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Journey To Excellence

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA and is required to be turned in by Units with Recharter…

Scouting for Food

  Scouting for Food is the annual food drive coordinated by the Heart of Virginia Council to benefit FeedMore (formerly the Central Virginia Food Bank).  This event is currently scheduled for 28 October and 4 November. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, church members and co-workers to support Scouts’ efforts to provide for the nutritionally vulnerable throughout…

Service Hours

A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big—saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts—helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly…

Contact District Chairman

The District Chairman is responsible to the council president to run the program of Scouting in their district as directed by the executive board of the council. As a member of the Key 3, they coordinate the work of the district to ensure the success of the units in the district. They are responsible for…

Webelos/AOL to Scouts Transition Day

The History and Purpose of Webelos Transition Day The transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is a time when we lose a large percentage of our cub scouts and one of the primary reasons is that youth and parents are not familiar with how different boy scouting is from cub scouting and the wonderful…

Contact Advancement/Eagle Board

Please use the Blue Form at the bottom of the page for all Advancement inquiries and make sure you fill out the form completely to allow us to better address your questions and/or comments.  Once we receive your submission we will address it as needed.  Please provide appropriate time for us to respond. Click here…

Updating your Beascout.org page

Access to the Beascout.org page is only available to UnitKey3. As many of you are aware we have had an online registration system set up for the Council for the last few years via our Doubleknot system.  We are happy to report that National has now established an online registration system that is linked directly…

District Contacts

The District Chairman is responsible to the council president to run the program of Scouting in their district as directed by the executive board of the council. As a member of the Key 3, they coordinate the work of the district to ensure the success of the units in the district. They are responsible for…

FAQ

While we will try to have a lot of your possible questions answered here on the FAQ page, there will be questions we have not thought about.  If you can't find the answers you need, please Contact Us or check here at the National website for more FAQs. How can I register my child in Scouting?…

Contact District Commissioner

The District Commissioner represents the district as a member of the council commissioner cabinet and leads the commissioner staff in unit visitations. They oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time and with optimum membership. District Commissioners guide roundtable commissioners to ensure that monthly roundtables are well-attended, and provide practical…

District Leadership Structure

The district Key 3 consists of the District Chair (Andre Russotti), District Commissioner (Luke Vetti), and Senior District Executive (Geoff Angle). They meet as often as necessary to ensure proper coordination of the work of the district (probably twice a month for about an hour). The district’s purpose is to support units to ensure that…

Camping

            Resident camps: Week Long Program Camping- Click Here Short Term Camping: Heart of Virginia Council Scout Reservations The Heart of Virginia council has a number of properties which provide opportunities for our scouting units to participate in short-term camping.  Consider coordinating a conservation project or volunteer hours to support our…

Huguenot Trail Spring Scavenger Hunt!

Think you know where you live? Join the scouting community of all ranks and ages as we have fun in the District and have our own Amazing Race! This event starts today 5 February, 2021 and will run through 4 March, 2021. Get out and explore where you live!!! Scavenger Hunt rules: You may internet…

Brave the trail!  The Huguenot Trail District serves Scouts, Scouters, and their families in Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Powhatan, and Northern Chesterfield Counties. The district is an integral part of the Heart of Virginia Council and aims to promote the scouting cause by providing training, resources, leadership, and District wide events. Our District number is "18" within…

Order of the Arrow, Nawakwa Lodge, Witchindin Chapter

The Order of the Arrow is a service organization made up of scouts and scouters who are specially selected to be a part of scouting's national honor society. The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is fourfold: To recognize those Scout campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives…
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2020 District Award of Merit Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for The District Award of Merit which is presented by councils upon recommendation of the district.Nominees must: be registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. have given “noteworthy service to youth,” either inside or outside of Scouting—or both.have gone beyond the duties of their…

District Pinewood Derby

The pinewood derby is one of the most popular family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. They then race the cars in competition against other Cub Scouts in their den. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track.…

Roundtable Resources

Below you will find a list of resources discussed at our District Roundtables. WARNING! Spoiler alert to fun! This page is not meant as a replacement to attending Roundtable.  It is a resource for those Scout leaders who did attend and would like a copy of the information discussed. Nothing can replace our monthly discussions and networking. August…