Troop 1396

Lake Ridge, Virginia

 We are chartered bySt. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Troop 1396 meets Tuesdays 



12350 Mohican Rd

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Welcome to the Home of BSA 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 30th Anniversary with a ceremony and Court of Honor at St. Matthew’s.

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.

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Troop 1396 Dutch Oven Cookoff - 2023

The Dutch oven cookoff competition this year was a true showcase of culinary talent, featuring some of the most delectable dishes we've ever tasted. Our judges were left salivating for more, and it was no surprise that the following entries were crowned the top submissions:

For entrees, Big Man Patrol's Ethiopian Beef Tibs dish was a standout, boasting a bold and aromatic blend of spices. Nuclear Llamas' Homemade Bratwurst n’ Kraut was a hit, perfectly capturing the comforting flavors of home-style cooking. And Dragon Slayers' Orange Chicken dish was a crowd-pleaser, expertly balancing sweet and savory flavors.

As for desserts, the competition was just as fierce. Darth Pandas' Oreos Lava Cake was an indulgent masterpiece, oozing with chocolatey goodness. Dragon Slayers' Chocolate and Cherry Dump Cake was equally impressive, with a rich and decadent flavor profile. And Nuclear Llamas' Berries and Dumplings dessert showcased a perfect harmony of sweet and tangy notes.

Congratulations to all the patrols who participated and impressed us with their incredible culinary skills. We are already eagerly anticipating next year's Dutch oven cookoff competition, where we hope to see even more delicious and creative dishes!

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