Girl Scouts Meeting at Messiah
Girl Scout Troop 656 is composed of girls ages 12-17 who meet at Messiah on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:45 pm. The group has grown from 30-plus to approximately 50 girls of varying levels and participation. The Troop Leader is Melody Corrigan. GS Troop 656's program includes fellowship, service projects, and camping. The Northern Virginia Girl Scout Council has some of the best summer week-long camp programs in the immediate area. For information on Girl Scout Troop 656, contact Melody at 757-286-2426.
Boy Scouts Meeting at Messiah
Based on the principal of duty to God and country, the Scouting program serves youth (Cub Scout ages 6 to 12 and Boy Scout ages 12 through 17) regardless of ethnic background, creed, or disability. In cooperation with Messiah United Methodist Church, Scouting offers a way for the youth and other dedicated volunteers of our church and the community to bring fun, adventure, and leadership skills to young people, and provides effective character building, citizenship training, and personal fitness development. A Scout Is Reverent. The twelfth point of the Boy Scout Law states: "A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others."
Boy Scout Troop 1501 meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 pm in the Youth Center. The Scoutmaster, David Kirk, and a team of trained adult leaders provide guidance for the patrol-led Troop and assist them on their trail to Eagle Scout and beyond. Troop 1501 is part of the Old Dominion District, National Capital Area Council (NCAC). Richard Underwood is Messiah's Chartered Organizational Representative to Troop 1501. For more information, call 703-569-9862.
God and Country Award
Boys and girls may participate in a four to six month program that leads to receiving the God and Country Award. This award is not a Scouting award. It is an award earned through the Church and is conferred on both a Boy or Girl Scout by his/her religious leader.