Troop 1533 - Welcome

Celebrating more than 50 Years!

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.


About Troop 1533 - Scouts BSA Troops for Boys and Girls!

Journey to ExcellenceChartered by the Mantua ES Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in September 1967, Troop 1533 is proud to be a member of the community for over 50 years!  And in February 2019, Troop 1533 chartered one of the first Scouts BSA Girls Troops!  The Troop earned the Scouting's Journey to Excellence Gold Level Award from 2013 - 2018.

Troop 1533 follows the principles of a youth-led troop and operates by the Patrol Method.  Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), with the support and insight from the Troop's Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters, plans and executes all the Troop's activities including troop meetings, campouts, and summer camp.  In Troop 1533, we believe in an environment where scouts can learn and have fun at the same time.

Troop 1533 meets every Tuesday from 7:15 - 8:45 PM.  The Troop meets at either Mantua ES or the neighborhood Elks Lodge.  We normally do not meet when schools are closed (holidays, teacher workdays, snow days, etc.)

Register for Troop 1533

Troop 1533 participates in the On-line Registration Program with BSA.  To inquire or register for the Troop, please complete the registration on the BeAScout site:  We are Troop 1533 - Mantua ES.

2018-2019 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts/activities that Troop 1533 has planned for the 2018-2019 year.  Specific details are found in the member area of the website.

September 2018   Whitewater Rafting @ Ohiopyle, PA (1 night)
September 2018   Core Scout Skills @ Burke Lake Park (2 nights)
October 2018     Fall Camporee - District Camporee @ Gunston Hall (2 nights)
November 2018    High Ropes @ Go Ape / Scouting for Food (day event)
November 2018    Hiking and Goddard Space Center @ Greenbelt Park (2 nights)
December 2018    Climbing Lock-in @ Sport Rock Alexandria (1 night)
January 2019     Silver Skillet Cooking @ Camp Big Mac (2 nights)
January 2019     Ski Trip @ Timberline (2 nights)
February 2019    Caving / Spelunking @ Kees Cave, WV 
March 2019       Cycling/Mountain Biking @ Prince William Forest (2 nights)
April 2019       Survival Skills Camporee @ Camp Snyder (2 nights)
May 2019         Canoeing / Kayaking @ Rappahannock River (1 night)
June 2019        Summer Camp @ Goshen Scout Reservation (week long)
August 2019      TBD/Scuba Weekend @ Dutch Springs (Older Scouts) (TBD)