Welcome to BSA Troop 414!

BSA Troop 414 meets every Monday at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Norge, Virginia.

We are a medium-sized Troop with a variety of activities and scheduled monthly outings.

For our first year scouts, our focus is on rank advancement with a very exciting program, the objective being that every 1st year scout achieve First Class by the end of their first year. For our older scouts, we have many high adventure activities and opportunities for merit badges and rank advancement as well.

If you are looking for fun & adventure, then BSA Troop 414 might be for you! New prospective members of Troop 414 are invited to visit one of our Troop meetings to learn more and speak with the Scouts and adult leaders.

Interested youth may also begin the application process at BeAScout.org.


High Adventure Camps - Overview Mon, 2/27/17

Posted by admin on Feb 26 2017 - 7:26am

Note that the Monday, February 27th Troop meeting will be at the church. We are still awaiting the date confirmation from C&F Bank and hope to do this in the next few weeks.

We'll spend some time at Monday's Troop meeting talking about the 4 High Adventure camps with the Scouts. We'll show some videos and get some first hand testimonials from older Scouts who have visited one or more of the High Adventure bases. Troop 414 has tried to rotate through each of the bases each year to provide Scouts with an opportunity to get to one or more of them if their interest and Scout account permits. The Troop leaders need to know, though, where those interests are so we can plan accordingly.

Parents area also invited to attend to learn about the experiences, costs, and preparation required for each one. Details on High Adventure can be found here: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HighAdventure.aspx

Spring Break in Charleston, SC! New Dates!

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2017 - 1:32pm

We're reviving the Spring Break trip this year with a visit to Patriot's Point and the USS Yorktown in Charleston, SC. We'll spend 2 nights sleeping aboard the aircraft carrier and doing a bunch of cool activities. More information is here: https://www.patriotspoint.org/camping/

We'll leave first thing the morning of Friday, March 31st, returning Sunday, April 2nd. Note change of date!

We'll visit Fort Sumter on Sunday morning before we depart for home.

Cost for the trip is estimated at $160, which breaks down as follows: $96 (Yorktown fee), $21 (Fort Sumter), $30 (2 meals), $13 (gas contribution).

There are NO MINIMUMS for this trip with the new dates, so anyone interested in participating can sign up!

Discover Scuba Course - March 26th

Posted by admin on Feb 19 2017 - 9:26am

Richmond Dive and Travel offers BSA directed snorkeling and scuba diving courses as well as the scuba diving merit badge.  This class will introduce you (adults and scouts) to scuba diving in a pool setting.  This class will not include Scuba certification but will provide you with basic knowledge of scuba diving and you can decide if this is something that you would like to invest the time and expense pursue your PADI certification (as well as the merit badge)

Location: Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club, 9120 Burkwood Club Lane, Mechanicsville, VA  23116

Class Time: 10 am - 1pm (we will depart at 9am)

Cost: $75 - this cost will decrease with every 4 people that sign up.  

Please bring money to pay Richmond Dive and Travel directly at the event.  

Adults, siblings, and scouts are welcome

Signups and required forms can be found here: http://bsatroop414.com/node/3237. Note that if you answer Yes to the questions on the medical form you will need additional information from you doctor.

Questions - contact Christie Coenen at ccoenen93@yahoo.com

Relay for Life - Scouting for a Cure Team

Posted by admin on Feb 19 2017 - 9:26am

A note from our Relay for Life Team Captain:

It is time to register for our Team - Scouting for a Cure.

Please join the troop as a team member. If we can get scouts registered by Sunday we have a chance to add to our fundraising. The Relay for Life will be at Warhill HS again on May 20, Saturday.
Hope to see everyone there! --Kyle

Click here to view the TEAM page for Scouting For A Cure

Click here to visit my PERSONAL page (all team members can have a page like this)

Reminder: Scoutmaster Meeting Tue 1/24/2017!

Posted by admin on Jan 22 2017 - 9:02am

Just a quick reminder that there will be a Scoutmaster planning meeting on Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm at the church.

All Scoutmasters are asked to attend. Other leaders and parents are also invited to attend.

OSLC: Help purchase new chairs for the hall

Posted by admin on Jan 21 2017 - 9:47pm

Below is a note from Pastor Nickols of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. I encourage you to consider pitching in for a chair or two - every little bit helps!

Our Saviour’s Parish Council approved a special appeal to replace the chairs in the Parish Hall.  As many of you know, the number of hall chairs have been declining because some of them open backwards, and thinking they are broken, and considered unsafe, have wound up in the dumpster.  We are at the point that we don’t have enough chairs for some of the large groups that OSLC hosts.  We need to raise $3,000 to cover the purchase of 150 chairs and pay for the shipping. The chairs will be black and have a seat pad (see below). 

I invite organizations and individuals to make a donation toward the purchase of new chairs.  Please make the check payable to OSLC and write “Chair Fund” in the memo section of the check.  Thank you.

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