Troop 761, Ashburn, VA

Troop 761, Ashburn, VA BSA Troop 761 is a member of the Goose Creek District of the National Capital Area Council. We are chartered by Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School in Brambleton VA.

Operating as usual

We have several youth who might be interested in this opportunity.
08/30/2021

We have several youth who might be interested in this opportunity.

The Spring 2022 Wood Badge course date have been announced for any of our adult leaders interested in this excellent pro...
08/22/2021

The Spring 2022 Wood Badge course date have been announced for any of our adult leaders interested in this excellent program. Ask Mihir Shah, Sam Stange, or Fritz Wiant if you want to know more!

Registration closes for the fall course on Friday! Camperships are available. Message here if you need the form.

Can't make this fall? Put the spring course on your calendar now and stay tuned here for when registration opens for it.

How essential? Every time you hike or camp.That’s why we make these such a big part of our program. They really can save...
08/21/2021

How essential? Every time you hike or camp.
That’s why we make these such a big part of our program. They really can save a life.

They say experience is the best teacher. We say skip the trouble and learn from others.

Have you ever had to learn the hard way how important it is to pack one of the 10 essentials? Maybe you were stuck in the cold with only a t-shirt? Got a sunburn worthy of the record books? Or the good ol’, “I know I am lost but will not admit it?”

Share your story with us so that others won’t have to relive them!

Learn more about the 10 essentials and how they can help you in an emergency: nps.gov/articles/10essentials.htm

08/15/2021

This is a fantastic description of the twelfth point of the Scout Law. We are in wonder at the world around us.

08/14/2021

Scout Shop's uniform offer is up and running, and you can save 25% on uniform bottoms when you purchase a matching uniform top.

Get your new uniform essentials --> https://www.scoutshop.org/shop-by-scout

Congratulations to Nachi! Troop 761’s latest Eagle Scout has successfully completed his Board of Review. Nachi had to ov...
08/12/2021

Congratulations to Nachi! Troop 761’s latest Eagle Scout has successfully completed his Board of Review. Nachi had to overcome several challenges, including COVID and his freshman year at Purdue University to complete his project and get his Board done.
We are super proud of you!

Photos from National Capital Area Council, BSA's post
08/10/2021

Photos from National Capital Area Council, BSA's post

Scouting is about Outings!
07/26/2021

Scouting is about Outings!

Let’s kick this week of right with some solid #MondayMotivation! Where’s your favorite outdoor “school”? (We would have to say that we’re pretty partial to our high adventure bases!

Summit Bechtel Reserve Philmont Scout Ranch Florida Sea Base Northern Tier High Adventure

#motivationalquotes #motivationmonday #quotes #quotesaboutlife #quoteoftheday #scoutcamp #boyscoutsofadventure #scoutsbsa

How to build the best campfire
07/02/2021
How to build the best campfire

How to build the best campfire

Pair your Leave No Trace know-how with these tools, tips and techniques to build a better campfire.

We have some great opportunities to get out the Dutch oven this Fall!
07/02/2021

We have some great opportunities to get out the Dutch oven this Fall!

Who’s up for a ballgame?!
06/30/2021

Who’s up for a ballgame?!

We're happy to be able to share that Scout Day at the Nationals is back! ⚾️❤💙Join us on Sun, Aug 15 at 1:05pm as the Nats take on the Braves. Tickets can be purchased at nationals.com/scouts. Leaders, please email our contact listed on the flyer to buy tickets for your troop. #NCACBSA #nationals #scoutday

This is a great Eagle Scout project right in our backyard!
06/28/2021

This is a great Eagle Scout project right in our backyard!

On behalf of Manassas National Battlefield Park, thank you to Omar Thondique and Boy Scout Troop 505 from Alexandria who braved the morning rain to construct a 40-foot stretch of boardwalk along the Deep Cut Loop trail.

This Eagle Scout project will allow visitors to better access and walk in the footsteps of the largest Union attack of the Second Battle of Manassas.

#findyourpark #encuentratuparque #manassasnps

Image: group stands on a newly placed boardwalk with an open, grassy field behind.

It’s not too late for adult leaders to sign up for Woodbadge this year!
06/28/2021

It’s not too late for adult leaders to sign up for Woodbadge this year!

Come join us for the 2021 courses!

Indy was a Life Scout, as was the actor Harrison Ford, who is also Han Solo. Ergo, Han Solo is a Life Scout. At least th...
06/27/2021
‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ revealed that Indy is a Life Scout

Indy was a Life Scout, as was the actor Harrison Ford, who is also Han Solo. Ergo, Han Solo is a Life Scout. At least that’s what we decided this week.

The prologue of 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” reveals that the title character was a Boy Scout while growing up in Utah.

Before and after Rodney Scout Reservation.
06/26/2021

Before and after Rodney Scout Reservation.

It was a great week at summer camp! Our scouts really emerged and thrived, even after a summer squall. Well done boys!
06/26/2021

It was a great week at summer camp! Our scouts really emerged and thrived, even after a summer squall. Well done boys!

06/17/2021

Mark your calendar today for one of the largest annual food drives in the metropolitan area and our council’s biggest annual service project - Scouting For Food. Like last year, we are giving our Scouts giant sticky notes to put on their neighbor's doors. Scouts will distribute these notes on November 6, 2021 then return a week later on November 13, 2021 to collect the bags of food.

Great information to keep in mind as we head to camp in 10 days.
06/10/2021
How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Great information to keep in mind as we head to camp in 10 days.

When your body loses too much water and salt, trouble follows. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.

06/10/2021

Great programs for our Scouts require proper funding through public giving. Please consider donating to help us meet our dollar-for-dollar match to secure and additional $60k in financial support for our scouts and programs here in NCAC.
Oh, and please share this with those who may be interested!

Here are some great and practical ideas on how we can reduce our footprint.
06/09/2021
How to be a zero-waste Scout troop

Here are some great and practical ideas on how we can reduce our footprint.

Here’s one for troops that are up for a true challenge: Consider taking steps toward becoming a zero-waste Scout troop.

Why we do it.
06/07/2021

Why we do it.

Time for a little #MotivationalMonday 😎 Who all is heading off to camp to have some fun and learn some things?! If you are, be sure to give your camp a shout out in the comments 🏕️💥🤗

In a large troop such as ours, the SPL relies on a quality troop staff to fill these positions of responsibility and mak...
06/07/2021
Six things to know about the positions of responsibility for Star, Life and Eagle

In a large troop such as ours, the SPL relies on a quality troop staff to fill these positions of responsibility and make their work meaningful during their tenure. Our troop staff should be working to be the very best at their appointed position, much as we expected from our elected leadership. That’s when we are really performing at a high level and delivering a best-in-class program.

Every Eagle Scout must spend at least 16 months in a position of responsibility before earning the highest honor in Scouts BSA.

Our leaders going to camp that week will be completing this valuable training. If you aren’t joining us at camp and woul...
06/03/2021

Our leaders going to camp that week will be completing this valuable training. If you aren’t joining us at camp and would like to to complete your ASM training, here is a great local opportunity.

Calling all adult leaders in need of BALOO and IOLS training! (or want to help with adult leader training!)

We are excited to share that National Capital Area Council, BSA will be hosting IN PERSON Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) for Cub Scout leaders and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) for Scouts BSA leaders training at Camp William B. Snyder June 19 and 20! Please note you will register for one class or the other.

Register online at https://scoutingevent.com/082-47930 for one of these required training classes!

Also - if you're already trained and want to be part of the training team, please let us know as we're always on the lookout for more training staff!

While summertime temps rarely call for a cool weather bag, it isn’t too early to be thinking about the Fall. If you are ...
06/01/2021
Tested: The Best Budget Sleeping Bags of 2021

While summertime temps rarely call for a cool weather bag, it isn’t too early to be thinking about the Fall. If you are looking for a decent “starter” bag, this is a good list. Not an endorsement, but I should note that the Kelty Cosmic 20 is a favorite on several lists, including Backpacker magazine.

Our five favorite sleeping bags for less than $200 include options for backpacking and car camping, plus a variety of temperature ratings and shapes.

A scout is Brave. Bravery comes in many forms and not all brave scouts are awarded the Medal of Honor, but we certainly ...
05/28/2021
Ralph Puckett Jr. becomes 12th known Eagle Scout to receive the Medal of Honor

A scout is Brave. Bravery comes in many forms and not all brave scouts are awarded the Medal of Honor, but we certainly hope all scouts develop the character that makes these things possible.

For his conspicuous gallantry during the Korean War, Eagle Scout Ralph Puckett Jr. has been awarded the Medal of Honor.

The crew doing the Baden Powell yesterday had a great time learning about our Nation’s historical connections to Scoutin...
05/23/2021

The crew doing the Baden Powell yesterday had a great time learning about our Nation’s historical connections to Scouting. And walked about 10 miles doing it.
Our James E. West crew walked all of the way around the National Mall as well.
Fantastic job Scouts!

We have several aspiring archers going to camp this year. They should know Ryan pretty well by the end of the week!
05/19/2021

We have several aspiring archers going to camp this year. They should know Ryan pretty well by the end of the week!

Today we introduce our 2021 Archery Director, Ryan Haggerty. Ryan is returning for his 7th summer on the Rodney Shooting Sports staff but his 1st summer in this new role. An Eagle Scout from Troop 283 in Newark, Delaware, Ryan is currently attending the University of Delaware as a third-year student studying Computer Science and Economics.

The secret to a successful trek, much like performing at Carnegie Hall, is practice, practice, practice! Build strength ...
05/17/2021
How to Prepare For a Long Hike

The secret to a successful trek, much like performing at Carnegie Hall, is practice, practice, practice! Build strength through regular walking paired with periodic longer hikes. Add weight as the hikes get easier and you’ll be ready for anything the next trek throws you. Our goal should be enjoying the hike, not simply surviving the trip.

My troop is going on a 25-mile hike soon. What is the best way to prepare for it?

Scouting - it’s not just for kids! The handbook has a lot of great information, especially if you are new to camping and...
05/14/2021
15 hidden gems for adult volunteers in the Scouts BSA Handbook

Scouting - it’s not just for kids!

The handbook has a lot of great information, especially if you are new to camping and outdoor adventure. There’s also information about lifesaving first aid skills, sustainability, our natural world, even cooking!

While these sections, charts and guides were written for Scouts, they contain information or insight that will help Scouters.

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22377 Belmont Ridge Rd, Ashburn, VA
Ashburn, VA
20148

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Treasure Island Camp - Visit in 2021 / Camp in 2022 Dear Scouts and Scouters, VISIT HISTORIC TREASURE ISLAND: Take the self-guided walking-tour with our provided guide and history book to see and read about the magic of historic Treasure Island. Stop into the Goodman-Edson Museum to see the displays of patches and memorabilia from the days gone by. Have a cold drink at the Trading Post. Walk into the original Order of the Arrow Ceremonial Grounds and touch the Lenni-Lenape grinding stone, recently rediscovered, by our own Museum Director, resident historian, and amateur archeologist Doug Walker. The grinding stone was originally uncovered by amateur archeologist and TI Camp Director, Byron Pickering and photographed by ASM Ed Pilk when he was in camp in August 1926. Have a picnic lunch or dinner in a scenic place of your choosing. Stay for the campfire and leave after. Wood smoke, songs, laughter, skits, and cheers and all you have to do is drive up River Road. See Scouting in action as you remember what it was like as you walk in the footsteps of giants like E. Urner Goodman, Carol A. Edson, “Shorty” Ralston, and many more. We are waiting to show you the progress we have made and hope you “Pause in thought a while…Calling back to mind thy pleasures…Dear ole Treasure Isle. Our Location – "Dear Ole Treasure Isle…that Camp along the Delaware": 575 River Road Pipersville PA 18947 See you on the PA landing! 2021 Remaining Weekend Schedule: 10 - 12 September - Camping Weekend 24 - 26 September - Camping Weekend Barge Schedule (Weather and river conditions permitting): Saturday: 8:30 AM; 11:30 AM; 1:30 PM; 3:30 (Dedicated water run); 5:00 PM; 7:30 PM; 10:00 PM. Pick up from PA side during nonscheduled times: Call or text – Steve -215.605.7821 (Primary) or Hank – 410.340.9907 (Secondary). DAY VISITORS PLEASE PARK IN THE DELAWARE CANAL PARK PARKING LOT JUST NORTH OF RANGER HOUSE. PARK NOSE TOWARD THE HILL NOT PARALLEL TO RIVER ROAD TO ALLOW FORM MAX CAPACITY. CAMP ON HISTORIC TREASURE ISLAND IN 2022: If your unit has never camped on Treasure Island we would love to have you make reservations for 2022. We have six (6) “no cost” camping weekends with openings but some are close to FULL as 50 units with over 1,110 campers have made reservations. Go to our website www.friendsoftreasureisland.org, see the program we offer during your stay, and make your reservation. Treasure Island Camp is not in any way affiliated with or operated by the Scouts BSA or any Scouts BSA council. Treasure Island is a privately owned by Haubert Outdoor Oriented Adventure Hospitality Adventures, (HOOAH), LLC and Treasure Island Outfitters (TIO), LLC. To fulfill the promise that Scouts BSA units camp on TI, HOOAH, LLC allows FTI to offer and staff no cost camping weekends on scheduled dates outside of their paid camping season. There are two types of camping opportunities on TI: • FTI a 501c3 non-profit runs no cost scheduled Camping Weekends for all Scouts BSA units, OA Lodges, and Chapters, which includes Cub Scout family camping. Schedule below. www.friendsoftreasureisland.org • TIO, LLC offers paid camping from June – August. For dates and fees go to the TIO website: www.treasureislandoutfitters.com Our Location – "Dear Ole Treasure Isle…that Camp along the Delaware": 575 River Road Pipersville PA 18947 2022 FTI Scouts BSA Weekend Camping Schedule: 8 - 10 April - Camping Weekend 20 - 22 May - Camping Weekend 9 - 11 September - Camping Weekend 16 - 18 September - Camping Weekend 23 – 25 September - Camping Weekend 30 Sep – 2 October - Camping Weekend Scouts BSA Camping Weekends – Service/conservation hours are appreciated not required. All Dates are Subject to Change due to River Conditions. Follow us on Facebook at Friends of Treasure Island (FTI) or Treasure Island by FTI. To stay up to date on the progress on Treasure Island you should subscribe to our "Email Blast" at http://www.friendsoftreasureisland.org/about/ HOW! HOW! Still Abiding, Hank Henry R. Wiese Vice President of Operations Friends of Treasure Island 410.340.9907 [email protected] www.friendsoftreasureisland.org “TI is like a trip to heaven without die’n”. Butts MacMillan and Cal Edwards, Troop 160, CoLC, BSA.
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Summer Camp isJune 23-29, 2019 at Camp T. Brady Saunders. Registration is open. Please commit on Team Snap or email Emily Sparrow to secure your spot. Payments can be made on the Troop761.org website. Merit Badge sign ups for camp are March 15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S_2TIb0pIU&feature=youtu.be