I hope everyone is surviving the cold weekend!



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

Just a reminder, I am out of town this week and will miss both the Scout Sunday and Monday’s meeting, however, the other ASM’s will be present to help.

Your SPL and ASP’s have organized the next two meetings in support of the upcoming winter camping trip.  They will have a three part rotation in which they will discuss how to pack for winter camping, safety and winter cooking.

They are asking that all scouts going on the camping trip and below the rank of first class, please bring their pack on February 13th for review.  Winter camping is no joke, and we want to make sure that all of you are properly prepared for the weather and have the proper gear.

As always please bring your book, there are opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and have one of the older scouts sign off on these skills.


Due to the cold weather, Jack postponed his eagle project from this weekend to February 25th.  If you could not make it previously, please consider helping on the 25th!


Installation Day (Open to all Scouts)

February 25th from 12:00-4:00 Location: Bon Air Park, 850 N Lexington St, Arlington, VA 22205

 Sign Up Genius:



A Scout is Reverent!  See message below from Mr. Jahns! Scout Sunday is tomorrow morning!


Scouts and families, 

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for Scout Sunday on Sunday, February 5th. 

We will attend the 10:30 service at Immanuel Chapel

(Note, this is NOT the building where we meet weekly. This is across the street on the Seminary grounds. – 3737 Seminary Rd)

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

We are also in need of some more scout volunteers to help during the service.

If you can help, please let Mr. Jahns know.

Thank you to David, Luke & Tige who have already volunteered!

Let’s remember the 12th point of the Scout Law!


Mr. Jahns



See message below from our outdoor coordinator Mr. Mulvaney.  Please sign up for the camping trip if you are interested!


Who: Brave and Hearty Souls
What:  Cold Weather Camping, Snow, and Ice
When: Fri 17 Feb-Sun 19 Feb 2023
Where:  Camp Minsi, Poconos, PA
Why: First Campout of 2023, and we haven’t done ICE camping …… um …. ever
Cost: $10/Scout and $10/adult

Come experience winter at Camp Minsi with a day of fun on the frozen water of Stillwater.The IceFest programs includes:


  • Our annual ice fishing extravaganza – including hands-on ice fishing demos on Stillwater Lake, equipment displays, and cooking demos.
  • Winter snow and ice games – including ice golf, ice auger relays, snowshoe races, and more!
  • Ice safety presentation and rescue tutorials.
  • Special presentations and displays on old time timbering tools and the historic ice harvesting industry of the Poconos and Stillwater Lake.
  • Winter hikes and camp tours.
  • Refreshments, fellowship and fireplace.
  • Food, drinks and lunch (hotdogs, chili, chips, sodas, etc) available for purchase in the Dining Hall (or bring and cook your own).

The program is JUST $10 per person — includes a collectible patch and hot beverage refreshments for all participants.
Event is snow or shine!


Sign up NOW NOW NOW!!!! And join the adventure

WinterFest Campout Form


This will be a fun one, and a new place for T-131.  These reservations are hard to come by, so we might not be able to go back for a couple years.  And ICE camping will bring its own exciting experiences for sure.  So don’t wait, sign up today.


SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

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

Sunday February 5th – Scout Sunday

Monday, February 6th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, February 13th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Friday, February 18th– 20th – Winter Camping – Winter Fest

Monday, February 20th – No Troop Meeting- Federal Holiday – Presidents Day

Monday, February 27th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, March 6th – 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.


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