Welcome to the web site for Boy Scout Troop 516 from Stafford, Virginia. Our troop is now in its 8th year supporting over 50 scouts and offering camping and other Scouting adventures. This past year we searched for sharks` teeth at Westmorland State Park, watched the 150th Anniversary Battle of Fredericksburg re-enactment, skied at Wintergreen, discovered scuba at the YMCA and hiked Manassas Battlefield. We went to Richmond for a rock climbing lock-in and then to the USS Wisconsin in May. In June, we whitewater raffed on the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry took a ghost walk through the town and slept in tree houses. In July, we visited Camp Powhatan for summer camp. Six scouts attended Mountin Man. Two of our scouts went to the National Jamboree. This September, we fished and shot at the Izak Walton League. This month, we went to King's Dominion for Fear Fest.
We have four patrols (Flying Banannas, Lost, Camel, Abe Lincoln). If you would like to learn all about scouting here is a link for you http://www.boyscouts-ncac.org/. If you would like to learn about the organization we are chartered from click this link http://andrew-chapel.org/.
Novmber 22-24 13 scouts and 7 adults went camping the Williamsburg KOA and visited Jamestown. On Saturday the troop had free time till noon. After lunch we all jumped into our cars and drove to Jametown. The troop toured the indian village and the bottom deck of the Susan Constant, the largest of the three ships. We also toured the Jamestown Fort and fought for the colony. Troop 516 is the first boyscout troop to have a guided tour of Jamestown and was able to complete the American Cultures merit badge on the trip. After Jamestown, we all jumped back into cars and came back to camp to start cooking our thanksgiving feast - 2 turkeys cooked in fryers and sides of corn, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and green beans with pumpkin and apple pie for desert. In the morning, the troop got up to temperatures in the mid twenties, broke camp and came home after thorns and roses.