Ordering for our Annual Mulch Sale
is now CLOSED.

If you still want mulch, there may be a limited number of bags available for delivery or pickup on Saturday at each of the distribution sites.  Availability is not guaranteed and will be on a first-come first-served basis.  Extra bags will go fast, so you will need to be at your local distribution site by 8:00am Saturday to place your order for same-day delivery.

The distribution sites are as follows:

  • James River High School @ Athletic Field Parking Lot
  • Winfree Memorial Baptist Church @ 13617 Midlothian Tpk
  • The Chapel @ 3505 Old Hundred Rd S

We DO NOT spread mulch on the day of delivery.  Let me repeat this -- We DO NOT spread mulch on the day of delivery.  If you requested the mulch spreading service, you will be contacted next week to schedule this activity.

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.

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All images are copyrighted by Scouts BSA Troop 800 and may not be reproduced or published without the expressed written consent of Scouts BSA Troop 800.  All Rights Reserved.

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The boys of Scouts BSA Troop 800 would like to thank you for your mulch order.

For more than 30 years, Scouts BSA Troop 800 has worked to produce more than 150 Eagle Scouts and helped to guide and educate hundreds more young men.  

It is only with your continuing support that we are able to do this, as this is the one and only fundraiser we do each year.

Please check your email for your receipt and confirmation of your order.

Delivery day is currently scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022.

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Boy Scout Troop 800, Midlothian, Virginia Agreement on Assumption of Risk, Release from Liability and Permission to Photograph Activity Participants

Access to and Use of Camp Parsons Property and Facilities

1. Definitions. Unless otherwise clearly stated, as used in this Agreement, the following terms shall mean:

"Activity" or "activities" shall mean all acts undertaken by participants while on Camp Parsons property, including, but not limited to, entry upon and traversing of the Camp Parsons property, camping, cooking, Courts of Honor, Webelos Day, hiking, sports and recreation, use of vehicles and parking areas, and use of any facilities including the "zip wire", climbing tower, rappelling tower, archery range, tomahawk range, rifle range and shotgun range.

"Camp Parsons" or "Camp Parsons property" shall mean all the land designated by The Sharon Parsons Foundation and Troop 800 as the area available for use by Troop 800 for activities as defined herein. For purposes of this Agreement only, "Camp Parsons" or "Camp Parsons property" shall include the entire 22 acres of land and property known as 214 Wood Haven Trail, Cumberland, Virginia.

"The Sharon Parsons Foundation" shall mean (i) the registered 501c3 organization as defined in its articles of incorporation, including all elected officers, their spouses, parents, children, and siblings, and their heirs, devisees, legatees, agents, and assigns, each in his or her individual capacity and in any combination of two or more collectively; and (ii) any estate of any of the above-named natural persons which may exist presently or at any time in the future.

"Participants" shall mean boys who are members of Troop 800, adult leaders of Troop 800, parents and siblings of members of Troop 800, and all guests or invitees of Troop 800 who enter upon Camp Parsons property and/or engage in activities as defined herein.

"Troop 800" shall mean Boy Scouts of America Troop 800 of Midlothian, Virginia.

“Photograph” shall mean the recording of images of event participants in either digital, analog, film, discreet single images or multiple frame video recordings.

2. Participation in Troop 800 activities at Camp Parsons is entirely voluntary, and participants may withdraw from the activities at any time.

Troop 800 and The Sharon Parsons Foundation cannot and does not undertake to guarantee that a participant will not be injured engaging in an activity or activities, or to undertake financial responsibility in the event that a participant is injured while engaged in an activity. Participation in activities requires that a participant assume both the known risks that attend the activities, as well as any other risks that may not be reasonably foreseeable.

In order to allow Troop 800 to continue to make use of Camp Parsons it is understood that The Sharon Parsons Foundation cannot be responsible for the condition of Camp Parsons property or for any injury, which may result from use of the Camp Parsons property or participation in any activity.

3. I have read and understand the foregoing explanation. I am at least eighteen years of age (or a parent or guardian is also signing this Agreement or agreeing digitally), and it is my (our) decision to go onto the Camp Parsons property and participate in activities at Camp Parsons.  I (We) hereby accept any risk of injury to my person inherent in the activities. Further, and in consideration of my permission to go upon the Camp Parsons property and participate in activities, I (We) hereby forever release The Sharon Parsons Foundation from any claim that I (We) may have for personal injury, other than one resulting from willful acts or gross negligence, or for loss, damage, or destruction of my personal property caused by, or in any way the result of, my going upon Camp Parsons property or participating in activities.  Furthermore, without payment or other consideration, I agree to the possibility of me being photographed and my image being used on The Sharon Parsons Foundation and/or BSA Troop 800’s websites, Huguenot Trail District Website as well in magazines and newspapers articles which promote The Sharon Parsons Foundation or Scouting. I hereby hold harmless and forever discharge The Sharon Parsons Foundation, BSA Troop 800 and all Scouting organizations from all claims, demands and action which I, or any persons acting on my behalf may have reason of this authorization.

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Kroger Plus Shopper's CardThank you for helping Troop 800 activity funding by participating.  This program links your Kroger's Plus Shopper's Card to the Troop 800 Kroger Community Rewards account.  A percentage (5%) of everything supporters spend at Kroger will go to scouts each quarter.  Your spending information is 100% confidential and Kroger does not share this information with any organization which it funds.

Enrolling in this program DOES NOT affect your fuel points earnings.

NOTE -- Kroger requires that you re-register your card with your chosen organization every year.

If you use your phone number at the register, call (800)576-4377 to get your Kroger Rewards number linked to your phone number. Then...

  1. Go to http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com.
  2. If you previously created a Kroger ID attached to your Kroger Rewards card, go to Step 4.
  3. If you have never created a Kroger ID attached to your Kroger Rewards card:
    • Click Create Account.
    • Follow the steps to create an account and type in the number of your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card.
  4. Click Sign In.  Sign on with your Kroger ID.
  5. Under Kroger Community Rewards, click the orangeEnroll Now button.
  6. Complete your name and address on the form. (Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are REQUIRED).
  7. Click the Save button.
  8. Enter 82984 or Troop 800 in the box for the Organization.  Click Search.
  9. Click the radio button (the little circle) for Boy Scout Troop 800.  Click Enroll.
  10. If everything was successful, you should get the following message:
    • account summary


Please forward or print out this information and share it with friends, neighbors, co-workers or extended family who are willing to help Scouting.

Thank you!

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Q: Is it true that Troop 800 meets all the way out in Powhatan?
A: False. We meet at Bethel Baptist Church, which is only about a mile west of Westchester Commons on Rt. 60 (Midlothian Tpk) and before the Windy Hill Sports Complex.

Q: Is it true that Troop 800's dues are very expensive?
A: False -- because we DO NOT and have NEVER had dues... Zero... Zilch... Nada... EVER... Only a very reasonable one time fee when joining the Troop to cover the cost of new scout supplies and registration with the Heart of Virginia Council.

Q: Is it true that your monthly campouts are expensive?
A: False. It typically costs $20.00 per campout, which is solely for food (usually 5 meals). EVERYTHING ELSE is supplied by the Troop. If we are doing something special on a campout like our annual ski trip or going to a museum, there may be additional fees, but this is typically only 2-3 times a year.

Q: Won't the boys get bored camping at Camp Parsons every month?
A: No, because we only camp at Camp Parsons 3-4 times per year at most and usually 2-3 months in between. We try to alternate a couple of out of town trips between visits to Camp Parsons. Recent trips have included:

  • Gettysburg, PA - Civil War Battlefield
  • Harper's Ferry, WV - Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
  • Massanutten, VA - Skiing and Waterpark
  • Virginia Beach, VA - Camp Pendleton Army Base / Oceana NAS / MacArthur Museum
  • Richmond, VA - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

We may camp more often at Camp Parsons over the next year or two to enable our scouts to help be an active part of building our new camp, but this will always be done in conjunction with other Scouting activities in the surrounding area.

Q: Is it true that Troop 800 does not allow female Assistant Scoutmasters?
A: Absolutely False. In the 25+ year history of the Troop, we had NEVER had a female submit an application to become an Assistant Scoutmaster -- until now.  So yes, we DO in fact have female leaders.  In fact, we have always had a very large contingent of female volunteers who serve the Troop in many roles, especially on the Advancement Committee.

Q: Is it true that you require the boys to do multiple fundraisers throughout the year?
A: False. We only do one official fundraiser per year and that is our annual mulch sale, but we do require the entire family to participate. It involves about 3 hours one day in late February/early March distributing flyers throughout your assigned neighborhood and then working for about 8 hours on a Saturday in late March/early April to deliver the mulch. For boys going on high adventure trips (Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base), we try to offer additional fundraising opportunities, but they are entirely voluntary.

Q: Do you go to Camp T. Brady Saunders for Summer Camp every year like most of the other local Troops?
A: No. We never go to Camp T. Brady Saunders. Past Summer camps have included:

  • Camp Daniel Boone - Canton, NC (2019)
  • Camp Powhatan - Hiwassee, VA (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Camp Rainey Mountain - Clayton, GA (2012)
  • Camp Raven Knob - Mt. Airy, NC (2015)
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Summer 2023
2 Treks
 Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch

Northern Tier Northern Tier