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 are all the great trips Troop 94 is taking in 2020-2021!

(Health and safety of our Scouts and leaders is our priority - all trips are planned in compliance with local health guidelines.)
Check out the highlights from our trips throughout the year on our Facebook page.

September 2020

Virtual Campout
@ Our Backyards

Building on our first successful virtual Orientation Campout last spring when COVID hit, the Troop had so much fun with virtual patrol competitions and basic skills that they decided to plan an encore.

October 2020

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.

November 2020

Thanksgiving in the Woods 
Recruiting Campout
@ The Colonies - Fort Monroe 

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 2020

Troop Lumberjack Campout
@ Goochland, Virginia

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

January 2021

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.  

February 2021

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 2021

Wilderness Campout
@ Goochland, Virginia

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

April 2021 

Orientation Campout
@ Newport News Park

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 2021

Mountain Biking Campout
@ Albright Scout Reservation

Another new event! After our Venture Crew took the Creeper Trail by storm, the Troop decided to plan a full campout around mountain biking - current plan is to ride at Pocahontas State Park.

June 2021

High Ropes Campout 
@ Old Rag Mountain

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. Targeting Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah.

July 2021

BSA Summer Camp
@ Pipsico Scout Reservation

Given the complications of travel during COVID, the boys have elected to go to a summer camp closer to home this year... and we are fortunate to have the amazing Pipsico Scout Reservation only an hour or so away, for a traditional week of camp activities on the shore of the James River.

July 2021

Philmont High Adventure Trek
@ Cimarron, New Mexico

Our older scouts (>14yr) have chosen to do a high adventure camp almost every year. They went to Northern Tier in Minnesota in 2019, and after getting delayed by COVID19 in 2020 will be heading to the iconic Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in summer 2021. No matter which Trek Itinerary they choose, nearly all Scouts who go to Philmont say it is a seminal Scouting experience (you can see why in the Philmont Guidebook). We still have room for a couple more scouts in our Crew, so if you are interested be sure to connect with our Adult POC for activity selection, medical/participation forms and finances!

August 2021

Canoeing / Kayaking Campout
@ Belle Isle State Park

When you live in Tidewater, its almost a rite of passage to spend a float weekend on inland waterways that feed the Chesapeake Bay. The boys decided to bring this one back to indoctrinate our newest Scouts.

September 2021

Shooting or Fishing Campout

For many years now, the boys have really wanted to try their hand at shooting sports, but we haven't been able to find a BSA certified range master. But if at first you don't succeed, try, try again! Backup plan is anglers alert - a campout to focus on the age old contest of man (or boy) vs. fish.

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