Scouts BSA Troop 1965 will be hosting a LAUNCH CEREMONY to Welcome GIRLS in to the BSA Scouting Program. All new Patriot District Scouts BSA Troops are welcome! This ceremony will include Troop Flag unfurlings (can be borrowed from a Linked Troop) and welcoming each Girl to their New Troop with neckerchiefs presented by their Troops

FEBRUARY 1ST
7:30pm

Event Address: St Stephen’s UMC, 9203 Braddock Rd, Burke, VA 22015

If your unit would like to participate (and we hope you will) RSVP Here:
Patriot District Scouts BSA Launch Ceremony

A Small cake reception will follow

COST: $10 per Troop

Here are Webelos troop visit checklists discussed during our Oct 2017 Roundtable

Adult Troop Visit Checklist (Sample) .pdf
Webelos Troop Visit Checklist (Sample) .pdf
General Questions to Ask During Troop Visit (Sample) .pdf

Google “Troop Visit Checklists” for other variations and considerations

The Patriot District Boy Scout and Cub Scout Roundtables will be hosting a Joint Roundtable this October 12th from 7:30-9:00pm at Saint Stephens UMC, 9203 Braddock Road, Burke.  We encourage all Webelos and AOL leaders to attend in addition to our usual Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, and Committee Chairs.

Our intent is to facilitate Pack and Troop discussions on joint topics and needs such as AOL requirements, joining requirements, joint camping opportunities, and den chiefs.

If Packs have any dens that are looking for Den Chiefs, please fill out the Den Chief Request Form and bring some copies to provide to the Troops.

We plan to open up with a social from 7:30 – 8pm and need pack and troop representatives to sign up to bring an item from the sign up genius below.  We will add more slots as requirements fill up.

Patriot District Joint Cub/Boy Scout Roundtable Sign-up – Oct 2017

Depending on feedback, we hope to make this a regular Oct Roundtable event to benefit both the Packs and Troops.  Come find out all the reasons we need each other and how to enhance those relationships.

Michael Stonkey
Patriot District CSRTC
703-509-9725

Randy Witter
Patriot District BSRTC
703-323-5220

Patriot District Calendar June 2017 – August 2018

 

Scoutmasters, 
 
We ask that you inform your scouts that we need 20 Boy Scouts to volunteer to support Cub Scout Day Camp.  This is an opportunity to help Cubs – they enjoy working with Boy Scouts.  Boy Scouts will have a chance to rotate thru the different stations to include; climbing wall, archery, rifle range, sports, science, arts and crafts.  Also, each scout will earn service hours for their volunteer time.  
 
The camp will be held from Monday, July 10 till Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Gesher JDC, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA 22030.  Boy Scouts can volunteer for the full week or part of the week depending on their schedule.  Since the Boy Scouts are staff any younger brother in Cub Scouts may be eligible for the discounted attendance fee.  All Boy Scouts will receive a free lunch each day. 
 
Any scouts desiring to volunteer should contact Justin Day, Camp Program Director, at kappasighacksaw@yahoo.com (540) 308-1626 or Niko Brown, Camp Director, at nikobrown@gmail.com (703) 231-8781.  
 
Bill Dexter
Vice Chair for Programs 
Patriot District 
(703) 978-2632
Good morning All,

We had a speaker from the American Hiking Society speak at the recent Cub Scout Round Table. He had a good flyer on “The 10 Essentials: Ten Things To Have On Every Hike” on one side and websites for Cub Scout Hiking and sites for potential Hiking Merit Badge hikes.

Thanks for your support,

John

JOHN R. STEWART
Vice Chair for Membership and District Lion Coordinator
Patriot District, NCAC, BSA

 

District TrainingWe were unable to hold our January Patriot District committee meeting  on Tuesday due to the heavy snowfall.  Because the first meeting of the New Year is always an important one as we begin to develop momentum for a wide range of activities in the months ahead, Jack would like to have us meeton Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM at the LDS Chapel on Ox Road near Braddock Road. Our objective is to accomplish two important things:  (1) to hold our January committee meeting, and (2) to have ALL committee members participate in a special District Committee Training session led by Robert Cohn and Kristin Chioma.  We anticipate that these activities will be completed by noon.   

Regarding the training session, Robert, Kristin, Jack, and I believe that the planned training and discussion session can help us sharpen our focus and enhance our overall effectiveness in guiding many important Scouting activities going forward.  As individual schedules permit, we urge all of you to attend this special gathering.  As Kristin has noted, “Every scout deserves a trained leader and it starts with us.  In the training/discussion session we will review the various functions and responsibilities of the committee and also review individual roles.  We will also provide time for each vice chair to meet with their group and make plans for the upcoming year.  All participants will receive a training card and patch to show that you are trained as a district committee member.”

Please make every effort to participate in this important PD activity.  A response indicating your availability to attend and participate will be much appreciated. [ I am already aware of several commitments to attend on Saturday and expect to receive many others.]  Please also let us know if you are unable to attend due to a prior commitment. Note that I am working from an allegedly complete and accurate list of registered Patriot District committee members for 2016 provided through Council, with a few additional invitees who are actively involved in PD committee things.  Please advise if your name on this list is in error.  Thank you.  We look forward to a productive session on Saturday.

Yours in Scouting,

Bill Snowden
Deputy Chair

Happy New Year! The new 2016 Boy Scout Rank Requirements Inserts are now available. As a reminder, new scouts and anyone completing the ranks of First Class through Eagle Palm in 2016 must use the new requirements for their next rank/palm.

New 2016 Boy Scout Requirements – This Power Point Presentation provides additional information about the new 2016 Boy Scout Rank Requirements.