Local Organizations


Local Organizations

American Legion Post 65
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Starting in September, Meets the Third Tuesday of every month from September to May at Borough Hall 12 E. Baltimore Ave. 7:30 pm. For more information contact Post Commander Michael J. Shiels, 610-355-0351

Animal Friends of Lansdowne
Animal Friends of Lansdowne is passionate about animals and animal issues. It is concerned with responsible management of domestic and feral animals, and about making Lansdowne a safe haven for people and animals to live in harmony. Click herefor more info.

For more information call (484) 461-9601
or email info@animalfriendsoflansdowne.com

Lansdowne Allied Youth Council
Grant money may be available from the Lansdowne Allied Youth Council for worthwhile cultural, civic, service, athletic, or social projects. Inquire by mail at LAYC, P.O. Box 311, Lansdowne 19050, or by email to Grants Chairman Al Them, ahthem3@verizon.net. The LAYC has served Lansdowne proudly since 1944. 

Lansdowne Boy Scout Troops

How to become a Scout

The criteria for joining the Boy Scouts are as follows:

  • The boy must be at least 10 years old and have completed fifth grade.
  • If the boy is less than 10 years old, he must have completed 2 years as a Weblo and have achieved the Arrow of Light.

If the boy does not meet the criteria for being a Boy Scout, there is also a Cub Scout pack which also meets at the church(es). Either troop would be very happy to direct the family to them.

Boy Scout Troop #63
Meets Mondays at Lansdowne Presbyterian
Church at 7:30 pm.
Contact: Scout Master James Gardner, (610) 626-8158

Cub Scout Pack # 63
Meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, at the intersection of Lansdowne and Greenwood Aves. in Lansdowne.
All dens (Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos) meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings during the school year.

Betsy Burke, Cubmaster
610-608-2261, lansdowne.bsa.p63@gmail.com
Lashina Thomas, Committee Chair
215-380-2899, thomases2006@gmail.com 

Lansdowne Girl Scout Troops (in order by troop number)

Looking for a Girl Scout Troop in the Lansdowne, East Lansdowne, Darby, or Yeadon area?
Contact Louise Naklicki , Service Unit Manger at louiseang@comcast.net or Zandra West, Membership Services Manager at zwest@gsep.org

Troop 9 Brownie (ages 5-8 or 1st thru 3rd grade)
SuperTroop 2003 – 2007
Leader: Beverly Ruda, Co-Leader: Kathy Ruda
Meets: Wednesdays, at a local Church. from 3:30-5:30
Email: rudas76@comcast.net

Troop 205 – Brownie/Junior (5-10 years old or 1st – 5th grade)
Leader: Paula D’Agusto
Meets at a local church from 6-7:30 pm every Tuesday
Paula can be reached at redheadedbx4@yahoo.com

Troop 440 Cadette/Senior (ages 11-17 or 6th-12th grade)
SuperTroop 2004 – 2007
Co-Leaders: Jackie Jozwiak, Sharon Pirelli, Sheila Peascheck
Meets: Fridays, at a local Church. from 4:15 – 6:30
Email: jozwiak@comcast.net or visit them on the web: websites.scoutville.com/troop440

Troop 466 – Brownies (5-8 years old or 1st-3rd grade)
Leader: Tish McMillan
Meets at Lansdowne Library the first & third Friday of the month from 6 – 7:30.
Troop 466 can be emailed at tishyoma75@comcast.net

Troop 5413 – Brownies and Juniors (ages 7-11 or 2nd thru 5th grades)
Leader: Christine Du Bois-Buxbaum
Assistant Leader: Pam DeLuca
Meets at a local church from 7:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday evenings
Christine can be reached at cmdubois@alumni.princeton.edu

Troop 539 – Cadettes/Seniors (ages 11 thru 18 or 6th thru 12th grade)
Leader: Nancy Powell-Connelly
Meets at the Garden Church every Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm.
Nancy can be reached at npalcon@hotmail.com

Troop 953 – Juniors (ages 9-12 or 4th thru 6th grade)
Leader: Gina Goodwin
Meets at a local church from 3:30-5:30 every Wednesday
Troop 953 can be emailed at: spiritsent@aol.com

Troop 2469 & 1518 Junior/Cadette (ages 9-15 or 6th thru 8th grade)
Leader: Debbie Miller
Co-Leader: Kathy LaRoca
Meets Mondays 7-8:30 St. Pauls Lutheran
Email: pokeydeb1@juno.com

Delaware County Suicide Prevention Awareness Task Force (DCSPATF)
Need mental health resources? Delaware County Suicide Prevention Awareness Task Force provides mental health resources specifically targeting suicide as well as other resources.

Friends of the Lansdowne Public Library
Supporting our local library through fundraising and events. Annual membership is a $25 per household or $15 per individual donation.
Meetings: 4th Mondays, 7pm in the library. All are welcome. To contribute to FLPL, or for more information: Helen Bowes (610) 284-1433. Click here to see their web page.

Friendship Circle Senior Center
1515 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
(610) 237-6222
Located in the East Campus of Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby, the Friendship Circle Senior Center is an invaluable asset to the region’s seniors. Membership is open to people of all races, creeds, and cultures, age 50 and older. It provides nutrition programs (including Meals on Wheels), health education and recreational & social programs, as well as in-home support services. There is a high demand for volunteers who enable this group to provide all its wonderful services. Please call to find out how you can improve the quality of life for a senior in need.

Masonic Lodge
Lansdowne Lodge No. 711
27 South Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Contact: Robert Meier

Interfaith Food Cupboard 
The Interrfaith Food Cupboard serves families in the William Penn School District communities by helping with emergency food needs. The Interfaith Food Cupboard is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne. For hours and more information, please call 610-622-0800, option 4.

Lansdowne Allied Youth Council
A philanthropic organization for over sixty years, the LAYC recognizes Lansdowne youth for dedication and service to the community and provides grant money to help youth of Lansdowne with worthwhile cultural, social, and athletic activities.
Contact Director Al Them, 610-626-0501 or Director Jim Gardner, 610-626-8158.

Lansdowne Boys & Girls Club 
For more than 70 years, the Lansdowne Boys & Girls Club (LBGC) has been serving children and youth in Lansdowne and surrounding communities through athletic programs and other recreational activities. As an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, LBGC currently offers several sports options – and more programs may be added as LBGC continues to grow with the support of new members and volunteers.
Contact: lansdowneboysandgirlsclub@gmail.com

Lansdowne Business and Professional Association
Since 1976, the Lansdowne Business and Professional Association has worked to support and promote Lansdowne businesses and make the borough a better place to live, work and shop. http://www.shoplansdowne.com/

Lansdowne Democratic Committee
P.O. Box 1136
Lansdowne, PA 19050

The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation
The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation, (LEDC), is committed to encouraging sustainable economic growth in Lansdowne Borough. As part of our mission, LEDC successfully designated Lansdowne as a Pennsylvania Main Street community in 2005 and are now implementing local grant programs and other local events based on the Main Street program model.

Eleven board members and dozens of volunteers – all Lansdowne residents or business owners – work strategically to build strong partnerships within Lansdowne’s business and residential communities that will become the cornerstone of Lansdowne’s future. Everyone in Lansdowne can make a significant contribution to our town’s future. Our initial projects include a downtown facade improvement program, a survey of Lansdowne businesses, a plan to market our downtown to consumers and developers, and participation in the Sherwin Williams Neighbor to Neighbor program to benefit all Lansdowne residents and business owners.

For more information about LEDC economic development activities, events, promotions or to volunteer, visit http://www.LansdownesFuture.org/ or send an email, or stop by the LEDC Main Street Office at 32 East Baltimore Avenue Lansdowne PA.  Phone: (610) 745-4063.

The LEDC is a volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation designated as a public charity for the benefit of the Lansdowne Community.

Lansdowne Republican Party
James R. Murphy Chairman
PO Box 456
Lansdowne, PA 19050-0456

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1946 in the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra performs five concerts a year at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Under the direction of Reuben Blundell since 2014, the orchestra continues its traditions of musical excellence, service to the community, and promotion of area talent.

Lansdowne Union Athletic Association
Since 1904, the Union Athletic Association of Lansdowne has produced the Fourth of July festivities in the Borough, financed entirely through generous donations from residents and business sponsors. Children of all ages enjoy a traditional parade in the morning, family games and activities, including free giveaways and prizes throughout the day. Music and dancing in the evening keep the crowd amused as they await a spectacular fireworks display at the Penn Wood High School field. Snacks and beverages are on sale at the concession stand.

Ticket purchases and donations may be made online at www.UnionAA.org and volunteers are always welcome. Contact MaryKay Bowden at mkbowden2@gmail.com or call 610-733-4863 if you’d like to get involved in one of the oldest Lansdowne community organizations.

Meals On Wheels
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to the elderly. The Association provides education, training, and development opportunities, enabling its members to provide quality nutrition services and programs to the elderly.

MOWAA’s mission is to work toward the social, physical, nutritional and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. The guiding principle is to help those who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail or at risk. MOWAA never loses sight of those whom they seek to serve. Nearly 900 meal programs in communities throughout the United States are members of MOWAA. These programs rely on more than 300,000 volunteers to help prepare, serve, or deliver the more than 1 million meals each day that the elderly nutrition programs provide. Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels.

Contact Dixi Teaford 610-237-6222 ext. 26

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Lansdowne Chapter)
Contact person:
Nancy Jane van Krieken
42 Windermere Avenue Lansdowne, PA 19050-1812
DAR website: click here