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!

Service Opportunity on Veterans' Day

Posted on Nov 9 2021 - 1:16pm

Need service hours for rank advancement, confirmation, or school service requirements?
Come help sort donations Thursday from 10:30-12:30 if you have the day off for Veterans' Day.

Scouting for Food

Posted on Oct 31 2021 - 7:55am

The next two Saturdays - Nov. 6 and 13, Troop and Pack 976 will be part of one of the largest food drives in the entire Washington Area. Scouting for Food helps collect 1 million pounds of food that is distributed to food banks and other organizations that help the needy. Our OLGC Scouts have collected up to 2,000 pounds in a year so let's keep the tradition going! We will gather at the basketball courts at OLGC at 9 am both days to get our maps for which neighborhoods to cover. On Nov. 6 we will leave stickers on people's front doors with details on how to donate the next week. On Nov. 13 we will collect the food. The first week should take an hour to an hour and a half. The collection week will take about 2 hours. Please wear Class A uniforms. Families who can also provide an adult driver, please note that on your registration.


Posted on Aug 26 2021 - 9:13pm

September 15 is the last day for Board of reviews and badges to count towards the Court of Honor.

Pre-Camp Swim Test- Sign up now!

Posted on Jun 21 2021 - 8:42am

Location: Cardinal Hill Swim Club
Time: 2pm on Friday, June 25
Note: non-members may need to pay a $5 guest fee
Description: Goshen is strongly encouraging scouts to take their swim tests prior to attending camp this year. A swim test is required before going boating or swimming. Non-swimmers may go in a row boat with somebody who has passed the swim test, but cannot swim, canoe or kayak. Braden Hopke and Zach Monticelli are lifeguards at Cardinal Hill and will be conducting the tests. Thanks Zach and Braden! Please sign up on the calendar. For questions, check with Mr. Hughes.

Goshen Scout Camp

Posted on May 16 2021 - 9:08am

Any Scouts interested in Goshen Scout camp this summer should hurry soon to grab a spot. We are limited in how many Scouts we can send because of social distancing. Just Five Spots Left!!

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.