Troop 1865 is a boy-led unit.  We focus on developing leadership skills and strengthening character through a high adventure outdoor program tied to traditional Boy Scout values, and a structured advancement program.


Troop News

Philmont Scout Ranch 2017 [July 2017] They older guys went to one of the most famous scout ranches in the great nation of ‘Murica. When you see them at the meeting tonight, ask them about it.

Summer Camp at Ockanickon [June 2017] The troop went to the great Ockanickon Scout Reservation again.

Zipline Trip [June 2017] The troop went on their second annual Zipline and Ropes Course Trip at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center.

Canoe Trip [Memorial Day Weekend] The troop went on their well-acclaimed Canoe Trip, in which we compete to see who capsizes the most. (I lost.) Scouts were joined by Dicky the Duck and George the Flamingo, inflatable water donuts that one of us even rode on. Culinary highlights included Cherry Cheesecake, Chicken Parmesan, Creme Brulee, deep-fried oreos, Philly Cheesesteak, and LCorps beating the adults at cooking. Join us next year as the Adults try to beat the LCorps!

Troop Elections! [4/3/17] The troop elected new leaders for the next six months. Congratulations to:

    • Jake M. (SPL)
    • George S. (ASPL)
    • Andy R. (Your Humble Webmaster)
    • Joseph K. (Quartermaster)
    • Daniel S. (Your Reverent Chaplain’s Aide, APL)
    • Ryan K. (Historian)
    • Ryan P. (Librarian, APL)
    • Forrest S. (PL, Bugler)
    • Alvin S. (Scribe)

Troop Guides

    • Ephraim S.
    • Evan K.
    • Morgan D.

LCorps APL

    • Jonah D.

Patrol Leaders

  • Declan A. (PL)
  • Aiden M. (APL)
  • Erich T. (PL)
  • Brady S. (APL)
  • Tygren S. (PL)
  • Liam B. (PL)
  • Emerson C. (APL)

Also, I’m back as Webmaster.

Fishing Trip [July 2016] One of us caught a shark….

Summer Camp Rain Deluge [July 2016] Merit Badges. Merit Badges. Merit – RAIN RAIN RAIN – Badges. Magic: the Gathering tourney. Merit Badges. Merit Badges. Mile Swim.

Northern Tier [June-July] High Adventure Canoe trip. That says it all.

Canoe Trip [End-of-May 2016] Troop 1865 has yet again gone on one of their annual trips – the Canoe Trip. Although there were a few capsizes, it was still fun for everyone.

We are going to Philmont!!! [July 2017] If you will have completed the 8th grade and be 13 (or more) by July 2017, YOU can join Troop 1865 at Philmont! Just go to for more information on Philmont.

Zipline and Rope Course Trip [April-May 2016] Troop 1865 has left again for yet another camping trip. At the Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center (Hyperlink problem – I gave up) in Purcellville, VA, we have gone on 7 ziplines and a 3-level rope course!! Unlike last camping trip, the weather was perfect to do some orienteering, great cooking, and make a campfire!

Shooting Sports Trip [April 2016] Troop 1865’s most popular trip has happened once again. Despite crazy weather the boy’s still got to go out and shoot Shotguns and Rifles. This year we had a new addition to the trip, this year included the addition of an Archery Range where the boys were able to shoot bows and arrows. Despite the weather, (45 mph winds) once again the trip was a success and everyone had a great time.

Caving Trip [February 2016] One of Troop 1865’s favorite camp outs has gone down once again. Once again the Troop has returned to Franklin, WV to visit the surrounding caves. The boy’s had the opportunity to visit three caves, New Trout, Hamilton, and Keys caves. Even though the caves were dirty and cramped everyone had a great time exploring and having fun in the caves. When the caving was done we had great accommodations to return to and clean up. In summary the trip went great and everyone had a lot of fun in the caves.

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