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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!

A Scouting Skills Day for Parents and Scouters (see flyer)

We request the pleasure of your company at our 2019 Adult Scouting Skills and Camp Snyder Fellowship Lunch, Mark your calendars for 11am-4pm Sat 14 Sep 2019. This Event is sponsored by NCAC Endowment Committee & NCAC NESA Chapter.

We are inviting Scout Parents, Adult Scouters & Scouting Supporters – especially if you haven’t experienced Scouting first-hand, this is your opportunity!

This Event is guaranteed to be pure Scouting fun and will feature an afternoon of Scouting skills for adults structured on skill participation stations with Wood Badge Instructors. Stations include archery, wilderness first aid, tomahawks, fly fishing, air rifles, climbing wall, geo-caching, Monkey Bridge, STEM, Woodworking Shop and more! No experience necessary.

Here’s what you need to know for you & your guests

We ask you to participate in this Event, join other like-minded Scouting Supporters and help spread the news for maximum participation! PLEASE REGISTER here


Come to Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. Program starts at 1:00; Check-in starts at 12:30 PM. No Pre-Registration and No Fees! Open to all Life Scouts, Parents, and Leaders. Contact Information: Steve Housley  (703) 471-8548

Scout Day at the Nationals — September 30 vs Cubs

The Washington Nationals are on a hot streak, just in time for Scout Day! Get your tickets today; every Scout will get a collectible patch, amd a chance to run the bases after the game, plus the Scout group with the most attendees will get to carry the flags in the opening ceremony, and the first 10,000 kids in the park will get a squeezable Teddy toy!

If you don’t have your tickets yet, don’t wait! These games will be a great way to celebrate an amazing summer and kick off your fall program.

This offer is open to all NCAC Scouts, leaders, family, and friends. To get your tickets go to and use the code SCOUTS.  Order a block of 20 or more and the group leader gets a complimentary ticket (one per order)! For groups of 13 or more, please email or call 202.640.7687.

Eagle Scout Scholarships Available from SAR

An essay scholarship contest is offered every year for Eagle Scouts with awards up to $10,000. Reminder that the local deadline for this year is September 30, 2019.
[ Read More ]

Scouts for Conservation

Two Eagle Scouts recently displayed their conservation projects as part of the Sustainable Garden Tour hosted by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. [ Read More ]

District Awards Ceremony


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 ]

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!

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…   

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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