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Pastor pays tribute to Troop 570 on Scout Sunday | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:29

Last Sunday was our annual Boy Scout Sunday. When I was a child, I was a Cub Scout. I enjoyed our weekly den meetings at my friend Scott’s house. But what I really wanted was to be a Boy Scout and to meet in the Boy Scout cabin located in our town’s city park. Sadly, the troop disbanded before I was old enough to join. I guess our town didn’t understand what scouting was really about.

Messiah has sponsored a Boy Scout troop since 1969. With all of the opportunities available to kids, scouting too often doesn’t make the top of the list. And yet, I don’t think there is a finer leadership development organization for young boys. We don’t see much of our Boy Scouts &emdash; unless you are in the building on Monday nights, or you spent time in the parking lot on Friday afternoons as they gather for another campout, or you watched them complete another service project at the church, or in the community, or unless you joined hands with me in the circle, praying for the troop as they depart for another high adventure experience.

Troop 570 testimonials | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 10:44

We asked Troop 570 alumni what they, and parents what their sons, gained from being in the Troop. Here is what some of them told us:

Values and service

My friends ask me why I am still involved in Troop 570 as it was several years ago that my son received an Eagle rank and went on to college. Two things come to mind: values and service. There are learning moments that happen in the life of a troop when the values the Scouts embrace get tested, developed and refined. It is rewarding to see boys grow and develop into young men who are “battle tested” and prepared to become good citizens. Scouting provides an opportunity for a me to make a contribution that will last.

When mentoring my son through the choices and challenges of college life we have the foundation of the Scout Law, Scout Oath and Scout experience to work with. It is amazing how many problems can be solved in that context.

About Troop 570 | Print |  E-mail


  • Chartered in 1969
  • Sponsored by Messiah United Methodist Church, Plymouth, MN
  • Scoutmaster Phil Zietlow, 1974-present
  • Lake Minnetonka District, Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Earned the annual National Camping Award every year since 1973 (over 500 cumulative nights camping, Silver Level)
  • Famous winter campers, originators of Wind Chill points and the present-day Zero Hero award
  • Earned the Quality Unit Award and its successor, Journey to Excellence, every year since 1975
  • Earned the Leave No Trace Award since its inception in 2003
  • Awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to over sixty boys over the troop's 45-year history

We meet Mondays from September to June at Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 County Road 6 Plymouth, Minnesota 55447. [map] We camp most months during the program year. We go to Many Point Scout Camp every summer, and go on our own "high adventure" trips every other summer.

National Camping Award patch Zero Hero Award patch Leave No Trace patch

A "Camping Troop"

Troop 570 Scouts have the opportunity to experience all-weather camping in all seasons. In the process they learn life skills such as cooperation and responsibility, while enjoying the wonders and challenges of the outdoors.

In our age of video games, cell phones, text messaging, and social networking, the reasons why an outdoor program may be self-evident to parents. The inside front cover of the annual Many Point Leaders Guide explicitly details the goals of the outdoor program.


Troop 570 is Peanut Free

Due to severe peanut allergies, our event menus avoid all peanuts, tree nuts, and food processed on equipment that handles nuts.

Click here for a list of all Troop 570 allergy-restricted items