I hope you are enjoying this fine (summer) …. I mean spring weather!



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

We have lots to cover at the meeting.  In particular, for the scouts going on the camping trip.

  • Meal Planning
  • Sign out any gear you need from the shed (tents, stoves, pots, pans, etc)
  • Fill out the duty roster- See attached.
  • See attached list of gear/supplies to bring on the camping trip (both personal and the patrol chuck box)


New Scouts- If you are going on the camping trip, your SPL has requested that you please bring your backpack– filled and packed as if you are going on the trip.  A few of the older scouts will review it with you and provide a few pointers on how to pack and what to bring.

I see that 7 new scouts are coming on the trip, so hopefully we will see 7 packs!  You will see attached to this email a handy checklist to remind you of personal items that might be necessary.  Keep in mind that these lists are just to help remind you of the things you may need.  BE PREPARED– think ahead on the things you will need!

One handy way to think of your pack is that it is a bag of bags.  Your essentials are in one bag, your clothes in another, your sleeping bag, etc…

Snapping Turtles– we will not require that you bring your packs, however, I think there are a few of you that have not camped very much and will benefit from bringing your pack as well.  Please feel free to do so!




We did not have enough of a quorum to vote on patrol names; however, we WILL do this at Monday’s meeting, no matter how many scouts are in attendance.  Please come prepared on Monday to decide on the name of your patrol and elect a patrol leader!  See below the roster for the two patrols.

We encourage the scouts in the pratol to share email addresses and/or phone numbers if they have them.  It is important that you communicate as a unit!

Patrol A (name TBD) Patrol B (name TBD)
·        Henry Campbell

·        Thomas Grocki

·        Karsten Gross

·        Nate Horn

·        Asa Ullom

·        Ethan Kelley

·        Elliott Alex Perry

·        Logan Bond

·        Pierce Hotaling

·        Paul Loberg

·        Talis Saulski

·        John Grocki

·        Greyson Hunt

·        Peter Jay




Last call for the fishing trip. A few of the scouts in Crew are contemplating driving up Saturday afternoon and joining us for one night.  This is totally fine, however, please sign up so that we can get an accurate headcount.

See information below from Mr. Mulvaney. We have 16 scouts signed up so it should be a good time!

Who: All the avid (and junior) fisherman we can find
What: Troop 131 Fishing Trip
When: Fri 21 Apr – Sun 23 April, 2023
Where: The Cove Campground (about 2 hours from Alexandria)
Why: First Troop Fishing Trip (at least in a long while)

Get your rod and reel ready and sign up now!

And if you don’t have a rod and reel, we can provide some.  So come along for the fun.

Brendan Mulvaney

Outings Coordinator


We are extremely fortunate to have so many scouts in the troop working toward their Eagle.  Thank you scouts for helping and please sign up to support.

Can I ask scouts who have recently completed their service projects send me a short paragraph on how it went, I would like to include this in future weekend updates!

WILL JAHNS – April 22nd

Scouts, this is Will Jahns. Im working on my Eagle project and would appreciate help. We will be building book racks for InspireLit to distribute to preschool students. The build day will be Saturday, April 22nd in my backyard (107 E Luray Ave), lunch will be provided. If you are not camping, I would really appreciate your time. If you have any questions please let me know – Thanks, Will

ISAAC WORKMAN- April 29th, 30th and May 6th

Hello scouts,

My Eagle Scout Project will be on the 29th and 30th of April, and the 6th of May. We will be repairing the Bush Hill Presbyterian Church garden and adding labels so the preschoolers can learn about native plants in our area. We will be tearing down the old retaining wall and putting in a new one, as well as pulling out invasive species and planting native ones.

We will have pizza and water for anyone who is able to come help.

There are 2-3 shifts to choose from each day.

I would really appreciate the help from anyone who can make it.

Thank you,

Isaac Workman



If you are planning on attending summer camp, it is not too late to sign up!  Early bird prices end soon!

SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

Monday, April 17th – Troop Meeting – 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Friday, April 21st -23rd – Camping/Fishing Trip – Cove- Gore VA

April 22- Will Jahns Eagle Project

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

April 29th and 30th – Isaac Workman Eagle Project

Monday, May 1st – Troop Meeting – 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

May 6th – Isaac Workman Eagle Project

Monday, May 8th – Troop Meeting (PLC) – 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, May 15th – Troop Meeting (BoR) – 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Friday, May 19th -21st – Hiking and Caving – Stokesville, VA



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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