The members of Troop 93 extend you and your son a hearty welcome!

Our goal is not to be the largest Boy Scout troop in Monticello District. Rather, our adult leadership aims to focus on the individual scout in order to help develop character and leadership qualities through application of the aims and methods of scouting formulated by Scouting’s great founder Robert Baden-Powell (“B-P”) nearly a century ago:

“Men talk of having fine Troops of 60 or even 100-and their leaders tell me that their boys are equally well trained as in smaller Troops. I express admiration ("admiration" literally translated means "surprise"), and I don't believe them. "Why worry about individual training?" they ask. Because it is the only way by which you can educate. You can instruct any number of boys, a thousand at a time if you have a loud voice and attractive methods of disciplinary means. But that is not training-it is not education.”

We are a boy-run troop. If you’re expecting all troop events run like well oiled clockwork under the active leadership of a cadre of adult leaders who micromanage every aspect of the event, you won't find that with Troop 93. But, if like us, your expectation is that Boy Scouting will give your son the precious opportunity not found in most other youth organizations to actively lead other youth, then Troop 93 is for you. Our dedication to B-P’s Patrol Method is complete:

The Patrol is the unit of Scouting always, whether for work or for play, for discipline or for duty. An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility onto the individual. This is immediately gained in appointing a Patrol Leader to responsible command of his Patrol. It is up to him to take hold of and to develop the qualities of each boy in his Patrol.

2012 Occoquan District Merit Badge Day

Posted on Dec 11 2011 - 10:27pm

The Occaquan District of the National Capital Area Council will be offering a Merit Badge Day, Monday, January 16, 2012.  This is Martin Luther King Day, which is a school holiday.  Merit Badges will be offered at two locations which are a half mile apart. They are not providing transportation, so take that into consideration if you decided to go. These classes are approximately two hours away from the Ruritan.

Monticello District BSA Aquatics Programs Winter 2012

Posted on Dec 6 2011 - 11:33pm

Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badge Classes are being offered January 21, 28, and February 4

Participants in the merit badge classes must bring the new Medical Form.   Only Part A must be completed.

2012 Merit Badge College at VT

Posted on Dec 6 2011 - 10:56pm

"Merit Badge College 2012 will be taking place February 11, 2012. This is an annual, day-long event during which Boy Scouts from across the Blue Ridge Mountains Council and beyond come to Virginia Tech to work on a variety of merit badges. Since we have access to university resources, we are proud to offer merit badges that are often hard to find, such as Chemistry and Engineering. We also offer more typical badges, including those required for Eagle rank, such as First Aid and the Citizenship merit badges. Registration for Merit Badge College 2012 is now open, and closes on Friday, December 9."  

Calendar Updates for December

Posted on Nov 5 2011 - 6:35am

Christmas tree sales have been added to the calendar.  Please go online and sign up for the days you want to help.  This is our biggest fund raiser of the year. 

Correction to the Minutes

Posted on Aug 8 2011 - 10:32am

Court of Honor is THIS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10th at 7pm. Please bring friends and family. Also, remember to bring any known summer date conflicts for camp 2012.  There will be a Patrol Leader Council meeting at 6:30, Parker, Cage, Kevin and Trey are expected to attend. Thanks!

Message from the Troop Committee Secretary

Posted on Aug 7 2011 - 1:13am

Hello Scouts and Parents! I have agreed to be the Troop 93 Secretary, and my goal is to share as much information as possible to assist you in supporting your sons in Scouting. Please let me know what types of information you feel are important for the Troop Secretary to share and any ideas you may have regarding improving communication.

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