Who We Are
Our troop has been active since 1952 and we have an enduring commitment to serve our diverse community for many years to come. Our scouts like to think they are laid back but in reality they push themselves through patrol leadership opportunities. Many will reach Eagle rank, but they are not overly competitive; they just like to have fun.
What We Do
We spend as much time as possible in the outdoors. Every month and weather permitting, we go camping, hiking, and/or canoeing. Every year we have at least 2 or 3 major camping trips (Bowman, VA; Sinoquipe, PA; Summit, WV etc.). All scouts will have at least one opportunity to go on a cross-country trip to Philmont, NM and visit national parks along the way. Check our calendar for event dates.
We are a Scout-led Troop
We feel strongly about giving our scouts as much leadership responsibility as they can handle, which is often more than they think. Events and activities succeed to the extent the scouts can get themselves motivated and organized. Our deep adult leadership cadre is there to provide guidance and resources, but the scouts usually are in the lead.
The troop has on average 50 to 60 scouts, organized into patrols of typically 8 to 12. Most patrols have a mix of new, middle age and older Scouts. Leadership within each patrol is rotated through elections twice a year. The Patrol Leader Council, composed of Patrol Leaders and the Senior Patrol Leader, meets once a month to discuss troop issues, plans and schedules.
Come Meet Us
The Troop meets weekly to plan and prepare for activities, and have some fun. Wednesdays 7-8:30 at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church 16th St. and N Glebe Rd. Come see our scouts take turn in leadership positions and to meet the troop's adult leaders and volunteers.