Welcome to Troop 710 in Goochland, VA

We are the only Troop serving the youth in Goochland County, Va. We are excited to have you join us. Troop 710 is located in the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation, T. Brady Saunders, in Goochland, Virginia. The Troop meets in the Handicraft Lodge of the Cub Adventure Camp on every Monday evening that Goochland Public Schools are open. The reservation is located at 1723 Maidens Road, Maidens VA.

Troop 710 is actually two troops.  One for young men, one for young women - both troops are very active. Along with learning Scouting and leadership skills, we regularly camp, hike, bike, ski and float! 

If you want more information about the boy's troop, please contact their Scoutmaster James Dick at ScoutMaster@Troop-710.com.

If you want more information about the girl's troop, please contact their Scoutmaster Elizabeth Ortuno at  scoutsbsa.goochland@gmail.com

If you do not have an account and are a member of Troop 710, please e-mail the WebMaster for an account at WebMaster@Troop-710.com.

Reminder to Submit Pork Orders - Friday, April 22nd by 12 Noon

Posted on Apr 21 2022 - 9:16am
The pork vendor needs the bulk of our troop's pork order this Friday, April 22nd due to the continued supply shortages and major staffing issues at the pork plants so he can guarantee our troop's order. If your family sells a few more pork loins/butts over the weekend, send me an email at jcshively@comcast.net indicating the # of extra pork loins/butts that your family sold over the weekend. The pork vendor said he will accept a few extra pork orders on Monday if needed. Again, we must submit the bulk of the troop's orders this Friday, April 22nd no later than 12 noon. The Google link to submit the bulk of your order is located at 710pork.com  
Also, we are still in need of adult volunteers & older scouts to sign up to help out with the cook on Friday, April 29th. Even if you can only stay a few hours, part of the night or the entire night, please sign up on the troop's website and indicate in the notes if you are only able to give a few hours. 

Update on Spring Pork Fundraiser for Troop 710

Posted on Apr 15 2022 - 10:31pm
A reminder that all Scouts should be selling hickory-smoked pork loins and bone-in Boston Butts for our spring pork fundraiser. We are less than two weeks away to submit all orders and the cost is $30 per pork butt /loin and all orders are due NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd. This is one of 3 fundraisers we do each year to help raise money both for the troop and scouts so we need everyone's participation!
Mr. Gardner set up a brand new dedicated pork fundraiser webpage that includes links for additional details and sale aids (flyers/poster) at 710pork.com so check it out. There is no on-line payment option for pork sales however there is an on-line donation option available. So, if you come across a customer who is not interested in purchasing pork, ask them to consider making an on-line donation at 710pork.com. The Google link to submit all orders is located at  710pork.com and the deadline is 12:00 noon on Friday, April 22nd.

Spring Pork Fundraiser for Troop 710

Posted on Apr 9 2022 - 2:06pm
On behalf of the Troop 710 Committee and leadership, thank you for your continued participation and support of the troop! It’s time for our annual Spring Pork Fundraiser!  This is a fantastic fundraiser for our troop and again this year, it is the weekend before Mother's Day so the timing is perfect! We’re selling hickory-smoked pork loins and bone-in Boston Butts for $30 each. Pork prices have increased significantly along with supplies for the actual pork cook so we are raising our price by $5 ($30 per piece) which is the first price increase in over a decade.    

Help needed with Summer Camp plus Upcoming Events

Posted on Apr 2 2022 - 9:56pm

Summer Camp - we need adult help for merit badges!  (and cooking).  You can sign up for the entire five days or one or two.  There is a list of merit badges below - look through the requirements and see if there are any you would be interested in teaching.

Adult Survey - Summer Camp 2022

Posted on Mar 20 2022 - 9:14pm
We are set for summer camp 2022 at Holiday Lake State Park.  Like last year, we'll have the group site reserved for the scouts and a couple RV/tent sites reserved for adults.
Dates are Thursday June 23, through Monday June 27.  We'll drive down the morning of the 26th and back midday on the 27th.
First thing we need is an adult to run the kitchen this year.  You can work it into the cooking merit badge or not.  If you are interested, let me know ASAP.
Second thing we need is adults to help.  We need merit badge counselors, people to provide two deep leadership, paperwork help, etc..   Nothing really difficult, and we had a LOT of fun last year.  You can sign up for the entire five days or one or two.  There is a list of merit badges below - look through the requirements and see if there are any you would be interested in teaching.

Troop 710 Committee Meeting

Posted on Mar 15 2022 - 12:17pm
Please "save the date" for Monday, March 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm for an in-person troop committee meeting at the Cub Adventure Camp Dining Hall located at 1723 Maidens Road, Maidens, VA. 
All parents are highly encouraged to attend our in-person Troop Committee meetings. When you drop off your scout(s), join us in the dining hall at 7:30 pm on Monday, March 28th and see how the Committee is working for Troop 710. 
No RSVP needed, simply show up! If you have questions, contact Jay Shively, Committee Chair at jcshively@comcast.net

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