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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.

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Hurry!!! Help families with the increased membership fees.

Applications to NCAC’s Membership Opportunity Fund are due this Friday – 12/13.

The Opportunity Fund was created to help families who need assistance with the increased membership fee. Currently, $50,000 is available to help our local Scouts. To learn more and apply, please go to:

Merit Badge Fair and Religious Emblems Workshops (see flyer)

The NCAC Jewish Committee on Scouting has for many years been conducting a Merit Badge Fair and Religious Emblems Workshops for Jewish Scouts in our council. These events have always been open to all faiths.

The next event will be Sunday afternoon, 2;00 pm-6:30 pm, January 5, 2020, at the Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax, Virginia. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Opportunity for Service Hours and Hornaday Unit Award

Several opportunities in October to:
Help a scout pull invasive plants for his Hornaday Badge project in Oct in Oakton

Eagle Scout Scholarships Available from SAR

An essay scholarship contest is offered every year for Eagle Scouts with awards up to $10,000. The Fairfax Resolves chapter for SAR (responsible for the Fairfax/Loudoun county areas) is calling for the submission of applications for this year’s competition NLT than 12/15/19.  Last year the Fairfax Resolves Chapter winner was Matthew Lawley who subsequently won the State wide competition and received that $1,000 State award (photo). The National awards are $10,000 for first place and $6,000 for second and $4,000 for third place. [ 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 ]

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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