Troop 1530

The Troop is part of the Powhatan District under the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the Boy Scouts of America. Our Scouts are from Fairfax, Herndon, Oakton, Oak Hill, and Reston, Virginia.

In Boy Scouts, you take the Scout Oath. In the Scout Oath you promise to do your duty to God, Country and Yourself. In Troop 1530, we teach young scouts how to become better adults by understanding and living by these values.

The Troop size averages about 40 scouts and 30 active adult scouters. We meet at Pender United Methodist Church in Fairfax and we are chartered by the Pender Men's Club. Troop meetings are held every Monday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM from September through June.

The Troop goes on weekend outings (typically Friday night through Sunday morning), once a month from September through June. These outings have consisted of camping, rapelling, caving, biking, skiing, hiking, rifle shooting, canoeing, tubing, and backpacking. We also participate in District Camporees.

During the summer months of July and August, we go to Camp Rodney, located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, and some of the older scouts have also gone to High Adventure Camps at Goshen, Philmont, Florida Sea Base, and the Northern Tier High Adventure Base.

The Troop has one fund raiser per year in March. We sell and deliver Mulch to about 150 customers in our neighborhoods. Many of our customers are our current and past members of the Troop. With this single fund raiser we collect enough funds to maintain the Troop equipment and subsidize monthly campouts. It is expected that every family participate in delivering the Mulch so that we may complete the task in one day.

The Troop holds three Court of Honors per year to acknowledge the accomplishments of our scouts. The rank advancement and merit badge patches are paid for by the Troop.

In addition to the campouts, the Troop also has a Friday Scout Spirit night once a month from September through June that includes Cosmic Bowling, Movie Night, Gym Night, Miniature Golf, and Rock Climbing among other activities the scouts choose.