Category: Training

Outdoor Ethics Patch Design Contest

The National Capital Area Council’s Outdoor Ethics Committee is calling on scouts of all ages to design a patch for the new NCAC Outdoor Ethics Awareness award for Cub Scouts. The winning design will become the Cub Scout-level Outdoor Ethics award for our council.   The patch design must include the following elements: Words “Outdoor […]

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Leave No Trace Master Educator Course 2017

  NCAC hosted the Leave No Trace Master Educator course this spring, a five-day course split over two weekends, taught in the outdoors. The first weekend was along the Appalachian Trail near the Blackburn Trail Center and the second was a backpacking format near the Paw Paw Tunnel of the C&O Canal. Instructors Victor Bienieck, […]

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Mother’s Day Gift for Mother Earth

National Capital Area Council scouts from Powhatan and George Mason districts partnered with the Fairfax County Park Authority Invasive Management Area (IMA) program on 4/29 and on Mother’s Day to remove the highly invasive, non-native plant garlic mustard from Difficult Run Stream Valley Park. On the two days combined, these scouts, scouters and family volunteers pulled over […]

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Leave No Trace with the NPS for Earth Day

The National Park Service at Great Falls Parks in Virginia invited Powhatan District to educate park visitors about Leave No Trace on Earth Day. Despite rainy, cold weather, National Capital Area Council scouts and scouters from Powhatan, Chain Bridge and Bull Run districts engaged over 260 park visitors in thought-provoking discussions and participatory activities about […]

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Outdoor Ethics activity at Great Falls Park

In the spirit of BSA’s recently renewed agreement with the National Park Service, take a look at what some of our Scouts are doing to keep our wilderness beautiful! Powhatan District scouts and their families joined NPS Ranger, Eagle Scout, Leave No Trace Master Educator Andrew Turner Au and Powhatan District’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate Sara […]

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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 […]

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Sea Scouts Winter Training (Catoctin)

The mission of the Sea Scout Winter Training Weekend is to help Sea Scouts advance in ranks through courses in specific seamanship and boating skills and to improve the ability of adult leaders to effectively guide and mentor the Scouts. In addition to the rank training tracks, we continue to offer elective optional tracks for […]

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