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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

October Campout: 28-29: Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg MD - Drivers Needed

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2017 - 11:27am

Troop 875's October camp out is October 28 - 29 at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. We are looking for adults to drive the scouts to and from the camp out. If you are driving, let us know if you are camping. Please be advised, we often do not know the scout head count until the morning of departure. There is a possibility that we will not need all the drivers who sign-up. Those who are camping will have priority to transport scouts over those just driving.
Additionally, we are looking for a few good chefs to cook adult Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Please sign up via the SignUpGenius link below. For drivers, please do not forget to include the number of seats available in your vehicle: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4aaca82ba31-scout

Scouting for Food 2017 November 4th and 11th: Sign Up in Event Registration at right side of website home page

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2017 - 11:27am

Troop 875 Scouts and adults are needed on Saturday, November 4th, & Saturday, Nov. 11th, for our annual Scouting For Food Good Turn for America Service Project.
This is a very important service project; all our food collections benefit a local food pantry run by ACCA (i.e., Annandale Christian Community for Action). This is a hands-on service opportunity for our scouts; please make it a priority to participate.
PHASE 1: Bag Delivery November 4th

  • Meet at 8:45am on Saturday, Nov. 4th, at the parking lot of SHUMC to coordinate delivery routes and distribute bags to our assigned area.
  • Be prepared for the weather and bring snacks and/or something to drink.
  • Scouts may wear uniforms help the public easily identify our boys as scouts as we do our delivery routes
  • We need 2 adults/vehicle, one to drive and one to work as a spotter to oversee the safety of the scouts.
  • It is extremely important that we leave a bag at EVERY house to ensure the maximum number of donations the following week.
  • Moms and dads, SFF needs your help both weekends.
  • Sign up using event registration at right side of page (under site counter).

Thanks in advance for your time and participation, we greatly appreciate it!

56th Annual West Point Jamboree April 27th - 29th, 2018: Sign-up NOW

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2017 - 11:27am

We need to get a head count of scouts and adults who are interested in attending the 56th Annual West Point Camporee, April 27-29, 2018, at the United Stats Military Academy in West Point NY. Eagle Scout and 2016 Troop 875 Alumni 2016, Kyle Coker (son of our Unit Commissioner Chris Coker) is a cadet at West Point and on their Scoutmaster’s council. He would be able to provide, as a former member of the troop, a cadet sponsorship - significantly increasing the chance that the troop will be invited to attend.
This is the link to their WPSC Camporee Website: http://www.usma.edu/scoutmasters/SitePages/Home.aspx It is a wonderful opportunity for the troop. There are a lot of interesting army and scout related things for the boys to do. Kyle was inspired to attend West Point after attending a similar camporee in 2014. Scouts, please let your SPL/patrol leader know if you are interested in attending the camporee. Adults, please contact Mr. Dave Woodbury Jr.

Recharter Fees Due November 6th

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2017 - 11:27am

It's Rechartering time again - time for the annual process of renewing our registration with the BSA. Rechartering packets were mailed this past week for all scouts. The BSA has increased registration fees per scout or adult to $33. This, along with the increase in the cost of supplies, camping and scouting incidentals, the committee has decided to raise the yearly recharter fee to $100. Of this amount, $66 are dues for the troop, which means you get a fantastic scouting program for only $5.50 / month. Even with this increase, we have the lowest fees of any troop in ODD. The packet you receive in the mail will contain the amount of money available in the scout's fundraising account (aka greens account), which you may use for recharter. Moms and dads, please consider volunteering with the troop. As older scouts age-out and leave the troop so do their parent volunteers. We need parents of younger scouts to volunteer for the vacant positions so we can continue to provide an exciting scouting program. Forms and registration fees are due by November 6th to Ms. Miceli or Mr. Demy but sooner is better! First-time adult registrants must provide proof of Youth Protection Training.

Troop Calendar Oct. 23rd, 2017 to June 25th, 2018

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2017 - 11:26am

Attached to this message is the Troop 875 calendar in table format. Although we will attempt to stick to the dates selected, it is not always possible due to available camp sites, weather, school conflicts, available adults etc. We trust you'll be understanding if we need to change some dates.
Please be aware of the following:

  • Some camp sites are still To Be Decided. We will let you know as soon as a decision is made.
  • One or two troop meetings may be preempted by a Court of Honor or Eagle Court of Honor.
  • Please note the troop meeting on Oct. 30th pertaining to scout safety/youth protection training/bullying and encourage your scout to attend.
  • There is a biking campout scheduled for March. In order to ride your bike, you and it must pass a safety inspection - no exceptions. These are scheduled for the 2 Saturdays prior to the campout.
  • Once again we will be cleaning the grounds of the church in time for Easter. Please participate in this service project as a way of saying thanks to our sponsor.
  • The date for the ODD Merit Badge Jamboree has not yet been announced, it will be added to the calendar as soon as the date is known (it is typically in March, although may be in April this year since Easter is early).
  • As soon as the application is available, the troop will be applying to participate in the 56th Annual West Point Camporee. This event is Friday to Sunday and means the scout will miss a day of school - it is an excused absence to visit West Point.
  • The dates where meetings are canceled due to federal holidays or winter break are not included on the list.
  • Gun Club campout is the last weekend in May. If you have never attended gun club, you must attend all 3 mandatory safety training sessions in May.

Youth Protection Training for Parents

Posted by admin on Oct 18 2017 - 4:21pm

This year we are asking any adult who attends campouts or drives scouts to and from campouts, be compliant with BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). This will put us inline with BSA directives requiring adults who interact with scouts to have YPT. This is an online course and you do not need to be registered with the BSA to take this class. Once you have finished, please print out a certificate as confirmation of training and submit it to Mr. Demy. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Here is a link to online YPT: http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx

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