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Troop 1344 Mission

Hello everyone and thank you for considering Troop 1344. 

We are a medium size, military family friendly Troop of 25-30 boys in Burke, VA.  Many of our parents and all of our uniformed adult leaders come from a military or government service background.

We draw from our experiences as leaders serving our nation to help instill these same values to our boys here in beautiful Northern Virginia.  

We instill values of citizenship, leadership, personal fitness and spirituality in an outdoor leadership laboratory that lets these young men grow and support each other in a safe, fun environment.

We are fully compliant with all state and BSA requirements and fully operational in this challenging COVID-19 environment.

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Calendar, Roster, Quarterly Update -- November 22 Updates

Posted on Nov 23 2020 - 1:42am

For convenient reference, attached are:

-- Troop Calendar (V13 November 22, 2020)  [located MENU | FILES | CALENDAR]

-- Scout Leadership and Patrol Roster Overview (November 16, 2020)  [located MENU | PLC Business  --AND--  MENU | FILES | SCOUTS FOLDER]

-- Scoutmaster Quarterly Updates (September 2020)  [located MENU | Scoutmaster's Porch  --AND-- MENU | FILES | SCOUTMASTER FOLDER]

Scout Strong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

Posted on Sep 8 2020 - 12:49am

Looking for a Scout award that can be accomplished at home and is also good for you health?  The Scout Strong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award is for you!

Meet a daily activity goal of 30 min / day (adults) and 60 min / day (under 18 yrs) for 5 days / week for 6 out of 8 weeks to accomplish the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.

See attached document for logging sheet and instructions.

Turn in the completed activity log to the Troop 1344 Awards Chair,  Shannon Gilliland, at gillilandshannon7@gmail.com once completed.

A Scout is Helpful and Thrifty! // Fundraiser Assistance Request

Posted on Aug 31 2020 - 12:05pm
PARENTS:  As you know, the pandemic has hit scouting hard, both nationally and locally.  The loss of summer camps meant the loss of most of the Council’s annual income, while the loss of our troop mulch fundraiser meant the troop didn’t generate any income, either.  Meanwhile, the annual re-charter fee is slated to increase this year as well.  This means we will likely have to increase annual dues in the fall.  In addition to the annual re-charter fees, the troop income goes to purchasing rank and merit badges, T-shirts and neckerchiefs, and repairing and replacing the troop equipment, such as tents, stoves, lantern, fuel, and other essentials.
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To help offset the dues increase, and to generate more income for scouting nationally and locally, we are asking your scouts to sell popcorn online.  THIS IS THE EASIEST FUNDRAISER YOU WILL EVER SUPPORT!!   Directions are in the slides attached—each scout can download the Trails End app onto his phone, register, associate the account with National Capital Area Council | Patriot District | Troop 1344, and the troop will get a portion of the proceeds.  Each scout can personalize his own “storefront” and send email from the app to family and friends.  Anyone who receives the email will be directed to the Trail’s End website, where they can make their selections.  We don’t enter any other info, and the order is shipped directly to the purchaser.  And the Council and Trails End frequently run shipping discounts, so watch for those and make sure your friends and family know about them.  
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