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Welcome to the Internet home of Our Lady of Guadalupe Troop 1212, a unit of Trail Life USA -- the premier outdoor adventure and national character development organization for teaching boys of all ages how to provide faithful, manly leadership within their families, communities, and the Church.

Trail Life USA is an expressly Christian organization, and Troop 1212 in particular is steeped in a robust Catholic culture. Chartered by Chelsea Academy in Front Royal, Virginia, and in service to the parish community of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, our troop maintains a strong commitment to the teachings of the Magisterium.

At the same time, our troop is as active (if not more so) as any other boys organization that promotes adventure, instills character, and teaches leadership in a setting where camping, hiking, and other outdoor experiences facilitate the learning of lessons first popularized by Robert Baden Powell.

Although Troop 1212 has historic roots in the worldwide tradition known as "scouting", Troop 1212 no longer holds any connection whatsoever to the Boy Scouts of America. However, we strive to honor the legacy of that institution as we remembered it in its finest hour, when it unabashedly claimed to teach reverence and to instill virtuous conduct.

Please imagine yourself taking a seat on one of the split-log benches encircling our campfire, and take a look around our web site. We think you'll find a useful template for developing a fun and challenging Trail Life program that takes very seriously the admonition to Raise the Standard and to Walk Worthy!