About Us

Troop 996 was chartered in 1961 by Aldersgate United Methodist Church in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Virginia. Boys in the age 11 to 17 or at least 10 years old and completed the 5th grade may join Troop 996. We have about 40 active Scouts in the troop.

Troop 996 is a member of the BSA National Capital Area Council and the Colonial District, which provide programmatic guidance, resources, training and support. Our Scoutmaster is Ken Barrett. Weekly troop meetings are held on Sundays at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.