Welcome to Troop 51

Scouts and Parents, we are excited and happy to have you join us.  Troop 51 is a HIGHLY active Boy Scout Troop in Herndon, Virginia. 

Scouting is about having fun and learning while maturing.  Our goal is to provide an atmosphere where boys can enjoy scouting in the outdoors where they can learn useful skills, build self-confidence and gain self-reliance, be supported to advance at their own pace, learn to serve others, develop environmental awareness, and ultimately become responsible leaders in the community.  The youth run the troop by creating the calendar, planning campouts and activities, and running ceremonies and meetings.  They build leadership skills within the BSA framework.  Our mission is to build and grow character in our youth, and we have been doing this since 1995.

At Troop 51, we take this commitment seriously, and adults are a key part of fulfilling the mission.  We are sponsored by Floris United Methodist Church and meet at the church on Frying Pan Road.

Old Rag Mountain Hike

December 5, 2020 Troop 51 made a return to Old Rag Mountain. This hike is a highlight of the Shenandoah and features challenging trails and rock scrambles. Twenty one scouts and adults set out on this 10.2 mile hike with 2,650ft of elevation. Overnight rain gave way to excellent winter conditions and the sun broke …

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Harper’s Ferry Campout and Hike

November 21, 2020 Troop 51 made a return to camping with socially distanced safety protocols in place. Four patrols were separated and spaced appropriately at the Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center. Patrols engaged in campfires, cooking and skills advancement. The culmination was a Troop 51 tradition with a hike to the Maryland Heights Overlook. The 6.6mi …

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Troop 51 Open House Event

Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. Orienteering and Pioneering for Cub Scouts Parents learn about Scouting and Troop 51 Meet at Frying Pan Farm Park Center at 3 pm Bring a mask, water, and a snack. Dress for the weather. Parents may also want to bring a chair Note: Please contact us to find out …

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Eagle Project at Sully Historic Site

Saturday, October 3, 2020 Troop 51 came out to support Charan’s Eagle project at Sully Historic Site. With social-distancing precautions in place, Scouts came out to assist with landscaping, mulching, and building a boardwalk along the many trails that intersect this nearby historic site. “I’m learning a lot about leadership,” said Charan. “Seeing the progress …

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