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.
Trained Leaders are critical for a successful Scouting program.
On 2 May 2015, the District Training Committee will host a District Training day.
Every leader should plan to attend to become "Trained."
You are invited to the
2015 Occoquan District Scouter Dinner.
Click Here for the Invitation
Please join us for our annual District Dinner, honoring the contributions of Scouting volunteers in the Occoquan District and celebrating this last year's accomplishments.
Everyone is invited. Units please send your Lord Baden Powell Award recipients.
|Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
Presented by the Occoquan District Training
|Please join us for our Spring IOLS
training. This course is required for Scoutmasters, Venture Leaders, and Varsity
Scout Leaders, all their assistants, and is recommended for all other scouting
leaders who want to become more familiar with leading scouts in outdoor
activities. The course is filled with hands-on experience and instruction that is
designed to introduce you to or strengthen your basic camping skills required
for Tenderfoot through First Class rank advancement and in turn how to make teaching
them fun for you units.
|Click Here for Details and Registration
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Quantico National Cemetery
Scouts, Scouters, and Interested Participants, Plan to honor flags that have served this country well, with this evening ceremony to honor those American Flags that have become worn, tattered, and un-serviceable.
If you have flags to be retired, please bring them! If you wish to bring heavy duty scissors to use to assist with cutting the large flags, please do so, they are always welcome.
We’ll have another great patch for sale this year, to commemorate the event. ($3) Checks payable to Carol or to Steve Courtney. A reminder to all Cub Packs, this activity counts as a summer activity.
If you have further questions, contact Carol Courtney at CourtneyScouts@msn.com or 571-259-3856, or Steve Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-259-3855
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2015 Scout Sunday - St Francis of Assisi Parish, Triangle, Virginia
The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and allow Scouts to live out their "Duty to God" pledge each week.
"A Scout is Reverent” and Scouts of all ages and faiths promise to do their "Duty to God". These values strengthen youth character in their family, community, and faith.
Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew participated in Scout Sunday at St Francis of Assisi parish. Scouts, leaders and families enjoyed the presentation of the following prestigious Scouting awards:
God and Me Religious medal
Guardian Angel Religious medal
Light of Christ medal
Parvuli Dei medal
Ad Altare Dei medal
Saints Trail Patch for St. Andre Bessett
Family of God medal
Rosary Series Joyful Mysteries patch
Footsteps of the American Saints-St Kateri Tekakwitha patch
Joyful Mysteries, Luminous Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries, and Glorious Mysteries patch
Pray the Rosary patch
The BSA Bronze Pelican Award to Chanel Marquis
"In recognition of outstanding service to the spiritual development of catholic youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America", 14 Dec 2014,
signed by Bishop Loverde, the Archbishop of Arlington, VA
Chanel Marquis has provided many years of exceptional service in her parish, community, and Scouting District. At the parish, she serves as the Chartered Organizational Representative of the School’s Cub Scout Pack and is the Religious Emblems Coordinator for all Scouting programs. She reaches out to Catholic and non-Catholic Scouts in the wider community to promote all religious recognition.
In the Occoquan Scouting District, she encourages balance in Scout programs such as religious services at camp. In recognition of her support and promotion of the Religious Emblems Program the Catholic Committee on Scouting and Campfire is pleased to present
the Bronze Pelican to Chanel Marie Marquis.
Click here for pictures of the event
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
The 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.
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 email@example.com.
BEN LOMOND REGIONAL PARK
7500 Ben Lomond Park Dr.
BIRCHDALE RECREATION CENTER
14730 Birchdale Ave.
Dale City, VA
LAKE RIDGE GOLF & MARINA
12350 Cotton Mill Dr.
LOCUST SHADE PARK
4701 Locust Shade Dr.
SILVER LAKE REGIONAL PARK
16198 Silver Lake Rd.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
14300 Veterans Dr.
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.
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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!