Troop 131,

 hope you are well and enjoyed your weekend! The skateboarding was a great success last week and thank you to the leadership team that put it together.

The board of reviews is this week, and we have a few candidates going up for rank awards. If you would like a BoR on Monday, then please let Mrs. Farmer know.

There is lots of information and service opportunities in the email this week, so please take the time to read all the way through it!TROOP MEETING

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

This meeting will focus on preparation for the fishing trip as well as First Aid for fishing-related injuries!  We have close to 25 scouts and 10 adults going on this trip (which is awesome) so meal planning is critical!  Each patrol should check their patrol bins, make sure you have all the right gear, fill out a duty roster and make sure you are clear on who is getting food!  Remember, each patrol is responsible for bringing their food.

I also believe that this will be the meeting when we decide on the design for the summer camp t-shirts.  We have lots of entries so thank you to all the scouts who submitted a design!



Sorry for the delay in getting this out, but for now I would like to assign the new scouts to the following two patrols. We will get you official patrol patches at Monday’s meeting. The transition season is still in full swing, and we may still have some additional new scouts join the troop.  If we get over 6 new scouts, then we will put you all in your own patrol!  Goats and Penguin Raiders, (now that you are veterans) please look after these new scouts!

Simon Macek- Goats

Sami Lipke- Goats

Quinn Ziemann – Goats

Rhys Devlin- Penguin Raiders



Nathan is starting to work on his Eagle Project and needs your help! If you are not going on the fishing trip, then consider helping him out.  The project will support our Sponsor, Immanuel Church on the Hill!  See information below and link to sign up!

The goal of the project as a whole is to construct a pathway behind the Church, and stone barriers around the Church and gardens. The stone barriers are intended to protect the Church building and structure from debris caused by excessive rain. The pathway is meant to create a more comfortable method of walking through the backyard space of the Church, as it is very muddy at this point. 

Event Address: 3606 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
Contact us at (716) 986-6794 or
Initial work party for Nathan Wells’ Eagle Scout Project on April 21 at 1:00 PM. This event will likely continue for 1-2 hours, ending at 2 or 3 PM. 

Nathan Wells Eagle Project Work Party Google Sign-Up Sheet



See information below from Ms. Wargo to help plant trees for Arbor Day.  This is another good way that we can help support our amazing sponsor!

Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) students are hosting a small tree-planting on their campus on the morning of April 27th, 9-10:30 am. Any scout who wants to help plant trees is most welcome! Please sign up here if you’re interested. 

They’re meeting on campus at Trotter Bowl, which is the field along Quaker Lane at VTS. The address 900 N Quaker Lane generally works for map apps, it takes you onto a road called Aspinwall Lane. You can park along Aspinwall Lane on the right side of the road, and the field to the right is Trotter Bowl.”

Thanks for your help!


Francine Wargo




We need at least two ILOS trained adults on every camping trip.  I know we had one parent who just completed their ILOS training this weekend, but I would certainly encourage anyone who wants to camp with the troop to consider taking the training.

There is an upcoming session on June 15th and 16th.  See information below:

06/15-16 – Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

This training is for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, Associate Crew Advisors who need to complete their program-specific training requirements, as well as those other adult volunteers who want to help with the outdoor program activities and basic advancement skills. 



The rotary club of Alexandria Offers Scholarships to local Eagle Scouts. While this only applies to current seniors, this is something to consider for next year or the subsequent years!  Yet another reason to get your Eagle!

Scholarship Opportunity

Application due May 10, 2024

For more information visit



The early bird pricing has unfortunately passed; however, it is still not too late to sign up!  We have 15 scouts and 4 adults who are attending, and it should be a lot of fun! Not to mention, four of your Troop mates will be counselors at Olmstead again this year!

Please contact Mrs. Lacayo if you would like to go!


CLIMBOREE- Registration Opens April 27th.

I know it seems crazy to sign up for an activity that will take place in the fall, however, the Climboree is very popular, and we cannot reserve empty spots.

Registration opens April 27th and last year all the spots filled up very quickly.  We want to make sure that everyone who wants to will be able to attend.

All the scouts who went last year had a great time, so please see the information from Mr. Mulvaney and please sign up if you would like to go!!!

Who: Everyone in Troop 131 is invited!  
What: NCAC Climbing and hiking weekend
When: Fri 11 Oct- MONDAY 14 Sep 2024 LONG WEEKEND EVENT
Camp Mountaineer near Morgantown, WV.
Why: Climb to the sky
Cost: $40/ person
*** This is a Pre-Pay Event, if you sign up we need to collect money from you now, even if you have to cancel later ***


Sign up at:

Ok Folks, this one books up quickly, so if your Scout, and you, want to go and maximize the fun, sign up now.  But a couple of notes:

1-*** This is a Pre-Pay Event, if you sign up we need to collect money from you now, even if you have to cancel later ***

 2- Activity Catalog is available at:

 3- Once you sign up, I’ll send you the link to the activity sheet.  Again, the sooner you sign up, the more likely you are to get your choices, and some go super quickly.

 4- There are lots of merit badges to be had at this one, so start thinking ahead and see Mr. Ramirez for Blue Cards at the next meeting.

 Brendan Mulvaney

Outings Coordinator

Boy Scout Troop 131


SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

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

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

Sunday April 21st– Nathan Wells Eagle Project

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

Saturday April 27th– Arbor Day Planting with the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) students

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

Saturday, May 11th – Shakedown Bike Ride to Mt. Vernon- (Tentative)

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

Friday May 17th – 19th    – OA Conclave – Camp Snyder

Saturday May 18th – 19th    Camping Trip- Biking Trip – Leesburg

Monday, May 20th   – Swim Test – Chinquapin Park Req. Center

©2024 Troop 131 | Alexandria, Virginia.


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