Occoquan District provides Scouting services to the youth and adults of Eastern Prince William County in Northern Virginia in the Virginia South field service area in the National Capital Area Council. It is the home to 81 scouting units, serving over 2100 youth in the areas of Dumfries, Dale City, Lake Ridge, Occoquan, Triangle, Woodbridge, and Montclair in Eastern Prince William County, Virginia. This site serves to provide accurate, on-time information for both Scouting families and those interested to join and learn more about Scouting.
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The Occoquan District Adult Recognition Guide has been published.
The nomination deadline for District Award of Merit is now the same as the Silver Beaver >>> November 30.
As before, this guide contains the forms for Baden-Powell, Gordon Lazerson, and Charter Organization Awards. The last page of the Guide contains a web address for Key and Training, Veteran, Unit Leader, DoM, and Silver Beaver Awards.
Thanks to Bob Fenlason!
Click Here to get the Guide
Click here for "The 2015 Where to Go Camping Guide",an annual publication by the Order of the Arrow lodge, is a resource for everything related to camping, including high adventure, council camps, camping policies, camping awards, places to go camping and other resources for units to use to plan their next adventure.
For any feedback or suggested campgrounds that you would like to see in the 2016 Where to Go Camping Guide, please email the Amangamek Wipit Lodge's Camp Promotions/High Adventure Committee firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occoquan District Program Launch
Click here to visit the
2015 Occoquan District Program Launch page and download files.
NCAC Scouting Challenge
The NCAC Scouting Challenge began 2012, and runs on a yearly basis through
Dec 31, 2015 Extended until Dec 2016.
The Challenge consists of four separate challenges; specifically:
Challenge 1: I’m Prepared
Challenge 2: I’m Earth-Friendly
Challenge 3: I’m Fit
Challenge 4: I’m Connected
Each of the four challenges will be highlighted and emphasized during one quarter of the year, yet will be available for accomplishment at any time during the year.
Each challenge can be tackled by a unit as a whole or by an individual Scout. [When filling out completion sheets, please annotate the month and the year completed to the right of each requirement as it is completed; i.e., …05/12.]
Once a Challenge level is completed, turn it in to your unit Advancement Chairperson, who will, in turn, send it electronically, or hard-copy hand-deliver, to their District Advancement & Recognition Committee Chairperson for approval and recording/tracking.
The District Advancement & Recognition Committee Chairperson will send the Scout a certificate (provided by Council) stating the Scout is entitled to purchase a special patch (part of a larger five-piece patch) from the front desk at the Marriott Scout Service Center.
The center patch is available for purchase without a certificate. Each of the other four patch segments can only be purchased upon presenting a certificate from district.
The patch for each level of challenge will be outlined in a different color to highlight when a challenge was completed; hence, each of the four challenges may be completed at each level of Scouting.
Any Scout who earns the right to wear all four patches will also receive a special neck ribbon with medal, to be presented by the NCAC Program Impact department.
Exceptions to any of the above policy must be coordinated with the Program Impact department.
Click here for the NCAC Scouting Challenge
The Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation now offers an expansive scouting program. Our professionally guided activities provide Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts opportunities rank advancement, activity badges, belt loops and Merit Badges.
We have regularly scheduled classes that include Scientists, Art, Aquanaut, Engineer, Forester, Citizenship, Fitness, Hiker, Showman, Archery, Architecture and American Heritage – just to name a few.
Looking for something specific? You can request a class just for your troop.
We offer a myriad of Eagle Scout projects at various
Prince William parks & facilities.
We’ll customize your project and support you every step of the way!
We are very thankful for the many scouts who
have bettered our parks with their Eagle Projects.
Prince William County Parks & Recreation would like all Eagle Scout Projects to originate with the
PWCPR Eagle Project Coordinator Bonnie Gray
Prince William Parks & Recreation, 703-670-9118, BGray@pwcgov.org
What Does it Mean to Be Prepared?
Here is one Scout's experience!
Families and Scouters in Occoquan District please register by clicking the Register button at the top of this page, then join this online group by clicking Join Group above to receive information on events, Scouting activities and to post to forums in this group.
To find a Scouting unit in your area Click Here!
Eagle Scout Project
Recently Life Scout Jack F from Troop 1390 organized and led volunteers to complete an Eagle Project at Locust Shade Park. Volunteers cleared debris and trash, including huge tractor tires, decrepit docks, fallen trees from the 8 acre lake.
Eagle Scout Project
Recently Life Scout Ryan J from Troop 1390 organized and led volunteers to complete a project at Quantico National Cemetery. Volunteers cleaned more than 600 headstones of the hero's buried at QNC. The project was developed after a family visiting their loved-one found the headstone covered in algae, dirt and debris.
Eagle Scout Project
Recently Life Scout Jack D from Troop 1390 organized and lead volunteers to complete a Tree Preservation Service Project at Lakeridge Park. The Eagl