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Welcome to Boy Scouts of America Troop 976 in Vienna, Virginia, part of the National Capital Area Council (NCAC).

Troop 976 is sponsored by Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) in Vienna, Virginia. Membership in the church is not required and boys of any faith are welcome. Download our informational brochure or check out this awesome video to see how much fun we have. Reach out to us for more information by clicking on "Contact Us" at the bottom of the MENU to the left. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank You Adult Leaders

Posted on Apr 13 2021 - 9:41pm

A big thank you to all the adults who make our troop run. At last week's District Court of Honor, several of our leaders were honored for their work. Heidi Snyder received the Unit Scouter Award, Abe Bacarra received the Unit Leader Award of Merit, and Unit Appreciation Awards went to Scoutmaster Bacarra, Tricia McCarthy, Stacy Blair, Pete Thiringer, Harry Rice, Fred Cheng, Gregory Beatty and David Chichka.

Condolences to Scoutmaster Bacarra and his family

Posted on Mar 29 2021 - 2:05pm

Troop 976 extends its sympathies to our Scoutmaster and his family after the loss of his brother-in-law, Mark Manalo. Mark, 46, died March 21 after a short illness after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

OLGC on-campus event COVID form

Posted on Mar 24 2021 - 4:30pm

We are hoping that it will be safe enough to gather in person at OLGC again before too long. The church requires anyone attending Scout events at OLGC to fill out a COVID release form. If you've already turned yours in, you are all set. There's now a streamlined form that can be submitted for an entire family. You can find it here: https://www.olgcva.org/covid-19-waiver

Scoutmaster Specific Training

Posted on Mar 16 2021 - 8:09pm

There are two Scoutmaster Specific Training opportunities on 03/27/2021 and 05/22/2021 from 8:00am to 11:00am. The Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training course (S24) is specifically intended for registered Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, and is required to complete your basic training. Other interested adults working with Scouts BSA troops -- committee members, parents -- are welcome to attend. The Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants a day or two before the session.

Upcoming Virtus Training

Posted on Mar 12 2021 - 6:59pm

Below is the schedule from the Office of Child Protection in case any of volunteers still need the 4-hour Virtus Training that is required when volunteering with children. These are all virtual trainings that take place over Zoom.

Online Virtus training available for adult volunteers - sign up for 2021

Posted on Jan 9 2021 - 10:10pm

Adult leaders and volunteers. OLGC requires all adults working with children to go through a clearance process to keep our kids safe. Part of that involves taking the Virtus class, which is now available online. We even have some sessions available en español. You can find available sessions here: