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Outdoor Stations of the Cross Eagle Project

Hello my name is Thomas Marquis, a Life Scout from Troop 138. I am working on my Eagle Scout project, Outdoor Stations of the Cross. It will be constructed at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Triangle, Virginia, next to the labyrinth. I'll be using the following materials for my project: faux stone columns, faux stone caps, St. Bertucci outdoor aluminum Stations of the Cross plate pictures, description plates, sponsor plates, and miscellaneous supplies. The total estimated cost of the project is $10,240. As of 28 August, I have raised just under $5,000 towards my goal and sold 22 out of 32 available sponsorships.  To reach my goal I am asking for donations and people willing to sponsor a station or the arbor entry way for $250 (crucifix sponsorships are now allocated). A plaque will be affixed to each sponsored location with your special message.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  Payments can be made in cash, check or credit card.  Please contact me through the "Contact our Troop" link at the top menu bar of this web page.  Thank you.

See the attachments below for graphics of the project and a sponsorship form.  

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Construction details.pdf Construction Details  
Outdoor Stations of the Cross landscape plan.pdf Outdoor Stations of the Cross Landscape Plan  
Outdoor Stations of the Cross-Naming Opportunities.docx Sponsorship Form  
Pillar dimensions and Sample sponsorship placque.pdf Pillar Design and Sample Sponsorship Placque  

Welcome to Troop 138!


Boy Scout Troop 138 is proudly chartered by St. Francis of Assisi church since late 2015. St Francis had been seeking the formation of a Boy Scout Troop for many years and is pleased to support a great bunch of boys.  Check out our upcoming outings and service project activities below!  If you are interested in joining us, please contact our Committee Chair, Mrs. Chanel Marquis, by using the "Contact Our Troop" link on the top menu bar, for more information about the Troop program, meeting times, membership application, etc.

2016-2017 Annual plan developed by the boys of Troop 138


31st:  Joint Webelos/Boy Scout Court of Honor/First Troop Meeting of the school year @ St. Francis Dining Hall


17-18th:  Beach Jam @ Morey's Pier, Wildwood, NJ


14-16th:  Support to Pack 1385 Fall Family Cabin Campout @ Camp Snyder, Haymarket, VA
28-30th:  Occoquan District Fall Camporee (Emergency Preparedness)


5th:  Flyer distribution for Scouting for Food annual food drive (Cub Scouts will pick up food following weekend)
11th:  Service Project in support of Quantico National Cemetery Veteran's Day Remembrance Program
11-13th:  Navy Football Camporee, Scout Day at Navy Football, Academy tour, Navy vs. Tulsa


3-4th:  Overnight on the USS Torsk submarine in Baltimore harbor


7-8th:  Chinn Center free swim followed by Lock-in @ St. Francis Knights' Hall
TBD:  Support to Pack 1385's Pinewood Derby race


12th:  Scout Sunday mass, 10:30 @ St. Francis church
TBD:  Ski trip


25-26th:  Bike riding training campout at Trail Bridge State Park near Appomattox, VA


17-23rd:  During Spring Break, bike the C&O Canal from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC (184.5 miles) or select portions
TBD:  Occoquan District Spring Camporee


26-28th:  National Capital Area Council's 50th Anniversary of Camp Goshen Camporee @ Camp Goshen, Goshen, VA
28th:  Service Project in support of Quantico National Cemetery's Memorial Day Program




TBD:  Summer Camp @ Camp Olmsted, Camp Goshen Scout Reservation, Goshen, VA
TBD:  High Adventure Trek @ Lenhoksin High Adventure base, Camp Baird, Camp Goshen Scout Reservation, Goshen, VA
19-28th:  National Scout Jamboree @ The Summit in Beckley, West Virginia (for select experienced Scouts)


Downpayment due for "Swamp Base" High Adventure trek in the Achafalaya Swamp, Louisiana in summer 2018

Catholic Church on Homosexual Scout Leaders

In July of 2015, National BSA headquarters and related BSA governing bodies have resolved to allow Homosexual Leaders in the Boy Scout program.  The ruling, however, allows and supports religious organizations that charter Scout units to establish their own membership policies with regard to this issue so as not to violate their religious beliefs.  ALL Catholic sponsored Scout units in the Diocese of Arlington - as directed by the Bishop - must have their direct contact leaders (leaders who are in direct contact with youth) agree in writing that they will comply with Catholic Canon Law with respect to homosexuality and the Scout program.  As a general rule, all matters of sexuality - of any variety - are considered by Troop 138 to be personal and sacramental family matters which are not appropriate to be discussed or displayed in the Scouting venue - without exception.  

Boy Scout Safety

Troop 138's safety mission is to ensure every boy is safe at all times using "sweet sixteen", with application of informed mature adult supervision and sound risk management per BSA Guide to Safe Scouting (attached) and BSA policy. To that end, one of our trained leaders is Wilderness First Aid certified (with AED/CPR) and another Scout Master is Paddle Craft safety certified. Scout Masters and other adults have also completed other BSA safety related training such as Safety Afloat.

Last, but not least, is to install (via the Boy-led Patrol method) a culture of safety amongst the boys where they instinctively follow the Scout Law, Scout Oath and Scout Motto at all times.  This, a culture that will accompany him into manhood, preparing him for foreseen and unforeseen hazards part and parcel with life.

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A Guide to Safe Scouting 2017.pdf