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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


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:


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.

Summer Court of Honor

Posted on Jun 10 2024 - 1:47am

Thanks to all that came out for the Troop Court of Honor last week. It was great to see all of the new faces. If you (your scout) didn't receive an award that you thought he should, please let us know. We will make it right,

Summer Court of Honor - Tuesday June 4

Posted on Jun 3 2024 - 11:33am

This Tuesday we will be holding our Summer Court of Honor. This is where we will recognize the achievements and accomplishments of scouts since our last Court of Honor. This will take the place of our regular Troop meeting. We will be in the Church sanctuary.

Scouts should be in full class a uniform (sash and neckerchief), and try to arrive a few minutes early (6:40 to 6:45),

Summer Court of Honor

6:45 - scouts arrive

Full Class A uniform

Start at 7:00pm

Summer Camp info will be shared

New Troop photo taken

Order of the Arrow News

Posted on Jun 3 2024 - 11:20am

Congratulations go out to Mason D. and Hayden S. who completed their Ordeal and Induction this past weekend. They are now full members of the OA. Also Jack C. sealed his member ship by becoming a Brotherhood member. Be sure to congratulate these three scouts.

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