Troop 1533 - Welcome

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 our troop for additional information.

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.

New Parents Guide.pdf

About Troop 1533

Journey to Excellence

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, 2014, and 2015 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. 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 7:15 - 8:45 for  1 1/2 hours. The troop usually meets in the Mantua Elementary School Cafeteria or the neighborhood Elks Lodge, but if those are unavailable, we may meet at the Mantua Clubhouse at the Mantua Swim and Tennis Club. The troop usually does not meet on days when school is closed, such as on holidays, vacations, teacher workdays, or snow days.

2016 - 2017 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts that Troop 1533 is conducting in the 2016-2017 year. Specifics are in the member area of our website.

September 2016	 Focused Basics - a 2 night traditional, Patrol-based campout @ Camp Wilson
October 2016	 Fall Camporee - a 2 night 1st Responders theme @  Camp Snyder
November 2016	 American History - a 1 or 2 night event @ Gettysburg and Catoctin Mountain, PA
December 2016	 TBD / STEM - Shoot focus
January 2017	 Caving @ Kee Cave, WV 
February 2017	 Ski Trip @ Timberline, WV
February 2017	 STEM Robotics focus @ Camp Big Mac
April 2017	     High Ropes @ Sandy Spring Adventure Park
May 2017	     River Rafting - a 2 night campout at Ohiopyle State Park, PA
June 2017    	 Summer Camp @ TBD
July/August 2017 High Adventure Camp @ Camp Howard M. Wall, St. Croix, USVI