We will have an in-person Troop meeting at 7:30PM at Immanuel Church on the Hill this Monday.


Following the election last week, we will have our first Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) tomorrow at 7:00. For those that don’t know, this is ½ hour BEFORE or regular meeting!

The SPL, two ASPLs, all Patrol Leaders and their Assistant Patrol Leaders, and the Scribe are expected to attend.



First, I am pleased to announce our New SPL and ASPLs.

SPL: Ismail Turunc

ASPL: Gabe Muldoon

ASPL: Tadgh Devlin

 Thank you all for stepping up and I look forward to the next 6 months of your leadership!

 We have some additional positions to fill and verify, therefore I am going to wait until after tomorrow’s meetings before I announce the rest of the leadership roles.

 One item to note, the Mustachios did not have a quorum last week, therefore were unable to vote on the new patrol leader. Tadgh, Theo, and Arthur have all taken troop leadership positions, therefore I am looking for one of the other scouts to step up!



We had 10 scouts attend the Architecture Merit Badge and Walking tour on Saturday.  We rode the metro from Braddock to my office and Union Market and had a good day exploring the Architecture Profession including; visiting the office, exploring the material library, seeing the digital and physical modeling tools, discussing the history of Architecture, learning about Sustainable design and much more.  It culminated in a walk from Union Market to the Mall looking at buildings and exploring the city.

It was a bit of a long day but thank you to all the scouts (and Mr. Irwin) for joining me!



 We will have a group of Webelos and Parents who are visiting from Pack 133 tomorrow.  I will take the adults talk to them for a bit, however, I will need a few scouts to volunteer to talk to the Webelos about the scouting experience.

 Here are the things that I would like you to discuss with the scouts:

 Describe how the Scouts in the troop provide its leadership.

 Describe the four steps of Scout advancement.

 Describe ranks in Scouting and how they are earned.

 Describe what merit badges are and how they are earned.

 List the three steps you will go through once you have completed all the requirements for a rank in

 Scouting. These are the Scoutmaster conference, board of review, and recognition.

 Explain what the patrol is and how it works.

 Identify the different patrols that a troop may have.

 List the differences between a new-Scout patrol and a traditional patrol in a Scout troop.

 Describe the First-Class Scout badge and tell what each part stands for. Explain the significance

of the First-Class Scout badge.


SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

For your use, see below a list of the activities in the coming weeks:

Monday, December 12th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (PLC) (Visit Pack 133)– Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, December 19th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, December 26th – No Troop Meeting- Winter Break

Monday, January 2nd – No Troop Meeting- New Year

Monday, January 9th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill


Wear your full Class A Uniform and Scarf!  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.


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?