The Merion Square Scout House

Merion Square Scout House

The Merion Square Scout House, is a Class I Historic building, built in 1884 as a mission chapel for Bryn Mawr Baptist Church. Today it is a nonprofit corporation 501 ( c)(3) located in the heart of the Village of Gladwyne, serving a vibrant and diverse group of young people from the surrounding community.

It is the regular meeting place for over 150 scouts and their all-volunteer leadership throughout the year, including Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies with occasional use by other local community groups.

The building is governed by a local community Board of Directors and it depends entirely on community donations for its ongoing support and survival. This is done through an annual appeal conducted by the Board.

Scout groups have used this facility continuously since the early 1960’s, at no cost. Scouts learn early and often to serve others and their community. Our Scouts have done a great deal to serve in our community and the local area. Regular service projects include: participating in Gladwyne Clean-up Day; making meals for the homeless, creating care boxes and cards for our servicemen abroad, providing holiday presents and wrapping them for less fortunate children and their families in Montgomery county, working at the food bank and ElderNet, helping families rehab their homes, working at Riverbend, Rolling Hill, and Bridlewild trails.

The Merion Square Scout House needs your help and support to fund the ongoing operations for this building to cover annual operating expenses. The building has served hundreds of local families over the last several decades. Please consider giving to support its ongoing role in the community and to help us keep this valuable historical treasure a public resource in Gladwyne.