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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

Congratulations to Justin, our Troop's Newest Eagle Scout

Posted by admin on May 18 2018 - 3:06pm

Congratulations to Justin for earning Eagle Scout, the highest possible rank in scouting. One who achieves Eagle Scout will hold this status for like. Becoming an Eagle Scout is an outstanding achievement that takes hard work and dedication as a scout meets the requirements of leadership, service, and earning a minimum of 21 merit badges. Please congratulate Justin on this prestigious achievement.

Congratulations Troop 875 @ West Point: 1st Place Award for Commander's Challenge Activity

Posted by admin on May 18 2018 - 3:05pm

Congratulations Troop 875! To earn this award, scouts must complete a challenging task created by the commander. They must use teamwork to complete four (4) obstacles that consist of physical and mental challenges that test both Scouting and Military skills. Scouts must stay motivated, work together and think outside of the box. They were evaluated on specific guidelines at each of the four obstacles, as well as spirit and teamwork. To see pictures from the West Point Camporee, look in the Photo Album under Menu.

Third and Final Mandatory Firearms Safety Instruction this Monday

Posted by admin on May 18 2018 - 3:03pm

Each year, over the long Memorial Day Weekend, Troop 875 camps at the Northern Virginia Gun Club in King George. This is a fun event in which families are invited to join the scouts and participate in all the events. It is a weekend of firearm safety instruction and introduction to the shooting sports. This training gives people an opportunity to learn about firearms under expert guidance and under strictly controlled conditions. You will have the opportunity to shoot a bow and arrow, a .22 rifle, and a shotgun at clay pigeons (trap shooting). Safety training is mandatory and all persons who wish to participate as shooters (rifle, shotgun, & archery) must attend, including parents, siblings, & guests. The final Gun Club Camping Weekend range safety training will be during the troop meetings on May 21. Attached to this message is more information concerning safety instructions, plus permission slips.
There is a $25 fee for this campout to cover the cost of the cost of the training program and help defray ammunition and target costs. There is an additional cost for meals. Please bring signed page 2 of the attached letter to the next troop meeting and return it to the Scoutmaster indicating parental permission for your child to receive range safety and archery/firearms training.


Summer Camp 2018:Information Update

Posted by admin on May 18 2018 - 2:59pm
For those attending Camp Rodney, Troop 875 has schedule the camp check-in for Friday, June 15. This is an opportunity for parents to drop off completed medical forms, medication, and money and get a bicycle safety check. All Scouts and Adults attending (regardless of how many nights) must have a medical form with parts A, B, and C completed (part C requires a doctor's signature). Scouts are able to bring their own medication and take it themselves or have the adults dispense the medication for them on a daily basis. If you want the adults to dispense the medication, you will need to drop off the medication with clear instructions on what to do. The adults can also handle money for the scouts and serve as a bank for those parents more comfortable with this arrangement. Camp Rodney has a Trading Post where they sell food and equipment. We will keep the money safe and give it to them when they ask but will not generally restrict them on what they purchase.
The Camp Rodney Check-In will also be an opportunity to have a bicycle safety check conducted if you plan to bring a bicycle to Camp Rodney. Scouts NOT 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 
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