Troop 131,

I hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend! I know there were a couple of you at the OA Fellowship this weekend.  It is worth mentioning that Sean Mulvaney (previously) and Theo Ramirez (this weekend) sealed their membership and are now Brotherhood members, so give them a hearty  congratulations when you see them.

Board of reviews are next week, so if you are close to the next rank then be sure to let Mrs. Farmer know!


We will have a Troop meeting at 7:30PM this Monday at Immanuel Church on the Hill!

Your leadership team has a very fun meeting scheduled for this week! The theme for the meeting is Skateboarding!  If you have a skateboard, feel free to bring it, however, any scout on a skateboard (MUST) be wearing a helmet– No exceptions.  I want you all to be safe, but otherwise, feel free to shred it!


Parents, if your scouts have a personal email address, please make sure they are receiving troop emails.  If not, then let me know and we can add them to the troop distribution list.


As Mr. Devlin mentioned previously, we are in the process of getting the t-shirts for summer camp designed.  All scouts are invited and encouraged to submit a design.  We have a few submissions already, so keep them coming!


SUMMER SIGN UP- Last call for early bird pricing

You should have all received an email and online Google form from Mrs. Lacayo, to sign up for summer camp.  Early bird registration ends April 12th, and we will need to have received payment no later than April 9th to get this into our bank and generate an electronic payment to send to the camp.  The cost for camp is $30 more after these dates.

So please don’t delay, you only have a few days to get the early bird pricing!

FISHING TRIP- April 19th -21st

See message below from Mr. Mulvaney, I especially like the part about throwing a fish!  The fishing trip last year was a huge success, so we decided to do it again.  Last I saw we had 16 scouts signed up already!

Who: All the avid (and junior) fisherman we can find
What: Troop 131 Fishing Trip
When: Fri 19 Apr – Sun 21 April, 2023
Where: Group Camp Site E at Pohick Bay Regional Park
Why: Give a Scout a fish (and he’ll throw it)….Teach a Scout to fish……

Cost: Just $40 for everyone- includes Troop fishing gear if you need it


And there is a FISHING MERIT BADGE if you need it!!!!


Sign up now


Brendan Mulvaney

Outings Coordinator

Boy Scout Troop 131



Recently the NCAC has voted on a plan to realign the districts within the council.  As part of this the units within the City of Alexandria will shift from Colonial District to Chain Bridge District (Arlington). This will take effect June 1st of this year.  While this will be a change, I was gratified to see that Linda Hill (a good friend and sponsor of the troop) will be switching to Chain Bridge District with us.

See message below from Vicent Kiernan- the Colonial District Chair.


With the council’s approval of the district realignment plan this past Saturday, your Scout unit will be served in the future by Chain Bridge District, which also includes Scouting units in Arlington County, rather than by Colonial District as it has been in the past.  Chain Bridge’s leadership, including district chair Rafay Hassan and district commissioner Karl Gerdes, are ready to support you.  In addition, Linda Hill from Colonial and others from our commissioner staff are planning to continue serving you from Chain Bridge, to provide as seamless a transition as possible.  Units technically will transition to Chain Bridge on June 1, but you are welcome to begin engaging with Chain Bridge at any time before then.


As we navigate through this transition, I strongly encourage you and your leaders to start participating in the Chain Bridge District Roundtable. This event takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM, hosted at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 830 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202. Please note that the location may change in the future to better accommodate the units of the updated Chain Bridge district. 


Please also know that you, your Scouters and your youth members will always be welcome at any Colonial meeting or event; we are all members of the one Scouting movement. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or require assistance during this transition period.


All the best,

Vincent Kiernan

Colonial District chair

National Capital Area Council, BSA


SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

Monday, April 8th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

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

Friday April 19th – 21st – Camping- Fishing- Pohick Bay

April 26th -28th – OA Spring Ordeal- Camp Snyder

Monday, April 29th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (BoR)- Immanuel Church on the Hill

Saturday May 4th – Scout Skill Saturday

Monday, May 6th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (PLC)- Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, May 13th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (BOR)- Immanuel Church on the Hill

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