Cub Scout Leader Roundup
National Capital Area Council’s
Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow!
What is Pow Wow?
Pow Wow is a supplemental, action-packed training event for adult Cub Scout Leaders, Pack Committee Members, parents of Cub Scouts and just Cub Scout-interested persons. You’ll spend the day learning new ideas and concepts and having hands-on experiences that will enhance your ability to deliver and support a fun-filled, exciting program to Cub Scout boys.
When is Pow Wow?
Pow Wow is Saturday, November 16, 2013. Doors open at 7:45 am with 8:00 am for walk-in registration (please, no early arrivals) and pre-registered package pick-up in the cafeteria. Opening ceremony begins at 8:30 am. The first training session starts at 9:00 am.
Some courses are 50 minutes long, some are 90 minutes long, some are 2 hours long, some are all morning or afternoon, and BALOO and Den Chief training (which is just for Boy Scouts) are all day courses. Lunch is provided at noon.
Where is Pow Wow?
We’re gathering at Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, Virginia. (map at bottom of page)
Who should attend Pow Wow?
All registered adult Cub Scout Leaders, potential leaders, and interested parents. That would include: Cubmasters and their Assistants; Tiger Den Leaders and their Assistants and partners; Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Leaders and their Assistants; Pack Committee members and activity/event Chairpersons; and anyone who wants to learn more about how to have a better Cub Scout program. Oh! And let’s not forget Charter Organization Representatives, their invited too.
Training sessions are offered on relevant topics for every Cub Scout position and are designed to help you make your Cub Scout program more fun for the boys ... and you too!
Pow Wow is an all-day adult training event and the course sessions are intended for adults only. Unfortunately, we do not have provisions or accommodations for children watching and their daycare. The day is just for adults. Thank you.
How much does Pow Wow cost?
Pre-register, on-line by November 12, 2013, for the early bird registration fee of $33.00. After midnight on November 12, 2013, we stop electronic registration and you will have to register as a ‘walk-in” at the event. The cost for walk-in registration on the day of the event is $43.00.
All courses have limited enrollment and many fill very quickly. Courses that reach maximum enrollment will not be available when you electronically pre-registration or at walk-in registration. So … register here, now!! Remember on-line registration closes on midnight on November 12, 2013.
There is NO PROMO CODE for this event.
What’s included for the registration fee?
The Pre-registration fee includes a day of training (as many as six courses, an event patch, a Pow Wow CD with all sorts of nifty information on it, lunch with beverage and a cookie, and as much scout fellowship, spirit, and networking you can take-in during the day!! We order lunch on November 13, 2013 so it is important that you pre-register. With walk-ins on the day of the event, we may not have an extra lunch for you … so you may want to bring your own lunch or a snack, just in case.
Den Chief Training … What’s That?
We offer Den Chief Training for Boy Scouts who want to help Cub Scout leaders with their den or pack programs. Leaders who want to learn what a Den Chief can do are welcome to attend. The registration fees and registration deadlines are the same fee as it is for early bird electronic registration ($33.00) or walk-in registration ($43.00). Den Chief Training is an all-day training session and enrollment is limited…so register early.
Boy Scouts and attending adult leaders need to be in a complete Boy Scout uniform, bring the latest edition of the Den Chief handbook, and have paper and a pencil or pen for note taking. This training supplements the on-line Den Chief Training.
Lunch, beverage and a cookie are included with the Den Chief Training registration fee.
What should I bring to Pow Wow?
That’s easy … wear your Scout uniform, if you have one. Bring a notepad, a pen, and a tote or book bag for the handouts. Also, bring your Cub Scout Spirit and your BIGGEST smile. There will be a trading post so extra money will come in handy if you make a Trading Post purchases.
What’s being offered at Pow Wow?
The Course Descriptions are here, while the Course Schedule is here. Class sessions are limited in enrollment and are filled on a first-come basis. They fill quickly. Register early for the best course choices. We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register so that we can best serve you and fit you into classes that interest you … and have a lunch for you.
Confused as to what to take?
We have a Leader Quick Pics schedule. These are courses we recommend you select based upon your raising or new Cub leadership position. You can select courses in your current Cub Scout leadership position or select courses for your position next year.
To download the "Quick Pics" sheet click here.
What do I need to do to pre-register for Pow Wow?
Download the course descriptions and course schedule, pick your courses and time sessions, and then make your course selections on our on-line registration system. Have a major credit card handy when you register. You will receive an on-screen confirmation after making your on-line payment. Print a copy of the confirmation as it is your receipt.
Remember, if a course is filled it will say full and you will not be able to select it even though it may appear on the electronic course description and schedule pages!
What’s the Refund Policy?
Refunds for this event may be granted (less 15% handling fee) for the following reasons: Sickness (with physician’s statement), relocation, business travel (with manager’s statement), or death in the family up if the refund request is received by November 8, 2013. Fees cannot be credited toward another event. Refund requests made between November 8, 2013 and November 16, 2013 become non-refundable, but the registration fee can be transferred to the registration for another leader who can attend in your place.
All refund requests must be in writing (fax or email) and sent to: Marriott Scout Service Center, Attention; Pow Wow Refund, 9190 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20814.
Please make sure you print a copy of your receipt at the time you complete the on-line registration process. This is your evidence that you have made your payment.
Some Helpful Hints about registration from the Pow Wow Sheriff:
- Although you can select your classes "on the fly", it is strongly suggested that you review the 2013 Course Descriptions and Course Schedule before you make your selections. Be sure to have a back-up course just in case your first choice course selection is not available.
- If you do not see a course session on the registration form, the course is full and not available. Sorry!
- IMPORTANT: When making class selections make note of the time duration of the course. Multi-session courses may not end at the time another session begins. For example, as BALOO is an all-day course, if you register for BALOO, you will not be able to register for any other course session.
- You cannot change your class choices after you've completed registration. Changes can be made only on the day of the event … but the course you want may not be available.
Here’s a hint:
To get the most from Pow Wow have the members of your Pack select different courses and share handouts and class notes.
Don’t forget it’s ‘Sock it to ya Saturday”. What's that all about?
‘Sock it to ya Saturday’ is our special community Pow Wow service project. We ask that you bring one or more pairs of new youth sized socks and we’ll make sure it gets to a child in need within the NCAC region. We’ll have a bin there for your contribution. We sure would like to see it filled!
What if I have question about Pow Wow?
Send an e-mail to the Sheriff c/o: Bill Mayo at: NCAC.PowWow@gmail.com.