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.

Congratulations to Thaddeus Remmers on earning Eagle!

Posted by tcremmers on Jun 5 2024 - 1:41pm

Sunday afternoon, Troop 1539 celebrated Thaddeus Remmers earning his Eagle Scout rank.

Congratulations to Jonah Nickels on earning the rank of Eagle Scout!

Posted by tcremmers on May 19 2024 - 5:52pm

Saturday, May 11th, Troop 1539 celebrated Jonah Nickels earning his Eagle Scout rank.  

SMC and BOR Request Forms

Posted by mcraner1 on Apr 3 2024 - 2:04pm

Troop 1539: You can now request both your Scoutmaster Conferences and your Board of Reviews through the Troop website. See the left-hand Menu navigation. Two new links now show up allowing you to request either the SMC or BoR. Please use these forms moving forward to make these requests (do not send separate emails or ask for them in the Troop meetings).

Sea Base 2025 Waitlist

Posted by mcraner1 on Feb 25 2024 - 9:35am

The Troop is all signed up for the summer of 2025 Sea Base High Adventure. We currently have two full crews both going on separate St. Thomas sailing adventures. Although our crews are both full, if you're still interested in going to Sea Base in 2025 you can put yourself on our waitlist

Summer Camp and Bike Trip - Details here!

Posted by tryates on Dec 15 2023 - 9:25pm

At last Tuesday's troop meeting (December 12), we had a presentation on summer camp at Camp Marriott and on the Bike Trip on the C&O Canal. Scouts and adults who are interested in attending can sign up on the website (no payment or commitment required at this time). We do need adult support for both!

Congratulations to Matthew Nichols on earning Eagle!

Posted by tcremmers on Dec 6 2023 - 10:02pm

  Saturday afternoon, Troop 1539 celebrated Matthew Nichols earning his Eagle Scout rank.

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