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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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On Saturday, June 15, the NCAC STEM Committee is hosting the fourth annual STEM University and you are invited! The event includes a youth science fair, cub scout Supernova activities, Scouts BSA/Venturing Scout Nova activities, and adult leader trainings on STEM [ 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!

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

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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