Serving Northern Virginia from the Potomac to the Occoquan and I-95 East
Welcome to the Colonial District
Colonial District is part of the Virginia Central field service area in the National Capital Area Council. It is the home to 73 scouting units, serving over 2,300 youth in the areas of Alexandria, Lorton and Mt Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia. Additionally the Learning for Life program in the district has 3 units serving 38 members.
As you may have heard the National Capital Area Council has joined in the national pilot of the Lion Cub program and has asked that the districts interested in participating identify several Cub Packs to participate in the pilot.
We are sure that almost every Cub Pack in the Colonial District would be willing to participate in the program, we have been asked to limit participation during the pilot period. The Council has indicated that the interested units should complete an application and that the districts should be responsible for that process as well as the selection criteria to be used in the selection.
Greetings all Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Explorers and their leaders
Do you enjoy Rockets? Have you ever wanted to build one and compete for big prizes? Your troop, crew or post can compete. Please check out the following:
TARC is the world’s largest rocketry contest and the aerospace industry’s signature STEM program for middle and high school students. Over the course of the contest, students learn to use hands on engineering skills to design and fabricate a rocket to meet challenging mission criteria that change each year.
You don’t need to have a technical background to get involved or to sponsor a team. They will support you with resources including mentors from the National Association of Rocketry, video tutorials, webinars and the TARC handbook.