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 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 to Bayport Scout Reservation. 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 7:30 for an hour. The troop usually meets in the Mantua Elementary School Cafeteria, but if the Cafeteria is unavailable for that day, we usually meet in either the Upper Pod in the School or the Mantua Clubhouse at the Mantua Swim and Tennis Club. The troop does not meet on days when school is closed, such as on holidays, vacations, teacher workdays, or snow days.

2015-2016 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts that Troop 1533 is conducting in the 2015-2016 year. Specifics are in the member area of our website.

September 2015	 Back to Basics / Silver Skillet @ Camp Wilson
October 2015	 Fall Camporee @ Verdun Adventure Bound
November 2015	 Climbing @ Camp Rock Enon
December 2015	 Wilderness Survival @ Camp Highroad
January 2016	 Caving @ Kee Cave, WV 
February 2016	 Ski Trip @ Timberline, WV
February 2016	 STEM & SHOOT @ Camp Big Mac
April 2016	 High Ropes @ Sandy Spring Adventure Park
April 2016	 Patriot District Spring Camporee
May 2016	 Mountain Hike/Camp @ Old Rag Mountain
June 2016	 Summer Camp @ Camp Sinoquipe
July 2016	 High Adventure Camp @ Philmont Scout Ranch
August 2016	 High Adventure Weekend @ Summit Bechtel Reserve