Yorktown, Virginia

Scouts BSA Troop 94


Troop 94 Annual Plan

Each year in late summer, Troop 94 scouts gather for an annual planning meeting where they decide what major campouts they want to hold during the next school year (September - August). The resulting annual plan serves as our baseline master plan for event planning by month, and different adult leaders volunteer to organize each event, along with the scout POC for the event. 

As the dates and details are finalized, all of the latest information, including sign-ups, information sheets and permission forms, are communicated with our registered scouts/parents through Scoutbook, and up-to-the-minute alerts on arrival times and/or last minute changes are shared using the Remind app/texting service. 

Here's all the great trips Troop 94 is taking in 2019-2020!

Check out the highlights from our trips throughout the year on our Facebook page.

September 2019

Appalachian Trail Backpacking Campout
@ Cold Mountain

A Troop 94 tradition, our scouts train for and complete a 12-15 mile hike up to the summit of "Cold Mountain" in western Virginia- a great experience where scouts and adults alike often learn they can do things they did not think they could do, and an opportunity to work toward Hiking Merit Badge.

October 2019

Urban Hike
@ Washington, DC

A new event this year! The boys had the idea to try camping in the Washington, DC area and completing a few History of Scouting Trails. We are blessed to live close enough to our Nation's capital to be able to connect with our citizenship and our scouting history in this unique way!

November 2019

Thanksgiving in the Woods 
Recruiting Campout
@ Bethel Family Camp 

On this annual tradition, we welcome all of our families as well as Arrow of Light scouts and their families to join us for a fantabulous Thanksgiving dinner, prepared over open flame - food always tastes better outdoors!

December 2019

Troop Lumberjack Campout
@ Goochland, Virginia

Just a weekend with endless trees and axes. And fuego... muy fuego.

January 2020

Snowsports Campout
@ Wintergreen Resort

Targeting Martin Luther King Day Weekend to allow three days of skiing, snowboarding and tubing, with opportunity to earn Snowsports Merit Badge.  

Wimp-out Campout (Game Night)
@ Peninsula Community Chapel (TBC)

Because boys, video games, pizza.

February 2020

Wilderness Survival Campout
@ Newport News Park

The boys will build their own shelter and sleep overnight, plus work on other requirements for Wilderness Survival Merit Badge.

District Lumberjack Campout
@ Endview Plantation

A favorite Colonial Virginia Council event where the scouts go head to head with other Troops in the area in various Lumberjack related events. Like how fast you can cut a tree down. Boys... axes... What could go wrong?

March 2020

Biking Campout
@ Virginia Capital Trail (TBC)

After several pre-rides, the boys will ride up to 50 miles between Jamestown and Richmond, along Route 5 / Plantation Road, with opportunity to work toward Biking Merit Badge.

April 2020 

Orientation Campout
@ Bethel Family Camp (TBC)

This campout will review basic camping skills, serving as an annual refresher for older boys and an orientation for our new scouts who have just crossed over - designed to help them work on requirements to make their first rank in scouting.

May 2020

High Ropes Campout
@ Go Ape! (TBC)

Bringing this one back this year! The boys first choice is to spend a weekend high above the trees doing zip lines ala Go Ape. Stay tuned for plans. 

June 2020

Beach Campout 

Another new event! When you live in Tidewater, you are just a few hours from the mountains and the beach, so why not?  Stay tuned for plans.  

July 2020

BSA Summer Camp
@ Camp Shenandoah (TBC)

We are finalizing our plans for summer camp, but the boys who went to camp last year would really like to return to Camp Shenandoah for a traditional week of camp activities in the Blue Ridge. In addition, our older boys (>14 years) have already begun planning for a 2021 trip to the legendary Philmont Scout Range in New Mexico.

August 2020

Fishing Campout

Anglers alert - a campout to focus on the age old contest of man (or boy) vs. fish.

Annual Pool Party and Summer Celebration
@ Running Man Pool, Tabb, VA

Time to celebrate making it through another year, with all the families splashing around and sharing tons of food. Best scout quote from 2018 about this event, "Five. Kinds. of. Mac-n-Cheese."

Past Campouts

Some of our camping trips are annual traditions, while others vary from year to year depending on the interests of the boys. Some of our past camp outs include: 

  • Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) Camp out 
  • Aviation Camp out 
  • Lumberjack Camp out 
  • Iron Chef Camp out
  • Beach Camp out 
  • Gettysburg Civil War Camp out 
  • Philmont High Adventure 
  • Native American Camp out
  • Pumpkin Chunkin' Camp out
  • 50 mile Float Camp out
  • Caving Camp out