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.


Update: Sea Base 2017 - Coral Reef Sailing June 19-25!

Posted by admin on Jul 20 2016 - 9:40pm

We have 14 registered attendees, with room for only 2 more (1 leader, 1 Scout). If you'd like to attend, or are even giving it consideration, please let me know ASAP!

After two unsuccessful attempts at the Sea Base Lottery, finally hit pay dirt!

We've been offered two (2) crews of Coral Reef Sailing Monday, June 19 - Sunday, June 25, 2017! Each crew can be made up of 6-8 people, and will be able to make its own sailing itinerary. Participants must bring a swimsuit, a pair of shorts, and two shirts, which gives you an idea of what your days will consist of. A more thorough description is below.

Cost per crew is $6,850, or $1,142 for 6, $979 for 7 or $857 for 8 participants. Expect approximately $400 more for travel, transportation, incidentals, etc. We can start fundraising for this ASAP.

Participants must be thirteen (13) and graduated from the 8th grade or fourteen (14) years old to participate. This means that all Scouts currently in 7th grade or above are eligible.

Each of the crews will need 2 adult leaders. One of these leaders can be under 21 as long as the other is over 21.

A $100 deposit per person is required by the end of March, so please carefully consider this opportunity and let me know if you're in!

Coral Reef Sailing

A 40- to 50-foot sailing yacht will become your home for a week. It has a large self-contained galley and dining area where you will prepare wholesome meals from the fresh or canned foods supplied by Sea Base, supplemented by fresh catches from trolling while underway.

Your captain will instruct you in navigation, fishing and sailing, and will remain on board for the entire trip. You choose your own float plan to explore the beautiful Florida Keys. This trip offers one-of-a-kind snorkeling and abundant fishing. You'll spend a "port day" back at Sea Base and have the chance to demonstrate your sailing skills in our fleet of Hunter Sailboats. This is a seven day event.

Digital Technology Merit Badge - DATE CHANGE

Posted by admin on Jul 9 2016 - 10:53pm

Computer Concepts has graciously offered to host two sessions to assist Scouts in earning the Digital Technology Merit Badge.

The class will be held over two (2) sessions on Thursday nights on August 18th & September 1st. Please sign up on the Troop website if you'd like to participate.


Shutterfly Photo Site

Posted by admin on Jul 1 2016 - 11:13am

Christy Coenen has set up a photo sharing site for us on Shutterfly. It's a great place to put photos when we have a bunch from an event that folks might like to see, but is more than we want to put on our Facebook page. There are some great photos from our recent Canoe Campout on it.


You'll have to set up an account on Shutterfly (if you don't already have one) and request access, but it should be smooth sailing from there.

No Troop Meeting on June 27th & July 4th!

Posted by admin on Jun 21 2016 - 10:53am

Just a reminder that we won't meet again until Monday, July 11th! Remember that summer means Class B tshirts (any Scout-related tshirt is fine).

Troop 414 Family Picnic & Pool Party

Posted by admin on Jun 20 2016 - 6:45pm

The Troop will again host a summer picnic and pool party at the Stonehouse Glen pool on Sunday, August 21st.

The Troop will supply BBQ sandwiches and drinks. All attendees are asked to bring a dish (side, appetizer or dessert) to share. Signup link coming.

Youth Protection Training

Posted by admin on Jun 7 2016 - 8:58am

The Boy Scouts of America requires all registered leaders to complete a short, online course called Youth Protection. This course outlines the policies and procedures that help to maintain the most secure environment possible for our youth members.

Troop 414 asks ALL ADULTS AND PARENTS to also take this training for 2 reasons:

  1. If you'd like to join the Troop at a campout or activity, it's important that you understand the rules about interacting with our youth members.
  2. Parents and guardians should feel comfortable having their boys participate in Scout activities.

The online training course can be found at https://my.scouting.org/, where you'll need to set up an account first.

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