Thank you for visiting the Prince George's District website. Our Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Ships cover all of Prince George's County, Maryland from the I-95 corridor down to the border of Charles and Calvert Counties.
Our District "Key 3" (well, really Key 4) Executives are:
Who: All Prince George's District Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Where: Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro, MD
When: Sunday, March 30th, 2014 10am-3pm (Troops invited to camp Saturday 3/29)
Cost: $5 plus bring lunch/water per participant.
Exciting opportunity to participate in a simulated search-and-rescue of a missing child who has wandered off from a playground -- something that happens all the time! Learn map and compass skills, first aid, Leave No Trace and Search-And-Rescue techniques. Can earn credit toward achievements. Please see flyer for details.
• 2014 Scout Sunday Patches Available
• Spring Camporee is April 4th-6th. Get Psyched!
Pre-Registration forms may be mailed by March 4th. Online registration will be available here shortly.
• 2014 Religious Retreat Information
Where: Knights of Columbus, 9450 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD 20740
When: Friday, April 25th to Sunday, April 27th, 2014.
Cost: (See Flyer)
New location this year!
• Help Name our County's Junior Ranger Mascot
Paolo Abellera, an M-NCPPC Park Ranger and a den leader in Piscataway, MD's Pack 1572 is spearheading the Junior Ranger program for the County. He'd like to extend an invitation to the Prince George's District Scouting community to help come up with a name for the program's Junior Ranger mascot.
Beginning in March, the new Junior Ranger program is a self-guided outdoor adventure and learning opportunity that results in wonderful experiences and the opportunity to become an official Junior Ranger. The group winning the Mascot Naming contest will experience a memorable day filled with outdoor activities and a pizza party led by the Park Rangers. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.
"Name The Junior Ranger Mascot" flyer (PDF)
Please contact Mr. Abellera at <JonPaolo.Abellera@pgparks.com> or at
<PGParkRangers@pgparks.com> if you want to learn more.
• 2014 NCAC Aquatics Program
The NCAC Aquatics Committee has created an impressive 2014 program available at:
NCAC Aquatics Activities (PDF)
Program activities will include:
• Pre-camp swim classification tests.
• Aquatics Supervision Training: Swimming/Water Rescue (SWR) & Paddle Craft Safety (PCS) .
• Scuba certification and Scuba Diving merit badge.
• Scuba BSA.
• Mile Swim BSA.
• Safe Swim Defense (SSD) and Safety Afloat (SA) Training.
• BSA & American Red Cross Lifeguard.
• CPR/AED Pro and First Aid Training.
Register for any of these programs at www.ncacbsa.org/aquatics .
For more information please contact Mike Meenehan at 703/400-2176.
In addition to obtaining the Scuba Diving Merit Badge through Camp Snyder, ScubaJam (a non-sponsored BSA program) will also offer the merit badge for certified scuba divers participating in the 2014 event. To learn more about ScubaJam, use www.scubajam-va.org or contact Norman Laythe.
• District Re-Chartering Season is OPEN
On Sunday 1 December 2013, our District re-Charter season officially began. All Units are able to access the on-line system to begin the renewal process.
Please be aware that once your Charter is finalized, please DO NOT turn it into the Council office. The Commissioner Corps in Prince George's has assigned dates and locations for you to turn in your packet. It must be reviewed and signed off by one of our District Commissioner personnel and one of our District Executives. Charter packets (along with the payments) do get and have gotten lost in the past when not turned in properly.
• 2013 Journey-To-Excellence Unit Forms
Note to All Unit Re-chartering Contacts: Included in all of your Charter packets were two copies of your current 2013 JTE forms. One was a blank color copy and the other was a B&W copy that was pre-filled with BSA National data from DDC Ed Weeks. This was to get everyone started with filling it out.
Please work on the document and submit it with your Charter paperwork by 31 January. If your Unit 'did not achieve' this year, please include the form anyway. We would like to have a benchmark for all Units to see where we can help you improve for next year and years to come.
If you prefer to use the BSA National supplied electronic spreadsheet, it can be found at:
BSA National-supplied Journey-To-Excellence unit spreadsheet (page of .XLS files)
• District Roundtable
Who's Invited: All District Unit Leaders, Unit Committee Members and Unit Commissioners
When: Always the 2nd Thursday of Each Month, 7-9PM.
Where: Glenn Dale LDS Church, 11525 Prospect Hill Road, Glenn Dale, MD
7:00PM Committee/Commissioner Displays and Gatherings.
7:30-8:30PM Scout Leader Roundtables.
8:30-9:00PM General Roundtable Meeting led by DDC/RT Richard Fulper.
Recognitions, awards and hot topics discussed. Area organizations with opportunities that may interest our Scouts and Scouters are invited to attend.
* means not every month.
• Monthly District Committee Meeting
When: Always the Fourth Thursday of Every Month, 7PM.
Where: Imagine Foundation at Leeland Public Charter School (formerly Queen Anne School), 14111 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20775
Attendees to include the District Chairman, all Vice Chairpersons, the District Commissioner and his staff, Professional Commissioners, Charter Organizational Representatives (CORs), Committee Members and designated Members-At-Large.