Troop 1345 - "The Best Troop Alive!"

Welcome to Troop 1345


It is Recharter Time!!

See the Daily Event under the Calendar

Deadline is Nov 2!

Troop Meeting - 26 October at the Woods Community Center

Posted on Oct 24 2016 - 10:43pm

When - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where - Woods Community Center


This week we will finalize our preparations for the upcoming District Camporee with an emphasis on First Aid and Emergency Preparedness.  Patrol leaders should expect to discuss duty rosters, grubmaster plans, and training requirements.

Scouting For Food - 5 November at 7:30 am

Posted on Oct 24 2016 - 10:42pm

Please join us at the Ponds Community Center on 5 November to help hand out bags for our annual Scouting for Food drive.  We'll meet at 7:30 am and have hot chocolate and doughnuts before setting out on the road.

PLEASE RESPOND! Grant Gunther Eagle Court of Honor - 23 October

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 9:23pm
Troop 1345 Scouts, Leaders, and Families
Please join Troop 1345 leaders and the Gunther family to celebrate Grant Gunther’s Eagle Court of Honor ceremony.  Grant is holding the ceremony at the site of his Eagle service project at the Occoquan Regional Park and a dedication plaque will be placed there in his honor.  Please see details below:

Election Day & Veteran's Day - Raise Flags along Burke Centre Pkwy - Tues, 8 Nov (Scouts/Families), and Fri, 11 Nov (Adults)

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 3:30pm
Two Separate Sign-ups for Flags in November - Last Two Flag Raising Volunteer Opportunities in 2016! Please use the website to sign up!  Please remember Regrets is a valid response too!
Nov 8 2016 &  Nov 11 2016 - 8:30am
Nov 8 2016 & Nov 11 2016  - 5:00pm
Burke Centre Maintenance Yard - 10401 Premier Court, Burke, VA
Election Day & Veteran's Day - Raise Flags along Burke Centre Parkway - Tuesday, 8 November 2016, and Friday, 11 November 2016
Please join us to raise flags along Burke Centre Parkway on Election Day, Tuesday, 8 November.  FCPS will be closed.  This is the first of two back-to-back dates in November (see also Veterans Day, Friday, 11 November).  You may sign up for only one, or both, of the November dates, but you must sign up separately for each event.  We need a minimum of five scout families, or seven families in all, on each of the two November dates.  It will take about an hour of your time in the morning, and about an hour in the afternoon.  No experience necessary!  
Please sign up on-line by 5 Nov for Election Day, and 8 Nov for Veteran's Day as maps are assigned in advance.  IMPORTANT: If you sign up, please be sure to mark it on the family calendar to avoid a no-show.  November events are the last opportunity to accumulate service hours for the 2016 Adopt-A-Flag Program friendly family competition - earn up to two service hours per person, per event date.  See “Event Details” for further information.
All Troop 1345 Scout Families 
If your family is unable to join us this time, please choose from ten holidays throughout the year - see “Event Details” for a list of federal holidays observed by the Adopt-A-Flag Program.  This service opportunity is a fun, family activity that demonstrates patriotism, responsibility, helps promote our troop, and supports our sponsor, Burke Centre Conservancy, which provides our meeting space and gear storage all year - EVERY scout family is strongly encouraged to participate in the Adopt-A-Flag Program at least once per year.  Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. 
The same five to seven scout families commit to approximately an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon, as follows:  
On Each Holiday: 8:30 AM - flag pick-up
Scout families will meet at Burke Centre Maintenance Yard to collect a map with raising locations, flag raising guide and safety instructions from the flag coordinator.  After you have received a map from the flag coordinator, carefully remove from the flag rack the correct number (up to six) of flags assigned to your family.  Please wait for a demonstration as we have had some damage recently due to careless flag removal and loading practices.  Carefully load flags into your vehicle and raise as indicated along Burke Centre Parkway.  Remember to log your service hours on the chart provided (there is a half sheet taped to the back of the map for this purpose).  
IMPORTANT:  Please do not hold up traffic.  Do not stop in the roadway.  Please pull safely off the road, park, wait for traffic to pass, and safely escort your scout to the median to raise each flag.  You will need to do this a few times as you work your way along the map.  Remember, afternoon traffic can be heavy.  
On Each Holiday - flag return
These same scout families will lower the 6 flags assigned to them later in the afternoon in time to return to the Burke Centre Maintenance Yard at 5:00 PM - we will be waiting for you, please do not be overly late.  Remember to log your service hours on the chart provided.  Remember to return the laminated map along with the flags.  
NOTE:  For those who commit to volunteering for both Election Day, 8 November, and Veterans Day,11 November, you must sign up separately for each event.  Only those signed-up for both days will have the option of carefully storing the flags in your garage for the days in between, returning them at 5:00 PM on 11 November.  This option will save you a couple of trips to the flag shed, if desired. 
See directions to the flag shed, be sure to review Flag Program Field Guide, and further details below.  Monitor email for weather or other cancellation notices.  Questions?  Our email is listed below, or please call if it is already beyond the sign-up deadline.  Thank you!   
Jeanette Martin & John Crowley
Parents of John Crowley, Troop 1345
DIRECTIONS to Burke Centre Maintenance Yard - 10401 Premier Court, Burke, VA:
From Burke Centre Parkway, take Roberts Parkway North (towards Target).  Just before the overpass, turn right at the light onto Premier Court (towards VRE parking garage).  Follow the road around to the left and continue under the bridge and over the speed bumps.  As you climb the hill, the gate is on the left at the beginning of the tall cyclone fence (Capital Gymnastics is on the right).  


REGISTRATION CLOSED - Patriot District Fall Camporee "Emergency Prepardeness in Action"

Posted on Oct 18 2016 - 5:35am

Registration is now CLOSED - thanks to everyone who is participating!

The cost is $15 per person - paid by the troop.  If your scout RSVPs "Yes" and then cancels/cannot make it and we cannot find a substitute, we expect that you will reimburse Troop 1345 $15 per family member.

Troop Schedule, Cliffs Notes

Posted on Oct 10 2016 - 10:38pm

Please use the Event Registration on the right side of the Troop webpage to RSVP for the events listed below.  Remember selecting "Regrets" is a valid RSVP response and allows

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