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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!

World Scout Jamboree – 22 July through 2 August

More than 40,000 Scouts from around the world are traveling to West Virginia this week for the World Scout Jamboree. Many are taking time before and after the Jamboree to tour the DC area.

Day visitor passes are available at https://www.2019wsj.org/about/day-visitors/.  The WSJ is a great opportunity to visit the Summit, participate in some activities, and meet Scouts from many other countries. Many are interested in trading patches and other Scout memorabilia.

It is also a chance to visit the New River Gorge National Park and take in white water rafting, world class climbing, or a host of other great activities.

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.
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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

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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…   
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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 ]

Bet You Have Some Great Ideas!

Got an idea of what you’d like to see on our website?  Do you have useful content to share?  Send a note to webmaster@powhatan-scouting.org.