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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

Monday, July 15, 2024

Posted on Jul 15 2024 - 12:45am

Not a lot to report on this week. A lot of our scout families are vacationing. Rest up!

Our next adventure will be a day adventure on July 27. We plan to have a cooking demonstration and competition. Working primarily with dutch ovens, we will try some different (but doable) recipes in an ongoing effort to elevate the cooking skills of the Troop. A primary location has been secured as well as a back-up location. More details will be out soon.

Summer Camp wrap up and more

Posted on Jul 8 2024 - 1:47am

Well, it's been a couple of weeks since we got back from summer camp. Hopefully everyone has recuperated from the weak.It was a hot one. Everyone did great. There were only a few bouts of homesickness (among the adults). All of the scouts did well.

We are currently putting all of the earned merit badges into the Scoutbook program. We are hoping we will have them for the scouts this Tuesday or next.

Please note the Patrol Leaders Council firmed up the Troop schedule for the rest of the year. Take a look at the updated calendar.

Our next adventure will be a day adventure on July 27. We plan to have a cooking demonstration and competition. Working primarily with dutch ovens, we will try some different (but doable) recipes in an ongoing effort to elevate the cooking skills of the Troop. More details will be out soon.

This is last call for the Buckskin program. If you are interested in attending this year, let Mr. Call know on Tuesday.

Special Committee meeting Tuesday

Posted on Jul 8 2024 - 1:47am

During this Tuesday's meeting the Troop committee will be meeting to discuss and plan our Fall fertilizer and grass seed sale fundraiser.. This meeting is open to all parents who would like to  have some input into the fundraiser.

This fundraiser is our only fundraiser of the year where all proceeds go into the Troop treasury. From these funds we purchase gear. maintain the Troop trailers, etc. With the growth we have had we need to make this one day event successful so we can fill some of our needs

The meeting will start just after 7pm and be over around the Troop meeting close...

Facebook

Posted on Jun 11 2024 - 11:13am

The Troop does maintain a Troop Facebook group for those Facebook folks. This is a private page to give it some level of security. It has both youth and adults monitoring the content of the page. We do try to share pictures of our events.  If you would like to join go to 

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/117641468296503 and ask to join.

Buckskin Junior Leader Training

Posted on Jun 10 2024 - 2:00am

There are several openings still available for the Buckskin Junior Leader training, July 21 - July 27, held at Camp T. Brady Saunders. This is a Nationally recognized course put on by trained youth leaders from the Heart of Virginia Council. Each year the Troop sends several willing scouts. Troop 521 will help cover the course cost. If interested, please see Mr. Swingle or Mr. Call.

For more information, see last years flyer at:

https://scoutingevent.com/Download/602107008/OR/2023_Buckskin_Flyer.pdf

From the flyer:

"Buckskin is an immersive week-long leadership experience offered to Scouts BSA Troops in the Heart of Virginia Council each summer since 1984. Participants develop leadership principles, validate outdoor skills, and practice teamwork using the patrol method."

Summer resident camp - Camp Boddie, Blounts Creek, NC

Posted on Jun 10 2024 - 1:47am

Our next adventure is the summer camp in Blounts Creek, NC. If you have any questions or comments, please talk to Scoutmaster Call, Bryan Rapp or any of the attending adults.

Don't forget those medical forms. Remember, section A, B and C must be completed. Section C is where a doctor must sign.

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