Troop 1533 - Welcome

Celebrating 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

Journey to ExcellenceChartered by the Mantua ES Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in September 1967, Troop 1533 is celebrating 50 years this year.  The Troop earned the Scouting's Journey to Excellence Gold Level Award from 2013 - 2016.

Troop 1533 follows the principles of a boy-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.)

2017-2018 Activities

Here is a list of monthly campouts/activities that Troop 1533 has planned for the 2017-2018 year.  Specific details are found in the member area of the website.

September 2017	 Focused Basics - traditional, Patrol-based campout @ Prince William Forest (2 nights)
October 2017	 Fall Camporee - District Camporee at James Madison's Estate - Montpelier (2 nights)
November 2017	 Wilderness Survival @ Camp Highroad (1 night)
December 2017	 Climbing activity (Day trip)
January 2018	 Caving in PA w/Merit Badges (Geology &/or Mammal Study) (1 night)
February 2018	 Ski Trip @ Timberline, WV (2 nights)
February 2018	 STEM Engineering focus @ Camp Big Mac (2 nights)
March 2018       COPE & High Ropes at Camp Highroad (2 nights)
April 2018	 Hiking and Backwoods camping at Old Rag Mountain (1 night)
May 2018	 Kayaking and River Tubing on Rappahannock River (2 nights)
June 2018    	 Summer Camp @ Camp T Brady Saunders (6 nights)
July/August 2018 High Adventure Camp @ TBD