Welcome to Troop 572!

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people 
to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes 
by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop Announcements

  • May Outing Whitewater Rafting - RESCHEDULED
    The Whitewater Rafting Outing Scheduled for May 18 -20 has been cancelled.

    This outing will be re-scheduled for the weekend of June 7 - 9.

    The Harper's Ferry Adventure Center has cancelled all water activities for this weekend due to the excessive rain we have received.

    Because of this the Troop has decided to cancel this weekends outing.

    Please be on the look out for a NEW google doc for the June outing. The June rafting google doc will be out shortly and everyone is welcome to sign up. Please remember that you need to pass the swim test to be able to raft. 

    We will be camping at the Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

    Cost per Scout is $75.00

    Scouts need to be competent swimmers, have completed a BSA swim test within the past year (summer camp) and be classified as a "swimmer".  Enter the Scouts First and Last name. Enter Parents name under comments if interested in attending. 

    All Scouts (and Adults) must have a current up to date Medical Form (This might be a good time to have your family doctor complete part C for summer camp too). All Scouts (and Adults) must be registered and paid their dues. 

    Posted May 17, 2018, 3:29 PM by Peter Engel
  • Troop Meeting - Monday, May 21

    Our next Troop meeting will be Monday, May 21 at 7:00 pm in the church Parish Hall.

    Posted May 17, 2018, 3:22 PM by Peter Engel
  • Advancement Opportunities - New Scouts

    Remember to work with an Experienced Scout for your training. Once you and your Trainer are satisfied that you know and understand the material, ask to be reviewed by an ASM (Assistant Scoutmaster).

    Ask Mr. Passaro, Advancement Chairperson to record your accomplishments in TM (TroopMaster).

    Once you have everything signed off ask Mr. Lane for a SM (Scoutmaster) Conference.

    The next Court of Honor (COH) is scheduled for the last Troop Meeting of the school year 6/11.

     We are anticipating a lot of Rank Advancement to present at the June COH. We are offering three Boards of Review (BORs) on the following dates:

    BOR – 5/21

    BOR – 6/4

    COH – 6/11

    Make sure to review your IHR regularly and that it is up to date. Try and schedule SM Conferences in advance.

    Posted May 2, 2018, 10:56 AM by Peter Engel
  • Swim Test for May White Water Rafting Campout - Friday, May 11th

    The BSA Swim Test is a requirement to attend our White Water Rafting campout from June 7 - 9 (rescheduled from May 18 - 20).

    Scouts from Troop 572 will have the opportunity take the BSA Swim Test on Friday, May 11.

    Time: 7:30 pm (Please arrive a few minutes early and be in your swim gear.)

    Location: YMCA Reston, 12196 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA 20190

    Details: Each Scout must have a parent attending.  Please fill out the waiver and bring it with you to the YMCA.

    RSVP:  To secure your Scout's swim test, please notify Matthew Shields (shields.matthew.b@gmail.com) by Sunday, May 6th.   

    Scouts must have completed a BSA Swim Test within the past year and be classified as a "swimmer."  If Scouts completed "swimmer" at summer camp last year, you do not need to be re-certified until summer camp this year.  If not, your Scout must complete the BSA Swim Test before the camp out.

    The BSA Swim Test consists of:  

    1. Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
    2. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
    3. The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
    4. Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.
    Posted May 17, 2018, 3:31 PM by Peter Engel
  • Adult Volunteer Positions
    Please see Mr. Casillas' April 24 email for volunteer positions that are coming open in the Troop.

    The Scout year is coming to a close and we need to prepare for next year. Please see the list of volunteer positions that we, as parents, need to fill to be able to operate effectively and help our boys succeed in Scouting.  The list shows each position and the name of the adult(s) that assist in that role. I need one parent per family to respond letting me know if the family volunteer would want to stay on the same position or take a new one. 

    New Troop parents please review the list and let me know what interests you or if you have any questions. 

    Ideally we ask volunteers to stay in the same position for 2 years so that the first year the person is learning and the last year in position the person is transferring knowledge to someone else. 

    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 12:42 PM by Peter Engel
  • Life Scouts and Life Scout Parents
    There will be a Life Scout meeting Monday, May 21 at 6:30 pm,  before the Troop meeting.

    Life Scouts should be prepared to discuss:
    1.where they are on the Trail to Eagle,
    2. what they've done in the past month, and
    3. what they plan to work on over the summer.

    Mr. Mason will talk about the Trail to Eagle with Life Scouts and any interested parents.
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:44 AM by Peter Engel
  • Summer Camp at Heritage Camp Freedom!

    The Troop currently has 32 Scouts registered for summer camp with room for more.


    Reminder: to attend summer camp you need current medical forms.

    Start scheduling Physicals and have your Dr.’s office update/confirm BSA Medical Form Sections A and B and sign Section C.

    Medical forms are available at the "Resources" page of this website.

    If you haven’t already signed up and would like to, please use this form:

    If you already signed up please use this form to select your merit badges:

    Posted May 7, 2018, 1:30 PM by Peter Engel
  • Goose Creek District News

     News from the District 

    Saturday, September 22 - Annual Webelow-o-Ree (at Camp Snyder)

    See the attachment to Mr. Casillas' March 8 email for details.

    Posted May 17, 2018, 3:31 PM by Peter Engel
  • World Jamboree Registration - Open Now!

    World Jamboree registration is open!

    The World Jamboree isn't until summer 2019, but the signup is happening now!

    Here's a guide to help you get your Scout registered...  plan on taking about an hour to do the registration, and there's a $250 registration fee for each Scout:

    1) Go to my.scouting.org - you have to create an account there for your Scout.

    2) Once you have their account set up at my.scouting.org, go to https://wsj2019.us/apply/ to start the application process.  (Just a heads up that this takes 30 - 40 minutes to get through all the parts of the application).

    3) Go through the various pages in the application form, and make sure you get all the way through.  

    4) Important: Once you've finished and submitted the application, you will get an email to your account that says confirmation email - DON'T ignore this one!  You have to click through and confirm with the link in the email or your application won't get through! 

    The process is a bit of a pain, but it's worth it.  The World Jamboree will be a once in a lifetime scouting experience - having it practically in our backyard at the Summit in West Virginia is just amazing.  Check out https://www.2019wsj.org/ for more information.

    Posted Apr 22, 2018, 6:24 PM by Peter Engel
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Troop 572 is chartered by Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

Troop meetings are held in the Parish Hall on Monday evenings, starting at 7:00 pm.
Troop meetings are held during the LCPS school year (September - June).

Camping, fun with friends ... and more. It’s the adventure of a lifetime!

Boy Scouting is for boys who are 11, or are at least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade or have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, through 17 years old.

Boys experience a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster to achieve the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Boy Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.

For information contact 
Scoutmaster Gordon Lane