Lake Ridge, Virginia
James E. West Fellowship Award
Eagle Court of Honor
Liam Henry (#96), Christiano de Lugo (#102), and Erik Knudson (#103) celebrated their Eagle Scout achievements at the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Nicholas Malich Eagle Court of Honor
Nicholas Malich celebrated earning his Eagle Scout Rank at his Court of Honor on September 12, 2021, at the site of his Eagle Scout project, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia. Congratulations to new Eagle Scout Nicholas (#100)!
June Court of Honor
The Troop held a Court of Honor in the St. Matthews parking lot in June. The was the first one in over a year due to COVID-19. Congratulations to all the scouts as we finally got a chance to honor their achievements.
Luke Ruhl's Eagle Project
Luke's project was Constructing and Installing 5 Monofilament Recycling Containers at Widewater State Park in Stafford Virginia. Luke directed the effort to create recycle bins for anglers and boaters to safely dispose of their monofilament (fishing) line and keep it from getting into our waterways where it can foul boat props and injure or kill wildlife.
Awesome job Luke!
In person Scout meetings have finally resumed!
Troop 1396 met in person for the first time since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scouts gathered outside in the parking lot of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. The Scouts followed CDC & BSA recommendations by wearing masks and social distancing.
New Troop Gear Storage Container
After many years of discussion and planning, Troop 1396 finally has a new shipping container to store its gear. The new container replaces the old wooden shed that has served the troop for many years.
Thanks to Michael Mishler for leading this effort and all others who helped make this a reality!
Liam Henry's Eagle Project - July 2020
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Playground
Congratulations to Liam for successfully completing his Eagle project!
Liam's Eagle Scout Project consisted of installing a boat and a slide at the playground and planting shade plants.
I'm sure the kids are going to love this Liam. Well done!
Nicholas Morgan Eagle Project - July 2020
Congratulations to Nico for successfully completing his Eagle project!
Nico's project was to restore the bench and garden area benefitting the Alternative Paths Training School in Fredericksburg, VA.
Thanks to all the scouts & Scouters who came out to support this project.
Great job Nico!!!!
Jaden Todd's Eagle Project - February 2020
First Aid Drive for the Homeless
Jaden's Eagle Scout Project consisted of collecting First Aid supplies and leading a team in creating First Aid bags for the Homeless on behalf of Streetlight Ministries
Horseshoe Scout Reservation - February 2020
Troop 1396 participated in their annual winter cabin camping outing at Camp Horseshoe Scout Reservation.
The troop relaxed in the comfort of wood stove heated cabins by night while enjoying the great outdoors during the day. The main event was the dutch oven cooking competition won by the Nuclear Llama's Patrol which presented a dish of Beef Stroganoff with homemade noodles!
The troop worked up a strong appetite earlier in the day with a 5-mile hike around the reservation.
Troop 1396 was well represented at local Scout Sunday services on February 9, 2020
St Matthew's Lutheran Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Prince William District Winter Camporee - January 2020
Troop 1396 participated in the 2020 Prince William District Winter Camporee at Camp William B. Snyder. The theme of the Winter Camporee was “Outer Space.” All games and activities were based on that theme which also included a few scouting skills, STEM activities and just plain fun for everyone to enjoy!
eJamboree - January 2020
Troop 1396 held their annual e-Jamboree at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on January 10, 2020.
The Troop welcomed over 15 Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts to an evening of video gaming and learning about our troop.
Our scouts used electronic media (video games) to simulate merit badges youth can earn as Boy Scouts. Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts competed to complete skills and answer questions related to merit badges.
Gunpowder Falls - November 2019
Troop 1396 traveled to Camp Cone at Gunpowder Falls State Park, MD. The theme was "Haunted Campout".
The Scouts worked on rank requirements and cold weather camping skills. The highlight was a 6.3-mile hike on the Sweathouse Trail.
Scouts also worked on their land navigation skills
Camp Rock Enon - October 2019
Troop 1396 participated in the Prince William District Camporee at Camp Rock Enon in Gore Virginia – the theme was Pioneer Days.
Scouts enjoyed the experience, history, and tradition of the Appalachian Pioneer. The scouts tested their pioneer skills by accepting the challenge of the Pioneer Experience! This challenge included Scout skills, marksmanship, tomahawk, knots, slingshots, gadgets, cooking skills, and much more!
Survival Island - September 2019
Troop 1396 traveled to Elm Island on the Potomac River for their annual Survival Island campout. This year's theme was "Hunger Games".
Scouts leveraged their wilderness survival skills by building their own lean-to-shelters, getting their own water through various water purification methods, fire-building and cooking.
Zachary's Eagle Project
Zachary Malich held his Eagle Scout Project on August 31, 2019. Zachary's project was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mananass, Virginia. The project focused on the renovation of the church tool shed, the clothing donation bin, clothing shelter, and general cleanup.