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Boy Scout Troop 1533
(Fairfax, Virginia)
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Welcome to Troop 1533, Fairfax, VA.


Details about Troop 1533's website

Troop 1533 is a vibrant troop in Northern Virginia and maintains a detailed website to provide information to our Scouts and parents. The majority of our content is password-protected and only available to authorized members of our website. To obtain a login invitation for the site, which will be sent via email, please contact the Website Administrator at the "Contact Our Troop link" at the top of this page.

In order to maintain the privacy of our members, we will follow-up on inquiries to join the Troop or website via the "Contact Our Troop" link only when they are accompanied by the following information: name, phone number and neighborhood in which the Scout lives.

To help familiarize interested parents in our program, we have attached our New Parents Guide to this home page. We welcome you to investigate and join our troop.
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About Troop 1533

BSA Troop 1533 was chartered by the Mantua Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in September of 1967. The Troop earned the Gold Level Award in Scouting's 2013 Journey to Excellence program, which measures the performance of units nationwide.

Troop 1533 follows the principles of a boy-run troop and operates by the patrol method. The Patrol Leader's Council (PLC), with support and insight from the troop's Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, plans and executes all of the troop's activities, including troop meetings, camping trips, and the annual summer camp trip to Bayport Scout Reservation. In Troop 1533, we believe in an environment where scouts can learn and have fun at the same time.

Troop 1533 meets every Tuesday at 7:30 for an hour. The troop usually meets in the Mantua Elementary School Cafeteria, but if the Cafeteria is unavailable for that day, we usually meet in either the Upper Pod in the School or the Mantua Clubhouse at the Mantua Swim and Tennis Club. The troop does not meet on days when school is closed, such as on holidays, vacations, teacher workdays, or snow days.

2014-15 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts that Troop 1533 is conducting in the 2014-15 year. Specifics are in the member area of our website.

Sept. 2014       Whitewater Rafting on the Youghigheny River
Oct. 2014         Patriot District Camporee, Flying Circus Bealeton, VA
Nov. 2014         Hiking campout, Old Rag
Dec. 2014         Rifle & Shotgun campout
Jan. 2015          Ski trip
Feb. 2015         Sandy Springs High Ropes Campout
March 2015       Eagles Landing High Adventure
April 2015         Patriot District Fall Camporee, New Market Battlefield 
May 2015         Assateague Island Campout
June 2015         Summer Camp 
July 2015          High Adventure at Florida Sea Base

2013-14 Activities

September 2013
October 2013
Whitewater Rafting
Sky Meadows for Backpacking, Astronomy, Wilderness Survival. 
November 2013 Camp Rock Enon - Silver Skillet Campout (Webelos Visit)
December 2013 Catoctin Mountain for Scout Olympics, Merit Badge Classes
January 2014 Ski Trip to Timberline
February 2014 Caving in West Virginia 
March 2014 High Ropes
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
Assateaque Beach Camping
Old Rag Mountain Hiking
Horseback Riding
Summer Camp at Camp Rock Enon
High Adventure: Philmont Scout Ranch 

2012-13 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts that Troop 1533 is conducted in the 2012-13 year. 

Sept. 2012        Whitewater Rafting on the Youghigheny River
Oct. 2012          Horseback Riding at Jordan Hollow Stables
Nov. 2012          Backpacking at Sky Meadows with Stargazing
Dec. 2012          Scout Olympics at Catoctin Mountain
Jan. 2013          Ski Trip to West Virginia (Timberline)
Feb. 2013          Camping at Pohick Bay (Silver Skillet competition / Survival Skills)
March 2013        Shooting Sports at Camp Big Mac
April 2013          Beach Camping / Geocaching at Assateague Island
May 2013          Bikepacking
June 2013          High Ropes at the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
June 2013          Summer Camp at Bayport Scout Camp
July 2013           High Adventure at Florida Sea Base


2011-12 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts that Troop 1533 conducted in 2011-12.

Sept. 2011        Whitewater Rafting on the Youghigheny River
Oct. 2011          Rock Climbing at Great Falls
Nov. 2011          Backpacking at Sky Meadows
Dec. 2011          Scout Olympics at Camp Rock Enon
Jan. 2012          Ski Trip to West Virginia
Feb. 2012          Camping at Quantico (Silver Skillet competition)
March 2012        Mountain Biking
April 2012          High Adventure at Wilderness Adventure Eagle Landing
May 2012          Sailing at Bayport Scout Camp
June 2012          Canoeing
June 2012          Summer Camp at Bayport Scout Camp