Update to Eagle Palms! They heard you!!

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. CLICK HERE

Posted in General News | Comments Off on Update to Eagle Palms! They heard you!!

Briskets for Boy Scouts

Back to school is in full swing, and many Cubs are wearing their blues to show support for their Pack’s Join Scouting Night!

All this Scouting can make one huuungry!  And what better way to kick those cravings than to tuck into some Q Barbeque?!!

Briskets for Boy Scouts…Awesome BBQ is just a click away!

Q Barbeque is donating 100% of eGift card proceeds to local Scouting programs, September 11th – October 11th! Click below for details.


Thank you very much for supporting a fine restaurant that also supports our cause!

Posted in General News | Comments Off on Briskets for Boy Scouts

Webelos Transition Day!

All Webelos and AOL Scouts, parents and their leaders are welcome and
encouraged to come out for a day of fun-filled activities designed to help
transition boys from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Meet and greet prospective Boy
Scout Troops and see what Boy Scouts is all about.

The transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is when we lose a
large percentage of our cub scouts. And one of the primary reasons is that
boys and parents are not familiar with how different boy scouting is from cub
scouting and the wonderful opportunities awaiting. Recognizing this issue, in
the mid 1990’s, Scoutmaster Rodney Parsons of Troop 800 initiated a Webelos
to Scout Transition Day to demonstrate the fun and opportunities of boy
scouting. The troop expanded the event to include district and other troop
leaders to increase the number of boys who could benefit from the experience.
This event was featured in the August 2013 issue of Boy’s Life Magazine and
has been covered numerous times by local newspapers.

*****All District Troops are invited, welcome and encouraged
to to host a station at this event.*****

CLICK HERE for a brochure with details.

Posted in Advancement, District News | Comments Off on Webelos Transition Day!

Earning Eagle Palms is about to change!


The BSA has announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms — those awards presented to young men who earn more merit badges than required.
Posted in General News | Comments Off on Earning Eagle Palms is about to change!

New Eagle Scout Application

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.

Posted in Advancement | Comments Off on New Eagle Scout Application

Summertime Merit Badges and Rank Advancement for Scouts and Cubs

chesterfield-parks-logo-colorThis summer Chesterfield County will once again offer merit badges and rank advancement. Activity pins and merit badge workshops are offered for Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts. For details regarding Girl Scout merit badge workshops call 751-4946. The following Boy Scout merit badge workshops are offered by a merit badge counselor certified with the Heart of Virginia Council. Preregistration and payment required for these workshops.

To register, visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com. Cost of program does not include badge.

Details: Call Bryan Truzzie, 804-751-4946 or truzzieb@chesterfield.gov

Download details and prices here

Posted in Advancement, General News, Merit Badges | Comments Off on Summertime Merit Badges and Rank Advancement for Scouts and Cubs

Buckskin 2017

Buckskin 2017

Sunday, July 30th – Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Camp T. Brady Saunders
Maidens, Virginia

*HAD AT LEAST ONE LONG TERM CAMPING EXPERIENCE (6 days and nights or longer)

More information/sign up here

Letter from Buckskin Director/Scoutmaster

Posted in General News | Comments Off on Buckskin 2017

1 Day for BSA, Scout It Forward!


Join us on April 25, 2017 for 1 Day for BSA, a day to give back and Scout it forward! 1 Day for BSA is a single day where Scouts, parents, grandparents, leaders, alumni, chartered partners, and local businesses can support Scouting online. Our council Facebook page will host a new video each day highlighting the impact Scouting has made in our communities. Each district will host a 1 Day for BSA event on April 25 and local businesses will donate a percentage of their daily sales to support Scouting.

Here’s how YOU CAN HELP us share Scouting’s story and make our program accessible to all youth in central Virginia! 

Help us spread the word about 1 Day for BSA by sharing the event on Facebook, posting photos on Instagram and Twitter. Change your profile photo to show your support and to share this important cause with your friends and followers. Share inspirational videos by using your cell phone to video short clips about what Scouting means to you or about the impact it has had on your life. Send your videos to cdragoo@bsamail.org. Visit our council Facebook page for your chance to win daily giveaways and to share daily videos of Scouting’s impact on our communities. Follow our progress on social media and help us keep the momentum going by using the hashtag #1DayforBSA!

We greatly appreciate your help and support bringing Scouting to those who would benefit most from it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ryan Corrigan, Director of Development, at ryan.corrigan@souting.org or 804-928-1601.

Posted in General News | Comments Off on 1 Day for BSA, Scout It Forward!

The Chestnut Tree Planting Project


Last January, we were fortunate to receive eleven American chestnut tree saplings. All eleven were planted on the Albright Scout Reservation in southern Chesterfield County. These saplings were planted by volunteers from the ASR and Troop 1807 from the Bon Air Presbyterian Church.

We now have a second opportunity. This time it is to plant twenty chestnut seeds. The District has taken soil samples from Camp T. Brady Saunders and four state parks including Pocahontas, Powhatan, Bear Creek Lake, and James River. All of the planting areas have been approved! Now we need Scout units who would like the opportunity to help reforest the Eastern United States forests with the American chestnut trees. This is an opportunity to create a legacy for your scout unit and to provide an opportunity to camp near your tree(s) several times a year to make sure your plantings are doing well.

If you would like the opportunity to create a lasting legacy for your unit and the challenge of planting and maintaining the trees plus the opportunity to camp on a periodic basis, please come to the Round Table meeting on Thursday, the 6th, and grab this opportunity before it slips away to another unit!

Posted in General News | Comments Off on The Chestnut Tree Planting Project

Tour and Activity Plan Terminated

BSA is changing policy regarding tour plans and is no longer requiring them.

A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA’s Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017. We recognize that those who were using the tool may wish to know why so the following FAQs have been developed.
Please review this document for details regarding tour plans:

Tour and Activity Plan Termination FAQ

Posted in General News | Comments Off on Tour and Activity Plan Terminated