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Good Scout Dinner – Nov 1 2018

The local Scouts BSA community gathered this week to celebrate the values of great citizenship, and to honor several individuals for their service to others.  At this year’s Good Scout Dinner, the Powhatan District honorees included Scouts from Reston, Herndon, and Chantilly and Former Director of National Intelligence, Lt. General James Clapper (Retired).  Each of […]

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Philmont High Adventure

Philmont 2019 Currently the NCAC has access to space for at least 8 crews of 12 for Philmont during the summer of 2019.  We have added the possibility of a Super Economy (sleeping on the floor) trip to reduce the cost  to a minimum.  The basic information on the trips is laid out below and […]

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Outdoor Ethics Orientation Thursday 10/18 – 7-8:30pm Vale United Methodist Church, 11528 Vale Rd, Oakton, VA 22124 The course is suitable for scouters, mature scouts, and adults. We hope as many units as possible will send at least 2 scouts & 2 scouters; this will allow your unit to have youth & adult members qualified to […]

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Adult Awards

Scouting offers lots of awards for adults who dedicate their time and energy in service to others. Is there a Scouter you would like to honor? Is there an award for which you qualify? Some of the more common possibilities are listed below. For a more comprehensive list, and award applications, visit BSA’s Awards Central […]

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Camp Snyder Service Days

If you have an hour or two to spare, come on out for some of the most satisfying fun a Scouter can have. We get together each month for projects to keep Camp Snyder, our local outdoor facility, in great shape and ready for visits by Powhatan and other area Scouts. Dates:  Sep 16 2018, […]

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Recharter Now!

The December 31 deadline to recharter all of the non-LDS units in Powhatan is quickly approaching.  The plan was to have recharter packages submitted by the Troops, Packs, Crews, and Posts by the end of November to allow National to process them and address any work-offs prior to the December 31 deadline. Thank you to […]

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Popcorn Fundraiser

The Trail’s End Popcorn Program helps units raise money and provides funding for special activities/treks offered by our local Scout Council, NCAC. This fundraiser is great for all Scouts, and camp scholarships are offered to those needing financial assistance. Show-N-Sell Opportunities The Powhatan District has a few pre-authorized sites and dates (Friday evenings, Saturdays, and […]

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One Neighborhood – Ten Eagle Scouts

By Roger Claff Scouting is a family affair, no more so than on Permit and Society Courts in Herndon, VA, where ten boys grew up as friends and next-door neighbors, and where all became Eagle Scouts in Troop 1570, chartered to the Clearview Elementary School PTA in Herndon. Their Eagle boards of review span a […]

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Mike Snowden

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Snowden, our Director of Camp Snyder.  Mike passed away in his sleep on August 19, 2018. As those who had the privilege of getting to know him will tell you, he was a uniquely warm and kind individual who also possessed a drive […]

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What to Do When a Girl Wants to Join an All-Boy Pack

As fall recruiting ramps up in the coming weeks, one question that your team may be confronted with is: What happens when a girl comes to a “Join Scouting” night at her school and the school has chosen to charter an all-boy pack? Procedurally, we advise that unit-serving executives be prepared to offer alternative unit […]

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