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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 78 scouting units, serving over 1,875 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.

 

The District is lead by the District Key 3

District ChairAlonzo ZamoraAlonso@b-thrifty.com
District CommissionerStanley Mushawsmushaw@comcast.net
District ExecutiveBen Hazekampben.hazekamp@scouting.org

 


 

 

Trained Leaders are critcal for a successful Scouting program.  Recently our District Training volunteers trained adult leaders from Occoquan distrist as well as other Districts in the NCAC.  Here are some pictures of these leaders learning and demonstrating their skills!  

 

Thank You Len Ritter and all the other leaders who make this happen!

 

Click Here to check it out!  

 


 

University of Scouting

 

Save the Date
February 28, 2015
Hayfield Secondary School
7630 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria VA
 
 
Purpose of the University of Scouting – The "University of Scouting” is a supplemental training opportunity for all adult Scout leaders. It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Varsity Scouts, District, and Council). Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University provides interesting courses in Cubbing, Scouting, what we call "Adventuring” (a combination of Varsity, Venturing, and Sea Scout activities), as well as Electives opportunities.

 

Watch the link below for more details

 UofScouting Page Under Construction

 

 


What's Happening??


Recently at Roundtable the following flyers were distributed.  These are popular activities units should consider including in their annual planning.

 

NCAC Day Camp 2015


Outdoor Adventures River & Trail Outfitters

 

Ski Canaan Valley

  

Scout Ski Roundtop 


Madame Tussauds Musuem

  

James E. West Hike in DC

 

 

 

 


 




NCAC Scouting Challenge


The NCAC Scouting Challenge began 2012, and runs on a yearly basis through Dec 31, 2015.

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

 


 

Chinn_Basketball hoop small.jpgThe Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation now offers an expansive scouting program. Our professionally guided activities provide Boy Scounts 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.

 

For more information contact
Cathy Riddle at  or check out the class listing.

Eagle Scouts

We offer a myriad of Eagle Scout projects at various parks & facilities. We’ll customize your project and support you every step of the way!

For info or to start the process with our Eagle Scout Project Agreement Form, email criddle@pwcgov.org.

 



Locations


BEN LOMOND REGIONAL PARK

7500 Ben Lomond Park Dr.
Manassas, VA
703-361-7126703-361-7126

BIRCHDALE RECREATION CENTER
14730 Birchdale Ave.
Dale City, VA
703-670-9118703-670-9118
LAKE RIDGE GOLF & MARINA

12350 Cotton Mill Dr.
Woodbridge, VA
703-494-5564703-494-5564

LOCUST SHADE PARK
4701 Locust Shade Dr.
Triangle, VA
703-221-8579703-221-8579

SILVER LAKE REGIONAL PARK
16198 Silver Lake Rd.
Haymarket, VA

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
14300 Veterans Dr.
Woodbridge, VA

 

 


 

 What Does it Mean to Be Prepared?

Here is one Scout's experience!

 

Click Here or go to http://www.ncacbsa.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=114100&id=310307

 

 


 

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 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 Eagle Project's goals was to wrap the trees to prevent beavers from damaging the trees.  Just one beaver cuts down an average 200 trees a year. This project will save trees and preserve our outdoors.

 

  

 


Trained Leaders are critcal for a successful Scouting program.  Recently our District Training volunteers trained adult leaders from Occoquan distrist as well as other Districts in the NCAC.  Here are some pictures of these leaders learning and demonstrating their skills!  

 

Thank You Len Ritter and all the other leaders who make this happen!

 

Click Here to check it out!  

 

  
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District Insurance Certificate
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Climbing Instructor Training
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2013 Occoquan District Fall Camporee Guide
Posted by: Michael Fitzgerald, Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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BSA Internet Rechartering Site
Posted by: Ken Eggers, Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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