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Welcome to Powhatan! This section of the website provides information, resources and assistance for Scouts, Unit Leaders, Parents and the communities of Chantilly, Great Falls, Herndon, Oakton, and Reston.  Visit here to learn what is happening in Scouting in your community.

The Latest!

Welcoming Girls to BSA – Update

With the launch of Family Scouting in February, new troops are forming and plans are being made to welcome girls in the the Scouts BSA program.  Check out this blog post for the BSA-recommended ways to discuss and promote this new program.  Read More…

University of Scouting (Get Your BSA Degree)

Helping youth get the most from the Scouting program is a surprisingly complex endeavor.  Our most experience Scouters will tell you how much there is to know about applying programmatic methods (advancement, patrol method, outdoor program, association with adults,leadership development, uniform, and so on) with Scouting’s larger character-oriented goals.

At the University of Scouting, you will learn best-practices for planning great adventures, but more important, their role in making the experience of your Scouts most worthwhile.  Plan to join us on February 23rd for a day of learning, getting to know other like-minded volunteers, and even a little fun.  You might even be able to earn credits toward your Scouts BSA Bachelors, Masters or PhD “degree!”

To learn more, or sign-up, visit

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Cold Weather Camping

Are you getting ready for some winter camping or other cold weather outdoor activities?  Check out this post for some tips to help Scouts keep themselves warm! Read More…

Polar Bears Unite!

To encourage winter camping, and reward Scouts that brave the cold for an awsome winter adventure (while strengthening independence and ability to be prepared), NCAC has create a brand new Polar Bear Patch. Units can determine their own requirements for earning the Polar Bear and award their Scouts at the end of a campout, or at the next Court of Honor. [ Click Here ]

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