Lake Ridge, Virginia
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The 2022 Prince William District Troop of the Year!
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.
Sam Sigrest Eagle Project - April 2023
Sam Sigrest of Troop 1396 in Lake Ridge, VA has successfully completed his Eagle Project, demonstrating his leadership skills, commitment to community service, and dedication to the principles of scouting. Sam's project involved designing and building a walkway that connects Purcell Road to the Sacred Heart Cemetery, providing visitors with safe and easy access to the site.
The walkway constructed by Sam and his team of volunteers is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing, blending in seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The project required careful planning and execution, with Sam overseeing every aspect of the construction process, from planning the project, to sourcing materials and managing the workforce.
Sam's project has brought significant benefits to the community, making it easier and safer for visitors to pay their respects to their loved ones at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. The walkway is also a lasting testament to Sam's leadership, organizational skills, and commitment to making a positive impact on his community. His dedication and hard work have set an example for others to follow, and he has demonstrated the true spirit of scouting by helping to improve the lives of others.