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You are invited to attend an open house with Troop 800!

 

 Click HERE to Register Online

Online Registration CLOSES on 12/04/2021 @ 9:00am
(Walk-Ups are Welcome)


Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Place: Bethel Baptist Church on Rt. 60, just west of West Chester Commons Shopping Center.
1100 Huguenot Springs Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113

We have a morning of scouting fun planned for your sons and daughters with cooking, fire building, and erecting tents, as well as knot tying and lashing activities -- some of the activities your son can experience as a scout!  We would also like to share with you as parents why Troop 800 might be a good a good fit for your son and your family.

You can find more information about Troop 800 on our website at http://www.bsatroop800.net. It provides information about the troop, with stories and photos about the fun awaiting your boys.

Here are some of the reasons to choose Troop 800:

  • Over 30 years of experience mentoring, building character and leading boys to be better versions of themselves. WE HELP GET YOUR BOYS OFF SCREENS FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND INTO THE OUTDOORS WHILE LEARNING VALUABLE LIFE SKILLS!
  • Troop 800 has more trained assistant scout masters than most troops in Huguenot Trail District. We have a camp-ing trip every month (except December due to the holiday and July because of summer camp) and all of our trips leave on Friday evening and return on Sunday. With such a large number of dedicated leaders, each scheduled event is ensured more than adequate supervision and rides to and from the camping trips are not an issue. You can help them gain some independence and give yourself some free time, as your attendance on these trips is op-tional.
  • Access to Camp Parsons (Sharon Parsons Foundation) in Cumberland County – The Troop 800 enjoys having open access to a camp located in Cumberland County that it uses for many weekend camping trips. This was especially convenient during COVID, where we could better control contact with others and keep the boys safe.
  • Being a member of Troop 800 is not a costly endeavor. Other than the initial joining of fee of $125, which includes registration, Scout book, neckerchief, slide, shoulder loops, numbers and other misc. items, there are no dues and the average camping trip cost is $20. The troop pays for all recharter and awards fees. Others may charge $90 or more per year. The sole fundraiser we engage in - just one March weekend each year - covers the cost of dues for our scouts!

We welcome you to visit with us on December 4th to see what Troop 800 can offer your son. If the 4th is not convenient with you, please call Scoutmaster Rodney Parsons at 804-514-8880 and we would be happy to set up another more con-venient time.

We appreciate your consideration of Troop 800, and other troops in the area, because no matter what troop you select, you are making a good choice in Boy Scouting. We look forward to seeing you on December 4th.

Sincerely,
The Scouts and Leaders of Scouts BSA Troop 800

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There have been a lot of questions circulating about how Troop 800 intends to safely resume regular Troop meetings and camping activities. A lot of thought and research has gone into the following plan, which has been shared with The Heart of Virginia Council, who intend to use it as the framework for their own plan. Please read it thoroughly, because it contains many very important changes and new requirements in many areas.

Now that we have entered Phase II of Virginia's reopening plan, it is time for us to get our scouts involved again and back on track.

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Please read the article below for news and information pertaining to Scouting BSA's recent Chapter 11 filing notice.

Locally, we know the following:

  • The Heart of Virginia Council of Scouting BSA is a completely separate financial entity and is not affected by national's filing.
  • Scouting activities in the Commonwealth will continue as normal unless and until we are told otherwise.

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February 18, 2020
by Michael Freeman
(Eagle Scout, Associate Editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines)

If you’re reading this, you have probably experienced the positive impact of Scouting.

And I’m guessing that – like me – you want Scouting to be around to serve kids in our communities for many years to come.

I’m hoping you also agree that it’s important that the BSA supports victims of past abuse in Scouting. Quite simply, it’s the right thing to do.

Kroger Card

Kroger's Community Rewards Program will donate a percentage of your in-store purchases to the charitable organization of your choice -- hopefully BSA Troop 800.  All you have to do to make this happen is link your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card to the Troop's account.  This costs you nothing.  Your spending is 100% confidential and this program DOES NOT affect your earnings toward fuel program discounts.  

Click here or on the Kroger Plus Shopper's Card above to learn more.