Boy Scout Troop 1257 Oak Hill, VA

Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA


What a productive week! We assembled & delivered a total of 1,258 #faceshields to help the #FrontLineHeroes - IN THE PAST 7 DAYS! Go Oakton HS Cougars - #PPEheroes! It's a group effort with the Team members, mentors, friends, and Boy Scout Troop 1257 Oak Hill, VA Scouts. Sending our masks with cougar paws out there feels good! That's not even to mention the 76 sewn masks & 125 #3Dprintedfaceshield parts. We will keep on with the cause until all of the #Heroes are protected. #FIRSTFFC #PPEshortage #fcps #omgrobots #makersvscovid19 Nova Labs #Firstchesapeake

Want to help? Reach out to Mrs. Yusman or consider donating to:

#getusppe #makersvsvirus #firstrobotics #COVIDmakers #firstffc #firstchesapeake #allinthistogether #fcpsstrong #fcps
Boy Scout Troop 1257 Oak Hill, VA Mercer family helping 3D print face shield parts.
Just completed our 5th week assisting Nova Labs with the #PPEshortage We delivered 125 sewn mask covers (using fabric donated from the Hawley family, who’s mother passed away from COVID in April), #3Dprinted parts for 145 #faceshields & 120 surgical mask ear savers & assembled 357 face shields & are working on 500 more as we speak! Thank you to the students, mentors, alumni, friends & Scouts from Troop 1257. Keep up the good work!

A shoutout From NOVA Labs: “Today we made our biggest donation yet! We sent 400 shields to Fairfax County's central command for PPE procurement, with a promise of 1,100 more. Fairfax County Supervisor Walter Alcorn (Hunter Mill District) accepted the donations that are going to first responders, congregate living, health department and public safety. The Oakton Cougars paw prints on the 3D printed frames were very much appreciated!”

Woohoo, go Oakton HS Cougars! #CougarPride

Want to help? Reach out to Mrs. Yusman or consider donating to:

#getusppe #makersvsvirus #firstrobotics #COVIDmakers #firstffc #firstchesapeake #allinthistogether #fcpsstrong #fcps Boy Scout Troop 1257 Oak Hill, VA
The Friends of Treasure Island (FTI) a registered non-profit offers your Troop the opportunity to camp free on Treasure Island. FTI runs these selected camping weekends with a highly trained staff of registered Scouters. Treasure Island (575 River Road, Pipersville PA), established in 1913 and “the birth place of the Order of the Arrow” in 1915 is now a private camp. If you are associated with a Crew or Cub Pack, pass this on. Packs can Family Camp or come up on Saturday for a day event. All Scouts BSA units’ camp free during these selected camping weekends. Email [email protected] for our 2020 dates and details.
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Chartered with The Boy Scouts of America by Church of the Epiphany A year-round program for boys 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult leadership.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Operating as usual

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 12/10/2021

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout, Noah M.!!!

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 12/01/2021

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout Jack H!!!

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 11/03/2021

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout Nico!

It's now easier to send Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA a message. 10/29/2021

It's now easier to send Boy Scout Troop 1257 Oak Hill, VA a message.

It's now easier to send Boy Scout Troop 1257 Oak Hill, VA a message.

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 08/09/2021

Congratulations to Fir T. For completing the Eagle Project this weekend!

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 07/21/2021

Looks like the crews are having a lot of fun!

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 07/18/2021

And they're off on their adventure to Sea Base!

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 05/15/2021

Congratulations Christopher S. on your Eagle Scout Court of Honor!

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 05/12/2021

Congratulations to Brandon C. on earning the rank of Eagle Scout tonight!

Photos from Boy Scout Troop 1257  Oak Hill, VA's post 04/18/2021

Congratulations to Jack H. On completing his Eagle Scout project yesterday!


Love Scouts


Congratulations to Saptarshi R. for completing his Eagle Scout project for Durga Temple.


Congratulations Brandon C on your Eagle Scout project!


Congratulations Manit A on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!


REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom. Troop 1257 is again honored to participate in #WreathsAcrossAmerica. Every year, Veterans are Remembered and Honored by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes. To contribute to the cause and sponsor a wreath, click on our personal page: You can even sponsor a wreath in honor of a living or fallen veteran. Thank you for your support and the support of our #Heroes


Congratulations to Christopher S. on his Eagle Board Of Review!


Had a great Court Of Honor last night. It's a strange time, but COVID safety precautions were in place. Way to go Scouts!


Beautiful night for an outdoor Court of Honor!

The CoH will be held offsite at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater. The address is: 5040 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151. The Court of Honor will start at 6:00pm and end approximately 7:30pm. The amphitheater is behind the Visitor’s Center. It is large enough to allow for social distancing between family units. In addition, there is a large grassy area; everyone is encouraged to bring a camp chair for this seating. Please arrive by 5:50pm so that we can start promptly. Everyone attending the event must adhere to the troop COVID-19 protocols, including:
Wear a face covering at all times;
Keep social distance when practicable;
Temperature screening upon entry; and
COVID-19 screening form (attached).


Congratulations Ian T on your Eagle Court of Honor!


Congratulations to Christopher S. for completing his Eagle Scout project this weekend at Sandy Run Regional Park for #VASRA (Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association). He lead a team of (socially distant and masked) Scouts, parents, family & friends to build a TV stand to project crew regatta races for spectators. Great job!



Since everything started shutting down in March, Oakton High School's Oakton Cougar Robotics team has been working with Nova Labs of Reston to produce thousands of pieces of PPE for medical facilities, health centers, and other community organizations in the area. 3D printers have been printing around the clock to produce parts, and team members have been sewing and assembling non-stop.

The team was very excited about the opportunity to help keep Britepaths' staff, volunteers, and clients safe as well by donating masks, face shields and ear savers. Our Data Architect Gwendyl Harter (back right) has been involved with the team with her children and helped facilitate the donation. We are so grateful to the team for these generous donations and for all their great work to help our neighbors on the front lines!

Given that our offices are currently closed, this donation gives us a sufficient supply of PPE for the time being. We'll reach out if we find that we need more donations in the coming months.


Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout Ian T! And you made it just in time before it started to pour. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!


They guys are back from their adventure, can’t wait to hear their stories!


Troop 1257's crews are at Summit, and looks like they're having a great time so far! Still having safe adventures #goawayCOVID


Congratulations Debarshi on completing your Eagle Scout project!


Boy Scouts of America

Happy Independence Day! 06/28/2020

2020-06 Chris Hodges Eagle Project

Congratulations Chris H on your Eagle Project yesterday, building a handicap-accessible ramp at Bull Run Shooting range. 44 new photos added to shared album


Great job Troop 1257 Scouts & families! Got to deliver much needed PPE to a medical center in Herndon that provides low to no cost much needed medical care to those in the community. Mrs. Huang & Mrs. Yusman, along with 2 other Oakton HS moms, have sewn over 1000 masks in the last 6 weeks. The Harter, Mercer, & Yusman families have helped 3D print over 800 parts for face shields. The Huang, Mercer, Takacs, Harter & Yusman families have helped assemble over 2,000 face shields. Way to show that Scout spirit in times of need!


Thank you to the Scouts of Troop 1257!

#ShoutOutSaturday to some amazing people who have been working hard to protect our clinical staff as they care for our medical and dental patients. Thank you so much to the students from Oakton HS Oakton Cougar Robotics team and their partnership with Nova Labs for the incredible donation of 3D printed face shields. We are so grateful for the commitment of everyone's time and resources to keep us safe! #MeetTheMakers
Fairfax County Public Schools


Well said Epiphany Episcopal Church, thank you for putting this out there. We must all stick together, especially in times of crisis.

Statement: A Stand Against Cowardice
May 20, 2020
Swastikas were painted on the sidewalks and street furniture at North Point Shopping Center last night.

Often we call these, “symbols of hate,” and they, along with zoombombers shouting the n-word or posting images of po*******hy, demonstrate the dark path that seduces too many of our fellow citizens during this pandemic. Whether one promotes the hatred of Jews, people of color or women, I believe these symbols, are less shouts of fear and loathing and more whimpers of cowardice.

We face a disorienting unknown. We barely understand the scope of the virus and our economy is fragile, while our political leadership contributes to the sense of chaos. As our minds spin into endless questions, the chasm of despair beckons to our souls. We are afraid, and the quickest analgesic is to project the fear onto an enemy. Our minds are wired to find a target when threatened, and the easiest target is some marginalized group in society. This eases our mental tension, providing temporarily relief, until fear swells again within, and we seek another hit of mental relief in greater acts of villainization of the other. Hate is the op**te of a terrified society.

As we were polarized before Covid-19, we should only expect a crescendo of these symbols, and we must turn them back before violent symbols become violent acts. We are already seeing attacks on retail workers who ask patrons to wear masks.

The solution is to call these symbols what they are, marks of cowardice. While they claim to communicate hate and fear, they really belie the underlying weakness and loneliness of the perpetrator.

We are all afraid, and courage is the ability to face a fear and carry on despite it. Cowards allow fear to drive their decisions and actions, undermining one’s duties and purpose.

This pandemic requires unity of purpose, steadfastness, and sacrifice. To prevent its spread we wear masks for each other, our representatives authorize bailouts, and we make do at home while we support and applaud those on the front lines. This is our task, as essential as buying War Bonds or planting Victory Gardens. The first two months of this were the easy part. This next stage promises more uncertainty, impatience, volatility and scary numbers. We are all afraid.

The moment calls for courage. We invite everyone to drown these cowardly messages with the message “Hate has no Home Here.” Write this on sidewalks, take photos, use the hashtag and post it online. Let us show Reston, Herndon, Vienna, Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth and Country that we go forward together.

Rabbi Michael G. Holzman
Cantor Susan Caro
Rabbi Jessica Wainer


Our Scout families & even a few alumni, have stepped up & have been helping Oakton Cougar Robotics & Nova Labs produce much needed PPE for front line medical workers. We’ve been sewing fabric mask covers, 3D printing face shield parts, intubation tent brackets, ventilator adapters, ear saving surgical mask straps, and have helped assemble over 1,000 face shields. Way to go Troop 1257 Scouts and families! Epiphany Episcopal Church

If you’re interested in helping, contact Mrs. Yusman.


Thank you to the Scouts and families that have been helping Oakton’s Robotics team with their PPE efforts. Way to show service during the pandemic!

Busy week for our #PPEChallenge with Nova Labs. To help fill the need for local hospitals, this week we delivered 135 sewn N95 mask covers, 71 surgical mask covers, #3Dprinted parts for 118 #faceshields, assembled 200 face shields, and 3D printed 85 #earsavers. We even helped make kits for the sewing efforts by creating the straps & wire nose pieces #ittakesavillage

As our efforts expanded, so did our crew! Along with Oakton HS Robotics students, mentors & alumni, & an Oakton band mom, we added a few Boy Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 1257 Oak Hill, VA and some other generous friends that saw our post & offered to help! We even got our poor dogs involved!

We are committed to helping until everyone is safe! Want to help? Reach out to Mrs. Yusman or consider donating to:

#getusppe #makersvsvirus #fcpscares #firstrobotics #COVIDmakers #firstffc #firstchesapeake #allinthistogether #fcps #novalabs #firstrobotics #quarantinemakers


Here's a little walk down memory lane celebrating Troop 1257's seniors that are graduating. Don't forget us, we won't forget you!


Hello Troop 1257 family! Just checking in to say Hello! Don't forget to check your emails for important upcoming virtual meetings. Take care, stay home, and be safe!


Parents and Scouts of Troop 1257:

As you may be aware, the National Capital Area Council has now sent formal guidance concerning BSA operations in our area given the COVID-19 developments. You should have received an email notification of the guidance last night. If you did not receive that information, the guidance can be found at this link: In addition to the NCAC guidance, we received similar guidance from our District, the Powhatan District. Finally, our Chartering Organization has received guidance from its leadership at the Diocese of Virginia (Episcopal), the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop.

In short, ALL troop meetings at Epiphany are canceled until at least March 25th. This includes troop meetings, the Court of Honor, Boards of Review, Committee Meetings, and special events. Additionally, per NCAC direction, all Council and District level events are postponed or canceled until April 30th. The Direction from NCAC and Powhatan District does not require troops to stop all activities. Furthermore, our Chartering Organization has not directed that we cease all troop activities. Notwithstanding the allowance from Council, the troop campout for March 27-29 is canceled.

The Troop leadership will discuss this weekend methods that we can undertake in order to still deliver the scouting program to our scouts. This may involve teleconference activities such as Google Hangout and/or individual Patrol meetings in an outdoor environment for short periods of time. As noted above, offsite troop events, such as Eagle Projects are NOT canceled per the current guidance from Council. However, each event will be evaluated on a case by case basis based on factors such as size, length of time, and type along with reference to current guidance from appropriate authorities. Additionally, at this time we are NOT postponing or canceling the April campout, but will reassess the situation in a few weeks.

The safety of our scouts and families is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and are taking action based on guidelines from public health experts such as the Virginia Department of Health, NCAC, Powhatan District, and our Chartering Organization. We apologize for the disruption these decisions may cause in the scouts’ rank progression and enjoyment of the Scouting Program.

Please continue to watch your email for updates and opportunities for our scouts to continue with the scouting program. Please let me or Eric Miller, our Committee Chair, know if you have any comments or concerns.

Yours in Scouting,
Kevin Yusman, Scoutmaster
Eric Miller, Committee Chair

Videos (show all)

Here's a little walk down memory lane celebrating Troop 1257's seniors that are graduating. Don't forget us, we won't fo...
Mr. Takacs out for a joy ride in Minnesota!
Fun times in Pennsylvania this weekend!
Congratulations to Stephen W. on completing his Eagle Scout project last weekend, "A Walk With Autism" sensory path at F...
For your entertainment, the Wood Badge Chorus! Congratulations Mr. Takacs


3301 Hidden Meadow Dr
Herndon, VA

General information

Troop 1257 meetings are Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Church of the Epiphany, Herndon in Herndon, Virginia. Campouts are held monthly -- typically the third weekend of the month. Please browse our website to learn more about us.

Opening Hours

7pm - 8:30pm
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