Troop 17 has been extraordinarily successful in having its scouts reach the highest level of achievement, Eagle Rank, since its founding 90 years ago. And despite the competing activities scout’s face in the 21st century and the impact of COVID-19 on organizations world wide, at Troop 17 in the 2020’s, thus far, we have had 19 scouts achieve this coveted goal, placing us in the very top all of the 60+ Troops, both big and small, in our Virginia Headwaters Council. The bottom line is we believe we know how to inspire your scouts to stay engaged in scouting and reach the finish line on the Trail to Eagle! The following is a tally of Troop 17 Scouts reaching Eagle from 2020-2023:
2020: 1 new Eagle Scout
2021: 8 new Eagle Scouts
2022: 4 new Eagle Scouts
2023: 6 new Eagle Scouts
Troop 17 is participating in the Team America Rocketry Challenge this year. We are hoping to qualify for NASA Student Launch this year and going back to Huntsville. We are working at Lightstorm Research to build our rocket and are very grateful to them for letting us use their facilities. If you are interested, contact our Scoutmaster using the email on the contact page.
Troop 17 is an active and engaging troop. We do fun activities all the time, and we are looking for new members. To contact us, go to our contact page and send an email to the address provided.
For many consecutive years, Troop 17 in 2019 has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s Journey to Excellence Gold Award. This prestigious award recognizes the top 10% of Boy Scout units nationwide, and is presented to Troops based on a thorough assessment of overall program quality including rank advancement, Webelos-to-Scout transition, camping, community service, patrol method and boy leadership development, training, and budgeting and planning.
Troop 17 was one of the first troops in Virginia to offer the Boy Scouts of America STEM Nova and Supernova Awards program! Our STEM program complements the Troop’s traditional Scouting program.
Our STEM program is open to Troop 17 Scouts of all ages. This is a hands-on, high-level, and fun activity designed to encourage interest and provide real experience with science, technology, and engineering.
For more information, please visit our Troop STEM page, the BSA STEM Nova site, or Contact Us.
Boy Scout Troop 17 offers an adventure-based program rooted in the traditions of the Boy Scouts of America that encourages effective character, leadership, citizenship, and fitness development. As a boy-led troop, we always seek to have fun while guiding young men along their path to Eagle.
Activities include camping, backpacking, climbing, boating, biking, high adventure, STEM, and community service. We place special emphasis on mentoring new Scouts. Troop meetings are held Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Parish Activities Center at Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville, VA.
COVID UPDATE During the COVID pandemic, our troop activity continues online. Please contact us for meeting details if you’d like to learn more about us.