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Spring 2015 Camporee – New Market Battlefield

Posted By Dennis Wokeck, Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Spring 2015 Camporee – New Market Battlefield


Register if your unit is interested.  Exact numbers and payment is not necessary.  This is vital to the planning of the historic event.

Registration may be made after the November 10th deadline.

Old Dominions Point of Contact is Mike Cooley:

Scoutmasters, Webelos Den Leaders, Crew Advisors, Skippers, Varsity Coach and other unit leaders, we know it is only October but we are asking that you register your unit for the Spring 2015 Camporee as soon as you decide your unit will be attending.  Units do not have to make a final commitment or pay until March 2015.  Early registration is needed because this is a multi-district camporee and is limited to two thousand participants.  Units will register online at  If you have any questions about registration contact Joe Casey at  He will answer every e-mail and his phone number is (703) 455-9050.  The cost of the camporee is twenty dollars ($20) per participant.  The camporee also is open to Venture Crews, Explorer Posts Sea Scouts and Webelos.  Spaces at the camporee will be awarded on a first come – first serve basis.    


        The camporee will be held on the New Market Battlefield in New Market, Virginia on April 17 – 19, 2015.  Join 2,000 scouts and scouters as we re-enact the Civil War battle of New Market, Virginia.  Scouts will be the participants in the re-enactment of the battle, participating as either Union or Confederate soldiers.  During the camporee scouts will:

1.       Camp on the battlefield

2.       Re-enact the Battle

3.       Participate in a Civil War “Grand Review” where each troop will be announced and parade in front of the reviewing stand.

4.       Visit the battlefield museum

5.       Tour the Bushong farmhouse and supporting buildings

6.       Walk the battlefield

7.       Train as a Civil War soldier

Additionally, scout will attend a camporee opening ceremony and a fantastic evening campfire put on by the Order of the Arrow.  Scouts will have a chance to attend an outdoor church service with several hundred other scouts.  There will be Protestant, Catholic and Jewish services.  On Friday evening, there will be a Camporee Staff, Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster Cracker Barrel.        


The camporee director is William T. Dexter at  His phone number is (703) 978-2632.


“Put the boys in and may God forgive me for the order.”  With those words, Confederate Major General and former United States’ Vice President John C. Breckinridge directed the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Cadets deploy for battle at New Market.  The Union Army was advancing and a dangerous gap had developed in the center of the Confederate battle line. The cadets surged forward, went around the Bushong farmhouse, plugged the Confederate Army’s line and helped repulse the Federal assault.  Some of the cadets were only 15 years old.  Next, when the Confederate forces advanced, the cadets surged into the Union line, helping to force the federal troops to flee.  The cadets captured two cannons in their assault.  At New Market, 10 cadets were killed and another 47 were wounded out of 257 cadets that had marched northward from school just days earlier.  The Battle of New Market was the last Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley.                       


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Trained Leadership Statistics Report - 2013

Posted By Dennis Wokeck, Monday, January 20, 2014

Take a look at the year end Training Statics for our district.  The district was Gold in its Journey to Excellence because we exceeded 50% of our direct contact leaders being trained.  Let's see if we can get all leaders trained this coming year and be at 100 percent.


If you need your records updated please send and email with the date you completed training to Molly (our Old Rag editor) and she will update the records when she goes to council.

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Advancement Statistics 2013

Posted By Dennis Wokeck, Monday, January 20, 2014

Advancement Statistics for 2013.


Great job to the following who earned Gold level in the Journey to Excellence 2013 Advancement Requirements.


Packs 678, 683, 685, 686, 688, 991, 995, 1100, 1115, 1140, 1147, 1229, 1511, 1538, 1545, 1853, 1892, 2000


Team 1538


Troops 150, 683, 688, 702, 853, 856, 881, 980, 990, 994. 995, 1115, 1140, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1501, 1511, 1518, 1538, 1789, 1849, 1853, and 2215


The District was Silver for Cub Scout Advancement and Gold for Boy Scout Advancement.

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Unit Reported Service Projects for 2013

Posted By Dennis Wokeck, Monday, January 20, 2014

Thank you to those units that reported their Service Hours on BSA's Journey to Excellence website: 


Attached is the Service Hours by unit as reported in the Journey to Excellence website.  


We only had 49 units that reported service last year (out of 98 units in our district). 


Earning Bronze, Silver or Gold level in that Journey to Excellence 2013 requirement are: 


GOLD = Crews 18, 1538, and 1620.  Pack 863, 991, 1100, 1140, and 1229.  Troops 119, 150, 688, 856, 875, 991, 1115, 1140, 1518, 1538, 1849, and 1853.


Silver = Troops 853 and 2215.


Bronze = Crews 1115 and 4522.  Packs 683, 684, 855, 868, 1511, and 1538.  Ship 1115.   


Packs, Crews, and Ships had to participate in 2 service projects and report the information on the website for Bronze, 3 for Silver and 4 for Gold. Troops and Teams had to participate in 4 service projects and report the information on the website for Bronze, 5 for Silver and 6 for Gold. 


Troops are given 3 service projects offered by the district every year.  Scouting for Food, and a service project at both the Spring and Fall Camporee. 

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Old Dominion District Commissioner’s Nuggets Nr. 13-10

Posted By Dennis Wokeck, Friday, November 01, 2013

Purpose: To provide short bulleted information and useful links to resources on a periodic basis.

ODD Roundtable resource site:

Council Website: ; council e-news sign-up:

Pow Wow (Nov 16th for Cub Leaders, Annandale HS):

Philmont 2015 Registration (occurs in Nov):

Ramadan date friendly summer camp (6/21-27):

Den Chief Training (at Pow Wow Nov. 16th):

History of Scouting Trail Make-up Hike (cool medal, Nov. 2nd):

Record your Unit resident/family/day camps for district JTE:

Klondike Derby (1/24-26):

Eagle Scout paperwork one stop shopping:

Camp Snyder use:

Uniform shirts to be tucked in:

2014 NESA Scholarship Application period open:

Journey to Excellence Resources:

NCAC Recharter Webpage:

Used Jamboree Gear (1-800-323-0732):

Important Notes:

  • Check with Fred Shiner if you have Scouting for Food questions:
  • Turn-in your youth/adult applications after receipt at RT to Joe Guida or Bob Collela, or call them
  • Submit applications now if there has been a change of position, ensure training is complete
  • I recommend doing YPT annually, remember separate one Venture Leaders
  • Are you on track for JTE, sit down with your Unit Commissioner
  • Looking for folks to help on roundtable staff, district committee & training, commissioner staff, contact Holly Brown or Jim Stewart

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District 2013-2014 Calendar

Posted By Dennis Wokeck, Monday, August 26, 2013
Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Old Dominion District 2013-2014 Calendar, as of November 17.

Added date of District Recognition Dinner which will be on May 1, 2014

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