Category: Council News

Save the Date for University of Scouting on February 23rd

23 FEBRUARY 2019 Hayfield Secondary School 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA Registration opens 2 January 2019 University of Scouting 2019 Flyer Purpose of University of Scouting 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, […]

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Thank You for Your Giving Tuesday Contributions

Thanks to you, over $5,400 was raised for Scouting in the greater DC region on Giving Tuesday! Because of the generosity of our donors, more youth will have the opportunity to experience new adventures, do good turns for their neighbors and gain confidence in their abilities through Scouting. On behalf of the thousands of local […]

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NCAC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

National Capital Area Council is proud to present the Lifetime Achievement Award For Program Scouters to Mike Meenehan, longtime Scouter with NCAC. Please join us as we honor Mike for his lifetime of Scouting achievements! The award will be presented at the annual NCAC Friends of Scouting Kickoff. Contributions in Mike’s honor are requested. All […]

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Your Gift of Scouting Helped Tory Become Who He Is Today

This is Tory. A young person needs many character traits to be “Prepared for Life.” Perseverance and resilience are two of the most important. When Scouts achieve their goals they also gain self-confidence, like Eagle Scout Tory. As Tory put it: “I am a child with Autism. I was introduced to Scouting in my darkest […]

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Your Gift of Scouting Provides Anna with More Family Time

This is Anna. On Thanksgiving we remember how much we value time spent with our loved ones. And yet families today are busier than ever – more than one-third of parents say they spend too little free time with their kids! That’s why we introduced Family Scouting to offer entire families the opportunity to participate […]

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A True Story of Scouts In Action

This is Aiden. Since 1911, thousands of Scouts have received the Honor Medal for using their skills someone’s life – Scouts like Sea Scout Aidan Wiecki. On an early morning trip with his fellow Sea Scouts, Aiden and friends witnessed a car crash. They pulled over, removed the driver and passenger from the wreckage, and […]

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Winning formula: Eagle Scout wins world championship in Microsoft Excel

Reposted from Scouting Magazine’s Bryan On Scouting blog August 11, 2017.  On the list of unlikely global competitions for teenagers, this one sits on Row 1 of Column A: a Microsoft Excel world championship. But sure enough, it’s a thing. Each year, students from around the world compete to see who has the sweetest spreadsheet […]

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THERE’S NO CONFUSION: OUR GOAL IS TO SERVE ALL YOUTH

A message from Chief Scout Executive, Mike Surbaugh: As you may have heard, the Girl Scouts of the USA have filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America. The suit is over the BSA’s use of the terms “Scouts” and “Scouting” when referring to girls who have and will be joining the BSA’s programs. Our […]

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Join Us for an Interfaith Prayer Brunch

The news of violence against the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA this past week was both shocking and distressing. However, the acts of kindness and outpouring of support that have followed, especially within the faith community, have been overwhelmingly generous and have confirmed our belief that only by coming together can we heal […]

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Don’t Forget to Report Your Scouting for Food Totals

All done collecting your food? Here’s what to do next: Report how much you collected to your district Scouting for Food chair or use the Scouting for Food report form. Share pictures of your unit in action on Facebook using #myNCAC and #SFF. And just as a reminder… We get asked a lot what items […]

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