Troop 761 news

  • We will be installing adhesive labels on storm drains in the Moorefield Green neighborhood to spread awareness about storm drain pollution and the impact on major water sources, like the Potomac River. Most pollution is not caused by people dumping chemicals into storm drains on purpose, but comes from fertilizer runoff, washing your car, pet waste, not maintaining your car and having it leak fluids on the roads, etc… By providing awareness to the community, I hope to generate awareness of the issue and to change bad habits. We plan on labeling 304 storm drains and with teamwork, we can easily complete it in 2 days.

  • On August 30, 1862, The order to begin the attack was greeted with the screams of 6,000 Union soldiers charging across the fields of Lucinda Dogan’s farm. As they charged across, thousands of muskets and booming cannon fire shed blood over the battlefield. When the battle was over one hour later, the ranks of union soldiers had been decimated in the largest federal attack of Second Manassas. This battle took place by the unfinished railroad tracks of Deepcut, with the dead were buried where they had fallen. To commemorate this ancient piece of history and honor those who lost their lives that day, multiple Eagle Scout candidates have collaborated to build a wooden boardwalk stretching over 600 feet over an old footpath for easier traveling in rough conditions. Each Eagle scout is allowed to complete 40 feet of the boardwalk, and this project isn’t possible without your support!

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    Cold Weather Camping

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    Cold weather camping can be challenging, but we know that learning how to do this is an important developmental opportunity for scouts and a great way to reach resiliency. Those …

  • One of our scouts, Ved Pande, had his eagle scout project where he built a boardwalk for Friends of Homeless Animals. (FOHA). This event took place on the 29th of October, the 12th, and the 13th of November 2022. The place he built the project for needed a boardwalk so they could walk their dogs easier. FOHA is a charity/ adoption center that specializes in rehabilitating animals and getting them ready for domestic life. They take care of dogs and cats in their shelter. If you would like to support them, please go to FOHA.org.

  • Past Events

    Gettysburg Battlefield – Nov 18-20th

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    We went to Gettysburg for a campout to learn about the town’s history as a battlefield and how it was instrumental in helping the north win the civil war. We hiked around the town to visit the museums and the battlefield where the battle took place.