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Announcements:

The Annual Planning session is coming up, scheduled for Aug 20th from 9am and for most of the day.  Everyone, please write down your ideas for possible trips/events for the next year!  If you can not attend, make provisions to get your ideas on paper to someone you know is going or email them to the scoutmaster.

Summer camp just ended - photos are forthcoming.

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: 

  • Aug 20 - Annual Planning Meeting

 High Adventure Camps:

  • Philmont 2016 - The crew has returned from their amazing back packing high adventure trip!  A webpage will be posted soon.

 

  • Seabase 2017 - We have two slots of  6 youth and 2 adults each.  We have made our deposit!

 

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¬†






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