Troop 1396

Lake Ridge, Virginia

 We are chartered bySt. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Welcome to BSA Troop 1396

The 2022 Prince William District Troop of the Year!

Troop 1396 Meets Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm

Summer - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

School Year - Lake Ridge Middle School

About Troop 1396

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Lake Ridge, Virginia has continuously and graciously sponsored our Troop since its founding in April 1989.  This year we celebrated our 34th Anniversary while also being named the 2022 Prince William District Troop of the Year!

We are a Scout-led troop serving in the Prince William District of Northern Virginia, part of the National Capital Area Council (NCAC), one of the largest Councils in the United States. Recognizing what started as a small group of Scouts and adult leaders has grown into one of the largest and most active Troops in our area with well over 100 members, youth plus adult, over the past few years. 

We regularly meet our goals of 10 camping outings a year and back-to-back Journey to Excellence Gold status.

Troop 1396 maintains a very active Scout and trained Scouter (adult member) membership, as well as a superb record of Eagle Scouts. Over 90% of our adult members are fully trained to BSA requirements.  We have had at least one Scout earn Eagle Scout every year (except the first year) since our initial charter in 1989.  We are very proud of all our Eagle Scouts!  

Check out our list in The Eagle's Nest.

Troop 1396 extends heartfelt gratitude to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church for their continuous support and sponsorship throughout our journey. This remarkable alliance has played a pivotal role in our growth, success, and the development of countless young leaders. As we move forward, we remain committed to upholding the legacy of excellence that earned us the title of Troop of the Year, while inspiring and empowering the next generation of Scouts within the Prince William District.

Quicklook Ahead...

Latest News

BSA Troop 1396 at Pipsico Summer Camp

Summer camp at Pipsico was fun and enjoyable and they had good food good staff and a good merit badge program and good platform tents and cots. The last day of the first aid merit badge was fun because we faked injuries to get one of the requirements. And the nuclear science merit badge was suppose to go to a nuclear power plant. - Contributed by Nicholas Sharp, Troop 1396 Historian

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