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Peace Light Ceremony December 18

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sully District Scouts and Scouters,

Please join Troop 1548 for our annual Peace Light ceremony.

This year the ceremony will be on December 18th at 7:00 pm at the Sully District Government Center.  Details are in the attached flyer.



Steve Klosky

ASM, Troop 1548


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New Fencing Crew Open House

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Hello Sully District!


We had a great turn out at our last Fencing Crew Open House last month! There were a lot of Scouters who wanted to attend but couldn’t . . . so we are having a second one!  It will be Hosted by Fairfax Fencers in Chantilly and include a fencing demonstration, free food, lesson and coaching, and hands-on FUN!


Venturing is a fun and different way to partake in Scouting! The Crew will be open for BOTH boys and girls ages 13-21.  Additionally, Fairfax Fencers are generous enough to give a Special Scouting Discount to those who join the crew!




Is hosting an Open House for a


December 13, 2014 -- 1pm-3pm

Fairfax Fencers, 4433 Brookfield Corporate Dr., Chantilly, VA 22031


There will be FREE FOOD!  Watch a Bout with our

Coaches and even get a chance to practice the Sport!


Come join us and explore the Art of Fencing!


Phone: 703-352-2642 Email:


Greg Brown/Sully District Executive

Phone: 570-847-3828 Email:



En Garde for FUN!!!!                                                                          



Greg Brown  |  Sully District Executive

National Capital Area Council

9190 Rockville Pike  
Bethesda, MD 20814
P 570.847.3828
|  F 301.564.3648

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Sully News - October 13, 2014

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 13, 2014

In this issue:


Scoutmaster/ASM Training Nov. 11 & 14-16

BALOO Training November 1 

Pow Wow Registration Now Open 

Veteran's Day Memorial Wreaths




Combined Scoutmaster Specific Training (SST: S24) and Intro to Outdoor Leader Specific Training  (IOLST:  S11) Nov. 11 and Nov. 14-16

Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.
These classes are required for you to be fully trained!

Webelos II leaders about to cross over with their scouts this course is highly recommended so that you are ready to step into your new roles!.
Venturing Crew Advisers and Associate Advisers, IOLS is an ideal course for you because it focuses on building confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

 Indoor portion:
    Tuesday November 11th
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location: TBD
Outdoor Portion:
    Friday November 14th  5:00 PM through Sunday November 16th ~10:00 AM
    Location: Camp Snyder
    ( LDS: a makeup session will be scheduled to  cover the material from Sunday morning if needed)   

Cost: $20 + what your patrol decides to spend on food.

To Register:
Please send the following information:
   BSA ID (or none yet): 

  Mike Sorah
  Sully Training Chair


BALOO Training November 1

Yes I know, this is scheduled the same time as SFF, but your unit can spare at least one leader so that you pack can do overnighters.

(Sully District's Balloo will be in the Feb/March time frame, but the specific date has not been set.)

Please contact Roger Claff,, if you plan to attend or for more information.

Mike Sorah
Sully District Training Chair

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
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When:Nov 1
8AM to 4PM
Where:Map this event »
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr
Group Camping Area G-6
United States
Roger Claff
Online RSVP

BALOO is an outdoor skills training program for the Cub ScoutLeader or Parent – no camping experience is required or assumed.BALOO training teaches Cub Scout Leaders and Parents theessential organizing, planning, camp craft, and outdoor safetyskills to enable a Pack to go camping as a group.

BALOO trainingprogram topics include event planning, program ideas, campfireplanning, equipment specifications and use, cooking and sanitation,safety and first aid. BSA policy requires at least one leader withBALOO training on all Cub Scout pack overnighters.



Fee: $20 Per Person (pay onsite).

Includes Foil Dinner Lunch, handout materials


View attachments on the web


Cub Scout Leaders:  POW WOW registration is now open!  
November 15, 2014, at Annandale High School.
NOTE:  BALOO training (all-day course, needed for pack overnighters) and Den Chief training (all morning course for Boy Scouts) are being offered at Pow Wow.  BALOO class size is limited, so register early!


Veteran’s Day Memorial Wreaths  Come and help salute our veterans in the placing of wreaths at our nation's memorials. Please wear full uniforms and comfortable walking shoes. All ages are welcome, but be prepared to hike for miles. We will meet at the BSA Memorial on the east side of The Ellipse at 1 p.m. RSVP to Bruce Andersen.

Whether your unit participates or not, please remind your youth to honor our veterans.  They all gave their time, a most valuable commodity, for our country.  Some gave much more.

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Fall Camporee Guide Now Available

Posted By Activities Committee, Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Hello Sully District Pack Leaders and SPLs,


Included in the guide –  

-          Registration information – Reserve with a headcount estimate and deposit by Oct 16th

-          Boy Scout Competition criteria and judging sheets for Troop Portal, Patrol Carving, and Patrol Pumpkin Sumthin

-          Cub Scout/Webelo Costume/Mask competition will be judged by Boy Scouts during the parade.  No specific criteria – have fun with your designs.

-          Some Event Descriptions

-          Directions

-          Pre-order form for Special Class B T-shirts for the Camporee Designed by Life Scout Ben M.


Troop 7369 Youth Leaders have taken on the task of creating a memorable and fun Camporee for Sully District Cubs, WEBELOS, and Boy Scouts.  They have stretched their routine campout planning skills and embraced this challenge. 


Their planning meetings, trouble shooting, and negotiations utilizing the leadership skills they have learned has them very excited about this Camporee.  We adult Scouters highly encourage each Boy Scout Troop to take the lead on an upcoming District Klondike or District Fall event. 



ASM Quiterio for

Troop 7369 PLC

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Waypoints - High Adventure News From BSA

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 29, 2014

To view as a web page, click here.

Discover True Wilderness - Norther Tier
Home to a World-Class Scuba Training Facility - Florida Sea Base
Summit Programs: Go Further in 2015 - Summit Bechtel Reserve
2016 Philmont Registration - Philmont Scout Ranch
Be Part of the BSA Contingent - World Jamboree

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Sully News - September 27, 2014

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 29, 2014

1. Life to Eagle Procedures
2. Life to Eagle Seminar Dates
3. Northern Tier 2015 - Crew Spaces Available
4. Sully District Pumpkin Smashing Camporee Oct 24-26
5. Publicize Your Unit
6. Troop Showcase
Scouts and Scouters,
This is a reminder email about the process. It is not new any more as we have been executing on it for more than a year now.
When to get a DER:
A Scout who has earned their Life rank will need a District Eagle Representative (DER) no later than when they have finished page 2-3 and are getting signatures. It is strongly recommended that they request a DER and meet with that person when they start their project search.
How to get a DER:
To obtain a DER, the Scout needs to send an email to Joe Swartz at with the following information:
 1. Scout's Name, Unit, Preferred Phone Number and Email
 2. Unit Advancement Chairman Name, Preferred Phone Number and Email
 3. Unit Eagle Coach Name, Preferred Phone Number and Email
I will typically respond within 5 days but occasionally work has me  places where I cannot access any type of email and it could be longer.   Please plan accordingly.
Current DER Assignment:
Lastly, as of 1 January 2014, Scouts can only be working with DERs who  have been assigned by the new process. If a Scout do not have a DER assigned through the new process, please send me an email (the Scout) so we can get you assigned to a current DER.
Joe Swartz
Sully District Advancement Chairman
NCAC Training Chairman
Cell: 703-989-1049
The Life-to-Eagle seminars are intended for Scouts (Star and Life), their parents, and interested adults who are involved in the process (Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Advancement Chairs, Unit Eagle Coaches at least).
The Life-to-Eagle Seminar schedule is as follows:
2014 Schedule
September        Saturday, 20 September, 8:45 - 10:00 AM
November         Saturday, 15 November, 8:45-10:00 AM
2015 Schedule (Anticipated - no confirmation from Government Center yet)
January              Saturday, 17 January, 8:45 – 10:00
March                 Saturday, 21 March, 8:45 – 10:00
May                     Saturday, 16 May, 8:45 – 10:00
June                   Saturday, 20 June, 8:45 – 10:00
September        Saturday, 19 September, 8:45 – 10:00
November         Saturday, 21 November, 8:45 – 10:00
All are conducted at the Sully Government Center, 9500 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151
Thank you,
Joe Swartz
Sully District Advancement Chairman
NCAC Training Chairman
Cell: 703-989-1049
Troop 1548 is headed Northern Tier, Summer 2015. We have room for a Second Crew for Scouts and Scouters.
Dates: Jul 05 - 17, 2015
Please Contact Phil Quinn
Scouter Phil
Scoutmaster Troop 1548
Hello Sully District Cubs, Webelos, and Boy Scouts,
Red Circle the Dates on your Calendar   Oct 24-Oct 26, 2014.
Cubs, Webelos – Have you thought about your costume?  Get ready to be in a parade at the Camporee and have the Boy Scouts judge for the costume they like the best?
Boy Scouts – Have your Patrols thought about what Pumpkin Sumthin you want to create in a dutch oven over coals?  Portal or Doorway for your troop campsite for Cubs & Webelos to trick or treat at?
The Youth Leaders have been hard at work to get you a guide ASAP.  A taste of the offerings in activities include:
Pumpkin Cuttin’ - Knife Throwing event - So you have a totin’ chip card and you are not quite sure what to do with it?  Come to the Pumpkin puncture test.  Check out your awesome knife throwing skills and attempt to stick them into a pumpkin target.  
Yours In Scouting,
Troop 7369, Sully District
Sully Scout Leaders,
I found a nice article and photo of an Eagle Scout in the Fairfax County Times.  Don't your Eagle Scouts deserve recognition, too?  Or your Webelos?  Or your entire pack or troop for a service project?
With just a little effort, a short write-up, AND a color photo of boys and girls, your youth can probably see themselves in the newspaper.  And what youth wouldn't be thrilled?  The Fairfax County Times, the Centreville Times, and other local papers are always looking for human interest stories.  Don't forget your home owner's news letters.  Great recruiting, too, for your unit.
Remember, we have fun but ultimately we volunteer for the youth.
Yours in Scouting,  Bill
Bill Schoonmaker
Member, Geezers' Patrol, Troop 893; Asst. Adviser, Post 500; Sully District Chairman; Campmaster, Camp Snyder, NCAC; Camp Visitation Specialist, NE Region.
Dishwasher operator, handbell ringer, Eagle projects adviser: Centreville United Methodist Church.
Retired Federal government coffee drinker; now retired FCPS school bus driver.
"It's poor planning when your day job interferes with Scouting."
Sully Scouters—this is an announcement of our upcoming Sully Troop Showcase.  This year's showcase will be held on Thursday, Oct 2 at the Sully Government Center (same location as Roundtables) from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.
Bring your Webelos Scouts (Cubs are also welcome) to talk to our local Boy Scouts and see the exciting activities they are doing.  There’s no better place to get so much information in one place as you enter the season of deciding which troops to visit and ultimately join.
Hopefully you are planning to bring your best bragging materials and Scouts.  It’s also a time for you to get some ideas for your units.  The room will be available ½ hour before and after for set up and take down of your displays.
We hope to see you there!
Yours in Scouting,
Keel Ross
Sully District Commissioner

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Important Information for Fall membership recruiting

Posted By Sully Membership Chair, Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The strongest recruiting tool we have are the youth currently involved in the program. Be sure to plan an open house for your unit and have your youth bring a friends from the neighborhood, church and school to the meeting.

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