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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

September Campout Sept. 30th: The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, MD: Scouts free / adults $39

Posted by admin on Sep 22 2017 - 1:23pm

September's Campout will Sept. 30th - Oct. 1st, at Sandy Spring Adventure Park in Maryland where the troop will experience a fantastic high ropes/zip lines/climbing course. It is an exciting new location for Troop 875! All scouts, it is very important that you let your patrol leader or SPL know if you are attending the campout ASAP. Sandy Spring needs a head count 2 weeks prior to the event.
The troop will meet at Sleepy Hollow UMC at 8am on Saturday, September 30th with departure soon after. We will return to SHUMC at NOON (note the new time) on Sunday. Please bring a bag lunch, the attached permission slip AND have a parent sign this online waiver https://www.smartwaiver.com/auto/?auto_waiverid=54e238904c2ea&auto_tag=r...
There is a $39 climbing fee for adults (cash or check made out to BSA Troop 875), submitted to Mr. Dave Woodbury Jr. our new Outdoor Coordinator. Mr. Woodbury will organize transportation and adult meals via SignUpGenius so please keep an eye out for that email.
Trailer packing date and time will be announced soon.

Transportation for September's Campout

Posted by admin on Sep 22 2017 - 1:23pm

We are looking for adults to drive the scouts to and from the campout at Sandy Spring Adventure Park in Sandy Spring Maryland, September 30th to October 1st. If you are driving, let us know if you are camping. If you attend the campout and would like to use the ropes course, there will be a $39 fee (misquoted in the email), cash or check payable to BSA Troop 875.
We are also looking for an adult/s to organize Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast - they will be responsible for purchasing the food and leading the preparation tasks. It can be the same person for both meals. As always, all adults who share the meals will share in the cost of the food and will help with the cooking / clean up.
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.
Please sign up via the SignUpGenius link below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090c4aaca82ba31-camping

Troop 875 2019 Northern Tier High Adventure Camp Sign Up

Posted by admin on Sep 22 2017 - 1:23pm

Mr. David Trissell will be organizing a 2019 trip to the Northern Tier High Adventure Program for those 14 years old OR who are 13 years old AND have completed 8th Grade by the time of arrival. Scouts will start from one of Northern Tier's three wilderness canoe bases and explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. Crew size ranges from 8 to 11 plus a guide/interpreter depending on the trek selected. Information about the trip can be found at ://www.ntier.org/About.aspx (2019 information is coming). Mr. Trissell will make an announcement at Monday's circle up but please see/email (tdtrissell@netzero.com) me if you are interested or have any questions.

Troop 875 Philmont 2019 Sign Up

Posted by admin on Sep 22 2017 - 1:22pm

I am following up on my announcement at the end of the Court of Honor about planning for Troop 875 to attend Philmont in 2019. Philmont is one of four high adventure bases that BSA runs. It is all about back country hiking. It will cost ~$1000 to attend plus transportation to/from New Mexico. I know it is nearly two years away, but we do need to start planning for it now! First step is see who is interested in attending: both scouts AND adults. A crew consists of a maximum of 12 people and we need at least 2 adults per crew. To attend Philmont in 2019 you must be 14 years of age OR completed 8th Grade and be at least 13 years of age by date of participation. If you and/or your son are interested in attending, please fill out the following spreadsheet:

Youth Protection Training for Parents

Posted by admin on Sep 22 2017 - 1:22pm

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

Parents' Meeting - October 16th

Posted by admin on Sep 22 2017 - 1:22pm

A parents' meeting is being planned for October 16th. Check back here for more information.

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