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Troop 17 Student Launch Team Accepted by NASA

Troop 17 is excited to announce that their 2018-19 proposal has been accepted by NASA!  Troop 17 is the only middle school team accepted by NASA to compete in the Student Launch Initiative, a premier college-level STEM challenge.  Our team of 15 Scouts is busy working with NASA engineers at Marshall Spaceflight Center to design, build, test and fly a high-powered rocket that will soar to an altitude of one mile above ground level while conducting an in-flight science experiment to attempt to harvest the heat generated by the rocket motor during launch and transform it into electrical energy.  See our team webpage for more details!

Troop 17 Journey To Excellence Gold Award

For the third consecutive year, Troop 17 in 2016 has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s Journey to Excellence Gold Award. This prestigious award recognizes the top 10% of Boy Scout units nationwide, and is presented to Troops based on a thorough assessment of overall program quality including rank advancement, Webelos-to-Scout transition, camping, community service, patrol method and boy leadership development, training, and budgeting and planning.


Troop 17 Offering BSA STEM Nova Program

nova_awardTroop 17 is now offering the Boy Scouts of America STEM Nova and Supernova Awards program!  Our STEM program complements the Troop’s traditional Scouting program.

Our STEM program is open to Troop 17 Scouts of all ages. This is a hands-on, high-level, and fun activity designed to encourage interest and provide real experience with science, technology, and engineering.

For more information, please visit our Troop STEM page, the BSA STEM Nova site, or Contact Us.

Boy Scout Troop 17

Boy Scout Troop 17 offers an adventure-based program rooted in the traditions of the Boy Scouts of America that encourages effective character, leadership, citizenship, and fitness development. As a boy-led troop, we always seek to have fun while guiding young men along their path to Eagle.

Activities include camping, backpacking, climbing, boating, biking, high adventure, STEM, and community service. We place special emphasis on mentoring new Scouts.  Troop meetings are held Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Parish Activities Center at Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville, VA.

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