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!

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.

New BSA Training / Learning Center Link on Website

Posted by mgarnett on Apr 19 2018 - 8:58am

We just added a new menu option to the Troop1970.org website - "BSA Training". This takes you to a page that details how to create your BSA account online (if you dont already have one) as well a step-by-step guide to getting to training courses . . . there is also a mobile app available.

New MyScouting Mobil App is Available

Posted by admin on Jan 30 2018 - 8:06am

Announcement from Lee Nelms, Training Coordinator

New MyScouting Mobile App is Available!

Adult Training Survey for all Adult Leaders / Scout Parents

Posted by admin on Jan 30 2018 - 8:03am

From Lee Nelms - Training Coordinator.

As your troop 1970 training priestess, I hereby request a few minutes of your time in filling out the attached training form. The BSA requires all parent volunteers to take online or in-person training for all positions within the troop. 

Reminder : Troop 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by admin on Jun 4 2017 - 1:55am

Quick reminder to sign up for the Troop 50th Anniversary celebration :

Troop 1970 50th Anniversary Party
Sunday, June 11, 4pm - 6pm
UCP Multi-purpose Room (where we have our Troop meetings)
Food and drinks will be served.
Scouts and their Families are encouraged to attend (Siblings too!)
Please RSVP to Tom McLenigan (tmmhokie@verizon.net)

Cycling Merit Badge 50 mile ride postponed until Fall

Posted by admin on Apr 24 2017 - 9:47am

The 50 mile bike ride that is a part of the cycing merit badge - originally scheduled for May - is now postponed until Fall - dates will be announced nearer the time.

BSA Troop # 1970