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.

Fitness Day

Posted on Oct 18 2021 - 5:20pm

    The Troop Fitness Activity will be held at Saunders Middle School from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM on the second Sunday of every month.  Scouts who are working on fitness-related requirements for advancement (rank) or merit badges (Personal Fitness, Athletics, etc) should sign up to attend.  Scouts will be able to complete requirements such as fitness tests as well as meet with adult leaders and counselors.  We will hold this recurring event to give Scouts access to resources and predictability. It is important that Scouts sign up on the Troop website; we will hold this event as long as at least one Scout signs up. If we need to postpone or cancel, we will only contact participants who have signed up. 

Troop Library Update

Posted on Jul 8 2021 - 6:06pm

Please consider donating your used merit badge books to the Troop Library!

Click on the LIBRARY link to see the list of books available.

Contact Sam Kaufman at  for additional information.


Posted on Jun 23 2021 - 1:14pm

     It's that time of year when we think about Cyber Chip (we have first year Scouts who just moved from 5th grade to middle school and older Scouts who are now rising high school freshmen).  All Scouts who have not earned Scout or Star rank must earn the Cyber Chip for their grade (either 6th thru 8th -OR- 9th thru 12th).  Earning the Cyber Chip Award "for your grade" is advancement requirement 6 for both Scout and Star ranks.  It's also a requirement for some merit badges such as Digital Technology, Photography, and Programming. Scouts who want to earn the Cyber Chip during the next few weeks will complete requirements based on their grade for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Click on "Cyber Chip" in the menu for additional information.

Open-Toe Shoes vs. Closed-Toe Shoes at Scouting Events - What's Allowed?

Posted on May 26 2021 - 3:35pm

Open-Toe Shoes vs. Closed-Toe Shoes at Scouting Events - What's Allowed?

And after you read this article. We'll let Mr. Stern weigh in on it!

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.

Knot 3D Website

Posted on Oct 4 2018 - 7:35am

There is a fantastic website that has videos of over 100 knots and how to tie them. The videos can be paused, rewound, and flipped every which way to help learn how to tie them. Click here for the direct link.

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