Merit Badge Process

Here’s a great resource for those of you that my have questions about the merit badge process.  For our new scouts – a great primer for getting a jump on your first year of merit badges!  Thanks Mr. Nicoud!



Powhatan District Bridging

The Powhatan District will be hosting the annual bridging ceremony on March 2nd at Herndon High School from 4 to 6 PM.  We will be looking for Troop 51 scouts to participate in the bridging ceremony.  This is a great ceremony and a great way to show how awesomeness of Troop 51.


Troop 51 Annual Mulch Fundraiser

  • 3 cubic foot bags of top quality double shredded mulch from Merrifield Garden Center.  15 bag minimum order.
  • Troop 51 is  selling this mulch at well below retail!!   The more you buy, the more you save!!!

number of bags

price per bag

Savings per bag

15 to 29



30 to 74



75 or more



  • Free home delivery (a savings of $85.00!!!). The Scouts will stack your bags of mulch neatly on the side of your driveway.  Please note any special location requests on the back of the order form. (Delivery Areas limited to following zip codes:  20171, 20191 & 22033 north of Rte. 50)

Order now for delivery of your mulch on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  All orders must be pre-paid and received on or before March 11, 2013.

This is our troop’s only fundraiser each year.   Please help support the activities of Boy Scout Troop 51.   Donations are also welcomed and appreciated.   Visit us on the Web at:





Make checks

 payable to

“Troop 51”


Send to:


Troop 51

c/o Marty Gryski

2528 Fallon  drive Herndon, Va 20171

Mulch Order:


Number of Bags:

__________ @

Price Per Bag:

(circle one)

  $4.85      $4.69     $4.39

(15-29)     (30-74)   (75+)

bags       bags       bags


Total Mulch Order:



Customer Information:





Street Address


Subdivision (optional)


City / Zip Code


Email (optional)


Phone (optional)

Mulch Order Calculator:


Basic      25 bags   $121.25


Deluxe   50 bags   $234.50



Premier  75 bags   $329.25



Minimum Order

15 Bags


Do not send Cash




Total Enclosed:




 Special Requests  on the back of this Order Form

*Checks must be Received by March 11, 2013*

Troop 51 Open House

12-12-2012 10-57-33 AM

Are you an 11-18 year old boy? Are you interested in hiking, white-water rafting, camping, rock climbing, canoeing and other outdoor adventures? Do you want to learn skills to survive in the wilderness? Or how about becoming a leader of a group of other people? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you NEED to come to our Open House!

*No prior Scouting is needed to become a Boy Scout.

Come and hear about our troop and learn how you can become a member of a really cool group of outdoor enthusiasts! Oh yeah, and bring your parents so they can learn more too…

Open House Activities:

  • Opening / Welcome
  • Scout Games / Parent Q&A
  • Troop Activity Slide Show & Sign Up Information
  • Closing
  • Root Beer, Cola, Cream Soda “Float” Social

Northern Tier 2012

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Summer Camp 2012

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In keeping with our growing tradition, I wanted to send out a summary email for Camp Henson 2012.  We had a very successful summer camp.  Once again, we returned to Camp Henson in Nanticoke, MD, part of the Delmarva Council.  We had 41 scouts and 10 full-time adult campers attend camp this year. Of the 41 scouts, we had 10 brand new Brownsea scouts.  While at camp, we had the opportunity to participate in 2 camp fires and we had an awesome, late night Troop Swim.  All the scouts had the opportunity to go tubing behind the camp motor boats and we worked on a lot of merit badges.  Our scouts worked on 29 different merit badges that ranged from Archery to Wilderness Survival, with a little Metalworking and ATV riding thrown in for good measure.

Here are some of the statistics we observed at Camp Henson this year:


High temperature:  103

Low temperature: 67

Number of Merit Badges completed: 142

Number of partial Mbs: 33

Tenderfoot Scouts Created: 9

Brownsea Scout Requirements Completed: 370

Eagle Merit Badges Completed: 63

Major Injuries: 0

Scouts returned to parents: 41

I would like to send out a personal thank you to all of the scouts that served as my leaders on this trip, without them, we would not have had a successful summer camp:

John Burbach

Justin Turner

Luke Auman

Austin Gilley

David Fish

Hunter Hageny

Colum Conner

Will Nicoud

Alex Stein

We also had an awesome group of parents that worked together as a team to make a memorable camping experience for all of our scouts, without them, our camp would not have been nearly as successful as it was.  Thanks to all of the adults that worked on or attended camp this year:

Joe Nelson

Brian Gilley

Bob Steindl

Randy Hartman

Mark Lewis

Mark Casey

Stephen Nicoud

Jeff Burbach

Nancy Baker

Dev Singh

Karl Serafin

Min Choe

Brian Downs

Terry Baker

I personally had a great time and will remember this scout camp for years to come.  Not only did I get to participate in a very cool MB (Metalworking), but I got the chance to watch all of our scouts grow.  I saw many of my seasoned scouts grow into strong leaders, I saw quite scouts find their voices and provide direction to other scouts.  I watched as our tentative new scouts, venture into an alien world and come out on the other end as confident, seasoned Tenderfoot scouts.  All-in-all, we had a great week and I am glad that I had the opportunity to spend a great week with all your sons.


Mr. Conner

Rocket Day – What A Blast!!!!

Hello Troop 51,

Today we held our first “Troop Selected” single day outing – Troop 51 Rocket Day.  We had quite a number of scouts and family members join us out at Camp Synder in Haymarket, VA.  We had rockets of all sizes shooting off into a clear, blue sky.  Very few rocket causalities happened and fun was had by all.  We even managed to share the stage with some of our Cub Scout friends from Packs 43 and 158.  Here are some photos of our big day.

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Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all at our Court of Honor this Wednesday, June 20 and United Floris Methodist Church.


Mr. Conner

Parker Aylor – Eagle Project

Saturday, June 2nd  7:30 AM and 11:00 AM

2959 Franklin Oaks Drive

Care Packages for Troops Overseas

IWL Campout Goes off with a Bang!

April 23, 2012

This weekend, 20 Troop 51 scouts faced the rages of the elements and participated in our April Campout at the Isaac Walton League shooting range.  We had a great day on Saturday and all of the scouts had the opportunity to shoot both 22 caliber rifles and compound bows.  Our bullet tally for Saturday was 1000 rounds and even Ryan’s 8 year old sister had the opportunity to get in on the action (She shout almost 100 rounds all by herself).  Saturday, just as the ranges were closing, the rain started to fall, and boy did it fall, as is tradition with most Troop 51 camping trips :).

Sunday started off well weather-wise, but right as the shotgun range was opening, it started to rain.  Did that deter us – NO!  We picked up our guns and moved right into shooting.  From 10:00 to 1:00 the scouts shot off round after round, and by the end of the event, we had 15 shotguns lined up on the range firing away.  When it was all said and done the scouts and adults expended 2000 shotgun rounds and killed approximately 500 clay pigeons (no real pigeons where harmed in the execution of this campout :).  Despite the weather, fun was had by all and I am pretty sure that we will be hosting more shooting campouts in the future.

Keep a close watch on the calendar – we are heading into a very busy spring/summer season with a lot of camping and events to come.


Mr. Conner

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