camping trips. Don’t worry, we’ll help you build the skills and experience to tackle the most physically challenging trips!

The scouts of Troop 233 invite you to learn more about us, by coming to one of our meetings or Blue & Gold Banquets, or by participating in one of the events listed below. Of course, feel free to reach out to our recruitment coordinators for more information. You can also sign up now by going to and filling out an online registration form. Note that there is a small fee in addition to those charged by the National Capital Area Council to cover troop-level costs. Please visit our Dues Payment page for more details.

If you are a girl in Cub Scouts or Webelos, we invite you to learn more about Scouts BSA Troop 4, an all-girl program also affiliated with Concord-St. Andrews UMC. 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to adapt our normal Webelos recruitment activities accordingly. But don’t worry! We still have opportunities for Webelos Scouts to interact with our Scouts and get to know the troop. Below is a list of planned activities. Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like to know when the next event is scheduled. Visit our COVID-19 page for more information on our policies during this challenging time.

  • Troop 233 Spring 2021 Open House
  • Various Bethesda-area Pack Meetings
  • Troop 233 Hike + Training Session for Webelos
  • Your Pack’s Crossing over Ceremony
  • Goshen Scout Camp (tentatively scheduled for July 11-17, 2021)
  • Troop 233 Fall 2021 Open House

Historically, representatives from Troop 233 have had an opportunity to make presentations at Bethesda area Cub Pack meetings, Pinewood Derbies, or Blue & Gold Dinners. We would love to come to visit your Pack.  If interested, please contact us at

Webelos Woods, 2017

Troop 233 heading off to Goshen Summer Camp

Open Membership Policy

Troop 233 welcomes all boys, parents and leaders who wish to participate in our activities and support the values of scouting. Since May 2013, our parent committee has affirmed our commitment not to discriminate against families or individuals based on race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. Families in need of financial assistance are also welcomed and should make inquiries.