Troop 131,


I hope everyone is well, enjoying school and ready for an exciting fall season of Scouts!  We have a great series of outdoor activities coming this fall starting; with the Climboree!



We will have an in-person Troop meeting Monday at 7:30PM at Immanuel Church on the Hill.  Note, we are back to regular hours, and you are expected to wear your scarf!


The meeting will focus on Climboree preparation, including knots, meal planning and checking out camping gear.

For meals and looking at who is coming, I would like the patrols to organize themselves into two (slightly larger) groups:

1.       Minute Men and Radioactive scorpion (6 scouts)

2.       Moose, Nylon and Snapping Turtles (8 scouts)



I must admit, the state of our uniforms lately has been a bit of sorry affair.  To aid in that and remind everyone that our uniforms matter and a Scout is Clean; please come on Monday in your full Class A uniform (sash is NOT required) and be prepared for a formal uniform inspection.  Ms. Devlin and Mr. Wells will conduct the inspection and grade each of you.  There will be a special prize for the scout(s) with the highest score.


For your reference and use, I attached to this email the official BSA Inspection Sheet and the BSA Guide to Insignia.



As part of the training that Mr. Roger ran a few weeks ago we were asked to prepare a Vision Statement for the troop.  I attached it to this email and feel that it is a good refection of who we historically are as a troop and our aspirations. I encourage you all to review it and provide comment.



For those that did not see the Facebook post, last weekend, Mr. Jahn, Mr. Jackson, and Scout Miles Jackson painted our shed to match the existing church shed.  The painting looks great, the shed has been clean out and reorganized and now I can say (formally) that our move to Immanuel Church on the Hill is complete!

Thank you who volunteered and made this happen.

SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

For your use, I attached the current version of the troop calendar to this email as well as list the next month’s activities below.


Monday, September 12th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill (back to regular hours)

Friday, September 16th – 18th – Camporee/Climboree– Rock Climbing & Camping

Monday, September 19th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (BoR) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Saturday September 24th- Troop 131 Car wash and Fundraiser- Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, September 26th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Saturday October 1sth – Service Project- Pumpkin Drop at Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, October 3rd – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (PLC) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, October 10th – No Troop Meeting- Columbus Day

Friday, October 14th-16th – Camporee/Colonial District Camporee-American Legion Youth Camp, Cheltenham, MD

Monday, October 17th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (BoR) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, October 24th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Friday, October 28th-30th – Beach/Chesapeake Bay Camping, Assateague


Bring your Mask and uniform!  Bring your Book, Bring a headlamp!  Leave your phone in your pocket! and 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!

See you all at the troop meeting.

©2024 Troop 131 | Alexandria, Virginia.


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