What's So Great About Troop 20?

Fun Activities: Skiing, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing, Sailing, Caving, Bicycling!

Campouts every month in tents, treehouses, submarines, battleships, lodges, and under the stars! 

High Adventure: Multiple treks to Philmont, Sea Base, and Northern Tier! 

Achievement: 26 Eagle Scouts in the last 5 years!

Boy-Led: Scouts choose, organize, and publicize activities, set up online registration, and lead events!

We are a diverse group of boys from at least six religions and 17 different schools, coming together for outdoor fun.  Join us!

Sharan Arkalgud's Eagle Project - Building Benches for Thomas Jefferson High School

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 11:50pm

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My project will take place Thursday January 29th and Friday January 30th. We will be sanding and painting 4 picnic benches on Thursday at my house and constructing the benches on Friday at Thomas Jefferson. If you have a pickup truck or any other car with a lot of space that I can use to transport the pieces of the benches to Thomas Jefferson please contact me at sarkalgud@gmail.com. Please sign up as soon as possible if you can assist me on either or both days. If you are coming on Thursday please indicate if you can bring paint brushes. If you are coming on Friday please indicate if you can bring an electric drill. 

Summer Camp 2015 at Ockanickon

Posted on Jan 24 2015 - 5:03pm

Troop 20 will be visiting Ockanickon Scout Reservation, on Tohickon Creek near the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, during the week of August 9-15.

Bear's Den Lodge campout & PLC meeting, January 10-11

Posted on Dec 19 2014 - 4:50pm

Join us at Bears Den Lodge for our annual "luxury" campout!  Enjoy the warmth of a heated lodge with a fireplace, watch a movie, play board or card games, sleep in bunk beds, eat dinner cooked by Mr. Case, brush your teeth in a real bathroom with running water--the comforts are endless!  If you would prefer to tent outside, your feat will be celebrated and your manliness acknowledged by all.

New Web Tools for Philmont Group

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 10:52pm

You can send an e-mail to philmont@oakhill20.mytroop.us, and it will go only to the six Scouts registered for Philmont 2015 plus their parents.

You can also put an announcement (like this one) that will appear only to Philmont people--just choose Philmont where it says "Select a Patrol."

Troop Meeting 12/8 at AMF Centreville Lanes for Bowling--and last chance for Boards of Review!

Posted on Dec 6 2014 - 1:55pm

Our regular troop meeting on December 8 will be at AMF Centreville Lanes, 13814 Lee Highway.  The cost of $20 will cover one hour of bowling, shoe rental, two slices of cheese pizza, and unlimited soft drinks.  Parents and siblings are welcome. This is also the last chance for Boards of Review before the Court of Honor on December 15.  BoRs will simply find a convenient space at the bowling alley. Scouts and parents who plan to attend for a Board of Review but will NOT bowl (or eat or drink), you do not need to register or pay.  ("Scout's honor.")  Parents, please be ready to help out as a member of a BoR.

Troop Meeting and Court of Honor 12/15 at Shadowland

Posted on Dec 1 2014 - 5:23pm

We will have our regular troop meeting and Court of Honor at Shadowland at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly--but note the starting time of 6:30 rather than 7:30!  The cost of $15 will cover unlimited laser tag games.  Parents and siblings are welcome.  Scouts and parents who plan to attend the Court of Honor but will NOT play laser tag, you do not need to register or pay.  ("Scout's honor.")

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