Troop 1345 - "The Best Troop Alive!"

Welcome to Troop 1345

Star Scout Shaun Farrell and his father Pat

On the summit of Mount Baldy, Philmont Scout Ranch

July 17th, 2017


Merit Badge Chair will be away in early August

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 7:23pm


Mr. Adam Birnbaum, our troop's merit badge chair, is away on vacation from July 30th to August 11th and will not be attending our first two meetings of the month.  He asks that you get with him prior to July 28th if you need blue cards or to get lined up with a counselor in August.

Summer Break is Here!

Posted on Jul 17 2017 - 9:56pm

Scouts and families

I hope you all are enjoying summer break and some well-deserved down time.  The troop has remained busy despite the break from meetings as we had our Camp Shenandoah crew return on July 2nd with one of the biggest summer camp groups in troop history!  We also have our first Philmont crew on the trail right now and they summited Mount Baldy today (Monday) at over 12,000 feet - wow!  The National Jamboree starts this week and our NCAC troop is ready to go with several of our scouts joining in - congratulations to Harlan Earhart, Owen Hogeboom, Josh Pryor, and Andrew Zagurski for representing Troop 1345! Five of our scouts are also attending National Youth Leadership Training from 30 July to 4 August to get ready for new positions of responsibility this fall.  Finally, our August crew for Philmont is working hard to finish their preparations and is also looking forward to a great trek in New Mexico next month.


Posted on Nov 30 2016 - 12:30pm

A huge portion of the success with Troop's leadership development for our Scouts is via our proactive participation in NCAC National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).  Below is the NCAC schedule with one Winter training opportunity and three Summer Training opportunities.  If you click the winter REGISTER NOT below it will take you to the NCAC website to register.


Merit Badge Class Opportunities - Fairfax County Parktakes

Posted on Oct 26 2016 - 11:56am

Fairfax County's Parktakes program offers various merit badge classes.  See the attached link for more information:


Announcing New Cyber Chip -- Cyber Chip, a brand new 21st safety tools for every scout to earn

Posted on Jun 21 2016 - 4:44am

Did you know the U.S. Congress designated June as the National Internet Safety Month?
The Internet has become an essential tool for daily use. According to a study by Kaiser Family Foundation, kids of Generation M2, the Multimedia Teen age 8 to 18 year olds spend about one third of their time daily using electronic devices to get access to online for education, research, socializing, and entertainment.

Calling all Troop 1345 Parents Who Like to Have Fun and Make a Difference - Be a Merit Badge Counselor

Posted on Oct 26 2015 - 6:49pm
We Need Your Enthusiasm and a Minimal Amount of Your Time.  Please consider donating a very minimal amount of time to the Troop to Make a Difference in helping our Scouts earn Merit Badges.  A fun and positive experience is guaranteed for all volunteer adults.  By volunteering, you are also setting an excellent example for your Boy Scout, and can work with him as you counselor other scouts.  Best of all,  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  Being a Merit Badge Counselor is easy and can have a very minimal time commitment.  Thank you in advance for your help!
Contact Lisa Cason, our Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator.
Lisa will accept applications and paperwork at most meetings in the front room at the Woods Community Cener during the Troop meeting   Also, she can email you the directions to complete the application on line and email to her once complete.  

Here is a link to all you need to know to sign up to be a merit badge counselor (MBC):


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