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Eagle-Required Merit Badge Cleanup Coming on Nov 7

Posted By Valerie A. Hildebrand, Saturday, July 25, 2015

Save the Date--Nov 7, 2015--10am-3pm

Eagle-Required Merit Badge Cleanup Day

If a scout has an unfinished, Eagle-required merit badge, this event may be the opportunity for the scout to get sign-offs for completed merit badge work.


This is not a merit badge clinic or workshop.

Only Eagle-required merit badges will be covered at this event.

All work for the badge needs to be completed before the scout comes to this event. 


Registration is recommended. To register and select the merit badges you are requesting signoffs for, visit the Potomac District Calendar for Nov 7, 2015 or follow the link below: 

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Revised Klondike Derby Packet Instructions

Posted By Valerie A. Hildebrand, Monday, January 12, 2015

Updated instructions for Potomac District's Klondike Derby have been posted that has and updated Survival Kit List.

Please see the attached file or download from the calendar event.

 Attached Files:

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NCAC Training Calendar - Dec. 2014 to Dec. 2015

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, December 08, 2014
Dec. 7 -- Thanks to Mark Ellis for compiling this list of all training courses to be offered by districts in NCAC in the coming 12 months.

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Tags:  Boy Scouts  calendar  Cub Scouts  Den Chief  training 

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NCAC offering Camp Card Sale to help Scout pay for summer camp

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Friday, December 05, 2014

NCAC is pleased to announce the "Camp Card" fund raising program.

Designed to help Scouts earn their way to Summer Camp, Scouts will earn up to 50% commission.


Key Dates:

Jan. 1 - Units sign-up (see form)

Winter 2015 - selling season

by April 1 - Units close out their accounts (pay for cards used)




See flyer for complete details

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Tags:  Boy Scouts  Cub Scouts  Potomac District 

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Potomac District - Nominations for Annual Meeting

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Friday, November 14, 2014

The Potomac District Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 7:30 PM, at the Marriott Scout Service Center, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814.


Attached is the Report of the Nominating Committee.


The following positions are eligible to vote at the meeting:

- Potomac District Members at Large

- Chartered Organization Representatives from Potomac District units

- NCAC Council Members at Large residing in Potomac District

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Potomac District - Advancement Reports - Oct. 31, 2014

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Oct 31 advancement report looks pretty good - we're ahead of last year.

Only 5 active units that aren't reporting data - Packs 52, 53, 461, 465, and 1280.

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Tags:  Advancement  Boy Scouts  Cub Scouts  Potomac District 

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Potomac Cub Join Scouting Training was a Great Success - Documents here

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Friday, August 15, 2014
Thanks to Will Stone for leading a GREAT Join Cub Scout Training event this past Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Well done to the twenty packs that attended: 8, 15, 52, 54, 56, 60, 68, 204, 209, 255, 461, 472, 521, 817, 928, 1081, 1320, 1450, 1753, and 1975.

The documents that Will distributed are linked below.

Will also mentioned his website - listing of pack and/or den outing ideas, meeting guest speakers, camping trips, and community service project ideas.  Site is

Good luck to the packs with continuing recruiting.

Tags:  Cub Scouts  Join Scouting Night materials  membership  Potomac District  recruiting 

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Potomac Cub Day Camp a Great Success

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Friday, August 08, 2014
Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
Last week was a great Cub Day Camp in Potomac.

Thanks to lead volunteers Linda Smith and Millie Kristiansen for putting on such a great effort.

Here's an online article in the Gazette:
Gazette Article about Potomac Cub Day Camp, Aug. 6, 2014

Tags:  Cub Scouts  Day Camp  Den Chief  Potomac District 

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Promotion of Don Kilgore to Montgomery Field Director

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, July 14, 2014
Effective today, the National Capital Area Council announced the promotion of Don Kilgore to Montgomery (county) Area Field Director, and Kent Sneed to the lead professional position in Potomac District.

Don succeeds Clint Hammett who was promoted to Development Director of NCAC. Don is responsible for 3 districts - Potomac, Seneca, and White Oak, and its 6 field professionals.

Kent is now the lead professional in Potomac District.

An active search is now underway to fill the open District Executive position in Potomac.

Don and Kent both thank Potomac volunteers - our collective successes helped their careers.

Please join me in congratulating Don & Kent.

Yours in Scouting,
Pete Minderman
Potomac District Chair

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Scout Sunday Opportunity - Feb. 23

Posted By Peter A. Minderman Jr, Monday, February 03, 2014

To Scouts who are unable to attend their unit's Scout Sunday celebration

To Scouts who are not part of the denomination of their charter organization

To Units who do not celebrate Scout Sunday


Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road, will recognize Boy and Girl Scouts at all levels and their adult leaders for their service to the community and their devotion to God during a special Scout Sunday Service at 11 am, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Scouts are invited to participate in a Procession before the service if they arrive by 10:45 am. Scout and adult leaders are encouraged to wear their uniforms. Former Scouts and leaders are encouraged to wear their Scouting awards. Scouts who want Scout Sunday patches should contact Dan Dowd at not later than Sunday, Feb. 16


Dan Dowd

Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 461

301 299 3835

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