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

Merit Badge Jamboree, March 3: Class A Uniform Mandatory, Some classes still available

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2018 - 3:15pm

Registration is now open for the Old Dominion District Merit Badge Jamboree, Saturday, March 3, 8:00am-4:30pm @ Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Rd, Springfield VA. Registration is done by individual, not by troop. Each Scout must register on-line at: https://scoutingevent.com/082-18667
The purpose of this Merit Badge Jamboree is to provide scouts an opportunity to work with qualified counselors on badges they might not otherwise have the opportunity to take. The Merit Badge Jamboree is not to make it easy for scouts to earn lots of badges quickly. In order to complete the requirements for merit badges offered at the Merit Badge Jamboree, Scouts should expect to do a significant amount of work either before or after the event.

Mandatory Bike Safety Checks for March Campout

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2018 - 3:14pm

Our next campout is March 17-18, 2018 where the troop will bike or hike through Gettysburg National Military Park. If you do not yet have your Second Class rank, you will be participating in a five mile hike to complete requirement #3. If you are already at Second Class, you may participate in a bike trip >/= 15 miles (which completes requirement 9.b.3. of the Camping merit badge).

The BSA and Troop 875 requires that all participating scouts and adults have their bikes & helmets checked by troop adult leadership prior to the campout in order to ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for all. Accordingly, there will be two opportunities to get your bike & helmet inspected and tuned up (if only minor adjustments are needed). Bring your bike & helmet to the parking lot at Sleepy Hollow UMC, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Road on one of the following dates:

Workshop One: Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9am to 3pm.
Workshop Two: Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 9am to 3pm. .

The workshops will be conducted rain or shine. Scouts/adults will be coached to perform basic maintenance checks and helmets inspected & adjusted to fit each rider’s head. If your bike has a flat tire (or two) and the tire isn’t shot, bring a new inner tube (s) and we’ll help you fix the flat (if the tire is worn out, bring a new one and we’ll help you replace the old one, too). Old helmet (more than 3 years old) or one that doesn’t fit your head anymore? Buy a new one and bring it to the bike check so we can help you fit it to your head. (A poorly fitted helmet is almost like not wearing one at all when your noggin is hurtling toward the pavement – don’t let this be you!)

Spring Clean-up March 10th

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2018 - 3:11pm

The best-laid plans of mice and men... The Spring Clean-up service project for our sponsor, Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church is now March 10th from 9 to noon. We will not change this date again. We need scout and adult volunteers to clean up the grounds of the church in time for their Easter service.
Our Troop meeting on March 12th will be at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School Cafeteria since SHUMC will be hosting the hypothermia shelter that week.
Mandatory firearm training dates for May's Gun Club campout are now April 30th, May 7th and May 21st. May 14th is dress rehearsal/tech week for the playhouse so we can not meet in the Fellowship Hall nor can we meet in a public school for firearms safety instruction. The May 14th meeting location is TBD.

Rodney Summer Camp Merit Badge Classes - give choices to ASM Hardy

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2018 - 3:11pm

For those scouts attending Summer Camp at Rodney Scout Reservation, the merit badge offerings and schedule are now available. A description of the merit badges (including prerequisites), a schedule of the merit badge classes, and a worksheet are attached to this message. ASM Matt Hardy will be handling registration on behalf of the troop. Complete the attached merit badge request form and either email it to ASM Hardy (mhh2424@gmail) or bring it to any meeting by Monday March 19th. Registration for merit badge classes will begin on Saturday, March 24 at 9:00am. Please decide on your merit badge choices ASAP, the sooner the request is made, the greater the chance you will get the classes you want.
Merit badge classes are 3 hours (half day), 1.5 hours (1/4 day) or 1 hour (1/6 day) long. Refer to the schedule and select the merit badges you want based upon when they are offered. Include some alternate merit badges in case classes are full.
If this is your first time attending summer camp and you are not yet First Class, you will attend the Brownsea Program. This great program introduces scouts to summer camp and concentrates on rank advancements from Scout to First Class.
If you have any questions, contact ASM Hardy by email or at one of the troop meetings.

Summer Camp 2018: Not too Late to Go

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2018 - 3:10pm

This summer Troop 875 will attend Boy Scout camp at Rodney Scout Reservation at the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay in North East MD, from Sunday, June 17th through Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. Please let us know if you intend to participate - it's not too late to sign-up. Rodney Scout Reservation is one of the Troop’s favorites – we have been there many times! Summer Camp is the most efficient way to obtain vital Boy Scout skills and rank advancement in the Boy Scout program.
The cost is $455 if you pay in full by May 1 about $475 if you pay in full after May 1. We need to send a deposit of $50 per scout to guarantee our camp site and location no later than February 1st. Please bring cash/check of $50 per scout to ASM Hardy at the troop meeting on either January 22 or January 29 so we can get the deposit mailed. Please take a few minutes to add your son's name to the following spreadsheet if they plan to attend: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12m-P0gI2sziej6DnLEB4_X-qBqX9-1AB...
Contact ASM Matt Hardy if you have any questions at mhh2424@gmail.com

Uniform Reminder for Troop Meetings - Check Uniform Closet

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2018 - 12:58pm

The mandatory uniform for troop meetings during the winter months is Class A. This is the khaki dress shirt, tucked in, green scout pants and proper belt, socks and shoes. Please dress appropriately.

Here is a reminder for Board of Reviews from the BSA Guide to Advancement:
It is preferred a Scout be in full field uniform for any board of review. He should wear as much of it as he owns, and it should be as correct as possible, with the badges worn properly. It may be the uniform as the members of his troop, team, crew, or ship wear it. If wearing all or part of the uniform is impractical for whatever reason, the candidate should be clean and neat in his appearance and dressed appropriately, according to his means, for the milestone marked by the occasion.

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