Welcome to Troop 875 !

Boy Scout Troop 875 belongs to the National Capital Area Council, Old Dominion District. Established in 1964, we are one of the oldest, continuously serving Troops in the region. Troop 875 is a boy-led adult-advised Troop. All of the programs are planned and executed by the Boy Scouts themselves, with experienced adult leaders available to advise and ensure that all activities are conducted in a safe manner. The main objective of the Troop is to encourage and support the scouts as they develop the lifelong skills of citizenship, leadership and self-reliance, while having lots of fun along the way. Thank you for your interest in Troop 875. Please join us at one of our Troop meetings, select "About Us" at the left for more information. The main contents of this website are password protected. Requests for access by Scouts, parents, leaders, and committee members of Troop 875 may be made by choosing the "contact us" button at the left. Feel free to contact the Scoutmaster of Troop 875 at scoutmaster@fallschurch875.mytroop.us

Summer Camp 2018 Departure: Sunday June 17th @ 9am, Fairfax County Mason Gov't Center

Posted by admin on Jun 15 2018 - 11:05am

Troop 875 will meet at the Fairfax County Mason Government Center (6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003) parking lot for any final preparations and to load campers' personal gear on Sunday June 17th at 9am for departure to Rodney Scout Reservation. Travel to Camp Rodney will be in Class B Uniform (Troop 875 T-Shirt, scout shorts, belt, socks, & close-toe shoes - sandals/crocs/flip-flops are not allowed & will be returned to parents). ALL SCOUTS MUST BRING A CLASS A UNIFORM SHIRT (KHAKI SHIRT, NO NECKERCHIEF) TO WEAR AT APPROPRIATE TIMES AT CAMP RODNEY - PLEASE ENSURE THIS UNIFORM ITEM IS PACKED IN YOUR SCOUT'S CAMP GEAR! We want to display unit pride & one way to do so is everyone in the same uniform! Class A uniforms are worn to supper each day (we recommend each scout bring a plastic coat hanger to keep their scout shirts looking nice when not being worn) and Class B uniforms are worn to breakfast each morning. Scout shorts are optional when wearing the Class B T-shirt; recommend scouts bring at least two Class B T-shirts.

Summer Camp 2018: Check-In Tonight; Updated Info on Meds

Posted by admin on Jun 15 2018 - 11:04am

Troop 875 will have a final summer camp administrative check-in for all scouts and their parent/s tonight Friday June 15th, from 5 to 7:30pm @ SHUMC. Please see the advice attached to this message for more detailed information about summer camp. Also, see the announcement below concerning bicycles. For Friday check-in, please bring:

  1. The required forms (Health, Parental Consent and Personal information): All Scouts and Adults attending camp (regardless of how many nights) must have a medical form with parts A, B, and C completed (part C requires a doctor's signature).
  2. UPDATED - Medications with instructions: All meds, both prescription and non-prescription, must be stored under lock and key, and administered by adult leaders. Place these meds into a zip-lock bag with detailed instructions/schedule for administration.
  3. Mail to be delivered during camp: We will deliver letters, cards or small packages to scouts while at camp. Write the scout's name and day of delivery (Sunday, Monday, etc.) on the item.
  4. Any monies to be distributed while at camp: Troop 875 offers a "bank" for scouts' spending money - use of this is highly recommended. Place cash into a zip-lock bag with the scout's name, while at camp the money will be kept under lock & key. Camp Rodney has a Trading Post where they sell food and equipment. We will keep the money safe but will not generally restrict their purchases.

Bicycles at Rodney Summer Camp: Safety Check Friday June 15th, 5 to 7:30pm @SHUMC

Posted by admin on Jun 15 2018 - 11:02am

The Camp Rodney Check-In next Friday June 15th will also be an opportunity to have a bicycle safety check conducted if you plan to bring a bicycle to Camp Rodney. All adults and scouts, except those participating in the Brownsea Program, may bring a bicycle to help them get around. Road bikes ARE NOT recommended for use at Camp Rodney. The safety check will ensure the bike is in good working order. We will not have the time or equipment to fix any problems that arise. Use of a bike at Camp Rodney requires front (clear) and rear (red) lights. Please ensure the bike you bring for the check-in has these lights installed and are working and that your scout brings extra batteries or a way to recharge the light batteries. Adults will not have any equipment with which to repair bicycles at Camp Rodney. If you bring a bicycle, you are encouraged to bring extra tubes, pump, and tools to fix flats and make adjustments as needed and can make these repairs (adults will be there to assist). Contact ASM Matt Hardy if you have any questions at mhh2424@gmail.com

Eagle Court of Honor for Warner, Justin, and Gabe: Monday June 25th

Posted by admin on Jun 15 2018 - 11:01am

Everyone is invited to join Warner Gates, Justin Fronda, and Gabe Andreyev and their families for their Eagle Court of Honor on Monday June 25th, as we pay tribute to these 3 Scouts for their prestigious Eagle Rank achievement. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony recognizes the attainment of the highest possible rank in Boy Scouts, and one who achieves it will hold this status for life. In order to become an Eagle Scout, a boy must meet requirements in leadership and service, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, and plan and execute an extensive service project. We graciously ask that all Scouts and their families attend the Eagle Court of Honor in respect and appreciation for what these boys have contributed to the Troop, the community and their fellow Scouts. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Class A uniform with neckerchief is required.

Class B T-shirts Available for Sale Tonight. Friday June 15th at Check-In

Posted by admin on Jun 15 2018 - 11:01am

Class B T-shirts are available for purchase at Check-in. The wicking T's are $15 each, but are sold out in sizes youth XL and adult S. We have an abundant supply of cotton T's in XL, XXL, and XXXL. To decrease our inventory these are on sale @ $10 each or two for $15.

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