Boy Scout Troup 19

Holiday Popcorn and Nut Sale October 1 and October 8

to benefit

Boy Scout Troop 19 which will celebrate 100 years on Sunday April 8, 2018.  

Troup 19 has the distinction of being the oldest Scout Troup in continuous existence today in the City of York.

The troop was started as a boys’ club in 1914 and applied for full status as a Boy Scout Troop in 1918. It has been in continuous operation since its affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America,, on April 8, 1918.

The boys meet on Monday at 6:45 p.m.

Any boy between the ages of 11 and 17 is invited to participate.

Badges. Camping, Service.

Celebrating 99 years of Scouting in St. Paul’s

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Boy Scout Troop Calendar

The Boy Scout Troop Calendar for the month can be found by clicking here…


Troop 19 is part of the Boy Scout National Good Turn and collected food in the neighborhoods east of the church for St. Paul’s Food Pantry.  


When Boy Scout Troop 19 started in 1918 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church the country was at war and they collected scrap metal.  One of the more interesting projects was pulling tacks (used to post signs) out of telephone poles.  They pulled 2,788 tacks that were used to make steel for the war effort.

The Troop collects beverage cans and tabs.  You can help our scouts by saving your beverage cans and tabs.

The scouts hold scrap metal collections.  The collection is a great way to clean out scrap metal from your garage or basement and a great way for Troop 19 to raise money to help with their program.  Watch for future scrap metal collections!  See Bill Banta or call the church office if you have metal you would like to have collected.


We continue to collect the old computers, computer parts and other small electronic devices that you have around the house and no longer using.  The operation in Mechanicsburg was toured and we learned what a great job they are doing.  All data on hard drives is removed and /or destroyed.  The other parts, too old to be used are removed and sold when they have collected enough to sell.  They have some of the very early PC’s on display.  The good parts and the money from donations and sales of older parts are used to provide top quality computers for schools in Tanzania.  Contact Bill Banta or call the church office if you have equipment you wish to dispose of.  He will be the collection point in York and reach out to other Lutheran Churches to join us in this project.  A donation of $20 with each computer collected to assist in the work is needed.

TV’S OR OTHER COMPUTER CRT MONITORS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED since t4t cannot recycle them.  However I learned how you can get rid of therm.  The city of York accepts them at their public works equipment yard across the street from the ice rink the first Saturday of each month from city residents only – driver license or sewer bill ID required.  For others in York County they can be taken to the York County collection point on certain days of the week.

Thank you for helping Troop 19 expand scouting to more boys in York and tech4TANZANIA for providing computers for students in Tanzania including some from Mpuguso Lutheran Church.


Thanks to all of you who supported our popcorn sale with purchases or donations in previous years.  You helped to provide the over $2,600 the scouts earned so we can expand our outreach of Scouting to boys in York  who want and need Scouting.  We are part of the church outreach to our neighbors in York and plan to continue and expand that outreach by working with the after school packs to offer these Cub Scouts a place to continue their Scouting.  We also welcome boys from outside the city and boys in the church. We also welcome adults interested in working with a Scout Troop.  If you were a Scout this is a great chance to give back to Scouting.   If any of you are interested in joining us, or would like additional information on Scouting please contact Scout Master, Tom Gibson through the church office at 717-843-8155.