Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the troops meet?

At the nZone, 14550 Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151.

What is the meeting day and frequency?

Meetings will be held Sundays for one hour and fifteen minutes. In general, troop meetings will take place the first and second Sundays of the month, followed by a troop outing the third Sunday or weekend of the month. Leaders will meet the fourth Sunday of the month for planning.

What type of outings and adventure trips are planned?

Hiking, canoeing, white water rafting, service projects, and camping trips are the types of experiences offered for the troop members. The troop calendars are updated ongoing to reflect the schedule of outings and trips.

Do the troops meet during the summer?

The troops do not meet during the summer, however, monthly family-centered activities and outings are planned throughout the summer for both AHG and Trail Life troops.  Check the troop calendars for a schedule of events.

Will the AHG and Trail Life Troops always have outings together?

As part of New Life’s Family Ministry, we will try to combine outings, activities and adventures to make it easier for families with both young men and young women in the troops. However, there will be separate outings scheduled that will foster and develop relationships within each troop and with leaders.

Do I have to be a certain denominational faith to join?

No. Everyone ages 5 years old (before October 31st) to 18 years of age are welcome to join the troops. New Life does adhere to the statements of faith of the Trail Life and AHG organizations and we are aligned with their missions.

How can I get involved?

We believe every individual has God-given talents, resources, and gifts that can be used to further the missions of these troops.  Currently, both troops have openings in leadership positions.  Please contact Elinor Kinear (elinork@newlife4me.com) if you are interested in becoming a part of this great leadership team.  All adult leaders must be registered through AHG and Trail Life and submit to background checks, and leaders must complete child protection safety training.