About Us

Boy Scout Troop 682 is based in Chantilly, Virginia, serving Scouts in Southwestern Fairfax County and Eastern Loudoun County.

Mission: To provide a Boy Scout Program based on character development and values-based leadership training. We do this by providing a fun, safe and challenging program that instills lifetime values and develops ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.

Meeting Time and Location: We meet 7:00 – 8:30 PM Tuesday nights year round at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 43987 John Mosby Highway (Rt 50), Chantilly, VA. (Two miles west of Rt. 28). The meetings usually include some scouting skills development, advancement, merit badge classes, trip preparation and a game.

Uniform: Scouts are expected to wear Class A uniforms with green pants to meetings and events during the school year. Class B uniforms (T-shirts with troop logo) can be worn to meetings during the summer.

Program: The boys run the Scouting program by planning meetings and choosing activities. The monthly camping events are a mixture of “tailgate camping” and backpacking. Past trips have included whitewater rafting, cabin camping, skiing, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking and caving.

The summer camp is one week at a Base Camp (e.g. Goshen, Ottari, Hawk Mountain) and another week of High Adventure at places like Philmont, Seabase, Northern Tier or High Knoll.

Developing Scout Skills: Typically, the first year scouts are organized into one or more patrols of first year scouts with an older (13-14), more experienced scout assigned to the each patrol as a Patrol Leader. One of the Troop Guides (senior scouts, 16-17 years old) is also assigned to develop and conduct a program specifically for these scouts to develop basic scout skills. An experienced Assistant Scout Leader (adult) maintains a watchful eye. Once the scouts are proficient in these basic skills, they are ready to join one of our permanent Patrols. At summer camp there is always some sort of First Year Camper program which they will participate in.

Camping: As a troop we have camped all along the east coast. We have camped in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and even Deleware. Here is a link to show all the places we have camped: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dxMnycCKpTOT3U_61HkqYvBwz7Y&usp=sharing

Summer Camps 2019:

  • Base Camp: July 7-13, Rodney Scout Reservation, North East, MD
  • Annual High Adventure:July 27 - Aug 2 - Florida Sea Base, Coral Reef Sailing

Equipment: Scouts must come prepared for current weather conditions on any outdoor activity. Boots, rain gear and warm non-cotton clothing are essential. Scouts are not expected to purchase backpacking equipment for the first year. The troop provides tents, stoves, cooking gear and other shared equipment.

Advancement: The progression of rank is Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. Through a focused program of scout skills development that begins when the boys first join the Troop, all boys are encouraged to make First Class within 1 year of joining 682. Everyone is also encouraged to advance to Eagle.

Community Service:

  • Service is provided to the chartering church and support of any Eagle Scout projects.
  • The Troop participates in Scouting for Food to benefit Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM).

Fund Raising:

  • Holiday Wreath sales each fall.
  • Car washes in the spring at a local gas station.
  • Scouts get credit for participation in fund raising and other troop events and earn money from fundraising to use for summer camp.

Parent Participation: Parents are expected and welcomed to help out by participating in one or more of the following positions: Troop Committee, Assistant Scoutmaster, Merit Badge Counselor, or Driver.

Detailed information about Troop 682: See the attached Handbook, updated in 2016, for more about the Troop, its activities, and its policies and procedures.

Troop682Handbook2016.pdf1.08 MB