Welcome to Troop 1970 in Reston, Virginia!

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Since 1965, Troop 1970 has been “Keeping the Tradition.”

The troop is proud to offer a traditional yet progressive scouting program. Through monthly outings, summer camp, and community service, the scouts of Troop 1970 build skills and create friendships for a lifetime.

Weekly meetings are held every Monday during the school year at 7:30 PM at the United Christian Parish at 11508 North Shore Drive in Reston, Virginia. Visitors are always welcome, or feel free to contact us with any questions or email us at joinus@troop1970.org for recruiting questions. Check our Upcoming Events list to the right to see what's on the horizon, and please come check us out. We look forward to meeting you!

Seabase 2015

Some of our recent and upcoming events include:

  • Summer camp and Sea Base
  • Family whitewater rafting trip
  • Annual "Rock-In" with swimming, bowling, and climbing at Sportrock
  • USNA/Annapolis campout
  • USS Intrepid overnight
  • Annual pancake dinner (cooked by scouts!)
  • Gettysburg
  • Skiing
  • Caving
  • Wilderness survival campout
  • Old Rag hike and campout
  • Ocean City campout
  • Railroading campout
  • Biking campout
  • Celtic Festival
  • Hershey Park
  • District Camporee
  • And of course, our annual MULCH fundraiser!

Henson 2016
Troop 1970 Flag

Check out these fun videos of Troop 1970 in action!

Scout Buck July 2022 posted

Posted by mgarnett on Jul 4 2022 - 1:46pm

Scout bucks balances can be found under the files menu bar on the website for current as of July 2nd 2022

Thanks & have a great summer
Troop 1970

Membership Dues for 2021 - 2022

Posted by mgarnett on Nov 8 2021 - 11:50am

It's that time of the year again to file our charter with BSA for the 2022 Scouting year. Our Troop absorbed the 2020-2021 increase and BSA fees are increasing again for 2022, per scout, so our annual dues increased $15 to make up some of the increase over the past 3 years.

Goshen is offering Summer Merit Badges online

Posted by mgarnett on Jun 26 2020 - 4:00pm

Goshen is offering Homecamping online programs consist of one week of homecamping - Online and offline activities based from your home and neighborhood.

Summer Camp 2020 Cancelled

Posted by mgarnett on May 18 2020 - 3:57pm

Message from Scout Master: Mr. Kelley - also via email :

Unfortunately, we are canceling summer camp that was previously scheduled for June 28 through July 4.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

Posted by mgarnett on Feb 17 2020 - 4:55pm

This is an advance notice for anyone that would like to take the Citizenship in the World merit badge, the following classes are listed below to be conducted by Mr. Ted Phillips.

Composite Materials Merit Badge - Hands On

Posted by mgarnett on Apr 25 2019 - 10:12am

Project Day Info:

1. Time/Location – Saturday, May 18 1PM – 3PM. Project will be held in Mr. Phillips’ back yard (weather permitting)

2. Volunteers – Parents are welcome to participate! Because of safety reasons, please leave younger siblings and pets at home.

BSA Troop # 1970