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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 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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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 atcamping@wipit470.org.



 

 

           2015 Occoquan District Rechartering

 Training Dates have been created 

 

 


 

   

 Occoquan District Program Launch

 

Click here to visit the

2015 Occoquan District Program Launch page and download files.

 


   

 

2015 Occoquan District Fall Camporee

"Camping @ The Rock"

October 16-18, 2015

Patches to all participants

Patrol Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place

 

Sign up early and don't miss this awesome event.

 

Click Here for more details and on-line registration!

  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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

 


 

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

 

 


 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events
Occoquan District Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Occoquan District Roundtable
Monday, September 14, 2015
Occoquan OA Chapter Meeting
Monday, September 14, 2015
Camping Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
BALOO Training Hosted by Piedmont
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Occoquan Re-Charter Orientation
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Occoquan District Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Occoquan 2015 Fall Service weekend
Friday, September 25, 2015
Commissioner Basic Training (hosted by VA Central (Colonial District))
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Occoquan Re-Charter Orientation
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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