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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

January Campout This Weeend the: 13th-14th, Philadelphia and USS New Jersey; bring permission slip

Posted by admin on Jan 12 2018 - 12:10pm

Troop 875’s January 2018 campout is this weekend, a tour of historic Philly and overnight on the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden NJ Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. The tour includes the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and more, complete with a cheese steak lunch! If you haven't yet paid, please make sure you submit cash or check to Mr. Woodbury this weekend. Meet at SHUMC at 7am, this Saturday for departure soon after.
Look closely at the upper left picture on the home page, Troop 875 visiting the USS New Jersey!
During our stay, we will stay overnight aboard a historic WW-II ship - an Iowa-class battleship nearly three football fields long and eleven stories high and built to "keep floating and keep fighting". While aboard the New Jersey we will:
► Stow our gear in the same lockers that held sailor's personal belongings when at sea.
► Sleep in bunks- just like enlisted sailors.
► “Chow down" in the Crew's Mess (Saturday Supper & Sunday Breakfast).
► Participate in the ship’s routines and tour the important spaces.
► Visit the Philadelphia National Historical Area.
Schedule
Saturday:
0700 – Meet at Sleepy Hollow UMC – have troop overnight permission slips completed. Payments to Mr. Woodbury upon arrival at USS New Jersey.
0730 – Depart Sleepy Hollow UMC.
0930 - Bathroom Break at Delaware House rest stop in Delaware (Mile Marker 5)
1200 – Lunch at the Bourse Food Court (111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106) & visit the Historic Philadelphia area.
1700 – Board New Jersey, strike gear below, compartments and bunks assigned.
1800 to 2230 – Drills, colors, supper, tours, flight simulator ride.
2300 - Taps, lights out (red “darkened ship” lights will be on as nightlights).
Sunday:
0630 - Reveille, everyone up! Only one serving for breakfast, be in the chow line!
0700 - Chow, clean berthing areas, empty lockers, pack gear, tour main deck areas.
0800 - Morning Colors on fantail.
0900 – Liberty Call – Campers disembark & depart for Sleepy Hollow UMC.
1300 – Arrive at Sleepy Hollow UMC.
What to wear:Class A uniforms without neckerchiefs. Scouts showing up in anything other than Class A uniforms will not be permitted to attend and without refund.
What to bring:
Bag lunch or money ($10) to buy lunch in Philadelphia (Cheese steak sandwiches – mmmmmmm!).
Soft carrying bags only, as small as possible. No hard framed backpacks, hard luggage carts or school bag wheelies.
Flashlight with fresh batteries.
Still camera for pictures, extra film (no video cameras).
Sleeping bag or blanket & sheet and a pillow. Compartments are heated and air conditioned, but variations exist. Be guided by the weather. Bring weather appropriate sleepwear. Ship will provide a mattress only.
Face cloth, towel, dental care products, prescription medicines, personal toiletries.
If desired, a padlock with key or combination for your locker.
Playing cards, small board games, etc.
What NOT to Bring:
Alcohol and illegal substances, chewing gum or tobacco, pets, fishing gear.
Fireworks, firearms, pocketknives and Leatherman type tools, pliers and screwdrivers. Anyone caught using tools to remove or deface ship items will be prosecuted.
Audio devices such as a Walkman, CD or MP3 players, or radios (can only be used during travel periods).
Air mattresses or sleeping pads.
Note:
Smoking below decks is not permitted at any time. Smoking by adults is permitted only on open decks.
Cell phones do not work well below decks. The noise level below decks can be high and everyone needs to be able to hear announcements for safety and organizational purposes so it is helpful to minimize local noise.

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church Inclement Weather Policy

Posted by admin on Jan 12 2018 - 12:10pm

Sleepy Hollow UMC follows the same weather policy as Fairfax County Public Schools. If school is canceled on a Monday, there will be NO meeting that evening. A message will also be broadcast to the troop if a meeting is canceled. In times of wintry weather, please check your email before you drive to the meeting.

Pinewood Derby Workshop Jan. 20th: Volunteers Needed

Posted by admin on Jan 12 2018 - 12:10pm

Pack 855 will also be hosting one more Pinewood Derby Workshop, from 9AM to 1PM on Jan 20th, at Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, where scouts from all over the area can walk in with their kit and walk out with a complete, ready to paint car. Please check the Signup Genius page here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054eacab2ea7fc1-2018 and sign up for one or more slots. This is an All Hands Needed event!

Uniform Reminder for Troop Meetings

Posted by admin on Jan 12 2018 - 11:32am

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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