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.


Spring Break Trip - Patriots Point, Charleston SC

Posted by admin on Jan 13 2017 - 7:37pm

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 Saturday, April 1st, returning Monday, April 3rd. 

We'll also plan to visit Fort Sumter on Monday morning before we depart for home.

Cost for the trip is estimated at $160, which breaks down as follows: $96 (Yorktown fee), $20 (Fort Sumter), $30 (3 meals), $14 (gas contribution).

Please SIGN UP IF YOU'RE INTERESTED as we need at least 30 people to make it happen. http://bsatroop414.com/node/3153

Leadership Elections - Mon 1/30/17

Posted by admin on Jan 10 2017 - 11:12am

Leadership elections will be held during our Troop meeting on Monday, January 30th. You can find a leadership application at http://bsatroop414.com/system/files/ScoutyouthLeadershipPositionApplication-0.pdf

A description of our Troop Positions of Responsibility can be found at http://bsatroop414.com/system/files/2014ScoutyouthLeadershipPositions.pdf.

A report on the Scouts needing leadership time for rank advancement is also attached.

Virtual PLC - Monday 1/9/16

Posted by admin on Jan 9 2017 - 3:46pm

While I'm hopeful that we'll have school and be able to have our Troop meeting on Monday, January 9th, it seems a bit unlikely given the amount of snow still on the roads. 

If you were scheduled for a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review, we'll push these back until 1/16. If you have an urgent need, please contact me to make other arrangements.

For the scheduled PLC, I'd like to try something different. If all members of the PLC can download and install the Google Hangouts app from the app store for your mobile device or tablet. You'll have to establish an account, so please ask your parents for help if you need it. If the meeting is canceled, I'll send instructions for how to join the meeting via email.

Stay tuned for the official decision on the January 9th meeting!

Northern Tier 2018

Posted by admin on Jan 6 2017 - 1:16pm

Northern Tier is a Boy Scout High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota.

A Northern Tier adventure involves canoing in the boundry waters between the US and Canada. Crews pick the date, duration and location of their trek via a lottery that starts in January. Information on the treks can be found here: http://www.ntier.org/About/Summer%20Canoe%20Trips.aspx. Estimated cost is $1,500 including airfare and ground transportation.

Troop 414 sent crews to Northern Tier in 2014, so there are Scouts in the Troop who can describe the trip in greater detail as well. Here's a video on one of the crews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2gJBYG6ywg

If you are interested in learning more or participating in this, please leave a comment on this post.

Wilderness First Aid Course

Posted by admin on Jan 4 2017 - 8:14pm

I've made arrangements to have Al Meteria conduct a Wilderness First Aid class at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Norge on Sat & Sun, January 14th & 15th. It'll run 9-6 on Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. Cost is $85. Note that this is required for at least 2 leaders attending High Adventure, and we strongly encourage all leaders attending to have this training.

Note that Scouts 14 and older are also invited to attend. This fulfills one of the requirements for the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement.

If you know folks from other Troops who might be interested in attending, please feel free to invite them as well.

Signups are available on the website at http://bsatroop414.com/node/3215

PayPal Mobile Payments

Posted by tistewart on Jan 3 2017 - 12:07am

Get the App & help the troop save PayPal fees. View how by reading about PayPal Mobile Payments.

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