About Troop 1154

About Us

On behalf of the boys and leaders in Troop 1154, we welcome you. Formed in December 2000 and is currently chartered by the George C. Marshall International Center, our Troop is continuing the scouting tradition in the Ashburn area.

TROOP PHILOSOPHY:

The troop offers a year-round outdoor-oriented program that enables our boys to learn valuable life skills, advance in rank and have fun while doing it.

Scouting is much more than rank advancement – it is the development of life-long skills. Those skills are needed not only personally, but also to better serve God, family, community, country, and others.Our goal is to help equip boys for life and service, with advancement coming as a natural result of this effort.

Advancement is not forced. Scouts are encouraged to gradually accept more and more responsibility and personal initiative towards taking control of their own advancement.

The Boy Scout method is boys leading boys, under the guidance of adults and to have FUN doing it!

Our intent is to focus on the basic skills and requirements necessary to obtain the First Class rank supplemented with various merit badges, especially those required to become an Eagle Scout. While it is estimated that only about 2% of boys who start in Scouting attain the rank of Eagle Scout, we commit ourselves to providing every Scout in our troop the opportunity to progress to and reach this highest award of the Boy Scouts of America.

TROOP MEETINGS:

The troop meets year round.Troop meetings are held every Thursday at Eagle Ridge Middle School from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.The school is located at 42901 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn, VA. During the summer months, the troop meets at Crossroad United Methodist Church.It is not required that a scout attend every single meeting, but regular attendance is necessary to get the most out of the program.

TROOP OUTINGS:

Our program involves getting outside to experience nature and develop life skills.Outings include camping trips, hikes, and ski trips. Most events are camping trips combined with other elements such as hiking, orienteering, or canoeing.  Each Scout is responsible for paying his share of the costs associated with events. Every effort will be taken to minimize cost while ensuring the safety of each Scout.

SUMMER CAMPS:

Every summer, the troop attends one primary base summer camp usually right after school is out, one or two high-adventure camps depending on the year, and sometimes a second summer camp based on interest. Most of the scouts attend the main base summer camp. The troop rotates between a couple of different locations for its primary summer camp. In 2016, the troop is attending Ockanickon Scout Reservation located in the Washington Crossing Council in Pipersville, PA during the week of June 26-July 2.  In past years, the troop has been attending Camp Ottari located in the Blue Ridge Mountain Council near Roanoke, Virginia.  Other secondary summer camp locations have included Camp Tuckahoe located in the New Birth of Freedom Council located in Mechanicsburg, PA.

UNIFORM:

Troop 1154 is a full uniform Troop.  As Scouts earn their rank advancement, they are expected to display it on their uniform in its proper location.

GOAL:

Our goal is to provide a well-rounded set of activities where boys have a great opportunity to learn, acquire skills, and experience life, all while having fun!