Troop 1313 conducts five-six overnight camping trips a year, which usually includes two fishing trips (May and October), one backpacking trip (fall or winter), and two-three "regular" camping trips.
Do you like biking? The Reston community is known for it's hiking and biking trails. Whether it's local or semi-local, there are plenty of options. We've made trips on the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD) and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park trail.
Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, Troop 1313 plans a one-day trip to ski the slopes of Maryland sometime in late January or early February. Skiing experience is not necessary! Although it might be helpful.
Troop 1313 enjoys several "day trips" each year in surrounding Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia locations. With the beautiful Shenandoah Valley just an hour away, day hikes are always an option! Do you like biking? We've traveled on the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD) and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park trail. How about skiing? Assuming mother nature cooperates, each year Troop 1313 plans a one day trip to ski the slopes of Maryland late January or early February.
Twice a year, usually in May and October, Troop 1313 takes week-end camping trip to the Shenandoah Valley for a fishing-centric camp out. You don't have to be a fisherman to go, or even own a pole! There's usually plenty to go around. And yes, although this trip is covered under "camping," it's so much fun we decided to mention it twice.
Merit Badge Weekend!
Is this a day trip or a camping trip? It's Scout's choice! Once a year, usually in February, Troop 1313 offers four merit badge sessions over two days at Camp Fraiser (Great Falls, VA). This is a great opportunity to complete up to four merit badges with qualified counselors. Scouts have the option to attend any, or all, of the four sessions. For those spending the night, you can choose to rough it outside in a tent or sleep in a bunk-house style dorm.
Calling New Ideas!
There's very little we can't do as a troop. We just need Scout interest and a few adults (somebody has to drive). And of course your parents willing to pay! Do you have an idea for a day trip? Pass it along to your Patrol Leader or Senior Patrol Leader at the next Patrol Leader's Council. The more information you provide, the better. Event name, cost, location, things to do, just to name a few particulars to help the PLC make a decision.