Category: Seneca News

Join the National Scouts BSA Committee for LIVE OFFICE HOURS

Thursday, November 12, 2020– 8:00 p.m. ETGreat for All Scouts BSA Leaders – Including Senior Patrol Leaders Register Now Join the National Scouts BSA committee and Scouters from around the country to learn more about the Scouts BSA program Thursday, November 12, 2020 during our live office hours. This Q&A session is great for all […]

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NRA Firearms Courses

SFS is offering the following NRA Firearms courses this fall. OCTOBERSat     24                  Basic Pistol/HQLSat     25                  Basic Pistol/HQLSat     31                  Shotgun Instructor NOVEMBERSun    1                     Rifle InstructorTue     3                     Basic Pistol/HQLSat     7                     Pistol InstructorSun    8                     Pistol InstructorS/S    14-15              CCW Instructor     NRA Standards Require: The corresponding Student course must be taken prior […]

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Scouting for Food

This year, more than ever WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Food  requests at Manna are up over 35% this year (4100 families a month). With Covid-19 around us, Scouting for Food will be “different” this year.  We will not be distributing bags or stickers that restrict us to a single date, and, with safety paramount in our […]

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Scouts BSA Roundtable Recap

Last week we had a great discussion on merit badge counselors with our district Merit Badge Dean, Harley King.  The folder below contains the PowerPoint presentations for ALL of our Round Table meetings,  Here is a link to Harley’s presentation:  https://bit.ly/2IpvfEx   A recording of the zoom meeting can be viewed here:  https://bit.ly/3dquhTW   And a link […]

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Restart Scouting Checklist

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations and Scouting families on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all […]

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Seneca District Merit Badge Counselors – Registration Process

A Scoutbook update went into effect Monday, Sept. 28th.  It changes the way merit badge counselors (MBCs) are handled in Scoutbook. New ProcessThe MBC is a council position; all MBCs are eligible to counsel throughout the council (scouting units make up a district; multiple districts comprise a council). Consequently, with more scouts, you may have […]

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The Faith Series

“The National Catholic Committee on Scouting offers activities for Scouts and Scouters to learn more about their faith.  The Faith Series provides a group of activities to help youth and adults learn more about the universal faith based practices and traditions used in living the Catholic faith.   Note that these activities can be earned […]

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Recharter login is open!

All – Recharter login is open and running at:   https://www.ncacbsa.org/recharter/   I have been able to verify operations using Edge browser, if you get stuck, try Edge   YIDS Commish

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Scouting for Food

This year, more than ever WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Food  requests at Manna are up over 35% this year (4100 families a month). With Covid-19 around us, Scouting for Food will be “different” this year.  Details just came in today from Council and we’re still digesting them (no pun intended) We will not be distributing […]

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Cub Scout Roundtable: October 8

Come join us for a lively discussion on Cub Scouts. Topic: Cub Scout Round Table ZoomTime: Oct 8, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89300242151Meeting ID: 893 0024 2151One tap mobile+13126266799,,89300242151# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,89300242151# US (New York) Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)      […]

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Scouts BSA Roundtable: October 8

This month our primary discussion topic will be recent changes to Merit Badge Counselors, their “approved” status and changes related to ScoutBook.  We will also be catching up on how units are doing in the current “virtual” (and some not so virtual) environments.     Here is the Zoom Meeting info. Note that we will use the […]

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Pow Wow: November 21

Save the Date!! Join us for the National Capital Area Council 2020 Pow Wow. Date: November 21Time: 8:00am-4:00pm (6 45 minute training sessions with a break for lunch)Where: ZoomAdditional Details: Coming Soon! More Information: Contact Bill Mayo @ ncac.powwow@gmail.com

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Recharter Details

To:  All UnitsFrom:  Seneca CommishRE:  Recharter Time Line and Access Codes                                 Hi everybody — A few notes on Recharter: All unit access codes have been distributed to Key 3. Contact DE Ben or me if you do not have them and your Key 3 cannot help All packages are due back you your UC, Ben […]

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Scouts BSA Roundtable Recap

We had a great conversation in September with units giving updates on their policies and procedures during COVID-19 times.  In addition, we talked about retaining older youth in our troops. Your Scouts BSA Commissioner has been a bit remiss in posting slides from previous round table meetings.  Here is a link to a folder containing […]

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Cub Scout Roundtable: Sept 10

Join us to learn all the latest information about Cub Scouts this fall. Join Zoom Meeting


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Recharter Training: Sept 10

All – It’s that time of year again.   Recharter training link below for ALL NEW and EXPERIENCED charter processors   Bring your questions, codes should be out to Key 3 in the next few days.   System opens on 1 Oct, all packets due to your UC or me before Thanksgiving firm, we now […]

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Scouts BSA Roundtable: Sept 10

Our September Round Table will be held this THURSDAY, September 10th 2020 at 7:30 PM.  It will be a virtual meeting and we hope to have the meeting open by 7 or 7:15 on Thursday.   This month we will be focusing on Keeping Scouts Involved: Different advanced leadership positions, other Scouting programs: Order of […]

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STEMaTHON: Sept 5-6

STEMaTHON is a 2 day virtual event hosted by the National Capital Area Council’s STEM Commitee, which aims to encourage exploration of STEM interests, future career opportunities and hobbies.  OverviewJoin us from September 5-6, 2020 for a STEMaTHON: Scouts Building Bridges and Feeding the World through the lens and tools of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. […]

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5th Annual Prepared. For Life. Virtual Gala: October 14

2020 Prepared. For. Life. Gala October 14 Reception: 6:00-6:30pmProgram:  6:30-7:30pm Please join our friends and fellow colleagues for the 5th Annual Prepared. For Life Gala. On Wednesday, October 14th, we will honor those who have served on the front lines during the pandemic. This year, we have the privilege of welcoming Dr. Anthony Fauci as […]

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Family Fun Fest: Sept 12

This event is designed to be an opportunity to invite families not yet in Scouting to check things out.  For your units, this is a perfect opportunity to engage in a fun morning.  For interested families, this is a “don’t miss” opportunity to see what Cub Scouting is all about. Family Fun Fest! Stream it […]

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Camp Fire Sing-A-Long: August 27

NCAC’s second all-council Campfire will be August 27–Sing-a-longstyle. Hosted by the Order of the Arrow. We expect we’ll all be in our own key and probably off a little in time, but who cares? We’re singing. Special guest from Golden Gate Area Council, Mike Fujimoto–get a kazoo and sing “Scouting Thunder” with Fuji and friends! […]

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NCAC Virtual Court of Honor: October 24

It’s the first ever council-wide Virtual Court of Honor. Join us as we honor Council and District Scouters and Scouts for their achievements of the Silver Beaver and NCAC Lifetime Achievement Award. 2020 Class of Silver Beavers honoring Julia Mae-Shen Lesko, for her countless years in Scouting. Pre-registration is highly recommended. ncacbsa.org/CoH2020 Saturday, October 247:30-9:00pm

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NIH Virtual Preparedness Fair: August 26

The National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute will be hosting a virtual Preparedness Fair on Wednesday, August 26th. The link to the fair is: https://events.cancer.gov/emps/preparednessfair The fair will have presentations on Anti-Bullying Training For Kids, Keeping Children Safe Online, and Disaster Preparedness. Additionally the web site has a Scouting Specific “Scouting and Exploration Corner” with […]

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Introducing Cub Scout Adventures Video Resources

Cub Scout Adventures Video Resources will be a collection of resources for Den programing which will help Scouts see new things and meet new people through videos recorded throughout the nation. Whether your units are meeting virtually, in person, or some mix, Cub Scout Adventures Video Resources will be there to help our Scouts. We […]

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Council Virtual Roundtable: September 2

NEW DATE for Council Virtual Roundtable – Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 7 pm – 830pm Please push the information out to your leaders in your District – There is a flyer to forward along with registration details Register in advance for this meeting:https://ncacbsa-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudeupqDkiEtbZSbBCcQ7iuaVszJ-da3zX  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the […]

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Pinewood Derby Results

Racer Families, Scout Volunteers, and Friends,   Saturday’s District Pinewood Derby was a great success! And Congratulations to everybody…you are ALL winners!!    On behalf of our Derby Team we want to thank the 40 families and other Scout volunteers who Zoomed in to watch the race. We had 33 cars in the race from 8 Packs.  Everyone who participated […]

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Virtual Leave No Trace Trainer Course – BSA Outdoor Ethics: Sept 14-19

What is the purpose of this class? The Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout programs all include outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace as part of their programs. This course is offered to train adults to serve as Leave No Trace Trainers and youth aged 14+ to […]

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Merit Badge @ Home is BACK

We are so happy to announce the Merit Badge @ Home program will resume this month and continue offering monthly sessions throughout 2020! Beginning August 17, with the assistance of our amazing merit badge counselors, NCAC will provide our youth the opportunity to grow, learn and advance in the comfort of their own homes! Although […]

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Online Popcorn Sales – Free Shipping – 8/11-15

NCAC Popcorn Leadership & Scouting Families Call your families & friends to share this short term opportunity! To date NCAC has recorded total online sales of $87,000 since July 1st, with 65% of those sales coming during a free shipping promotional weekend. Because of the exceptional results from those free shipping promotions, NCAC will begin […]

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Special Edition Council Patch Honoring the retired Air Force Brigadier General Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee

NCAC is delighted to announce CSCI, a nationally recognized consulting, enterprise IT, and financial management firm, will sponsor a special edition council shoulder patch honoring retired Air Force Brigadier General Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee. https://councilstuff.com/082-featured The patch will honor the Tuskegee Airman’s legacy and life spent embodying the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law! […]

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Cub Scout Roundtable: August 13

Cubs are meeting separately from Scouts BSA this month – so join us for our little discussion.   Topic: Cub Scout RoundtableTime: Aug 13, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88513599443 Meeting ID: 885 1359 9443One tap mobile+13017158592,,88513599443# US (Germantown)+16465588656,,88513599443# US (New York) Dial by your location        +1 […]

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Scouts BSA Roundtable: August 13

We hope everyone had a busy and productive summer.  Although our activities may have been virtual, the weather sure wasn’t.   At this month’s Scouts BSA Roundtable Meeting, we will catch up with units to see how their virtual summer camp trips went. What worked, and what didn’t.  We will also talk about recruitment in these […]

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STEMaTHON: September 5-6

STEMaTHON is a 2 day virtual event hosted by the National Capital Area Council’s STEM Committee, which aims to encourage exploration of STEM interests, future career opportunities and hobbies.  OverviewJoin us from September 5-6, 2020 for a STEMaTHON: Scouts Building Bridges and Feeding the World through the lens and tools of science, technology, engineering and […]

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Family Fun Fest: August 8

Family Fun Fest

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Scouts BSA Roundtable: August 13

We hope everyone had a busy and productive summer.  Although our activities may have been virtual, the weather sure wasn’t.   At this month’s Scouts BSA Roundtable Meeting, we will catch up with units to see how their virtual summer camp trips went. What worked, and what didn’t.  We will also talk about recruitment in these […]

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Friends of Scouting Progress

Currently Seneca District has achieved 90% of its Friends of Scouting goal for 2020.  Over the next week, we will be contacting units that had their Friends of Scouting presentations canceled earlier this year in order to schedule “Virtual Presentations”  Our Council has a short virtual presentation that we can use at one of your […]

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Scout Talk Videos Are Now Available to Help Invite Kids to Join a Unit

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BSA Incident Reporting with COVID-19 Update

Dear Unit Key Three Members: Keeping our Scouts healthy during the ongoing pandemic includes reporting of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Scouting events. Prompt notification helps us reduce the spread of disease to other Scouts, and ensures families receive any assistance they require. Please report any known or suspected exposures using the BSA Incident Reporting […]

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Merit Badge Counselors Wanted!

NCAC is gearing up for the August session of the Merit Badges @ Home program and we need your help! As summer programs begin to come to an end, our goal is to keep our Scouts engaged and advancing! If you would like to offer a Merit Badge as part of NCAC’s August 2020 Merit […]

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Essential Den Leader Award – for hard-working Den Leaders this summer

The Essential worker has kept doing the job despite turbulent times. NCAC wishes to recognize Essential Den Leaders for their work during Summer 2020 (Memorial Day to Labor Day).  Get the Award: https://scoutingevent.com/082-38284   Requirements: Work with an NCAC Pack. Be registered – or register as a BSA Cub Scout Leader – preferably Den Leader by Aug. […]

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Seneca Fall Camporee: Cancelled

Seneca District Fall Camporee (2020) is canceled. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the 2020 Camporee is canceled. See you in 2021. For more information or if you have questions please contact Bill Majurski <oldman99@comcast.net>.

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More NCAC WOW Events!

GAME NIGHTS Friday night fun for older Scouts. Trivia nights, games, an Escape room and more! Register HERE. Cub-A-Day Summer Adventure Every day there’s an adventure waiting for you and your Cub Scout! Check out the new Cub Scout Group on Facebook and share some great pictures! Service Projects A Scout is helpful. Do a […]

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Register for These Recruitment Webinars: ScoutBook 101 and “Who’s Zooming Who?” on July 16th

Register Now for the Next NATIONAL RECRUITMENT WEBINARS: ScoutBook 101 and “Who’s Zooming Who?” – July 16 Geofencing and Social Media – July 23 Who should attend: Unit Leaders, Council Staff, Commissioners, Marketing staff and volunteers – anyone involved in welcoming more youth into Scouting! Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. […]

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Order of the Arrow Elections Update July 10, 2020

Scoutmasters, Committee Chairs, and Other Interested Adult Leaders, Note:  These Order of the Arrow Election Updates were forwarded from OA National by our Lodge to Seneca Chapter on July 10, 2020.  These Updates replace the Updates sent out on June 6, 2020.  Thank you, Bill Johnson 2020 Elections are authorized to continue until the next […]

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Marriott Scout Service Center & Scout Shop Are Now Open!

After too long away we are excited to inform you that the MSSC is now open. We are opening in phases, so there will be limited staff support during this time. Someone will be at the front desk to assist with your Scouting needs, but we encourage you to continue to do as much Scouting […]

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2021 National Jamboree POSTPONED

The 2021 National Jamboree has been POSTPONED!  A new date has not been announced at this time.  Visit https://jamboree.scouting.org/  for more information and a link to Frequently Asked Questions.

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Momentum: Launch: 8/4-6

Dear Arrowman, Want to participate in an exciting national event this summer without leaving the comfort of your home? We encourage you to join Arrowmen from across the nation for Momentum: Launch, a unique virtual event experience taking place August 4th-6th. Momentum: Launch is more than a virtual program, it’s a fully interactive and engaging […]

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District Pinewood Derby

Keeping everyone informed – we are working for two dates for the Seneca District Pinewood Derby. July 25 – A day for packs who did not have their Pinewood Derby race to complete their unit races. TBD – The actual District race. Both events will be shared somehow – we are working out the details […]

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International Trash the Trash Day – July 11

Join scouts around the world to pick up 1 MILLION pieces of trash. Register your unit here(https://scoutstrashthetrashday.org/register)

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Popcorn is Gearing Up!

Hi everyone,    Please use the link below for distribution to our units regarding popcorn. Thanks!   All the popcorn details about Who, What, Where & When!   http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1518147&f=7207&s=7449&m=262930&t=496cbd87a4c06c8dc0e05746935e3228b1c18e5577ccbaaac560c015b11be93c

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Virtual Interfaith Week: June 29-July 5

Happening June 29th-July 5th, 2020Register for Zoom Sessions (One Registration per Device being Simultaneously Used): Facebook Page (Daily Challenges, Video Releases): www.facebook.com/dutytogodbsa YouTube Channel (Video Releases): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyrQ5WhsitgVnQNdrVJftHA Every summer, Scouts head towards summer camp. Spending a week in the woods, or a nearby park, experiencing the awesome wonder that is the outdoors. During their time […]

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Summer Leadership Seminars

Tuesday, June 30 5:00 PM – How To Deliver Engaging Scout Meetings over Zoom Are your meetings suffering from low energy? Is it hard to keeps Scouts engaged? Join us to learn how to deliver fun meetings Scouts will want to attend. Register on Zoom Thursday, July 95:00 PM – Mastering the Art of ImprovementScouting […]

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NCAC Scout Service Center Reopens July 7!

We are very excited to announce that – thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and staff – the Marriott Scout Service Center will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 7! We’re looking forward to seeing you in-person again, but social distancing remains the best way to keep everyone healthy. If you need […]

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What is the Sea Scout Program?

Sea Scout Ship 125 has a 14-minute COVID-19-friendly virtual presentation (plus live Q&A) for Troops, Crews, and Packs. It includes an overview of the Sea Scout program and what it has to offer youth in general, and what it has to offer other Scouting units: daysails, overnighters, or “surf and turf” island adventure weekends for […]

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Data Science & Computer Programming Bootcamp: July 11

Bootcamp begins July 11 Register https://scoutingevent.com/082-ayiti Intro to computer programming with Python – Six 1.5-hour courses Nova Award- Earn requirements 3-8, Hello World Shadowing a data science company -Participate in live data lab with professionals upon completion of introductory course Please visit our website to learn more about us www.mend.is or www.ayitianalytics.org

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Updated Changes in Order of the Arrow Camping Requirements (Revision of 6/6/2020)

Brothers,National just released another update to the Temporary Camping Night Policy due to Covid-19! Given that virtually all Councils have either cancelled or reduced their summer camp programs this year, creating a situation where a high portion of Scouts will not have the opportunity to attend an in-camp Summer Camp in 2020 the temporary provision […]

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National Recruitment Webinar: June 24

FOCUS ON FALL: VIRTUAL RECRUITING AND MOREWednesday, June 24, 20208:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CTWho should attend: Cub Scout Leaders, Council Staff, Commissioners, Marketing staff and volunteers – anyone involved in welcoming more youth into Cub Scouting! Join us on Wednesday, June 24, at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central, for the next […]

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New Scouts BSA Training

A new online and facilitated version of Scouts BSA training  will be available on August 3rd.  If you are currently completing the training please complete prior to this date as we will be changing the Learning Plans for all positions – Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor. If you do not […]

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Father’s Day Giving Campaign

“Honor your dad this Father’s Day by making a donation at www.ncacbsa.org/FathersDayGift  to ensure future generations of father’s and their children can experience the impact of Scouting together.” “Let dad know how much experiencing Scouting with him has meant to you by making a donation in his honor at www.ncacbsa.org/FathersDayGift” “Help ensure that future father’s […]

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Camp Card Closeout

Hi Everyone, Thank you for participating in the 2020 Camp Card Sale, I hope this email finds you and your family doing well.  It’s time to close your camp card sale, please do so by following this link www.NCACBSA.org/campcardpayment, scroll down and click on Pay For Camp Cards button. If you are not the point of contact for you unit’s camp card sale, please […]

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Free Fishing Day Scheduled in July!

Annual Opportunity to Discover Fishing in Maryland Photo by Stephen Badger The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers license-free fishing days on  July 4 — a free option to explore Maryland’s diverse and unique fishing experiences without needing a fishing license, trout stamp, or registration. For more details: https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2020/05/28/free-fishing-days-scheduled-in-june-and-july/    

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Updated Training News!

Adults:New Scouts BSA Training A new online and facilitated version of Scouts BSA training will be available on August 3rd.  If you are currently completing the training please complete prior to this date as we will be changing the Learning Plans for all positions – Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor. If […]

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Program Launch Materials

Missed last week’s program launch? – we have the materials available for you.

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Available Seabase Slots

Ship 125 has been offered 2 slots at Seabase—1 adult and 1 youth (males).   Date and itinerary are TBD due to rolling cancellations, but as of now, this unit trip is a “go” with openings, as noted above. For anyone interested in Sea Scouting, here’s an opportunity to jump in with both feet! Contact […]

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Archery: New Date September 26

We have moved  the Archery event out to Saturday, September 26. Same time, same place.  We also moved all the registrations forward in time – so you still have your slots. Register here

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Get your Slides from May Roundtable!

Missed our monthly gathering? You can still see the slides.  

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Virtual Program Launch: May 21

Thursday, May 21, 20207:30 p.m. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81693694587?pwd=MlVPR0J3eGcwWVlNUHpXZC8xK2ZqZz09 Meeting ID: 816 9369 4587Password: 320600One tap mobile+13017158592,,81693694587#,,1#,320600# US Or join by phone (audio only): +1 301 715 8592 US  Meeting ID: 816 9369 4587Password: 320600

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NCAC Summer Camp Announcement

From the National Capital Area Council of the cancellation of summer camp activities for 2020   Since we began Scouting At Home two months ago, our team has been sending you these weekly emails to keep you up to date with the impact of COVID-19 on local Scouting programs. Today we are saddened to inform you […]

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Reserve Your National Camp-In Patch!

What would any Scouting event be without a patch? To keep you updated on this special Limited Edition National Camp-In patch. Just enter your details below and you will notified when this patch is ready for shipping in the next 3 – 4 weeks. Patches $ 2.99 each. Order here

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NCAC Capital Camp-In: May 23-24

Last week, our Council announced that we will be offering our first Capital Camp-In! The event is being presented by the 100 Years of Camping Committee and they need your help getting the word out to the Scouts and the districts. Craig Weston asked me to pass along this message. Scouters,    Our council-wide virtual […]

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Virtual Venturing Mentoring Classes: May 16

Dear Venturing friends, Join us on May 16th for a morning of virtual training from 9:00AM to 12:00PM! Our incoming and outgoing officers will be holding a series of trainings focused on planning, promoting, leading, and supporting a successful event.   These trainings will be offered for all Venturers, but different aspects may benefit certain […]

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Become a Yosemite Virtual Junior Ranger from Home!

How do you earn your virtual junior ranger badge? Download the junior ranger activity worksheets. Virtual Junior Ranger Activity Worksheets (English) [624 kb PDF] Virtual Junior Ranger Activity Worksheets (Spanish) [637 kb PDF] After completing your junior ranger activities, email photos/scans to yose_information@nps.gov. Make sure to include your full name and address in order to […]

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NCAC Scout @ Home 2020 Award Patch!

Introducing the NCAC Scouting at Home 2020 Award Patch! The NCAC Scouting at Home 2020 Award Patch recognizes Scouts for meeting the challenge of living by the Scout Oath and Law while the pandemic requires social distancing to be in place. To learn more about the Scouting at Home Patch requirements or to pre-order the […]

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Virtual Program Launch: May 21

Seneca District is inviting you to the 2020 Program Launch. Thursday, May 21, 20207:30 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81693694587?pwd=MlVPR0J3eGcwWVlNUHpXZC8xK2ZqZz09 Meeting ID: 816 9369 4587 Password: 320600 One tap mobile +13017158592,,81693694587#,,1#,320600# US Or join by phone (audio only): +1 301 715 8592 US  Meeting ID: 816 9369 4587 Password: 320600

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Together We Give

Dear Scouting Families: Today people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level for #GivingTuesdayNow. Will you be one of them? National Capital Area Council is one of the participating organizations and we need your help! By joining the #GivingTuesdayNow movement […]

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May Roundtable: May 14

Our next Virtual Round Table will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 pm.  The “Meeting Room” will be open by 7 PM for all participants.  We will start out with a joint session to get things going and to check in on how units are doing in the new “Virtual Meeting” world.  We […]

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Scouting For Food

We are now experiencing an historic national emergency that has created extraordinary needs. Just as they did in times of world war and those calls for sacrifice by the American people, Scouts and Scouting can demonstrate their devotion to community service by helping to meet the greatly increased food demands while keeping themselves safe. Local […]

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1/4″ elastic for making masks available to units

I wanted to offer 1/4″ elastic for making masks to help units that want to do a good turn for their community or medical professionals, etc.   The back story is that I wanted to encourage and inspire Troop 33’s PLC while they are adjusting the Scouting experience to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 […]

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“Scouting At Home” Timeframe Extended

Due to the continuing pandemic in our communities, National Capital Area Council, BSA is extending “Scouting At Home” until further notice. The Marriott Scout Service Center and all NCAC camping properties will be closed to the public during this time, but our friendly staff remains available to help! Please contact us for all your Scouting […]

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STEM @ HOME

Want to earn the Cub Scouts Can Code or 1-2-3 Go Math Nova Awards? It’s easy just visit the new STEM@Home website and work on your Nova Awards from the comfort of your home!Also join us every Thursday evening at 7pm for the new STEM@Home Speaker Series. The series includes conversations with STEM professionals, activities […]

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Join Us for A Global Day of Unity – May 5

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal, and National Capital Area Scouts are leading the way. Whether that’s […]

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Scouting at Home! Best Practices Update 5-4-2020

Legend:  A (all programs), C (Cub Scout), SB (Scouts BSA), V (Venture, Sea Scout, Explorer), and ST (STEM) Virtual Meetings Aaron Chusid (Chief Communications Officer, NCAC) shares (A): Due to the continuing pandemic in our communities, National Capital Area Council, BSA is extending “Scouting At Home” until further notice. The Marriott Scout Service Center and […]

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Updated merit badge pamphlets now available through Amazon Kindle

Scouts are resourceful. So, while your troop may not be able to go on a weekend campout together during the COVID-19 pandemic, this time could be ideal to learn how to play a new game or work on the car or prepare a first aid kit for the family. We’ve previously shared a Scouter’s suggestion […]

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Scouting Continues!

Legend:  A (all programs), C (Cub Scout), SB (Scouts BSA), V (Venture, Sea Scout, Explorer), and ST (STEM) Virtual Meetings The most recent from BSA on Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities (A) Bryan Martin Frivida (ACC, NCAC) shares (A): Bookmark these helpful pages: NCAC Scouting at Home Posts on WeOwnAdventure.com BSA Scouting At Home […]

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Cub Scout Day Camp Postponed to August

Our Cub Scout Day Camp has officially changed it’s date from June to August 10th through 14th.  It will still be held at Bretton Woods. Our first concern is for the safety of our Leaders and Cub Scouts and so camp postponements or cancellations will be determined in accordance with our Governors orders and our […]

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Scouting At Home Challenge!

Are you ready for the 30 day Scouting At Home challenge? Scout families take on the challenge of keeping your skills sharp by Scouting at Home and including the entire family. Participate in activities and adventures that are fun, exciting and informative! If your family is up for the challenge for the next 30 days […]

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Goshen Info

Phil Barbash here with some more important updates for this summer: Our early bird payment deadline is this Friday, 4/30. At 11:59 PM, the price will switch over. Please make every effort to get your youth/adults registered to avoid the price hike. We had a very generous donor come forward and replenish the supply of […]

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Latest on Camps from NCAC

1) Will Summer Camp 2020 happen?                   The NCAC Executive Board will thoroughly discuss summer camp 2020 during the next full board meeting. We expect an initial decision regarding summer camp after that meeting in mid-May.  There many variables to consider in this matter and the decision […]

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Smithsonian Virtual Tours

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Giving Tuesday Now, How You Can Help!

Dear Scouting Families: I realize that not every family is in the position to help during these times, however, I have had many people ask how they can help National Capital Area Council. Recently, I have seen countless Scouts and volunteers show up to virtual meetings, creatively connect with their units, and continue to work […]

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National Camp-In: May 2

From National (Texas) Starting at 11am All families are welcome! This National Camp-In is free and open to all families — even families not currently involved in Scouting. So invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join the fun on Saturday, May 2! Join Us for a Day Full of Adventure! Whether in your backyard […]

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Roundtable Recap

There was a lot of great discussion on virtual meetings, virtual camp outs and adjustments to requirements that recently came down from BSA National at the April Round Table Meeting.     Our next Virtual Round Table will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm.  We will start out with a joint session to get […]

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Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Are you ready for the next NCAC adventure? Then join in the NCAC Virtual Scavenger Hunt. It’s easy! Just print the picture, color it and put it in your window! If you see this picture in your neighborhood take a picture, post it below and #hashtag your district! If you don’t see any no worries, […]

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Love the spotlight? Recruiting Acts for May 5

All –   Any unit or patrol/den that would like to jump in here, please contact Aaron at NCAC  aaron.chusid@scouting.org or our District Executive Ben ben.litten@scouting.org   This looks like fun and several of you already have Zoom campfire experience.   YIDS   Commish     Aaron Chusid Virtual Campfire! We’re planning a virtual campfire […]

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Virtual Campfire-NCAC: May 5

Virtual Campfire! We’re planning a virtual campfire for May 5, and we are recruiting acts! More info will be coming next week, but please reach out through your districts and OA chapters to find Scouts who want to lead a song, tell a joke, share a skit, or bring their other campfire magic to our […]

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Best Practices During COVID-19 Restrictions – CUBS ONLY EDITION

I’ve had numerous requests to put out a Cub Scout specific release with what we’ve received to date. How does this work?  You share with us, and we will quickly review your idea to ensure it meets current guidelines, then send it out to your fellow commissioners as an option they can share with others.  […]

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Scouting Continues! Best Practices During COVID-19 Restrictions

Virtual Meetings The most recent from BSA on Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities Troop 1760 SPL, Seneca District Shares: The PLC just had a virtual meeting via Zoom and there are some things we are planning for our continuing time in quarantine. We have elected not to continue troop meetings online, but rather are […]

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Pack Virtual Camp-out How To

Pack 33- White Oak District did a Virtual Camp-out. Want to learn more about it? Virtual Camp-out ‘Training’Sunday 26th of April at 5 pmJoin Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82733878928 Capacity is at 100, but if I facebook live it, it will show up on facebook.com/allaboutscouts/ & anyone can view Can’t make it on Sunday?“How To” Virtual Camp-out […]

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April Roundtable Recap/Notes

We would like to thank all those that attended our first Virtual Roundtable last Thursday.  We hope you all got as much out of it as your Roundtable Staff did. If you dialed into the meeting, please let us know so we can match up the phone number with the folks that attended. You can […]

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Training during COVID19

Now is the time for Scouters to do their online training, since we cannot do in-person training at the moment. Instead of going stir crazy, complete your Youth Protection Training (retaken every 2 years), or take any of the online training that is offered at my.scouting.org. Not sure what courses are required to be a […]

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