Arrow of Light Scouts

Thank you for visiting our Arrow of Light Page! The fact that you have come here shows that you are making a very important decision right now. We hope you choose to continue beyond the Arrow of Light program and join Scouts BSA!

Visitors are welcome to visit Troop 2970 any time. Our Thursday meetings are held from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn (Broadlands), VA 20148. Please let us know if you'd like to attend by calling our Webelos Coordinator Bruce Henderson, 703-725-1610 (or email him at bahender@alumni.uwaterloo.ca). He can give you more specific information.  There are some weeks that we have off-site activities planned, so make sure to coordinate with us before arriving.

If you are an Arrow of Light Scout looking to cross over from Cub Scouts into Scouts BSA, or you are 11 years old, or have completed the 5th grade and want to join Scouting for the first time, please consider visiting Troop 2970 and experiencing a troop meeting. We will be happy to provide you information about joining our exciting troop.

There are more than 120 families from all over Loudoun County that participate in our troop activities. Come and find out why!

Our Program

The program at Troop 2970 is youth led by our senior Scouts. We have a rich heritage of over 100 Eagle Scouts - many are still active with the troop and assist our youth leaders in delivering the program.

The Troop 2970 program challenges young people mentally and physically through character development, citizenship, personal fitness and leadership activities that are based in an outdoor setting. As scouts progress through the program, they learn skills, build confidence and practice leadership. We are especially proud when our scouts participate in additional opportunities at district, council and national events.

A Note For Parents

For parents looking for assistance on selecting a troop that meets their child's needs, here is a Parent's Guide that was developed by a Scouter in the DelMarVa Council, but the guide applies to families of Arrow of Light Scouts or youth looking to join a troop for the first time anywhere in America.

At a regular troop meetings you will find the older scouts leading younger scouts and adult leaders helping where needed. Some scouts will be involved with merit badge work with their personally selected merit badge counselors. Many parents who stay to watch the action, help with special projects or just visit with other adults in our troop family. There is a lot going on at a regular meeting!

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