About Us


Boy Scout Troop 777 Profile (Boys age 11-17)

  • Chartered by First United Methodist Church of Northville Men's Club in 1999
  • Meets during school year on  Tuesday from 7:30 - 9:00pm
  • 40 - 60 scouts from Northville, Novi, Farmington, South Lyon, Livonia, and Plymouth
  • Ideal size for youth leadership
  • Boy–led troop using the patrol method of leadership development
  • Outdoor and high adventure focus
  • Monthly camp-outs
  • One-week summer camp
  • Annual high adventure trips
  • 1st year Scout program that includes tailored summer camp program
  • Full inventory of equipment
  • Over 50 Eagle Scouts graduated

Scoutmaster: Ryan Bright

  • Prior Cub Scout leader and previous Committee Chair & ASM
  • Currently completing Wood Badge Training as of Sept 2018

Program Vision - Learn, Lead, Serve

Troop 777 follows the Patrol Method of youth leadership.  A significantly different approach than Cub Scouts that is essential in developing true servant leaders.  Each new Boy Scouts will be trained on these skills during their 1st year.  Let's use a sports metaphor to explain our program approach:

  • Head Coach = Scoutmaster
  • Team Captains = Youth Leadership positions
  • Team Members = Scouts 
  • Field of Play = meetings and campouts

While your scout is on the field of play,

  • No coaches or spectators allowed on the field of play.
  • Head coach manages communication with team captains.
  • Adults may stop unsafe or inappropriate activity immediately, otherwise work through the Coach who communicates to the Team Captain.

When your son is participating in Scouts he is under the direction of youth leaders not his parent. If he comes to you with a question or concern please tell him to ask his patrol leader or youth leader in charge. If he can’t get an answer speak to the Scoutmaster.


Venturing Crew 777 Profile (Co-ed age 14-20)

  • Chartered by First United Methodist Church of Northville Men's Club in 2017
  • Meets during school year on Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:00pm
  • Led by elected youth officers
  • Create a program of activities based on their interests
  • Attend high adventures and Jamborees
  • Training in leadership, first aid, communication, program management, mountaineering and more
  • Boy Scout can dual register with Troop after earning Life rank and completing leadership requirements

Crew Advisor: Joe Walker

  • Eagle Scout
  • Den Leader
  • Asst. Scoutmaster
  • National and World Jamboree Leader


Committee Chair: David Tischler

  • Eagle Scout
  • Cubmaster
  • Previous Scoutmaster
  • Jamboree and High Adventure Leader
  • World Scout Jamboree Scoutmaster
  • Religious Emblem Counselor
  • District Committee

Organizational Representative: Turner Osborne

  • 25 years of Scouting experience
  • Former Scoutmaster
  • Eagle Scout

Executive Officer: Brian Turnbull

  • President of FUMC Men's Club

Address and meeting location:

Boy Scout Troop 777
First United Methodist Church
777 Eight Mile Road
Northville, MI 48167

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