BSA Troop # 982

Welcome to Troop 982 - About Us

Troop Overview and Philosophy: We firmly believe that the Troop should be led by the Scouts and we utilize the “patrol method” for learning and advancement. We elect our senior patrol leader, patrol leaders and other positions of responsibility every 6 months (in April and October). We are an established troop with 70+ scouts registered as of April 2017. The Scouts range in age from 11 to 17 and include new Scouts up to several, active Eagle scouts (and every rank in between).

Over the years, we have accumulated a significant amount of camping gear, such that all of the tents (including high adventure tents), chuck boxes, cook gear, lanterns, propane, etc. are provided by the Troop for the Scouts. We own two trailers for the Troop gear and 7 canoes. We are an active troop with one camping trip or other event occurring every month. We emphasize High Adventure and have a well established track record of our scouts earning the rank of Eagle (127 - so far).

This summer the Troop travels to Camp Meade in the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation for Summer Camp.

TROOP MEETINGS: The Troop meets weekly at the Leesburg Community Church on 835 Lee Avenue SW in Leesburg, Va., on Tuesday night beginning promptly at 7:00 PM. The meeting will normally end at 8:30 PM. As a general rule, the troop will not conduct a scout meeting if Loudoun County Schools closes that day due to inclement weather (i.e. snow day). The troop may elect to conduct a meeting on a “snow day” if it is apparent that it will not interfere with snow removal or impinge on safety. All scouts will help with the clean up at the end of the meetings with the service patrol's responsibility for the completion of the task. All scouts are expected to attend and participate in the Troop meeting in their scout uniform. A sign-in sheet will be available at each meeting.