We are happy to announce that we will once again deliver mulch to your door April 4 and 5. You will find an order form downloadable below.
You can also place your order online at www.troop895.us, just look for “Troop 895 Spring Mulch Fundraiser” on the homepage.
Boy Scout Troop 895 has been active in Falls Church since 1957. We presently have over 80 active members aged 11-18. In the past scout year, we have engaged in many activities designed to promote life skills, character and leadership including hiking, swimming, shooting, pioneering, skiing, winter camping and canoeing. Last year 4 of our Scouts reached the highest rank in scouting, that of Eagle Scout and many are close to completing that achievement this year.
We have also been engaged in community service, helping with the Falls Church City clean ups, placing flags on the graves of veterans, collecting food for and volunteering at local food banks, cooking pancakes for our sponsor church’s congregation, providing candle luminaries for Christmas Eve and News Year’s watch night celebrations, singing carols for the local Sunrise assisted living facility and just recently assisting handicap individuals attending the presidential inauguration ceremonies.
Your orders help us achieve our ambitious program for the boys. Once again, thank you for your support of Troop 895!
Online Ordering - new this year, we will be accepting orders online. Go to mulch.troop895.us and fill out the form, then print it out and send it in with your payment. We are unable to accept payments on line at this time.
NEXT TROOP MEETING - Monday March 3rd
6:30 to 7:30 – PLC Planning Meeting
7:30 – 8:30 – Troop Meeting – SPL Noiminations
8:30 to 9:00 – Planning Time
MULCH SALE UNDERWAY
The final Troop fundraiser for the year is underway. Each scout has received a packet of 5 order forms and should be busy collecting orders from friends and neighbors.
REMINDER - All scouts planning to go on the Big Trip and/or Summer Camp, are required to sell mulch. Your goal is 5 orders of 10 bags each. Our ability to subsidize these trips depends on these fundraisers, so get out and sell. Orders are due March 28, for delivery April 4 & 5. New this year, orders can be made on line at mulch.troop895.us.
MARCH 2 - HIGH ADVENTURE 2015
Parent and Scout meeting 5pm Memorial Hall
There will be meeting for all adults and scouts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of High Adventure at Philmont and Sea Base. All adults that signed-up are highly encouraged to attend. Meeting time is 5:00 on Sunday March 2 and location is Falls Church Presbyterian Church – Memorial Hall. See attached information sheet on these High Adventure ventures.
MARCH 14 – 16th CABIN CAMPING LEADERSHIP TRAINING
MAY 2 – 4 52nd WEST POINT INVITATIONAL CAMPOREE –
Please ensure you have turned in all West Point forms to Mr. Zackrison -- and contact him if you do not know what this means!
SPL – Chris Markus, ASPL Nate Royce, Adult lead – Mr. Zackrison. (SEE THIS MONTHS BOY’S LIFE FOR A STORY) and http://boyslife.org/video-audio/133602/video-of-a-day-at-the-west-point-camporee/
MARCH 16 – Pack 657 Bridging and Arrow of Light Ceremony
MARCH 22 - Webelos Woods Bridging – SPL Johnny Erskine. Adult lead – Mr. Martin
Boy Scout Troop 895 continues a 50 year tradition of guiding boys through the Scouting program for ages 11-18. We are a fun group with members from Falls Church City, Alexandria City, Arlington County, and Fairfax County, Virginia. Falls Church Presbyterian is our proud sponsoring organization, but like most troops, we welcome members regardless of religious faith.
This website provides access to important information about the troop including the calendar, forms, and helpful websites. For members of the troop, there is additional information such as rosters and other private information.