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 2022 – Our Theme is” Cub Scout Energy”.
This is a great opportunity for Chain Bridge District Packs to bring their Cubs to Camp Snyder for a day full of fun activities and they would also have an opportunity to camp overnight with their family and their Pack in one of Snyder’s 14 campsites.
Activities will include BBs, Archery, Sling Shots, gaga ball, solar cooking, nuclear reaction game, other games, and STEM activites.
The event will be Saturday, September 24 and overnight for Packs’ families that want to camp.
Packs arrange for their own meals.
We have an 800-person limit for camping overnight (50 per campsite plus 100 in the Camporee field).
Register here** before Wednesday 9/21 at 11:59pm
**Before you register, make sure your Pack is participating.
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.
Chain Bridge District’s 2022 Fall Camporee is “Hunger Games” — “An interpatrol competition that tests your survival skills – and everybody lives!” It will be held at Camp Manidokan Knoxville MD October 14-16, 2022. Online preregistration is requested by 10/11. We’re recruiting troops (adults and/or older scouts) to run activity stations. If you’re interested or want to know more, please contact Rob Faris, Randy Bender, Bob Klein or Joe Mazel.
Register Now! https://scoutingevent.com/082-62732
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.
2022 Cub Scout Day Camp information is coming soon! Be on the lookout for information in Cubmail and Basecamp. Once the information is out, it will be posted here as well!
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.
Plans are underway for the 2023 Chain Bridge District Pinewood Derby! The event will be in-person at the Parish Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA 22202 (on the corner of South Hayes Street) on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 11 AM through 6 PM. There will be lots of engines revving and cheers flying as the winners from each of our District’s Packs compete for the district championship. There is a speed competition, as well as a best design competition for those interested who don’t qualify for the speed competition.
All the information you need for your Pack’s Pinewood Derby winners to participate, including the complete rules, will be posted on this page no later than November 21st (however, we do not anticipate any changes from the 2022 rules). We strongly encourage all Packs to run their races according to the District Rules, as we have found it reduces surprises for the contestants at the District Pinewood Derby. If you choose to run your races under different rules, please make sure your Pack’s scouts understand the district rules are different!
We also STRONGLY recommend Chain Bridge units not attend the Camp Snyder Pinewood Derby car construction sessions, or attend car building sessions with units outside Chain Bridge District. There is variance in the construction rules between districts, and we have found that the woodshop leaders often do not follow Chain Bridge’s construction rules. This has unfortunately led to some cars not being qualified for District competition.The 2023 Chain Bridge District Pinewood Derby will be in-person at the Parish Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA 22202 (on the corner of South Hayes Street) on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 11 AM through 6 PM. There will be lots of engines revving and cheers flying as the winners from each of our District’s Packs compete for the district championship. There is a speed competition, as well as a best design competition for those interested who don’t qualify for the speed competition.
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.
Attention Chain Bridge Klondikers: Chain Bridge District will run its 18th annual KLONDIKE DERBY on Saturday February 11, 2023 at Camp Highroad Middleburg Virginia. Your unit is welcomed to WINTER CAMP on Friday night Feb. 10 or come out just for the day. Please PREREGISTER on the district website NLT Sunday Jan. 29, 2023. We will hold a helpful information meeting on Thursday February 9 before Roundtable.The Klondike Derby recreates the spirit of the 1896 Gold Rush in the Yukon Territory. Scouts “mush” a sled they build themselves between “towns” where they compete in challenges based on scout skills. Teamwork and the patrol method rule. There are long and short courses for different age groups.Advanced DOCUMENTATION (subject to change) is below.We are recruiting staff to help run the event and offer new program ideas — if interested please contact Rob Faris, Randy Bender or Joe Mazel.Klondike Ho!
Registration and all forms are available at: https://scoutingevent.com/082-2023cbdklondike
Please contact Rob Faris
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.
Chain Bridge District’s 2022 Oratory Contest information is coming soon! Be on the lookout for information in CubMail, Chainemail, and Basecamp. Once the information is out, it will be posted here as well!
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).
Save the Date: 04/29/22 – 05/01/22! Chain Bridge District’s2022 Projectoree information is coming soon! Be on the lookout for information in CubMail, Chainemail, and Basecamp. Once the information is out, it will be posted here as well!
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 with Scouting For Food for last two years. In 2021 we ran Scouting For Food as individual units doing their own unit level food drive over the course of October 2021 through January 2021. Our units collected and delivered 59,107 pounds of donations.
Each unit will have the same Scouting For Food area and the same number of SFF Post-it notes as 2019 (unless you have talked to Paul Maloney since)
On Saturday November 5 the Scouts distribute the SFF Post-it notes to the houses in their SFF area
On Saturday November 12 the Scouts collect SFF donations and take them to one of the two drop off sites, or to the food bank of your choice
Drop off sites November 12:
Arlington Drop off site: Our Savior Lutheran Church (click for map)
(Donations taken to AFAC)
McLean Drop off site: McLane Baptist Church (click for map)
*Donations taken to Share of McLean)