Council 5561 - Warrenton, VA



Trail Life USA, a newly founded national organization with the mission “to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.” This is a mission very much in line with morals of the Church and many other Christian communities. We must instill these morals in our boys as they grow to be young men serving the Lord and in turn our society.

Concerning membership, it is unequivocally so, that “all boys are welcome irrespective of religion, race, national origin or socio-economic status.” It will be open to boys K – 12.  The program has various activities and awards based on age groups. 

Trail Life Troop VA313 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is charted under Knights of Columbus Council 5561.  Below is additional information about the Troop. 



Troopmaster:   Keith Peitler  703-625-0575

Navigator Lead:   Andrew Sheedy  703-969-8598

Treasurer:   Brad Smith  540-341-3047

Committee Chairman:   John Guyant  540-347-1943

Charter Organization Representative:   Bill Boston  540-347-5718



Troop Meetings – 1st and 2nd Mondays 7-8 PM in Mercy Hall

Leadership Meetings – 3rd Mondays 7-8 PM at McMahon’s Restaurant

Troop Outings – 3rd Weekend of each month


Examples of Previous Events

GMU Basketball game

Luray Caverns hike

Sky Meadows hike and vamping

Shenandoah canoeing and camping

Paw Paw Tunnel Hike

Big Schloss Hike

Potomac Nationals Baseball game

Brandywine Hike and Campout

Wreath laying at Quantico Marine Corps Cemetery

Chill Out Camp out at VerDun

Mary’s Rock Hike

C&O Canal Campout and Antietam Battlefield visit

Week-long summer camp  (Scheduled for 19-25 July 2015)


Grand Knight - SK JR Gearhart
Chaplain - SK Fr. James Gould
Deputy GK - SK Ed Cook, PFN/PGK
FS - SK Steve L'Etoile, PFN/PGK
P.O. Box 3171
Warrenton, VA 20188

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