Welcome to the Troop 1018 website
A warm Boy Scout welcome from Troop 1018, Dranesville, Virginia and thanks for stopping by our website. We hope you'll find the information here both useful and practical whether you're interested in Scouting, camping, or the history of the Dranesville area. We have lots of helpful hints for Scouts and plenty of pictures and stories from past campouts, summer camps, and other Troop 1018 activities. Check out the "Past Activities" link for pictures from the past. "The Encyclopedia" has lots of info on camping, Scouting, and plenty of other odds and ends. Follow the "Merit Badge Info" link to background on Merit Badges including 1018's popular Personal Management Merit Badge materials.
Troop 1018 is sponsored by the Dranesville United Methodist Church. We meet on Monday evenings in Fellowship Hall and are happy to welcome new members and visitors at any of our meetings. Click on "About 1018" for more details about our troop, contact info, directions to the church, and information on joining.
Dranesville, Virginia is located about 25 miles west of Washington, DC, just minutes from Reston, Sterling, Great Falls, and Herndon. It's a town with a rich history and the site of a battle in the early days of the Civil War. Check out the "Dranesville History" link to find out more about Dranesville's interesting past. The Dranesville United Methodist Church graveyard dates back to at least the early 1800's. The troop has transcribed information from the tombstones in the church's cemetery which may be of interest to those doing genealogical research on the area.
Thanks again for stopping by. We hope to see you soon!