I hope you a great weekend and we finally had some glorious fall(ish) weather!

We are having an in-person Troop meeting tomorrow at 7:30 PM.  We will focus on preparation for This weekend’s climbing/camping trip!  That includes learning how to put on the harness, basic safety and of course the all-important meal preparation.  Be sure to grab any gear from the shed that you need as well before you leave.


Who: Everyone in Troop 131 is invited!  We have spots for everyone!!!
What: Sugarloaf Rock Climbing Trip
When: Fri 1 Oct – Sun 3 Oct
Where: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD (about 1 hour from Alexandria)
Why: This is one of our most popular trips of the year

Please see the email and sign-up form from Mr. Mulvaney and fill it out if you have not already done so as we need to get a final head count.


We are conducting board of reviews on Monday.  If you are ready for your next rank advancement and have not already done so, please let Mrs. Haymes know.


I know we are all anxious to get back to indoor troop meetings.  Especially with the limited amount of daylight and the weather starting to get cooler.  We are actively working to get back indoors and hope to have announcement on this soon.


Monday September 27th                    Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM                                          First Baptist Church – Outdoor

Friday October 1st – 3rd                                 Camping/Climbing                                                Sugarloaf

Monday October 4th                            Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (Camporee Prep)          –

Monday October 11th                         No Troop Meeting- Holiday                  –

Friday October 15th – 17th                 Colonial District Camporee                             Gunston Hall


See information and link below to webinar about the Congressional Award.  Some of you may be interested in this!

Join us for this webinar to learn about why The Congressional Award is a perfect fit for students in the scouting community!

Hear from Members of Congress and former Eagle Scouts Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-17), Congressman Sanford Bishop (GA-02) and Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03), as well as a 2019 Gold Medalist and Eagle Scout, Fernando Miranda-Fred.

This hour-long program will provide Scouts the opportunity to learn more about our program and how their work with the Boy Scouts can easily translate to our program. Topics that may be discussed include how our longtime partnership with the Boy Scouts allows for scouts to put much of their work with their troop and communities towards earning their Congressional Award and how the values both the Award and the Scouts instill in their participants are one in the same. Both programs aim to demonstrate the value of hard work and service to others to their participants.

Please submit questions on the registration form linked below that you’d like our speakers to cover.


Wear your Mask and uniform!  Bring a headlamp!  Have a good time!

Blue Cards!  Did you know that your Scoutmaster can email you a blue card?  Just send me Mr. Ramirez an email (!  Note that the SCOUT must request the blue card, not the parent!

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