Troop 1817 G – Buckingham, VA
Eligibility Girls can join our Troop if 11 to 17 years of age. They can also join if they have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade andare at least 10.
Meetings – Tuesday evenings 6:30pm at Gold Hill Elementary, on the last Tuesday of each month the troop will meet at our charter home Enon Baptist Church.
Program This is the program formerly known as“Boy Scouts” in an all-girl implementation. Our Troop is all-girl,comprised of many sub-groups known as “patrols”. We follow the identical citizenship, outdoor adventure and physical fitness program that the all-boy Troops follow. Girls are welcome to everything in the Scouting program –all of the outstanding local facilities and iconic national programs like the National Scout Jamborees and expeditions at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.Girls wear the same uniforms and experience the same advancement program,and can earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Click for our online schedule.
Annual Cost the initial cost to join is prorated depending upon the time of year.
Parent Obligations The parents or guardian of each girl are required be supportive of your scout. Parents are encouraged to be a member of our Troop Committee or on the Support Committee (for those who want to help 3 times per year with tasks like transportation and chaperoning). You must assure regular participation of your girl at our meeting or she will fall behind in acquiring her Scouting skills. The BSA conducts a background check for registered Troop Committee Members and out Scoutmaster Staff.
Fund Raising is done as a troop throughout the year which helps with activities and events.
Leadership Adults involved include individuals credentialed in Scouting and all have completed BSA adult training for their positions and child protection and abuse-avoidance training. All are overseen by our parent-involved Troop Committee and BSA Council.
Howto Join A parent or guardian should accompany the interested girl to one of our upcoming Tuesday troop meetings.
Uniforms We will work with you on getting your scout uniform, you can check at the scout shop or on ebay for shirts and pants.
Outings We offer six to eight nearby weekend overnight outings during the academic year (we recommend each girl participate in at least four), one week of residential summer camp at nearby T Brady Saunders Scout Reservation (strongly recommended), and an optional trip during the year.
Our Facebook page is: BSA Girls Troop 1817
Parent and Friend Support Committee
Each girl must have a parent, guardian or an adult friend over the age of 21 able to provide occasional support to the operation of the Troop.
·Assure timely and regular attendance of their Scout (s) to Troop meetings.
·Select one or more of the following:
·Serve as a chaperone on at least two outdoor overnight outings during the academic year.
·Serve as a chaperone on a service projects or other day-only activities.
·Serve as a registered Merit Badge Counselor if possible(to occasionally provide specialized instruction on a particular hobby, profession sport or other endeavors to small groups of Scouts).