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.

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become
a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.
In the future Scouting will continue to

  • Offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
  • Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
  • Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
  • Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program

Objectives: Character development, Citizenship training, and Personal fitness

The Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The 12 Points of the Scout Law:
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

The Scout Motto: Be Prepared

The Scout Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily

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Welcome, Anonymous Visitor!!
We are scouts from the Sterling/Potomac Falls area.
This is the private (troop-only) website for Troop 956.

Please click here to go to our public website.
Or e-mail us for more information: info.troop956@alpost150.org.

You can come visit us, too!
Check out our calendar, but our troop meetings are usually at 7:30pm every Tuesday evening at Galilee United Methodist Church in Sterling, VA.

You can get access to this troop-only website once you join our troop!

Brian K
Troop Webmaster

Troop 956 Calendar

Post Commander Matyuf visits Troop 956

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[November 11, 2015] For Veterans Day, Post Commander Matt Matyuf of Sterling's American Legion Post 150 came to talk to Troop 956.  Commander Matyuf talked about his experiences in the US Navy, and reviewed the history of "Armistice Day" with the troop.
Troop 956 is chartered by American Legion Post 150, and gives back to Post 150 by helping to maintain the Veterans Memorial and by participating in the annual Memorial Day ceremony. 

Delegate Randy Minchew visits Troop 956

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[October 21, 2015] Delegate Randy Minchew came to visit Troop 956.  He spoke about the US Constitution, his experiences while earning his Eagle rank, and which BSA High Adventure camp he liked the best.
Thank you, Delegate Minchew, for coming to spend an evening with Troop 956!

Eagle Scout David Freiert talks to Troop 956

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Eagle Scout David Freiert (of Troop 956) was home from his Navy assignment for a few days, and stopped by our troop meeting to talk to the scouts about how Scouting helped him in his Navy career, and encouraged the scouts to take full advantage of being in Boy Scouts.

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