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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.

2015-2016 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts that Troop 1533 is conducting in the 2015-2016 year. Specifics are in the member area of our website.

September 2015
 Back to Basics / Silver Skillet @ Camp Wilson
October 2015  Fall Camporee @ Verdun Adventure Bound
November 2015  Climbing @ Camp Rock Enon
December 2015  Wilderness Survival @ Camp Highroad
January 2016  Caving @ Kee Cave, WV 
February 2016  Ski Trip @ Timberline, WV
February 2016  STEM & SHOOT @ Camp Big Mac
March 2016  Horseback Riding @ Jordan Hollow Stables
April 2016  High Ropes @ Sandy Spring Adventure Park
April 2016  Patriot District Spring Camporee
May 2016  Mountain Hike/Camp @ Old Rag Mountain
June 2016  Summer Camp @ Camp Sinoquipe
July 2016  High Adventure Camp @ Philmont Scout Ranch
August 2016  High Adventure Weekend @ Summit Bechtel Reserve


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