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Welcome to our website! Troop 521 meets every Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Cool Spring Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

We are a large and very active troop with a variety of activities and scheduled monthly outings.  We attribute our success to our active adult leadership, "boy-run troop" philosophy with focus on advancement, merit badges and high adventure activities which keeps our scouts very interested and involved. 

Please contact our Scoutmaster if you would like to join or find out more about us

Disclaimer: Boy Scout Troop 521, Mechanicsvile, Virginia, is solely responsible for the creation and content of this Web Site.  While this site does not reflect the official policy of the Boy Scouts of America, we do support and adhere to their national guidelines referred to by Heart of Virginia Council.  Comments concerning this Web Site can be directed to Webmaster Troop 521

Troop camping at Virginia Beach

Posted on May 13 2024 - 1:25am

This months camping activity will be a 2 night trip to Virginia Beach. We will be camping at the Holiday Travel Park on General Booth Boulevard. The campground has showers and flush toilets. (that tends to make a lot of folks happy!)

Our activity on Saturday will be a visit to the Military Aviation Museum and Fighter Factory at Pungo. More details will be passed along at tonight's meeting. Feel free to Google the campground to see what they offer as well as the museum.

Food cost should be around $15 per person. We will let you know if there is any additional cost.

Owen C's Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on May 13 2024 - 1:24am

Our newest Eagle, Owen C, will be having his Special Court of Honor on Sunday, June 2. This special Court of Honor will be held at Mosley Music, 9545 Kings Charter Drive, Ashland, Va. 23005 at 2 in the afternoon.

We will need some scouts to take part in the Honor guard as well as a few other parts in the court.

User ID's and passwords for new Scouts and their Parents!

Posted on May 7 2024 - 1:22am

For our new Scouts and their parents receiving the EBlast for the first time, see Mick Rost to get your Login information - User Names and Passwords. You will need this information to get past the weekly announcements into our website!

Welcome to our new families

Posted on May 7 2024 - 1:21am

We now have 15 new families in our Troop as of last week. To our new families - Welcome! To our existing families - please be sure to welcome our new families.

Each week we send our an e-blast to try to keep you informed as to the goings on in the Troop. It normally comes out on Monday mornings (around 6am). From time to time we may need to send out an email at other times of the week. We promise to try to keep the number of e-mails to a minimum. We don't want anyone feeling like they are getting covered up with info.

For most of you we have one contact e-mail address. You can give us many more should you want to. As your scout gets older it's important that he receive the Troop emails so he knows what is going on. You (the parent) will always be copied per BSA youth protection guidelines. Be sure to look up Mick Rost at the meeting to get your web site sign in credentials.

Again .... Welcome to Troop 521.

Cub Scout Graduation - Tonight

Posted on Apr 29 2024 - 1:03am

Scouts ... we need your help. Tonight is the Pack 521 crossover to Troop 521. We need to have as many scouts as possible attend. We will be welcoming 15 (yes you read that right, 15) new scouts into the Troop. We need at least 7 or 8 scouts to attend to greet them with neckerchiefs and shoulder colors.

The ceremony will be at the new pavilion at Cool Spring Baptist at 6:30pm. It should last about an hour. Scouts should arrive at 6:15pm in Class A, full dress uniform, including merit badge sash and neckerchief. Remember, YOU are setting the example for this next group of scouts as they begin their trail to Eagle.

Senior Patrol Leader Election

Posted on Apr 29 2024 - 12:55am

We need your input!

This Tuesday we will be holding our election for Senior Patrol Leader. This is the highest youth office in the Troop. The Senior Patrol leader actually is the scout that runs the Troop (not the adults who advise). Please make every effort to attend this meeting. You will be choosing your leader for the next six months. Next week we will be choosing patrols and electing Patrol Leaders.

The Senior Patrol Leader elections will be in a format similar to what we have done in the past. This includes a presentation (talk) by the the candidate, then a follow up question and answer session.

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