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.

UPDATE Troop Merit Badge Day

Posted on Nov 24 2020 - 7:15pm


The Troop will hold in house Merit Badge Day this year on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

There will be morning and afternoon sessions with a lunch break at midday. 

Merit badges being offered: Citizenship in the World, Electricity, Personal Fitness, Weather, Law, Fingerprinting, Family Life, First Aid, Cooking, Engineering, and Sustainability. Mr. Kahl will also be available to review completed Personal Fitness, Sports, or Athletics Merit Badges.

Sign up for classes on calendar event here.

Scouting for Food Effort

Posted on Nov 23 2020 - 11:55am

Congratulate to the Troop for all your efforts for Scouting for Food! 

Our Troop was credited the largest single donation SERVE has received this year by collecting over 1,500 pounds of food!

Also, they really needed the donation!

This is a great way our Scouts contribute to our community and just shows how Scouts are Kind and Helpful! 

Thank to all who participated.

Scuba Diving Class Opportunity

Posted on Nov 11 2020 - 10:14am
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.

Mr. Clements

2021 Philmont Payment Schedule

Posted on Nov 3 2020 - 1:30pm

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.

Troop 1195 2020-2021 Annual Outlook

Posted on Oct 7 2020 - 8:21pm

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.
This month the Turtle Patrol will lead us through our on Fitness to culminate with the ropes course on September 26th (more info to follow).  
In October, the Dragon Patrol will lead us in our Safety program Theme. We are working on a venue for the campout. 
In November, the Shark Patrol will lead us in Search and Rescue and we will be camping in Prince William Forest Park.
In December, the Siberian Tiger Patrol will teach us how to Give Back and we plan to have our Merit Badge Day and Lock In at the Freedom Center.
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!
In February, we will be electing new leaders and the Turtles will help us learn about leadership with the possibility of some special guest appearances.
In March, we will bringing new Scouts into the Troop and giving a new PLC a chance to shine!
In April, we be working on Fishing and Wildlife Management to include the Trout-o-ree.
In May, we will be going Whitewater rafting!
In June, we will have Fun in the Sun!
And in July we will send a crew to Philmont and the Troop will be going to the James C. Justice National Scout Camp and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base. at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
Please check the calendar often as our plans solidify over the next few months.
Thanks to the Patrol Leader's Council for putting together a great plan!  Its going to be a great year!
Yours in Scouting,
Mr Stern


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.

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