- We are a backpacking-style, high-adventure, Scout-led troop.
- We were chartered in 1961 and have been sponsored by Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Springfield, VA since 1966.
- We have 55-60 scouts on the roster and most of these scouts are active participants in Troop meetings, events, and activities.
- We have more than 150 scouts who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Generally, we have 4-6 scouts working to achieve this rank each year.
- We have adults on the roster and they assist the Troop in many different ways, such as scoutmaster, assistant scoutmasters, and troop committee members. The Troop needs the support of
many adults to run efficiently.
- There is also a venture program for older scouts that meets at Kirkwood.
- We are part of the Old Dominion District in the National Capital Area Council.
- Our Troop meetings are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM, in the fellowship hall of the church. Our calendar follows the Fairfax County Public School calendar.
- Our scouts participate in summer camps
and high adventure activities in July and August.
Inclement Weather Policy
If Fairfax County Public Schools either cancels school or afternoon/evening activities due to inclement weather, then any scheduled Troop meeting/activity
is also cancelled.
Eagle Scout Participation
- We currently have several Eagle Scouts actively helping out the Troop as Jr. Assistant Scoutmasters or Assistant Scoutmasters.
Courts of Honor
- We have three Scout-led Courts of Honor (fall, winter, spring) each year.
- There are separate Court of Honor ceremonies for the Eagle rank.
- We schedule, plan, and conduct Troop outdoor activities every month.
- On most weekend campouts, the food cost is $5.00 per meal.
- Parents are welcome to attend and participate in campouts and activities.
New Scout Training
- Scout rank is earned within the first two months of a scout joining our Troop.
- We conduct a New Scout Campout in late March or early April each year for all new scouts.
- At this campout, new scouts learn and complete most of their Tenderfoot rank requirements and some of their Second and First Class rank requirements.
- Summer Camp (one week) is strongly encouraged if they don't want to be behind their peers in rank advancement.
- The ASM, Rick Walker, is responsible for the New Scouts
- We hold two pancake breakfasts, one in the fall and one in the spring for scouts to earn money to defray the costs of summer camp/activities and for the Troop general fund for operating expenses.
Contact Us ...
Troop 1140, Old Dominion District, National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Chartered by Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield, Virginia 22152
Scoutmaster Jason Huggins 571-214-8536
Webmaster Salma Chadha