About Us

Thank you for your interest in the Boy Scouts of America and Troop 160, located in Chantilly, Virginia.  Troop 160 was founded on April 1, 1986 and is chartered by the Franklin Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) (

Troop 160 adheres to the BSA Youth Protection Program.

Our troop adult leadership:

Troop 160 is also affiliated with Venture Crew 160.  Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. If you are interested in our Crew, please contact:, or Ms. Elena Ziu (  More information on Venturing can be found at:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

How do we operate?

  • Regular Troop meetings are every Wednesday night from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
  • We conduct weekly troop meetings year round and through the summer.  Meetings are not held during spring break, the same week as summer camp, the week of Thanksgiving, and for two weeks during winter break.
  • Committee meetings are typically held every first or second Monday of every month at 7:00pm at Franklin Middle School.
  • Scout Patrol Leader Council (PLC) meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm.
  • Each month we have a campout, outing, or other major activity for the whole troop.
  • Boards of Review for rank advancement are held by Committee members during the normal Troop meeting.
  • Our Merit Badge program is led by adult Scouters and help every scout explore their interests and hobbies.
  • We live by the Scout Law, the Scout Oath, and the Outdoor Code.
  • We emphasize youth protection and actively manage Two Deep Leadership.
  • We respect the rights of others but insist on high integrity from our members.
  • We have several scouts achieve the rank of Eagle each year, but emphasize learning and experience in Scouting principles rather than the minimum set of badges.
  • We are well outfitted and enjoy the experience of sharing the great outdoors.

What does Troop 160 have to offer?

  • Our scouts have fun while they are learning and building character.
  • We emphasize the basics in scouting: Camping, Cooking, Hiking, First Aid, etc.
  • We are a scout-led Troop with active adult participation.
  • Our older scouts are active in teaching our younger Scouts the basics and learned skills.
  • New scouts (first year) have a special program to help them learn, grow, and advance.
  • We have multiple Eagle Scout advisers who work with Life Scouts on reaching Eagle rank.
  • Experienced scouts (second and third year) help guide the new scouts and continue their own advancement.
  • Our Venture Crew (aged 14+, or 13 and completed 8th grade) are involved with adventurous activities that stretch their outdoor skills.
  • Our High Adventure treks take us to New Mexico, backpacking in Virginia and West Virginia, scuba diving in the Florida Keys, white-water rafting in Pennsylvania, and canoeing in Minnesota.  Every summer we have scouts attend a National High Adventure base such as Philmont, Northern Tier, or Seabase.
  • We take on climbing and rapelling, caving, canoeing, backpacking, and snow camping.
  • We encourage active participation of our parents and adult leaders in various capacities such as outings, annual mulch fundraising, and service projects in our community.
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