Northern Tier Crew 2017

posted Aug 5, 2017, 3:21 PM by BSA Troop   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 6:32 PM ]

Troop 1523's Northern Tier crew after the trip.

From left to right: Front: Kevin W., Crosby L., Danny M., Patrick R.

Back: Mr. Burrer, Mr. Read, Jack B., Bryan Y., Ms. Katie B. (Interpreter).

101 and Counting!

posted Nov 7, 2013, 6:18 PM by BSA Troop   [ updated Mar 23, 2014, 7:31 AM ]

It is my sincere pleasure to announce that Jack L successfully passed his Eagle Board of Review on the 29th of October. Pending final approvals by BSA, he will be officially awarded Eagle Scout. 

Jack will be the 101st Eagle Scout in the troop.

Congratulations to Jack, his family, and Troops 1523 on this achievement!  We are all very proud of you.


Randy Witter

Scoutmaster, Troop 1523

New NYLT Graduates

posted Jul 25, 2012, 5:18 PM by Randy Witter

Congrats to Amon C. and Taylor K. for completing the National Youth Leadership Training.  We're looking forward to your fresh outlook on how to be a leader and run a troop.  Thank you for your commitment and service.

Patriot District Spirit Award-ASM Ray Kinsley

posted May 23, 2012, 8:07 PM by BSA Troop

Congratulations to ASM Ray Kinsley, who was awarded a Patriot District Spirit Award on May 22.  Mr. Kinsley was recognized for his outstanding leadership, exceptional hard work and for serving as an excellent mentor for our Scouts. 

New Eagle Service Project Wookbook

posted Oct 27, 2011, 5:52 PM by Randy Witter

Note that a new Eagle Service Project Workbook has just been released.  Please be sure to use the new form if you decide to start working on your project.  If you already started, the old workbook can be used.  You can download the new workbook at

Fairfax County "Parktakes" Merit Badges

posted Feb 13, 2011, 9:02 AM by BSA Troop   [ updated Feb 13, 2011, 9:16 AM ]

Here is a listing of upcomming merit badge offerings as part of the Fairfax County "Parktakes" program.  Don't forget to get a bluecard from your Scoutmaster before taking the merit badge.  Right-click the links and select open in a new window or new tab to keep from navigating away from this page.

Parktakes Merit Badges

Thank You Dr. Legler!

posted Nov 29, 2010, 6:51 PM by BSA Troop   [ updated Dec 1, 2010, 4:41 AM ]

Thank you Dr Legler for your years of dedicated service and leadership of our troop.  As Scoutmaster, you were a role model through and through.  The parents of Troop 1523 thank you for your positive influence and guidance of our sons.  The scouts thank you for the leadership opportunities, coaching, adventures, and fun!  Best wishes for your future and we look forward to having you back soon.  Yours in Scouting, Troop 1523. 

On behalf of all the Scouts and Scouters who have walked the trails and broken bread with you: thank you for your faith in a Scout led Troop; your patient work with all Scouts, your mentorship of all Scouters; your exceptionally generosity with your time; and your constant modeling of the principles of the Scout Law.

Please express our thanks to Nan, for no Scoutmaster succeeds without the unwavering support of a Great Scoutmaster's wife.


Troop 1523 has been indeed blessed by your stewardship of one of America's most honored roles:  that of Scoutmaster.



Harry Dorsey

Mission Accomplished!

posted Nov 14, 2010, 6:47 PM by Dino Damalas   [ updated Nov 14, 2010, 7:05 PM ]

The Scouting for Food event on November 13th was a great success.  Troop 1523 collected 1816 lbs of food in approximately one hour!  This was a great community effort that will positively impact the lives of many.  Big thanks to our neighbors for donating the food, Pack 873 for doing a great job of distributing the bags, and all the  scouts, drivers, and adults from Troop 1523 that pulled it all together!  

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