District Pinewood Derby will be held on 23 Feb. at Bethel Baptist Church. Click here for District rules and details.
Pow Wow will be held 2 March, 2019 at First Baptist Church on Monument Ave. This is a day long training event for Cub Leaders full of fun, networking and hands on leader skills instruction. Den Chief training will be offered for Scouts wishing to become Den Chiefs. Click here for a flyer, course list, and link to registration.
The District Dinner and Awards banquet will be held 15 March, 2019 at Powhatan UMC. Further details and registration to come!
The District Award of Merit and District Recognitions will be awarded at that time. District Award of Merit is available to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. District Recognition is available to registered Scouters who render service of outstanding nature at the unit level.
Nominations may be submitted to either District Chairman Andre Russotti or District Commissioner Heather Mulvihill. All recommendations for awards and recognitions must be submitted by 1 March, 2019.
Attention race fans!!! The District PWD was held 24 February, at Bethel Baptist Church. The Official racing results are hot off the press and are as follows:
Lion 1st place- C. Morris P876
Lion 2nd place- M. Nelson P1838
Lion 3rd place- B. Gleason P1838
Tiger 1st place- C. Lively P876
Tiger 2nd place- O. Loemis P1825
Tiger 3rd place- G. Ross P1811
Wolf 1st place- C. Young P1811
Wolf 2nd place- R. Stone P876
Wolf 3rd place- R. Haskin P1811
Bear 1st place- J. Ruppel-Lee P6296
Bear 2nd place- A. Kaleta P1838
Bear 3rd place- N. Rusher P893
WEBS 1st place – Z. Wood P1825
WEBS 2nd place- C. Collins P861
WEBS 3rd place- D. Haskin P1811
AOL 1st place- C. Crayton P1879
AOL 2nd place- J. Leach P1838
AOL 3rd place- T. Williams P1838
Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all to parents, Boy Scouts, and District leaders who came out to help make this event a success. A special thank you to Bethel Baptist Church for once again allowing us to use their facilities and to volunteers from Virginia Commonwealth Bank.
Leaders, Advancement chairs and Committee chairs, please check out or new district subpage for information on and helps for using Scoutbook and linking it to National’s Advancement program Click: HERE
Serving the Whole Family
BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our
Cub Scouts program
will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.
Link Here to National’s Family Scouting Page for more Information
All current Boy Scouts — even those who completed their Eagle Scout board of review before Aug. 1, 2017 — are now entitled to receive Eagle Palms for merit badges earned before their Eagle board of review.
Previously, only those Scouts with an Eagle board of review date on or after Aug. 1, 2017, were eligible for these Eagle Palms. Now all current Eagle Scouts can receive Palms for additional merit badges earned before their board.
This is a revision to the
change announced on this blog on July 10, 2017
. The move comes in response to passionate feedback from volunteers and was approved by the BSA’s National Executive Board.
Here’s what changed and why.
A new Eagle Scout application has been released by National. Eagle candidates please note that the most current application must be used when applying for this rank.
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers now have new requirements for earning the World Conservation Award. These requirements are effective immediately.
Please click here for further details.
Quick facts: World Conservation Award
How to get it: Return your completed application to council office for authorization to purchase badge from Scout shop.
Patch and placement: Blue border patch for Cub Scouts; khaki border patch for Boy Scouts; green border patch for Venturers; worn as a temporary patch on right pocket.
Supply/BIN item number: Cub Scout emblem, No. 139; Boy Scout emblem, No. 140; Venturing emblem, No. 152; pocket certificate, No. 32080
When planning an Eagle Scout service project, you have to identify a goal, recruit a team, plan transportation, purchase materials, consider safety and plot each step.
It’s a lot of work.
So much, in fact, that in an ideal world the Eagle project wouldn’t be a Scout’s first experience with formal, documented project planning.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the ideal world.
The BSA has released the Scout Planning Worksheet, a new tool that Scouts can use to plan patrol or troop activities. The goal is to build project-planning prowess that will benefit Scouts in their Eagle project, at school and in life…….Article continued here at
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