Leadership Training, Troop 51

Saturday, March 29, 2020

In between the many campouts and activities, Troop51 future leaders hit the classroom to sharpen their leadership skills. This training opportunity is held multiple times throughout the year and is led by Mr Bruce Falk, PMP, independent corporate trainer (and former Troop51 scoutmaster). These scouts learned the same skills that top executives learn. Throughout the 6 hour training session, scouts learned how to model leadership, leadership types, communications, and conflict resolution within their patrols, but more importantly, lifelong skills necessary for any path they follow.


Graduates of this Troop51 session include PHD students, consultants on Capitol Hill, tank
commanders, peace corps leaders, varsity athletes, and finance and business leaders. It is no coincidence that the best traits from leaders happen to be the same exact traits scouts follow in the Scout Law : Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.


“Leadership training teaches the traits that they can take toward their pursuit of Eagle, college, or that first job interview“, said Mr Falk. “If these scouts can take one little kernel of this training, they will recall it and apply it in the real world.”


Matt Poldy, Troop 51 Eagle Project

Saturday, March 29, 2020

It was a great day for Troop51 on Saturday, March 29. Matt Poldy held his Eagle Project at the CYA Fieldhouse over at Word of Grace Christian Church. It was very successful day under Matt’s leadership as 30 scouts and adults helped remove debris, clear brush, perform landscape services, and build a new picnic table.


“To see so many guys show up on a cold and windy Saturday morning was inspirational!“, said Mark Abbott, Executive Director, Chantilly Youth Association. “Matt did a great job structuring the day for the scouts and making sure they all had specific project assignments. The team worked quickly and efficiently which is admirable with a group of young people. I attribute that work ethic to the support these young men receive from their families and I am pleased that we are able to offer a way they can “give back” to their community.”


Ski Trip, Canaan Valley WV

Saturday, February 7-9, 2020

Troop 51 set out on our annual Ski Trip and a return to Canaan Valley, West Virginia. While it was warm weather in Fairfax county, in West Virginia there were temperatures hovering around 19 degrees and 7 inches of fresh snow.2020_skiing_group_top

Participants were able to earn the Skiing Merit Badge and explore the mountain all weekend long. Other activities at the resort included ice skating, swimming and the Troop 51 traditional spaghetti dinner. 2020_skiing_group_bottom

Mulch Day, Troop 51

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Our annual fundraiser, mulch, is always a great event. All the scouts had a great time delivering mulch with their friends while eating all the food they can. While it was sunny and there were a LOT of bags to deliver the scouts did it in record time and finished earlier than previous years.

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It was great to see all the old scouts come and help and all the parents with transporting mulch and all was a great time.

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Troop 51 Mulch Drive 2020


3/14 Update: We were able to successfully deliver mulch throughout the community and complete our 2020 Mulch fundraising goals. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to serving you in future years.


Help support Troop 51’s annual fundraising effort and help give your garden a boost by purchasing Top Quality Double Shredded Mulch.

We partner with the Merrifield Garden Center to provide a quality mulch.

Not only will you be supporting Boy Scouts but you’ll be saving yourself some money as well. Our prices are below retail and we offer FREE delivery.

Order today. Orders must be prepaid and returned by Monday, March 2, 2020.
Delivery Day is Saturday March 14, 2020
(Our delivery area included most of 20171)

Click on the following link to download our order form: 2020 Mulch Flyer OnePage (Mailer)

Note: Delivery is limited to those neighborhoods where flyers are distributed, (east of Centerville Road and west of Route 602) | Map Guidance

If you have any questions please send them to troop51mulch@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting Boy Scout Troop 51