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Troop 996 is an active Scouts BSA Troop with over 40 Scouts. Troop 996 was chartered in 1961 by the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and has been providing boys with opportunities to learn and grow for over 60 years.

We're always happy to welcome new members at any level of Scouting and at any time during the year. For more information about Troop 996, visit or contact BSA Troop 996 at

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”

Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of Scouting

Troop 996 Spring Mulch Sale

Submit online orders through Saturday, April 6th

Multiple kinds of mulch available in 2 cu ft and 3 cu ft bags

Pick-up at Aldersgate UMC on Saturday, April 13th

Orders of 5+ mulch bags include free delivery on April 13th to the following zip codes: 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310

Bulk mulch available with a minimum purchase of 7 yards ($65 delivery fee)

Troop 996 Calendar of Events

Troop 996 meets weekly on Sunday nights at 7:00PM and also has a monthly event based on the annual plan developed in August by the scouts, the Senior Patrol Leader, and input from the Scoutmaster. Troop 996 participates in monthly events that include Leadership Training, local Camporees, Scouting for Food, our Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination, and Wreaths Across America at the Alexandria National Cemetery.


Troop 996 also participates in summer activities including high adventure camps such as Philmont, Northern Tier, and Sea Base, and closer to home camps including Goshen, Virginia, Camp Rodney, Maryland, and Summit, West Virginia. On a few occasions, the troop has also ventured to locations like Norfolk, West Point, and New York City.

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