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Troop 1195

Boy Scout Troop 1195 is a unit of the Bull Run District of the National Capital Area Council of Scouts. We are chartered by Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and meet at the fire department building at 11310 Coles Road in Manassas, Virginia on Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

We are a boy run troop. To encourage and nurture leadership skills, the adults in the troop supervise, but do not lead the scouts in their advancement in ranks. Like dens in the Cub Scout program, our boys are divided by age into patrols of 6 to 8 boys. New Scout patrols have a senior Boy Scout assigned as a guide and an Assistant Scoutmaster assigned to help guide first-year advancements.

In addition to weekly troop meetings, we have a monthly campout year round and participate in summer camp at Camp Olmsted on the Goshen Scout Reservation.

If you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting or joining the troop, please contact us at BSATroop1195@comcast.net or call Matt Stern (Scoutmaster) 703-670-2180 / scoutmaster@troop1195.org or Bob Marks (Committee Chairman) committee@troop1195.org.

White Water Rafting and Camping, Ohiopyle PA State Park

Posted on May 26 2015 - 11:06am

This troop activity will take place on: 29-31 May 2015

Assembly Time: 29 May 2015 at 5:00 PM
Departure Time: 29 May 2015 at 5:30 PM
Departing from:  Food Lion Parking Lot, 13490 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, VA 20112
Return Time: 31 May 2015 at 1:00 PM
Scouts will be dropped off at home.

See Calendar for required forms and more details.

Tenderfoot Fitness Testing (Requirements 10a & 10b)

Posted on May 26 2015 - 10:46am

When: June 1, 7pm

Where: Marshall Elementary

What:  Tenderfoot Fitness Testing - for scouts that have already completed the baseline (Tenderfoot Requirement 10a) and need to be tested again (Tenderfoot Requirement 10b) and those that need to do the baseline.

Used Scout Shirts, Hats, and Gear

Posted on May 26 2015 - 10:46am

Do you have any Scout Shirts, Hats, and/or other gear that has been outgrown or is no longer being used?  Please donate any clean and serviceable Scout Shirts, Hats, and/or other gear to the Troop.

2015 World Police & Fire Games (Fairfax)

Posted on May 20 2015 - 9:26am

The 2015 World Police & Fire Games will be held in Fairfax, June 27 - July 5, 2015.  The schedule is available at http://fairfax2015.com/schedule.

Scouts interested in working the Metal Ceremony(ies) should review the attached flyer and contact John Harrison by Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Old Rag Hike and Campout

Posted on Apr 21 2015 - 4:14pm

The troop will be participating in the following activity: Old Rag Hike / Campout

This troop activity will take place on:  25-26 April 2015

Destination:   Old Rag and Heavenly Acres Campground
Departure Time:   6:00 AM (Meet at 5:30 AM)
Departing from:  Food Lion Parking Lot
Return Time: ~11:00 AM

Scouts will be dropped off at home.

Remember it could be cold and wet at the top so be prepared.  You will also need to be prepared to carry whatever gear, lunch and water you plan to bring on the hike portion - a school backpack or day pack will work fine.

Along with the permissions slips, we want to emphasize the importance of having the right gear for the hike.

All Scouts and Leaders need to have two liters of water on them, a sack lunch, rain gear and shoes capable of making the hike. You need something to carry it in either a day pack, school backpack or cinch sack.  They will also need gear for the weather and camping overnight in compliance with the Troop packing list available on the web site.

Weather forecast is high of 52 on Saturday with a low of 38 Saturday night.  So pack accordingly - might need a blanket to augment a 32 degree bag.  Chance of rain is 50% and we are guessing we are going to get wet.  If it rains we wont do the Rock Scramble, but we will make the climb.  The call will be made in the parking lot when we get there.

We will meet at the Food Lion Parking Lot at 5:30 AM on Saturday, April 25.  Yes - that early!  We will depart at 6:00 AM.  That will put us at the Parking lot at 8:00 with no traffic.  The hike will take 7 to 8 hours.

Attached are the directions to the Old Rag Parking Lot and Heavenly Acres campground.

Contact Dave Duncan or Matt Stern if you have any questions.  If you need to contact your scout, please call: Dave Duncan, 703-772-0374

This will be a blast!

Bull Run District Merit Badge Day

Posted on Apr 14 2015 - 10:03am

Interested Scouts should email Bob Claessen (gclaessen@olddominionerectors.com) and Vince Bonifera (vinceb321@yahoo.com) their first and second choices by 5pm Sunday or tell them at the Swim Test on Sunday.  They want to get an initial group signed up by Sunday evening.

Here are the options that are not full as of this evening:

All day 9am-3pm
    Citizenship in the World (CW2)
    Electricity (ELECT)
    Emergency Preparation (EPREP)
    Search and Rescue (SAR)
    Space Exploration (SPEX)

Morning 9-11:30am
    Dog Care (DOG-AM)
    Entrepreneurship (ENTR-AM)
    Geneology (GENEO-AM)
    Scouting Heritage (SCTHER-AM)

When:  Saturday, April 18th, 2015
From:  7:45 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Stonewall Middle School

Website:  http://www.ncacbsa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=621344&group

It was requested that only one Point of Contact do the registrations for the Troop, so use the website to research the merit badge opportunities, and let Bob or Vince know your choices and they will do the registrations for everyone.  Participation at this event is by registration only - No walk-ins.

Please click on the links for the merit badges you are interested in, as there may be some additional fees and/or pre-requisites, etc., and also to make sure the content is the right fit for your scout.

Also, if you are open to multiple options for each session, let them know that as well (in order of preference) so they can get you in if your 1st choice is not available.

There will also be a sign up for Merit Badge Day at the April 13th Troop meeting.  Anyone that wants to go and cannot make the meeting should contact Bob Claessen (gclaessen@olddominionerectors.com) or Vince Bonifera (vinceb321@yahoo.com) by 5pm on April 15.

Payment is due when you sign up - $6 per scout for one or both sessions. Some Merit Badges may be more due to materials costs as noted on the District website.  Payments should be given to Bob Claessen or Vince Bonifera.  Make checks payable to: Bob Claessen or Troop 1195.

Adults interested in taking the free course on Merit Badge Counselor Training need to register for that event on the District website.

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