BSA Troop 671 was founded on 6/15/1951 with 7 scouts and held weekly meetings in the old Fire Hall next to the Nokesville Post Office. The troop has had many outstanding leaders that have kept the BSA program operating for over 55 years. The troop now has about 80 active scouts and 30 active adult leaders.
Today the troop meets at the Nokesville Church of the Brethren and performs many community service projects annually, including posting flags along the main street in Nokesville for major holidays and cleaning up Fitzwater Drive and Marstellar Drive as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. This scout led troop goes camping at least once a month during the normal scout season from September through July and participates in many water sports with the troop owned canoes. Other activities include rappelling, caving, hiking, biking, and fishing. A specialty of the troop is cooking, and excels in preparing meals in cast-iron dutch ovens.
With all of these activities available, these young men still find time to work on building leadership skills and rank advancement. Since the inception of the troop, 70 scouts have achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Each of these outstanding scouts have led visible scout service projects, and left a positive impact on our community. If your son is interested in the outdoors, service to others, and developing skills in leadership and self-reliance, Troop 671 is a great place for opportunities that many young boys only dream of. For more information, or to schedule a visit to the troop please Contact Our Troop above or send a note to the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair below. Scouting is a program with a purpose! It is a way for youth to gain strong ethics, develop leadership experience, build moral fiber, and practice duty to God, all while learning valuable life lessons. The world has changed, but the concepts of Scouting have remained constant, with values, aims and methods that continue to mold boys into exceptional adults. To learn more about the history of the Boy Scouts visit the National BSA web site.
Thank you for visiting.
Yours in Scouting,
Steve Hancock, Scoutmaster
Bill McCarty, Committee Chair
Charter Organization: Nokesville Church of the Brethren
Charter Organization Representative: Stan Keyes