Troop News

Fishing Outing

posted May 2, 2021, 6:03 PM by David Parker   [ updated May 11, 2021, 4:43 PM ]

 Last April, Troop 1530 went on a fishing out. We set up camp at the Lake Fairfax campgrounds and drove to lake Brittle to fish. Everyone had an amazing time and we even caught a few fish. 

Caving Campout

posted May 2, 2021, 5:53 PM by David Parker

    Last march, Troop 1530 went caving in West Virginia. We stayed in cabins while also socially distanced. The cave we went into was called New Trout and we had a very fun time!

Winter Court of Honor

posted Mar 16, 2021, 6:20 PM by David Parker   [ updated Mar 20, 2021, 1:20 PM ]

Our march Court of Honor was recently held on the 8th. We had a few scouts reach the rank of Life along with a presentation about Friends of Scouting. The scouts enjoyed being able to honor their fellow scouts while staying socially distanced at the same time.

Mulch Fundraiser

posted Mar 16, 2021, 6:18 PM by David Parker   [ updated May 11, 2021, 4:33 PM ]

Thank you to everyone that supported our troop through our annual mulch fundraiser. This allows us to continue providing a great scouting experience for our scouts through camping, leadership opportunities, and service projects. 

Urban Hike

posted Mar 16, 2021, 6:13 PM by David Parker   [ updated May 11, 2021, 4:38 PM ]

Recently our Troop did a scavenger hunt along the History of Scouting Trail through Washington DC. The Hike we did was called the Baden Powell Hike and information on it can be found here Although it was cold we managed to complete the scavenger hunt. After the hike, we worked on the cooking merit badge by cooking with hiking stoves and making meals with ingredients that didn’t need refrigeration. As part of the merit badge, we carried our meals throughout the hike.

November Shooting campout

posted Jan 4, 2021, 10:17 AM by David Parker   [ updated Jan 4, 2021, 5:23 PM ]

On the 11th of November, troop 1530 went to the Isaac Walton shooting range. Some scouts worked on the shooting merit badge while others shot for fun. We also shot an antique firearm later in the day. It was an overall enjoyable campout that let the scouts improve their shooting skills.

Ghost Town Webelo's Walk

posted Nov 4, 2020, 5:28 PM by David Parker   [ updated Nov 9, 2020, 6:03 AM by Troop 1530 ]

On Saturday the 31st, the scouts of Troop 1530 and Webelo's of Pack 159 went on a walk along Potomac river. The walk took us along the path of a canal that ran next to the river and through the ruins of an old town that was built to accommodate the canal travelers. The scouts enjoyed every second of it, from the nice breeze to the amazing water falls near the visitor center. The hike overall was a great learning experience and a very exciting adventure.      

September wilderness survival

posted Oct 26, 2020, 5:25 PM by David Parker   [ updated Oct 26, 2020, 5:32 PM ]

Recently Troop 1530 went on their wilderness survival campout at a local farm in Berryville. The scouts learned several
different skills including starting a fire without a lighter or matches, to building a shelter to spend the night in with things you find in the wild. The scouts were able to work on the wilderness survival merit badge and to enjoy the outdoors.

Ghost Town Webelos Walkabout!

posted Oct 8, 2020, 10:00 AM by Troop 1530   [ updated Oct 15, 2020, 4:48 PM ]

Webelos, Come do a 3-5 mile hike around Great Falls Park, in McLean, VA. 

When:     October 31, 2020 at 9:00AM
Where:    Great Falls Park (VA side)
                9200 Old Dominion Drive
                McLean, VA 22102 

Who:    Join our (former Park Ranger) ASM Eric LeHew who will lead the Walkabout and our Scouts from Troop 1530.

Details:    The park charges by a carload ($20 per car for a week pass. The Pass is also good for the C&O Canal [MD side of the Falls]. Please see for details on the Parking Costs) so see if you can carpool with your "bubble" of Webelos friends. 
Meet us at the Visitor Center's Courtyard.  COVID-19 regulations are in place with Troop 1530 and Social Distancing and Masks are required when in large crowds.  The Visitor Center and other Visitor Services of the Park may be closed.  Please see the NPS website for details. 
Hope to see you all there and learn about the Lost Ghost Town of the Powhatan District!  

New Scouting Year Kickoff

posted Aug 20, 2020, 5:21 PM by Troop 1530   [ updated Sep 17, 2020, 4:37 PM by Glenn Miserentino ]

Troop 1530 is kicking off the new scouting year with our first meeting Aug 31 @7.  Note: We have moved the time 30 min earlier.  

We are still trying to figure out how we will meet and be safe. More information will be shared when we know more.

Our First PLC meeting will be Sunday 8/23. Time is 6pm.

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