CAMP CARDS ARE HERE!

Camp Cards are available for pick-up at the Council Service Center from 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday while supplies last. Cards can also be picked up at your April District Roundtable meeting or on Saturdays by appointment. Email Heather Dunton at heather.dunton@scouting.org or call 804-355-4306 if you have questions!

A savings of over $92… Wow!

The 2017 Camp Card has a GREAT VALUE to the consumer and will be SUPER EASY TO SELL! The card has a minimum value of $92 (if you used the “one-time use” coupons and used each of the “multiple-use” coupons just ONE TIME!). Camp Cards are a great way to raise dollars for your unit and can also be used to provide the necessary funds needed for summer camping programs! For more information on the Camp Card program, visit our website at www.hovc.org/campcards!

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2017 Scout Night at the Diamond

a9d395d681a778cdc5b49950b9e5303dSupport the RVA Flying Squirrels at Scout Night at the Diamond! Participate in a parade prior to the game against the Harrisburg Senators. Receive a retro scout patch and camp out overnight on the field after the game.

Friday 19 May, 2017
Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.
Scout Parade: 6:30 p.m.
Game time: 7:05 p.m.

Tickets: $9/person
Contact: Kyle Nichols     kyle.Nichols@squirrelsbaseball.com

Flyer and more info. here.

Officials RVA Flying Squirrels website for Scout Night

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2017 Pinewood Derby results

Attention race fans!!! The District PWD was held 25 February, at Bethel Baptist Church in Powhatan. The racing results are hot off the press and are as follows:

AOL 3rd place- J. Wheeler P1811
AOL 2nd place- A. Alexander P1832
AOL 1st place- D. James P893
WEBS 3rd place- M. Klausne P1811
WEBS 2nd place- B. Seiler P6296
WEBS 1st place – C. Crayton P1879
Bears 3rd place- B. Stevens P1838
Bears 2nd place- P. Matacarpa P1825
Bears 1st place- C. Flynn P836
Wolf 3rd place- E. Shelton P1838
Wolf 2nd place- J. Gwaltney P1811
Wolf 1st place- O. Young P1891
Tiger 3rd place- S. Lindmar P876
Tiger 2nd place- Z. Alam P1811
Tiger 1st place- E.C. Smith P1823
Unrestricted 3rd place- C. Devore P1879
Unrestricted 2nd place- E.C. Smith P1823
Unrestricted 1st place- O. Young P1891

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!

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New World Conservation Award Requirements

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. 

World_Conservation_Awards_(Boy_Scouts_of_America)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

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Scout Planning Worksheet is a new tool to help Scouts perfect planning skills

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 Bryan on Scouting

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BALOO Training

Baloo_Hiking_400x500BALOO                             
(Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation) 

Date:  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:  8:45am – 4:30pm
Location: St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 11300 W. Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA 23113
Cost:  $15.00 (Lunch included)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 6th,  2017

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a one-day training event that introduces parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. (At least one person must be BALOO trained in order for a Pack to camp.) YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PART OF PACK LEADERSHIP TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING. If you are a cub parent who is new to camping…this is the training for you!!! All pack parents and leaders are encouraged to attend.

For more information and Registration (CLICK HERE).

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***Breaking News*** Cub Scout Advancement Modifications Made

getimgvlt1The BSA has announced modifications to adventure requirements in response to feedback from den leaders who have run the new Cub Scouting program for a year. Dens may begin using the modified requirements immediately as they begin working on their next adventure.  Click here for a full list of modifications.

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Annual Friends of Scouting Dinner

9528District Key 3: Dist. Commissioner Heather Mulvihill, Senior Dist. Executive Geoff Angle,
District Chairman Bill Mulvihill, representing Huguenot Trial.

Heart of Virginia Council’s Annual Fundraising Dinner was held at the Richmond Convention Center 10 March, 2016 with guest speaker Rex Tillman CEO for Exxon Mobile Corp. delivering an insightful speech on how scouting shaped his career from the time he was made an  Eagle Scout at the age of 13 years. Mr. Tillman is a past National President for BSA serving from 2010-2012 and encouraged everyone in attendance to participate in some form with the annual campaign to support scouting in Central Virginia. The Annual Friends of Scouting campaign raises money to support our camps, service center and scout programming for the year; taking the budget and dividing it by the 12, 000 scouts we have in our Council comes to $250 per scout per year in operating expenses. Please give generously when asked at your next Blue & Gold Banquet or Court of Honor. Scouting is making a difference in the lives of our youth and not only “prepares scouts for life” but prepares our country for the future.

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Powhatan Pack 1838 makes the Richmond Times with their generosity!

District leaders are so proud of what the Cub Scouts in Pack 1838-Powhatan Community Church, have done to provide food for the less fortunate children in their communities of Powhatan, Cumberland and Buckingham. Read more about their efforts and their adoptive program “Back Packs of Love” here.

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P893 and T893 make the Times-Dispatch!

After many months of digging and fund raising Pack 893 and Troop 893 at St. Edward Epiphany School dedicated their new flagpole on 7 December, 2015, Pearl Harbor Day. The flagpole was blessed by Father Don Lemay and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol was presented to the Principal of the school.

Click here for the news article.

Has your Pack, Troop or Crew done something newsworthy? Make sure to submit it to the Richmond-Times Dispatch and let the District committee know. Make our Huguenot Trail Scouts shine!

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