Family Scouting Early Adopter Program Launches in January 2018! A full plan and guide for the Family Scouting expansion is set to roll-out for the 2018 program year, but for those who just can’t wait to get started BSA has released an Early Adopter Program starting January 15, 2018. As you already know, the decision […]
28th Annual V3 Hike-o-ree Oct. 27-29
The 28th annual V3 Hike-o-ree will be October 27–29 at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal. At this exciting activity, older Scouts can choose their hike from 15 options in and around Shenandoah National Park. You can also test your equipment and techniques for backpacking camping. Read more about the event here. To […]
A Call to Service on July 4th
The National Park Service is seeking volunteers for July 4th, 2017! Reporting time is 5:30pm at 2700 George Washington Memorial Parkway. (Please carpool!) Duties will be complete by 10:30pm. Volunteers for visitors services are needed at: Arlington Ridge (Netherlands Carillon and USMC War Memorial) Memorial Circle (Arlington Cemetery Metro and Memorial Bridge) Columbia Island […]
Lions Added to Online Registration!
This just in! The Online Registration system now accepts Lion and Lion adult partner applications. Unit leaders can send prospective Lion families the URL or QR code for their unit’s application – just like they do for all other Cub Scouts. When the parent puts in the child’s age and grade the Online […]
Tour & Activity Plans Not Required Starting April 1
Effective April 1, 2017, BSA’s Tour & Activity plan will be discontinued. There are no plans for a replacement program; Scouters are reminded to conduct the Scouting program consistent with BSA rules, regulations, and policies. Flexible risk assessment tools are summarized in the Guide to Safe Scouting, and detailed in the Enterprise Risk Management Guidebook.
A Note From Your Camping and Outdoor Program Committee Chair Fellow Scouters, Are you and your unit ready for the spectacular Goshen@50 Camporee this Memorial Day Weekend? If not, you need to get ready, and register NOW because the late registration fee increase starts on April 1st! This is an event you do not […]
Goshen@50 Participant Guides Now Available
A camporee is many things – camping fun for Scouts, the thumping of hundreds of feet on the way to an evening campfire, and the blue smoke from fires cooking stew or ham and eggs. It’s the patter of rain on many tents at night. It’s the ripple of windblown flags in the morning sun. […]
Scouting for Food Update
Scouting for Food Key Dates 2016: 11/5 Bags out 11/12 Bags collected As you begin your fall meetings, I urge you to prepare for the fall Scouting for Food campaign by making sure your unit has identified a parent to serve as Unit SFF Chair who we can contact about plans and updates. We have lined up […]
How to Get Your Unit Out Rock Climbing in 2016!
Maybe you were an avid climber in college, but let’s be fair you’re not in your roaring twenties anymore and need a refresher. Or you’ve been to the gym a bunch and are comfortable belaying but would like to get your scouts outdoors enjoying some camping and climbing.. Or maybe you’re just psyched to get […]
Pay for Scouting Adventures with Camp Cards
Camp Cards help all Scouts pay their way to Day Camp, Summer Camp, high adventure treks, and for anything associated with Scouting. Each card sells for just $5 and your unit earns 50% commission on every card sold. For more information check out the 2016 Camp Card Questions & Answers and Sign Up Form The new […]