Camporall (Cub Scouts BSA):
Camporall is Chain Bridge’s largest event with an average of 1,700+ adult volunteers and Cub Scouts participating in FUN activities at Camp Snyder. The idea behind this event is to provide a variety of age-appropriate shooting sports, STEM activities, crafts, and games for our Cub Scouts. Training for Cub Scout adult volunteers are also offered throughout the day for anyone looking to receive additional or position specific training.

Camporall 2023 – “The Sky’s The Limit”.   

Each Den will be able to launch a ROCKET,  Climb the WALL, enjoy BBs, Archery, Crafts, the BIG DIG, GaGa Ball, and More.   No inflation this year at Camporall:   Same prices as last September:

Saturday only: $20 for Cubs and Cub-aged siblings. Free for adults.  
Camping: $10 per person in camp (total of $30 for Cubs and $10 for adults for the weekend). 

Packs arrange for their own meals. 

We have an 800-person limit for camping overnight (50 per campsite plus 100 in the Camporee field). 

Registration and more information will be announced soon. Sign up for Cubmail, the district’s newsletter for Cub leaders to get information about district events for adult leaders.

Please contact Dave Carlson and/or Scott Lucier


Camporee (Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA):
A camporee is a local or regional gathering of Scouting units for a set period of camping and common activities usually centered around an annual theme. Chain Bridge offers a Fall Camporee every year to supplement the camping opportunities for our Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing BSA Crews.


Camporee will be Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22 at Camp Highroad Middleburg VA, only about an hour away.

Registration is Now Open

There will be archery and hatchet-throwing for fun, rank advancement and conservation service projects for the more serious-minded, and a lot of activities in between.  You’ll get to choose what to do and for how long in whatever order you want.  Fees are $45/scout and $30/adult for two nights of camping (registration is now live at [link]).  Stay tuned for more details, and plan to come learn more about it at September’s district roundtable on Thursday September 14 at 8:00pm at Our Lady of Lourdes 830 23rd St S Arlington. 


Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp (Cub Scouts BSA): 
Our Cub Scout day camps are organized by the National Capital Area Council and are conducted by a leadership team comprised of adult volunteers who are trained and certified by the Boy Scouts of America’s National Camping School. Day camps are for registered Cub Scouts entering the 1st-5th grades the following school year. Those entering the 1st grade must be accompanied by an ‘adult partner’ during their participation. A variety of different activities are offered to allow participants to experience outdoor programs for Cub Scouts.

registration is open for Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp William B. Snyder. You can register your scouts here:

District Pinewood Derby

District Pinewood Derby (Cub Scouts BSA):
Pinewood Derby is a racing event for unpowered miniature cars. With the help of adults, Cub Scouts build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine wood, plastic wheels, and metal axles. The track usually has two to eight lanes and slopes down to the ground, since the cars are powered by gravity. The race is run in heats, giving every car the chance to run on each lane. The racers can be grouped with others from the same rank (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, etc.). First, second, and third-place winners usually receive ribbons, medals, or trophies. There are also awards on the basis of car design or styling.



Klondike Derby

Klondike Derby (Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA, Sea Scouts BSA):
The Klondike Derby is an annual winter event based on the heritage of the Klondike Gold Rush. There are several stations where patrols must test their Scoutcraft skills and leadership abilities, earning points towards a total score. Every patrol must transport their gear and equipment on a homemade sled pulled by the Scout participants.


9-10 February 2024 Camp Highroad Aldie VA
(Units encouraged to camp on Friday night – competition on Saturday)

Please contact Rob Faris

Oratory Contest

Oratory Contest (Cub Scouts BSA, Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA, Sea Scouts BSA, Exploring BSA):
The Oratory contest theme is “What Scouting means or has meant to me.”  Orators will present their speech before a panel of judges.  Winners will be selected from entrants for each division in Scouting (Cub Scouts BSA, Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA, Sea Scouts BSA, and Exploring BSA), and a Chain Bridge District orator of the year will also be selected. Winners will present their orations at the annual Chain Bridge District awards dinner, where they will be providing the highlight of the program entertainment before an audience of about 150 adult volunteers and Scouts.



Projectoree (Scouts BSA):
Projectoree is focused around leadership and teamwork development through a series of competitive games and having FUN! The event’s design encourages inter-Troop friendships and interactions; Giving Senior Scouts responsibilities in helping run a major event, as well as a chance to meet fellow Senior Scouts from neighboring Scouts BSA Troops. Individual Scouts BSA Troops from Chain Bridge volunteer to host a variety of competitions throughout the event. Each competition is run by the senior Scouts of the unit hosting their specific event. The participants compete in Patrol-style teams against one another to see who can have the best overall score and be recognized for their Patrol’s achievement(s).


2023 Overall Winning Patrols

1st  128  Cyber Yetis
2nd  647  Cougars
3rd  128  Potatoes Plus
4th  111  Flying Hellfish
5th  647  Cats with Guns
6th  1916  Falcons
7th  638  Bats
8th  111  Snake Eyes

2023 Individual Event Winners
Bad Plumbing  111  Flying Hellfish
Caber Toss  167  Harvey
Fire Building  638  Bats
Nuclear Reactor  128  Cyber Yetis
Obstacle Course  128  Cyber Yetis
Patrol See-Saw  167  Harvey
Pipeline  647  Cougars
Radioactive Basketball  128  Glazed Donuts
Spider Web Escape  647  Cats with Guns
Walk the Plank  111  Flying Hellfish


Scouting for Food (SFF)

Scouting for Food (Cub Scouts BSA, Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA, Sea Scouts BSA):

As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky. That’s the genesis of Scouting for Food, the annual food-collection drive run by your local council. It’s another reminder to our local communities that Scouts are here, doing good turns. Scouting for Food takes place on two consecutive weekends. On the first weekend, Scouts distribute bags and/or door hangers to let their neighbors know about the drive. On the second, Scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items.

Thank you for all your help on Scouting For Food in years past. In 2022 our Scouts collected 53,991 pounds of food and delivered that the food banks

2023 Details

Each unit will have the same Scouting For Food area and number of Post it notes as in 2022 On Saturday October 28, Scouts distribute SFF post-it notes to their assigned areas On Saturday November 4, Scouts collect donations and take them to the drop off sites

Paul Maloney
Scouting For Food coordinator, Chain Bridge District