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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

SUMMER CAMP at SHENANDOAH! - Registration and first payment due WEDNESDAY!!

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 9:39pm

Registration and First Payment DUE WEDNESDAY!  Wahoo - we're headed back to Camp Shenandoah!  The camp is located in the Shenandoah Mountains near Swoope, VA (west of Staunton). This is a great Boy Scout camp offering a full range of merit badge opportunities and a great first-year camper program (good for those who are just getting going on Scout, Tenderfoot, and 2nd Class requirements!)  Shenandoah offers a unique four-day merit badge program which leaves Friday for a variety of activities, including high-adventure for those who are eligible (e.g., caving, whitewater rafting), competitions at camp, and additional one-day merit badges. The cost for camp is $310 ($280 plus gas/troop fees). Some merit badges cost a little extra - see the program guide. (Leader cost is $100.) Sign up and pay first 1/2 payment by clicking at right on Payment #1 (due Feb 22).  Payment #2 is due March 22. Or bring a check for the full amount to a troop meeting...

New Events Open for Sign-Ups!

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 9:38pm

Wanna go? Sign up NOW: (1) SUMMER CAMP at Shenandoah July 2-8 (sign up and pay deposit of $155 by Wednesday!) (2) camping at Moonyah March 4-5 (Green Arrow - work on Totin' Chip, Fireman Chit, and ranking up! Wizards - build and sleep in your own wilderness survival shelters!) (3) intro to SCUBA outing March 12 (4) bike/camp outing on the Peninsula (April 1-2)

Troop Meeting - ELECTIONS! March 1!

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 9:37pm

What position do YOU want to serve for the next 6 months?  Troop elections (for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders) will be March 1. ALL Scouts who want to fill a position should (1) look at the position descriptions and (2) print and fill out (and have your parent sign) the leadership application. Both are located under "files" - "troop administration".

Christopher's Eagle Project (part 2)

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 9:18pm

Sign up now to help Christopher with part 2 of his Eagle project on Saturday, March 11th!

DUES are DUE!

Posted on Feb 1 2017 - 10:19pm

Dues are $85 per Scout ($158 per family with two Scouts). This amount covers fees (paid to National BSA in December) for rechartering each Scout in the troop, troop insurance, and Boys' Life magazine, plus additional troop operating budget fees to help cover the costs associated with training, rank advancement and merit badges and other ongoing budget items. [Active, participating adult leaders are exempt from paying dues - your contribution to the viability of the troop more than covers your fees for re-chartering.] Dues are due March 1. If you cannot pay all at once, please coordinate payments with Mrs. Brand.  Scouts who sold more than $300 of popcorn in the fall are exempt from paying troop dues (congratulations to Brandon, Christopher, Gabe, and Robbie.)  Everyone else - please pay by check at a meeting (made out to Troop 800) OR by PayPal online (go to March 1 on the calendar). If you use PayPal, you must send a copy of your emailed receipt to treasurer@troop800.org. This is important so that our new treasurer Dihann Geier, can record the payments on the website (it does not get checked off automatically.)

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

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