Scouting at Centreville United Methodist Church

Boy Scouts of AmericaThis year, 2015, marks the 105th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and the 108 anniversary of the founding of the Scout movement by Lord Baden–Powell in England. CUMC is the Chartering Organization for three programs of the Boy Scouts of America: Troop 893 and Pack 893, and Venturing Crew 893. Nationwide, United Methodist Churches sponsor over 12,000 units and 410,000 scouts. This is the largest number of scouts supported by any single organization in the United States. We wish to extend a warm welcome to our scouts, their families, and the many volunteer adult leaders who work with them.

Cub Scouts: Cub Scouts in Pack 893 have lots of fun learning new skills through a wide range of activities including hiking, field trips, campout, and service projects for the community. An annual highlight for the boys this designing, building and racing their own Pinewood Derby cars. Scouts usually meet weekly for Den meetings, and once a month for the Pack meeting where the boys receive awards they have earned. Scouts wear uniform and earn ranks as they do activities throughout the year. The aim of Cub Scouting is to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. If you’re a boy in the first through fifth grade (age 6 to 10), join us for “fun with a purpose.”

Contact: Cubmaster – Dave Katzen at (703)449-1372 or

Boy Scouts: Boy Scouts in Troop 893 get away from it all! The camp, hike, canoe and fish in the great outdoors. They also contribute many service hours in the community. Through a very active program, using peer group leadership, the Scouts have an opportunity to learn many valuable skills and develop their leadership ability. The aims a Boy Scouting arer: character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness. Boy Scouting is available to boys who are 11 through 17 years old, or who have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award, or who have completed fifth grade.

Contacts: Scoutmaster – Shawn Morrow at (703)772-4469 or
Committee Chairman – John Ehreth at (703)217-7382 or

Venturing: Venturing Crew 893 offers a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. The Venturing program provides positive experiences through exciting and meaningful actives that help them pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills. Activities are planned and run by the Venturing Crew members under adult supervision.

Contact: Crew Advisor – Adam Weisz at (703)431-8074 or
Girl Scouts: Girls in grades K through 12 can discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together through Girl Scouting. Troops are usually based on the schools the girls attend, or the area they live in. Adults – female or male – looking to make a difference in a girl’s life are needed in Girl Scouts too.

Contact: Glenis Weisz at (703)815-7155 or