Troop 1195

Boy Scout Troop 1195 is a unit of the Bull Run District of the National Capital Area Council of Scouts. We are chartered by the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and meet at the fire station at 11310 Coles Rd. in Manassas, Virginia. Weekly meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7 PM.

We are a boy run troop. To encourage and nurture leadership skills, the adults in the troop supervise, but do not lead the scouts in their advancement in ranks. The scouts are divided into patrols of 6 to 8 boys. For support of new scouts, we have senior Boy Scout and numerous Assistant Scoutmaster's help guide first-year advancements.

In addition to weekly troop meetings, the Troop conducts monthly campouts year round and participate in summer camps, both in Council at the Goshen Scout Reservation and out.

If you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting or joining the troop, please drop us an email by clicking on "Contact Us" in the Menu section on the left.

Gavin Harpster's Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Nov 22 2016 - 1:08am

Troop 1195, Venture Crew 1195, Family and Friends,

You are all invited to the Lake Jackson Firehouse, Saturday, December 17th, to recognize Gavin's achievement  of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.

Please sign up to attend by clicking on the calendar event and clicking on "Register":

District Round Table

Posted on Nov 22 2016 - 12:50am

Per previous discussions within the Committee and Scoutmaster meetings, we need volunteers to attend the monthly District Round Table Meeting held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. It doesn't have to be the same person each month, we just want to make sure we are gathering the information for the Troop. If you can attend this month, Dec. 8th, please notify Matt  and Bob, and sign up on our calendar event:

2017 Annual Dues

Posted on Nov 3 2016 - 9:56am

2017 Dues

Starting at the first meeting in November, we will begin collecting dues in the amount of $100 for the 2017 scouting year.  All scouts who wish to continue with the troop next year must submit their dues by Dec. 31. Payments can be make by cash or check at the Troop meetings or through the web site by clicking on "Online Payments" in the left menu column.

30 Years!

Posted on Oct 19 2016 - 10:34pm

Our very humble congratulations go out to John Cunningham who was recognized by the Bull Run District and the Troop as having served as a BSA Volunteer, Merit Badge Counselor, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venture Crew Advisor, Eagle Scout Advisor, Dad, and Friend of Scouting and Troop 1195 for over 30 years!

Thank you, Sir!

Scoutmaster Message - Advancement

Posted on Oct 12 2016 - 12:25pm

All Scouts need to find their Scout Handbooks and bring them to all meetings and campouts.  We have too many Scouts that are doing the work but not receiving credit because they are not getting their Handbooks annotated.  If the Handbook does not show the requirement completed as witnessed by a Scout leader, I will not conduct a Scoutmaster Conference.

Campouts are a great time to catch up on requirements and conduct SM Conferences and Boards of Review.

With the PLC being on Monday and the next week being the Fitness Troop Meeting, may still coordinate with Mr Bonifera to ensure their Scout Handbook reflects all of the activities from Summer Camp.

However, the biggest single issue in slowing down rank advancement is that every Scout is supposed to obtain their Cyber Chip.  We went over all the requirements during a Scout meeting.  If the Scout was present, the only thing left for them to do is to watch the age appropriate video on line at Once completed, please send an e-mail to me and Mrs Bonifera to receive credit.

Scouts are responsible for their own advancement - but we are here to help.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr Stern

Used Scout Shirts, Hats, and Gear

Posted on Dec 22 2015 - 7:24am

Do you have any Scout Shirts, Hats, and/or other gear that has been outgrown or is no longer being used? 

Please donate any clean and serviceable Scout Shirts, Hats, and/or other gear at a Troop Meeting.

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