Formed in 1928, Boy Scout Troop 150 is one of the oldest and one of the best Boy Scout troops in Northern Virginia. Meetings are on Mondays from 7-8 pm at Annandale United Methodist Church.
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The longevity, strength, and success of this thriving Troop has been due in large part to strong leadership and complete support of the chartering sponsor. The Scoutmaster and committee chairman are ably assisted by a well trained assistant scoutmaster and an active committee. Presently five former Troop scouts who achieved Eagle Scout rank are serving the Troop leaders.
In the summer of 1928, over 90 years ago, the first meeting of Troop 150 was held in the Annandale Methodist Church. This was the first Boy Scout Troop in Fairfax County. There were ten boys including Omer Hirst, Edwin & Raymond Lynch and Dudley & John Webb. The Troop’s first Scoutmaster, John W. Mercer, is buried in the church cemetery.
Initially, the Troop was sponsored by the Annandale Community League. Willie Sipes as President of the League was the Committee Chairman. Throughout the long history of the Troop, the sponsors have been organizations associated with Annandale United Methodist Church. In 1940 “A Group of Citizens” chaired by Raymond Lynch Sponsored the Troop. In 1942 the Annandale Home Demonstration Club under the presidency of Eleanor Morrow sponsored the Troop. In 1944 both the Methodist Church and the Baptist Church sponsored Troop 150. The Annandale United Methodist Men have been the predominate chartering partner over the years.
Troop 150 has been a part of many important events over its history. In 2005, the troop was invited by President Bush to perform a flag ceremony at the White House. 2010 was the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America! Troop 150 commemorated the anniversary by marching in the Centennial parade in Washington, DC, and by attending the NCAC Centennial Camporee and visiting the 100th anniversary National Jamboree.
At the 65th Anniversary John Webb, one of the charter scouts, challenged the Troop to establish a Memorial Fund in memory of J. Walter Mercer. The interest from this fund is to be used to support leadership development of deserving Scouts through an outdoor, mountaintop, high adventure experience on an annual basis. To add your contribution to this fund for the support of Scouting ideals, make checks payable to Troop 150 and mail them to Troop 150, c/o Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia 22003.