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Our Need
Radnor Boy Scout Troop 284 has been an important presence on the Main Line for more than 95 years.  At this time, with the development of the Ardrossan Estate, we stand to be displaced from our meeting place of more than 50 years.
 
Troop 284 has touched almost everyone in Radnor Township in one way or another over these many years.  Whether you have purchased a wreath from a young Scout or taken a walk on one of the dozens of trails our Eagle Scouts have built, Radnor residents have benefited from the troop and its Scouts for over 90 years.
 
We now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a parcel of land, including the Cabin, and forever set it aside for the continued use of the Troop in perpetuity AND WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!

Our Goal
Our aggregate goal is to raise $1 million. This allows for the purchase of the Cabin and surrounding acreage while allowing for a reserve to meet future maintenance and ongoing programming costs.
The Cabin
The Cabin
The Cabin
The Troop is seeking to preserve our ongoing use of the Scout Cabin and some of the surrounding property. The historic schoolhouse, which we affectionately call the “Cabin”, sits atop a hill on the eastern edge of the Ardrossan Estate.  The “Friends of Radnor 284” now have the opportunity to purchase the property, which includes the Cabin and five surrounding acres.

About Ardrossan
The Ardrossan Estate is an extraordinary 350-acre gentleman’s farm situated in the midst of a highly developed suburban landscape, its rolling meadows are the largest undeveloped tract in Radnor Township. The township is under contract to purchase three parcels of the Ardrossan Estate.
With our community having a strong desire to preserve as much of the Ardossan property as possible and with Friends of Radnor 284’s willingness to support this unified goal, we have an ability to protect our usage of the space and keep the parcel preserved for all time.

Expanding our Scouting Traditions 
We plan on creating activity areas on the property that might include an orienteering field, an archery range, COPE courses, a community garden, Bee keeping, nature study and dedicated patrol sites.  The land will also be the starting point of a permanent Orienteering course for use by the scouts and community members.
Adirondack Canoe Trip 2011
Adirondack Canoe Trip 2011
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.  
 
For over a century, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and, through over a century of experience, knows that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.  
 
Your financial support will allow us to carry on these great traditions for generations to come, on land preserved for their use for all time.  Troop 284 Leaders are proud of the fact that we average about four Eagle Scouts a year with over 175 in the recorded history.


Please Give Today - Please give meaningfully

Friends of Radnor Troop 284, is a registered non-profit under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3), and, as such any donation is tax deductible.

Contribute online or send a check made payable to "Friends of Radnor 284":

Friends of Radnor 284
PO Box 142
Wayne, PA 19087

Note that mailing in your donation will ensure the entire amount of your tax deductible donation goes to the Cabin and Land fund.  Selecting the option to pay for the online donation fees below will accomplish this as well.  Thank you for your generous support.

Board of Directors
James C. Doughan - President
F. Jay Bowden III - Vice President
Irving S. Stern - Treasurer/Secretary
Eric W. Janson
Nicholas Kemp
The Land- Cabin is to the right
The Land- Cabin is to the right