BSA Troop # 1539

Welcome to BSA Troop 1539 website!

Thanks for visiting the Boy Scout Troop 1539 website!  

We are located in Vienna, VA and are an active troop with around 40 registered scouts.  We meet every Tuesday from 7:15pm to around 8:30pm except for school holidays.  We meet at the Vienna Community Center during the school year, and during the summer, we meet outside at a local park. 

Troop 1539 has been chartered for over 50 years and has a rich history of service and Scouting in the Northern Virginia area.  We are currently chartered by the Vienna American Legion Post, and we are proud to celebrate over 100 Eagle Scouts from our troop. 

In addition to our weekly meetings, we have monthly outdoor activities, usually camping at many fun places in Virginia and Maryland.  We travel to a weeklong summer camp each summer.  We also have an active high adventure program for the older scouts with regular trips to the BSA high adventure bases as well as smaller more local adventures.

We are boy-led, giving the scouts opportunities to learn through experience and controlled failure.  This can look messy at times, but it allows the boys to grow a lot through the years.   The adult leaders are always involved to make sure that things do not get too far off track.  The scouts get to choose the types and locations of outings they are interested in and the adults in the troop look for ways to support it.  As a result we have a mix of new and repeat outings that are popular with the boys.  

Our troop is organized in age/grade based patrols.  The boys enjoy being in a patrol with their friends and they will typically stay in the same patrol during their time in the troop.  The older scouts help support the younger scouts through their leadership positions (Troop Guide) as well as when needed.

We have a structured Eagle merit badge program offering that ensures that merit badges are available at certain times so scouts who need a particular merit badge can plan their schedule accordingly.  For scouts who take advantage of this, it gives some structure to working on the badges making the path to Eagle less overwhelming and more obtainable by laying out a pathway of a few badges a year.

Webelos from many Vienna area Packs regularly bridge over to us and we invite Webelos to join us on some of our fall and winter activities each year.  We also welcome boys to our troop who are new to scouting or or transferring to our troop from another.  We encourage anyone who is looking for a Vienna area troop to come and visit us at one of our troop meetings.  We’d love to show you more about us.

Please contact us for more information or if you would like to come and visit us at one of our troop meetings to learn more about us.  We’d be happy to talk with you about our troop and Boy Scouts.