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Welcome to the Website of BSA Troop 2012

We’re proud to announce our chartering organization: Arcola United Methodist Church. Troop 2012 serves the South Riding area and surrounding communities in Chantilly, Virginia, located in Loudoun County.

Meetings are held Tuesdays from 6:50pm-8:30pm in the Arcola UMC Chapel, also home to the new Dulles South Food Pantry.  If you’re interested in joining Troop 2012, we encourage you to contact us or stop by a Troop Meeting to find out more. Please visit the Troop Calendar to see the exciting activities we have planned.

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CURRENT EVENTS

2016-2017 CALENDAR
The tentative calendar for the upcoming scouting year now online.  Activities are pending approvals and reservations.  Thanks to all the scouts to all those who submitted ideas, those who voted, and our PLC who worked hard to set the calendar.

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PATROL BOX SUPPLIES NEEDED
We are in need of non-durable supplies to complete our four new troop Patrol Boxes.  Please consider signing up to bring one or two of these items (tin foil, dish soap, etc.) to the first meeting on September 6th.  Please use the SUG to indicate what you can donate, so others may know what items are still needed.

[PATROL BOX SUPPLIES]

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AUGUST 30 – PLC MEETING
Tuesday from 7:00-8:00pm at Gum Springs Library, Meeting Room B
Patrol Leaders Council meet to plan the first meetings of the year.  If you are unable to attend, please make sure you are represented by an Assistant Patrol Leader.

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SEPTEMBER 6 TROOP MEETING
Tuesday from 7:00-8:20pm at AUMC Chapel
This is our first Troop Meeting of the new scouting year.  We look forward to seeing everyone back again and hearing all about our 2016 Summer Camp and Seabase adventures.  Agenda includes Duty Roster Planning for Sept. 16 Boating Campout.  Please come with menu idea.

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SEPTEMBER 13 TROOP MEETING
Tuesday from 7:00-8:20pm at AUMC Chapel
Outdoor activities.  Class B uniform.

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SEPTEMBER 16-18 BOATING CAMPOUT
Christopher Run Campgrounds at Lake Anna, VA
Scouts depart Friday evening and will grab dinner on the road to Lake Anna, VA.  Be sure to bring $$.  Saturday will be spent boating, swimming and enjoying the lake.  Life jackets are on hand for boaters.  Mr. Leonard will be at the helm of the 18′ bowrider.  For those who would like to rent a kayak or canoe, bring extra money – rentals are $10/hour or $25/day.  You are welcome to bring fishing gear.  If you are 16 or older, a Fishing License is required.

  • Permission Form  due at the September 13 Troop Meeting.
  • DEPARTURE:  5:15pm on Friday, September 16th from Gum Springs Library
  • BRING:  Standard outdoor/tent camping gear; swim gear including water shoes, sunblock, towel; $$ for dinner Friday night.  If you plan to rent a kayak or canoe, bring $10 for an hour or $25 for the day.
  • COST:  $47/scout
  • RETURN: 11:30 am Sunday, September 18th to Gum Springs Library

ASM Lead on this trip is Dean Leonard.

[BOATING SIGN-UP]

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POPCORN FUNDRAISER!!

Participation is VOLUNTARY.  Scouts add to their scout account by earning base commissions on sales. Popcorn Kernel, Ms. Bergamini, attended the kick-off meeting earning an additional commission, which will go to the troop.  Order and pick-up deadlines are as follows:

ORDER DUE DATE PICK-UP DATE
Aug. 5 Aug. 20
Sep. 2 Sep. 17
Sep. 30 Oct. 15
Nov. 4 Nov. 19

To participate in Popcorn Sales, please contact Ms. Bergamini.

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July 19-28, 2017 – National Jamboree
IMPORTANT:  Jamboree registration is INDIVIDUAL.  This is not a Troop organized event. Scouts register and pay NCAC DIRECTLY on the NCAC website. Participants are advised to visit the NCAC website and the National Website regularly to keep up on complete event details.  Program information will come from Council… not the Troop.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • ATTENDANCE – If you plan to attend the National Jamboree, please let us know.
  • PAYMENT – A payment of $512 is due to NCAC on June 30, 2016.  See Payment Remittance Slip and visit the NCAC website for details.
  • CAMPERSHIP –  (financial assistance money) is now available.  Don’t hesitate to ask!! Because Scoutmasters must complete the first section of the application, if you are interested in applying, please contact Rich Eitzel prior to June 30, 2016.
  • LEADERSHIP – Rich Eitzel has been selected to attend as an ASM.  There will be one Scoutmaster, 2 Assistant Scoutmasters, and an ASM aged 18-25 for every provisional troop of 36 scouts.  Although it is likely Mr. Eitzel will be placed with our scouts’ provisional troop, it is not guaranteed.  Scout may be attending with NCAC SM/ASMs they do not know.  All adult leadership has been pre-screened and pre-selected.  Additional adult attendees are not permitted.

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Have a suggestion for next year?  Campout location, fundraiser, service project, day trip?
If you’d like to have your suggestions for next year considered at the Annual Planning Meeting, be sure to put it in the suggestion box.
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See the Troop Calendar for additional dates like Patrol Meetings, Committee Meetings, Leadership meetings, etc.