About Our Troop
Troop 884 meets during the school year every Wednesday night from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PMat the Robert Vincent McMaugh Memorial American Legion Post 10 in Manassas, VA. During our meetings,we work on Scout skills, advancement and merit badges, and fun.
If you are interested in joining or want more information about Troop 884, please join us at a weekly meeting, browse the web-site, or contact the Scoutmaster, PhilKellogg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Chartered Organization
American Legion Post 10 is located at 9950 Cockrell Road, Manassas Virginia 20110.
The Troop meets in the main hall located on the left side of the building. Please park in parking lot on the left side.
Troop 884 uses BSA approved methods to provide youth an opportunity to grow and mature into leaders of character with strong moral principles while having fun and adventure as they learn and use Scout Craft and Wilderness Skills as they develop and implement Leadership Abilities in a safe and secure environment supervised by BSA trained adults.
Boy Led, Boy Run
Troop Focus Areas
- Foster youth Leadership Abilities
- Individual worship
- Variety of activities for all ages
- Development and use of Scout Craft and Wilderness Skills
- Try new things
- Excellent meals on camping tips (No hungry scouts, or adults
- Leadership (Through elected and Scoutmaster assigned positions)
- Learning Scout Craft, and Wilderness and Life Skills
- Having fun
- Troop overnight activities
- Troop day events
- Summer program (merit badge days, summer camp, Venture camp, day hiking and backpacking)
Troop meetings are run by the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and his chosen Assistant (ASPL), with adults providing supervision and advice when asked.
- Each month the Senior Patrol Leader meets with the Patrol Leaders at a Patrol Leader Conference (PLC) to plan out the next month.
- Each Troop meeting consists of: 1) A learning opportunity, such as a Scout or Adult presentation (winter camping, backpacking, first aid, snow sports, bike use and repair, etc), and 2) A game requiring teamwork, Scout Craft, or other positive attributes.
- Patrol meeting to discuss and plan future activities
- Scouts are encouraged to work on merit badges and rank advancement. Scouts routinely achieve First Class by the end of their second year (June), after summer camp.
- Adults are encouraged to participate in outings but take a back seat role, allowing Scouts to exercise their knowledge, skills and abilities with minimum adult intervention.
- A significant number of Troop 884 Scouts, 14 and older, participate as Camp Counselors at Goshen Scout Reservation. (Excellent training for responsibility and leadership, while earning money)
- Many fund raisers each year with proceeds going to individual Scout accounts to curtail cost of events.
- Yearly, Junior Leadership Training (JLT) for Scouts 13 years old and First Class
- Annual, June meeting for Scouts to determine the next year's Troop outings