Troop News

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!!!!

Nico's Eagle Project Photo Album

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

Jaden's Eagle Project Photo Album

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.

Camp Horseshoe Scout Reservation Photo Album

Scout Sunday

Troop 1396 was well represtented 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!

Winter Camporee Photo Album

eJamboree - January 2020

Troop 1396 held their annual eJamboree at St Matthews 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.

eJamboree Photo Album

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

Gunpowder Falls Photo Album

Camp Rock Enon - October 2019

Troop 1396 participated in the Prince William District Camporee ath 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!

Camp Rock Enon Photo Album

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, firebuilding and cooking.

Survival Island Photo Album

Zachary's Eagle Project

Zachary Malich held his Eagle Scout Project on August 31, 2019. Zachary's project was held at Scared 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.

Zachary's Eagle Project Photo Album