Troop 711 offers a year-round adventure-based program designed to offer and encourage effective character, citizenship, and fitness training for boys age 11-17.
In addition to camping, Scouts and adult leaders enjoy activities such as rock-climbing and rappelling, canoeing, target-shooting, visits to military bases, and more while accommodating the needs of today’s busy families.
Boy Scout Meetings are held every Monday evening at 7:00 pm at Blue Ridge Bible Church at 770 South 20th Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.
Merit badges are awards earned by youth members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based on activities within an area of study by completing a list of periodically updated requirements. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or a vocation.
Our most recent summers have taken us whitewater rafting, mountain climbing in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and week-long camps in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and New Mexico. Every year we work on rank advancement and try to go caving, biking, hiking, canoeing rock, climbing, wilderness survival camping, outdoor cooking competitions, rifle and shotgun shooting events and orienteering.
This October 2015, 17-18 Troop 711 went to a High Ropes Course in Maryland. Heath Strickland organized the outing. Jack organized the dinner. It was just a fun outing for climbing and getting a camping night.
Our troop was founded in 2000 with only twelve scouts in the first and only patrol. Within a short time the number of members increased to nearly forty. It is now chartered by Destiny Church, but continues to meet at Blue Ridge Bible Church. Since the Troop was chartered we have had more than 66 Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle. Our Eagle projects have helped local schools, churches, and charities.