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 RESCHEDULED for April 7th

Posted by admin on Mar 17 2018 - 3:37pm

The ODD Merit Badge Jamboree has been rescheduled for April 7th at Lee High School. There are many merit badge sessions with openings because of the change of date. Registration has now been reopened for all interested scouts. Go to https://scoutingevent.com/082-oddmbj18 to register and to check availability.

March Campout this Weekend 17th-18th: Bike / Hike Gettysburg National Military Park: bring permission slip and lunch

Posted by admin on Mar 16 2018 - 11:14am

Troop 875's March campout is this weekend,the 17th-18th, where the troop will bike or hike through Gettysburg National Military Park and camp at Artillery Ridge Campground. 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). Meet at the church at 7:30am Saturday to pack the bikes and camping equipment. We will depart when all the gear is loaded. Make sure you dress appropriately and warmly in layers - there is potential for SNOW. Bring your permission slip and lunch.

Blue & Gold Crossing Over Ceremonies, Scout volunteers Needed

Posted by admin on Mar 16 2018 - 8:53am

This is the time of year for Blue and Gold Crossing Over Ceremonies, we have 15 scouts crossing over to Troop 875, from 4 different packs. We are looking for scout volunteers to help at the ceremonies and welcome the scouts into Troop 875.
In the past we have asked alumni to attend their respective ceremonies, however this year we have scouts joining us from Pack 150 and Pack 194, which have few to none alumni in our Troop.
SPL Charles and ASM Gates are organizing scout representation at these ceremonies. If sny scout would like to attend one of these ceremonies please reach out to SPL Charles at tonight’s meeting, and ASM Gates at the meeting or eurytomid@gmail.com

Thanks to All Who Helped this Past Weekend

Posted by admin on Mar 16 2018 - 8:53am

Many thanks to all those who came out to the church and gave of their time energy to clean the grounds around the church. It looks amazing.Thanks to the Cub Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the parents and scouts of Troop 875 for your fantastic job.
From Pastor Pam The job you did was amazing! The entire area looks brighter and bigger. Sunday morning everyone was talking about what a great job you all did. Thank you so very much.Please tell the parents and, of course, leaders how impressed Sleepy Hollow UMC was with their hard work and dedication to these boys and their families.
AND, thanks to ASM Cliff Samuel, ASM Matt Hardy, and Paul Dennel for overseeing the bike inspections and making the biking trip of our upcoming campout possible. We appreciate their help and expertise.

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

Posted by admin on Mar 16 2018 - 8:32am

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: Sign up Now

Posted by admin on Mar 16 2018 - 8:31am

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. 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

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