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Attention unit leaders!

The BSA has directed that adult leaders take the newly revised Youth Protection Training by 30 September 2018. The new YPT is mandatory if you serve as a registered volunteer and/or are present at a Scouting activity for a total of 72 hours or more.

Adult Leaders, including merit badge counselors, on the unit’s roster who have not updated their YPT since MAY 2018, must act now or their units will not be able to recharter. Units may also drop leaders who have not taken the training from their roster, to complete their recharter successfully.

Fortunately, taking the new Youth Protection Training is easy. To get started, visit BSA’s Youth Protection page now.

Checking Out Troops at the Webelos Mall

November 8 2018 – Local Arrow of Light Scouts
had a great time learning about Troops they can join at this year’s Powhatan District Webelos Mall.  Troops setup tables, trade show style, and featured displays of their activities and adventures, as well as photos and videos.

Some came equipped with candy to share with prospective members, and lucky Scouters who happened to pass by. One even brought a fully functional marshmallow-shooting mini-catapult – built with well crafted square lashes – check out those first-class scouting skills! How could anyone not want to join up.

If you missed the Webelos Mall, but know an Arrow of Light Scout, or other individual, who is currently looking for a troop to visit or join, check out our directory for units, locations and contact information. If you have questions about membership, joining, or recruiting, contact Liz Bullock (, Powhatan’s own membership expert!

Powhatan – Making Scouting Stronger

Beyond big events, like camporee, Scouting provides many opportunities for service to others, citizenship, personal growth, leadership, adventure and fun. To help adult leaders and Scouts make the most of their Scouting experience, Powhatan District offers lots of resources, training, opportunities and assistance.

Take some time and browse our website,, to stay up to date on the latest activities, dates and deadlines for units and more. Thanks for being a dedicated Powhatan leader, parent, Scout and supporter of Scouting in our community!

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