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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!

New Communications Resources Page

Trying to share the fun and excitement of your Troop, Pack or Crew’s adventures?  Check out our communication resources page for help making the most of your unit’s communications!  [ Read More ]

Cub Scout Family Scouting Seminar on Saturday, May 4

This will be geared toward pack leaders who want to learn more about incorporating Family Scouting into their pack and for pack leaders who want to grow their current Family Scouting participation.

More information is located here!

Scouts and Webelos Save the Date: 4-6 October 2019

Camporee: October 4-6, Lake Fairfax

Join Powhatan troops as they compete for the Powhatan Cup again at the Escape-o-Ree!  Patrols will compete in various Escape Room-style challenges, have a chance to earn Merit Badges, and host Webelos in the evening.

Webelos-Ree: October 5-6, Lake Fairfax

Join Webelos from across the District at a fun-filled program where we will work on some Activity Pins, visit Boy Scout Troops, and have some fun!

More information is located here!

District Dinner and Court of Honor – May 2, 2019

We will enjoy our annual District Court of Honor at the Herndon United Methodists Church, 701 Bennett Street, Herndon, Va on Thursday, May 2, 2019.  We will begin at 6:00pm with a social hour.  At 7:00pm we will enjoy dinner followed by a variety of unit, district and national awards. We will show our deep appreciation for the hard work and dedication of Powhatan’s volunteers and leaders. This is separate than the annual Program Launch, which will take place at the May Roundtable the following week, on May 9. See details and make nominations by clicking on the District Court of Honor link.

Court of Honor Registration

Fairfax County Watershed Cleanup – April 6-20

The Nature Conservancy and Fairfax County Park Authority need volunteers to clean up your watershed!  Help keep trash and debris out of waterways that flow into the Chesapeake BayWe need 1,000 volunteers to help us cover 21 parks! This is a great opportunity for a unit or an individual scout who needs service hours or wants to boost their Journey to Excellence. A unit can earn a Conservation Good Turn (but not a Hornaday Unit award because it doesn’t meet the criteria)

Registration and more information: Fairfax County Watershed Cleanup

When:   April 6, April 13, April 20
Where:  various Fairfax County parks

Welcoming Girls to BSA – Update

Congratulations to Scouts BSA Troops for Girls in the Powhatan District:  Troop 7 (at Floris United Methodist Church),  Troop 1313G (at Sunrise Valley ES), and Troop 1983G (at Vale United Methodist Church).  At least three more BSA family scouting Troops for Girls are in the works around the Powhatan District, and many Packs have embraced family scouting as well, so all families and unit leaders can feel comfortable getting the word out that there is a place for every youth in a BSA scouting program in our area.
And for those who may still have questions or who get asked questions about family scouting and Scouts BSA, there is a great article to help answer questions: Get your top 10 questions about Scouts BSA answered right here…   

Outdoor Ethics Orientation Course

The course is suitable for scouters and mature scouts. We hope as many units as possible are able to send at least 2 scouts and 1 scouter; this will allow your unit to have youth & adult members qualified to lead Outdoor Ethics at all outdoor events and help your scouts & scouters complete some of the requirements to earn the Outdoor Ethics award for Scouts or NCAC award for Cub Scouts

By the end of the class, the participants should have knowledge of:
-Outdoor Ethics
-Outdoor Code
-How Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly! and The Land Ethic / Stewardship support the Outdoor Code
-Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards Program

March 7, 2019 at 7:30
Vale United Methodist Church, 11528 Vale Rd, Oakton, VA 22124

Details & register here:

Featured Resources

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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