Recover Password | Account Sign-up
 |  Username:   Password:  

Troop 1717 Logo
Home   About the Troop   Troop News   Photo Gallery   Troop Scrapbook   Downloads   Calendar   Contact   Okpik 2014  


    Welcome Letter

     About Our Troop

About the Uniform

     Outdoor Equipment


     Scoutmaster Vision

     Troop By-Laws



     Life to Eagle

     OA Information

     Leader Positions

     Scout 3-Ring Binder

     Useful Links





  • Canoeing on Rapidan River 2014
Canoeing on Rapidan River 20141 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14



Summer camp photos are coming ...

2015 Spring Camporee


The Aquia District Spring Camporee was held in April at the Curtis Memorial Park. Our troop organized, setup and ran the event. The theme was Klondike Derby where the patrols constructed dog sleds with wheels. There were 23 stations for the patrols to earn gold nuggets. We had great weather, 70s and NO RAIN! Our troop had a blast!  Enjoy the pics uploaded to the photo gallery.

Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Lock-in, Feb 14, 2015

On Valentine's Day, 26 scouts led by ASM Brown ventured to the Peak Experiencs Indoor Rock Climbing facility for an overnight lock-in.  The event started with a 1.5 hour class on how to belay a climber.  Then, we climbed all night!  Well, at least till 6 am.  When not climbing, we enjoyed a pizza snack and played games.  Enjoy the pics uploaded to the photo gallery.


Upcoming Events: 

  • Nov 20 - Peak Experiences
  • Dec 5 - Church cleanup
  • Dec 11-13 - Survival Challenge

 High Adventure Camps:

  • Philmont 2016 - We have firmed up our crew of 12, 4 adults and 8 youth, and our flight plans.  In order to acclimate to the high altitude, we are hiring an High Adventure company to set up white water rafting, etc.for two days prior to this premier back packing high adventure trip, .


  • Seabase is planned for 2017!


Troop Blog

Canoe Overnight Campout October 5-6, 2014
Posted by: Charlie Brown - 10/08/14 @ 9:07PM
 We all had a wonderful adventure on the canoe trip. The weather was good in the low 70s.  The first day we started out on the Rapidan River and all the scouts did well .. no tips except when they meant to!  The campsite at the confluence with the Rappahannock River was already taken but we went right across the river and got a great one with a better firepit.  Day 2 was from the confluence which has many rocks so we had to get out of our canoes several times. Rest of trip was fairly flat but did have a couple tricky Class 2 rapids which the kids all liked.  Check out the pics in the photo gallery.

Devil's Marble Yard Campout
Posted by: Charlie Brown - 11/15/13 @ 7:23PM

Ok the troop headed south to Natural Bridge, VA area to hike the Devil's Marble Yard last weekend, November 15-19.  We arrived to rain and setup in rain, not fun but we persevered.  The rained stopped so we could hike the Marble Yard.  For more info about the marble yard, go to this link.
No incidents so a very good trip for all.  And some good cooking too!

Fall Camporee 2013
Posted by: Charlie Brown - 10/16/11 @ 12:57AM

The troop had a good time at the Fall Camporee and placed second runner-up for the Commissioner's Cup! The theme was Wilderness Survival. There were stations for building shelters, wilderness first aid and making survival bracelets. Also, the Stafford County Search and Rescue Team was there setting up a search for a victim using grid search patterns. The weather was great with a slight cool in the air and NO RAIN! Everyone had a good time. Click HERE or on the image for photo album¬†

Powered by SiteX 0.8.0 Beta. Copyright 2004-2015. All rights reserved.  [Site Map]
Content and media is the responsibility of the site owner.