This post originally appeared online in the 2/1/19 Bryan On Scouting. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/02/01/scouts-bsa-launch-day/ Technically, Scouts BSA launch day isn’t an official U.S. holiday. But don’t tell that to Lena Towne. The eighth-grader from Georgia, like countless girls in communities across the country, is celebrating today like it’s her birthday. Last night, Lena’s mom, Kim, starting sewing […]
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Honoring Outstanding Eagle Scouts in the Nation’s Capital
Join Us for the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) March 19, 2019 – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA. Join fellow Eagle Scouts and civic leaders in honoring some of the area’s most accomplished men of distinction as we present the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA), Scouting’s national recognition […]
2019 Milkweed for Monarchs Kick-off Set for February 2nd
Join us for the 2019 Kick-off of Milkweed for Monarchs at George Washington University! Milkweed for Monarchs, Inspiring Conservation in Scouts and Their Families, is presented by the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and hosted by George Washington University. Come and help save the vanishing Monarch butterfly. Scouts and others who attend […]
NCAC Now Offers a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
GET WILDERNESS FIRST AID CERTIFIED! Presented by the NCAC Camps, the Outdoor Preparedness Initiative (OPI) offers Wilderness First Aid certification with CPR/AED. OPI aims to prepare Scouts, Scouters, and outdoor enthusiasts for high adventure activities and other outdoor adventures. Certification is provided through the American Red Cross. Courses are offered at Camp Snyder in Haymarket, […]
SAFETY ALERT: NATIONAL PARK USE DURING THE PARTIAL SHUTDOWN
While national park entrances remain open during the partial government shutdown, be reminded that these sites are not fully staffed. That means less rangers and staff to respond to emergencies. It also means critical service outages in areas such as trash collection and sanitation. These things can mean greater risks to you and your unit […]
Happy New Year’s Eve!
The Marriott Scout Service Center is closing at noon today. The National Capital Scout Shop will stay open until 6pm. Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!
ADAMS EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT AWARD
Are you an Eagle Scout, or do you know an Eagle Scout who completed his Board of Review in 2018? Applications for The Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award for Eagle Scouts whose Board of Review was held in 2018 are due to the National Capital […]
A Message from Scout Executive Craig Poland
Dear NCAC Family Member, By now you have probably read or heard about the recent Wall Street Journal article speculating on the Boy Scouts of America’s finances. We want to start by assuring you that Scouting remains strong and steady on the trail to our second century. To address some of the questions and concerns […]
NCAC SEEKS CAMP WILLIAM B. SNYDER PROGRAM DIRECTOR
PROGRAM DIRECTOR – CAMP WILLIAM B. SNYDER, HAYMARKET VIRGINIA-PART-TIME, SEASONAL The position is an excellent career development opportunity for a sharp, ambitious individual eager to pursue a career in program planning and design, youth camping, and community outreach. Duties will range from planning year-round program, recruiting and hiring seasonal staff, and managing year-round activities. Qualified […]
Combined Federal Campaign Ends December 15th! Don’t Delay!
We appreciate all the ways your volunteer work contributes to National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America’s mission, and that’s why we want you to know about easy, powerful ways you can support Scouting this holiday season. Combined Federal Campaign: Federal employees can give to NCAC through the CFC up until December 15th by […]