Welcome to Troop 800's Web Site!

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 800's web site. Troop 800 is a boy-led troop chartered by Greenbrier Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. We meet on Wednesday nights (7:15-8:45 p.m.) year-round. We camp one weekend per month and usually also have a monthly "out-of-troop activity" (sometimes on a weekend and sometimes instead of a troop meeting.)

Prospective Scouts and Parents - Please visit the "About Us" page to learn more about our troop. Please contact scoutmaster(at)troop800(dot)org for more information and to arrange a visit to a troop meeting.

Current Scouts and Parents - Please log in!  You will be able to view our calendar, sign up for upcoming events, see photos of past events (and share your own), access helpful files and information, and contact Leaders and other Scout families. Check back often for the most up-to-date information. If you have forgotten your password, please send an email to webmaster(at)troop800(dot)org

Opportunity to Earn Merit Badges over Spring Break! Spring Break Camp! (FYI-this is not a troop event, but you can still go)

Posted on Jan 10 2017 - 10:34am

Want to get a jump on some Eagle-required merit badges or just have some fun over Spring Break? Camp T. Brady Saunders located west of Richmond offers Spring Break Camp, April 10-14. The cost is $180 and Scouts may go as "provisional" campers - on their own or with a buddy - and will be assigned to another troop for the week. (Note that being a provisional camper means a Scout has the maturity to act appropriately and Scouty during camp - it requires parental and Scoutmaster approval.)  More info can be found here:  http://bradysaunders.net/camp/springbreak.html

Uniform Exchange Now Available

Posted on Apr 5 2016 - 12:11am

Uniforms are expensive, and Scouts grow fast! Plus, they are THRIFTY! We have started a Uniform Exchange to turn in outgrown items and take a gently-used items for a new size. There is no charge for used items, but please limit your request to 1-2 items and turn in outgrown-but-still-in-decent-condition items. The uniform exchange contains uniform parts such as pants, shirts, shorts, belts, activity t-shirts and even non-uniform Boy Scout t-shirts.  Please contact Mrs. Brand to request an items from the Uniform Exchange and/or to donate to it. A current inventory of the Uniform Exchange is listed under Files: Troop Admin.

Boards of Review Held First Wednesday of Each Month

Posted on Mar 8 2016 - 9:51am

Boards of Review (except for Eagle) will be held the first Wednesday of each month - schedule yours by contact Mrs. Brand (committeechair@troop800.org) at least TWO DAYS in advance. April BORs will be held on April 13 due to Spring Break.

How to Earn a Merit Badge

Posted on Jan 28 2016 - 3:57pm

Following Mr. Kirch's closing at Wednesday's meeting, here is a blog article from Scouting Magazine. This blog has lots of great articles if anyone is interested in signing up.  Here's the link to the article on how to earn a merit badge:  http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/09/24/earn-merit-badge/

HOW to pay online...

Posted on Apr 23 2014 - 2:57pm

Did you know you can pay online for events using PayPal?  Here's how!

  1. You need to have a PayPal account. You can register by going to www.paypal.com and linking the account to either your bank account or a credit card.
  2. When you register for an event, you will see a red PLUS sign next to your Scout's name if online payment has been enabled.  You can also come back to this later by clicking on the event, then "attendee list".
  3. Click on the red plus sign. This puts the payment in your "cart". 
  4. Click on the cart on the main page (under the login information).  This will take you directly to PayPal, where you can complete the payment. 
  5. When you get a receipt in your email, please forward it to treasurer@troop800.org - this will ensure our troop treasurer is aware of your payment.  He will periodically update the website to reflect the payments (it does not happen automatically.)
  6. If at any time, you aren't sure whether a payment was received, please send an email to treasurer@troop800.org.

Paying online helps the troop!! Our treasurer does not have to attend every meeting just in case someone is going to pay for somethin, and your Scout doesn't have to track him down. It gives both you and the troop a good record of payment, and helps the troop leaders know where we stand on payment for events.  We are trying to make sure that all events are paid for BEFORE a Scout goes, and that we have received all payments before we have to send out a check for event registration. 

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