The RootRVA Church in conjunction with Fair Havens Church have started and are sponsoring a brand new Trail Life Troop VA-1808.  Our TL Troop is open to boys (ages 5 through 18) and  parents and meets 7pm to 8:30pm Monday evenings  (September through May) at Fair Havens Church 8200 Belmont Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.  For more information, please email our Troop Master; Phil Snipes at or just come check us out.
Trail Life USA  is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.

Trail Life Troop Relaunching: As you may or may not know the RootRVA's sponsored Trail Life Troop VA-1808 has not been able to hold meetings of any sort since March due to Fair Havens Church's closure over COVID-19 concerns.
We're happy to announce after a nearly 3-month long search for alternate meeting sites our Trail Life Troop has found a new temporary home to begin weekly meetings again.
On each Tuesday evening at 7pm - 8:30pm and until further notice we will restart our weekly meetings at Second Branch Baptist Church 12217 2nd Branch Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23838.
A sincere thanks go out to Pastor Chris Palmer and the leadership team at Second Branch Baptist Church for their willingness to host us during these trying and uncertain times we are living in. We believe this will be a blessing to Second Branch families as well. God has a plan! To God be the glory!

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As a precautionary measure over COVID-19 concerns Fair Havens Church is closed until further notice. As this is our Troop's meeting place our weekly Troop gatherings are also on hold until Fair Havens Church reopens. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause our Troop members and their families. God Bless and we will see you 'all again soon!
TL Troop VA-1808 - Opening Night 9/9/2019
Off to a great start!
Recent Troop happenings
3/2/2020 - Parent Leader Amy Young
Our Parent Leader Amy Young who graduated college with a major in communications is teaching our Navigators and Adventurers Public Speaking and Presentation Skills in a series of workshops over the next 6 - 8 weeks. Thank you Amy for your willingness to share your time and knowledge with our TL guys.
2/24/2020 - Guest Outdoorsman Bill Eagar
RootRVA's Bill Eagar for coming and giving our Trailmen an excellent introduction to Fly fishing!
2/22/2020 - RVA Regional - TL Pinewood Derby
CONGRATULATIONS to Trailmen - Navigator; Ephraim Young for  winning the fastest car from Troop  VA-1808! 
CONGRATULATIONS to Trailmen Mountain Lion; Jayden Takai for winning the best overall design! Middle and right Pic below