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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 the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and meet at the fire station at 11310 Coles Rd. in Manassas, Virginia. Weekly meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7 PM.

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. The scouts are divided into patrols of 6 to 8 boys. For support of new scouts, we have senior Boy Scout and numerous Assistant Scoutmaster's help guide first-year advancements.

In addition to weekly troop meetings, the Troop conducts monthly campouts year round and participate in summer camps, both in Council at the Goshen Scout Reservation and out.

If you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting or joining the troop, please drop us an email by clicking on "Contact Us" in the Menu section on the left.

Troop 1195 Annual Outlook

Posted on Dec 21 2020 - 7:22pm

Troop 1195,

We are all looking forward to another year of Scouting with Troop 1195!
 
Although , we are still working through some limitations and constraints due to COVID-19 restrictions, we intend to fill the calendar with meaningful and fun activities, while keeping our Scout family safe and healthy.
 
We have been able to conduct several activities to include our 5 day mini-camp and a five day backpack trip without incident, injury or illness.  We believe that by maintaining the standards we have set, we will continue to provide great activities in the outdoors with our Scouts.
 
In January 2021, the Spartan Patrol will lead us through Scout Skills in preparation to the Troop Hosting the Winter Camporee. This may be a virtual event, but we will make the most of it!  Challenge accepted!

Scuba Diving Class Opportunity

Posted on Dec 2 2020 - 7:52pm
Parents and Scouts,

        I am inquiring to see if anyone might be interested in joining Leo Clements this winter to get his Scuba Diving Merit Badge and PADI Open Water Certification in time possibly for a dive trip next summer to sunny Florida. This course is NOT associated with Troop 1195 in any way or a Seabase trip. You would be signing up independently through Patriot Scuba in Woodbridge who have the instructors and merit badge counselors on staff. The total cost for the PADI course is $720 which includes equipment. There is an additional $50 equipment rental for the final open water dive requirement. You would be paying them directly.
 
        For those scouts who happen to already be certified and who would like to earn a Scuba Diving Merit Badge please let me know and I can try to help you get it. Most of the requirement is getting the scuba certification and having the Swimming Merit Badge. There is a worksheet that needs to be filled out and you will need to demonstrate to the merit badge counselor a basic knowledge of first aid and discuss the Scuba Diver's Code. Please let me know if you have any questions.

YiS,
Mr. Clements

2021 Philmont Payment Schedule

Posted on Dec 2 2020 - 7:52pm

Payments for the 2021 Philmont trip are due soon.  The payment schedule is as follows:

  • 2nd Payment - Due Feb 15th 
    $482.50 per person (Payable to Troop 1195)

If you wish to make payments to the troop via credit card please visit the Online Payments link to pay via Paypal.  The online payment option includes $14.72 to cover the Paypal fee.

Chuck Box Ideas

Posted on Jun 8 2020 - 9:40am
Attached are the two drawings I have for a new chuck box(es).
 
Click "more" for additional details.

Online Blue Cards

Posted on Apr 21 2020 - 8:00am
Our Advancement Chair, Mrs. Bonifera, has located a fillable online "Blue Card" for all scouts to use while we continue to run our daily scout lives online. Attached below and in the "Merit Badge Counselors" there is a link to the fillable form. The form contains two pages, front and back, and consists of three cards per file. Please see the instruction for filling them out on the "Merit Badge Counselors" page.

Annual Medical Part C Guidance

Posted on Apr 21 2020 - 7:58am
Here's the info for now on completing part C (basically, they're still thinking about it) . . . 

Q: What if I cannot get a new Part C, pre-placement exam because my healthcare provider is not taking well care exams now? 

We are evaluating all options while being mindful of those who have valid exams as well as those new members and adults who may have never completed a Part C exam, state and local authority requirements, and the special review required by high adventure programs. In the interim, we recommend that council health supervisors, camp staff, and volunteers begin a conversation on local availability of well exams and alternatives that could be put in place.

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