Category: Seneca News

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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Looking for Unit Service Projects & Camping

Looking for stories this week of Scouts continuing to do service projects. Next week will be camping. Please put the word out and help units post to weownadventure.com!

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NCAC Virtual Meetings Webinar: April 9

Registration URL https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HWUfXT_yRlCWRqbVaZ2HsQ      Description The National Capital Area Council invites you to a meeting…. about meetings. Join us for a webinar to learn strategies for conducting engaging and safe meetings online. The Marketing and Communications committee has set guidelines for best practices that will help you succeed in unit meetings and online programming. […]

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Cancelled: National Annual Meeting: May 18

Please share this message from Jim Turley, National Chair, Boy Scouts of America Dear Scouting family,  With the best interests of our volunteers and employees in mind, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has decided to cancel the in-person 2020 National Annual Meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. during the week […]

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Ideas to Show Appreciation?

Hello Seneca Scouters!  We would like to do everything we can to show our appreciation to all medical personnel and first responders always, but especially right now. What are some ideas we can do to show our appreciation? Here are some the Key 3 have come up with How about having Scouts create a sign […]

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Virtual Roundtable: April 16

Seneca District Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA will hold a virtual Roundtable in April. Due to next Thursday being both Passover and Maudy Thursday, we are moving the Seneca RTs to the following week, APRIL 16th, 7:30 We will meet at our regular meeting time, April 16th at 7:30 PM.  I’ll have the Google Meeting […]

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Cub Scouts Virtual Roundtable: April 9

We are on for April – details coming soon with how/where to dial in for the discussion.

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Merit Badge Counselors Urgently Needed

Hello In this time of school closings, many scouts are stuck at home without productive options.  For many, classes are suspended, and most do not have troop meetings or other extracurricular activities.  As such, NCAC would like to offer a new program called Merit Badges @ Home. The goal is to help scouts continue their scouting […]

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Put your Quarantine to Training Use!

Are you stuck at home with some free time? You should think about getting your trained patch or finishing up your position-specific training, or taking some relevant supplemental classes available.   Now you can check here what do you need to complete, all in one convenient location!  As you all can imagine, our in person […]

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Mana Donations

There will be significant food needs in Montgomery County and many opportunities to do community service in the next days and weeks.     Do give them a call to offer such support as you and your unit may wish to give.  Their telephone number is 301 424 1130.

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BSA Online Applications Access Extended to Accommodate Rechartering

From National 02/29/2020 To help ensure units have full access to BSA online systems while councils continue to process recharters, we are extending the grace period for units to continue accessing online systems for an additional 30 days. This includes Scoutbook, Internet Advancement, Application Manager, my.Scouting tools, and Den Leader Experience.

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Scouting from home with JOTI-Special Edition: April 3-5

This 3-5 April 2020! Part of Scouting’s great success over the past 113 years has been its enduring ability to adapt and respond to the changing needs of communities at every level. Young people in many countries today face challenges at home and in their local communities due to COVID-19. Their formal education, where they […]

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Scouts BSA Virtual Roundtable: April 9

Seneca District Scouts BSA will hold a virtual Round Table in April We will meet at our regular meeting time, April 9th at 7:30 PM.  I’ll have the Google Meeting open by 7:15 pm if folks want to talk before hand.     This month should focus on how units are doing, how are they coping, […]

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Merit Badge Counselors – Assist in Merit Badge at Home Test?

We are looking for a couple of technically savvy Merit Badge counselors that can help in a pilot to support completing merit badges at home. Interested – contact Lynn Hamilton at seneca.webmaster@ncacbsa.org.

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SOUSA Nominations Requested

Hello all,  Since the District COH has slipped from March to May 12,  I will continue to solicit via e-mail for additional SOUSA awardees.  Send your supporting paragraph to Tom Kennedy.  Best Regards, TomThomas C. Kennedy (C) 301-461-4101tckenne@comcast.net  

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You’re Invited to a Virtual Sock Burning!: March 22

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus group gathering restrictions, Sea Scout Ship 125 has gone to “Plan B”–a VIRTUAL Sock Burning.  Prospective Sea Scouts, Maritime Explorers, and anyone else interested in learning more about this whimsical sailing tradition is invited to join us!   Feel free to contact me with questions.   YiS,   Paula Sind-Prunier […]

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Scouts BSA April Roundtable: April 9 – Google Meeting

Scouts BSA April Round Table on April 9th will be via a Google Meeting.  Phil Dennis will be hosting the meeting and will send out a link for those that wish to participate on line.  There will also be a phone number to dial in if you do not want to “SEE” the presentation.  More […]

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Canoeing Class: June 14-16

For Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers: NCAC Canoeing Class at Camp SnyderIntroduction to CanoeingSuccessful completion earns the Canoeing merit badge June 14-16, 2019$35Info and online registration

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Frederic Keys Scout Night: June 1, 2019

Ticket order form Come out to the Frederick Keys on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and get a great deal. Game, Fireworks and Optional Sleep on the Field! See flyer for details. (note: if you sleep on the field, bring a tent that does NOT require stakes.) Bring a friend. Earn the BSA Recruiting patch if […]

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Good Citizen Recognition: June 4

On Tuesday, June 4th, the Montgomery County Area will recognize Thomas Manger, the retiring Chief of the Montgomery County Police Department, for his leadership and contributions to our county and to Scouting. Other honorees will include Maggie Smith, Theresa Garcia-Park, and Will Stone. The event will take place at the Black Rock Center for the […]

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STEM University: June 15

All youth and adults are invited to the 4th annual STEM University! Scouts are invited to display their Supernova projects at our Einstein’s Science Fair or participate in hands-on activities. Adults may select from classes including Nova Counselor & Supernova Mentor Training, BSA’s STEM Roadmap to Success, Cub Scout Science, and Organizing STEM Events. Register […]

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Early Bird Extended for Day Camp 2019!

Cub Scout Day Camp is one of the most exciting parts of a Scout’s summer. With shooting sports, nature craft, games, and new friends, your Cubs will make memories they’ll be talking about for the rest of the year. So if you still haven’t registered your pack for day camp you’re in luck! To make […]

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Youth Protection Training Is Now Available in Spanish

El programa requerido de Capacitación de Protección Juvenil de BSA ahora está disponible en español. More details here

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May Scouts Roundtable

Reminder – The Scouts Roundtable has been cancelled in favor of the May 8 Program Launch.

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May Cub Scout Roundtable

Reminder – The Cub Scout Roundtable has been cancelled in favor of the May 8 Program Launch.

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Got Day Camp Paperwork?

I will be at the Kingsview LDS church in Germantown in the parking lot from 6-7pm Wednesday evening. Stop by and drop off your day camp information before the early bird deadline passes. Ethan Schepp40-818-6429

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Camp Snyder Woodshop Activities

Michael’s Woodshop is pleased to offer a wide range of activities for Scouts of all ages. We are offering project nights focused around Baloo the Builder and Webelos Build-It activities, Woodwork Merit Badge sessions, and a Woodworking 101 series of classes. We are planning to hold several “Troop Trailer Days” for Troops that would like […]

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2019 Geology Workshops at George Mason University: April 27-28

This Geology STEM event is sponsored by Dr. Julia Nord and The GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences.    This event is a great springboard into BSA Geology and STEM awards. Event Description: The STEM Program consists of 3 hour sessions, and welcomes all girl and boy youth from 4th to 12th grade. The programs are structured […]

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World Scout Jamboree Registration Is Still Open!

The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, July 21 – August 2, 2019. Some 50,000 Scouts from 170 countries will take part in this once in a lifetime experience. Troops and Crews are doing unit shakedowns in April-May; many Scouts BSA Troops for girls will […]

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Please Update Contact Information for Pack Membership Chairs

The Seneca Membership Committee will be providing new print-and-use tools, resources, and information that we hope will make the role of membership easier and more efficient for volunteers during the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Please update the contact information for your Pack’s Membership Chair or other POC as well as recruiting expectations with area schools. […]

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Powder Horn 2019

The High Adventure Skills Resources Management Course August 24 – 26 (a three-day course) Camp St. Charles, Newberg, MDCourse Director: Shawn CarrollPresented by the National Capital Area Council, BSA What is Powder Horn? Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouting’s adult leaders to exciting program possibilities using a variety of resources for […]

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CPR and First Aid Training: June 8

When: Saturday 6/8/19 – CPR morning, First Aid afternoon Where: Frederick County Public Safety Training Facility5370 Public Safety PlaceFor GPS, enter: 8349 Reichs Ford Road Frederick, MD 21701( Here are written directions) Fee: $5 for Camp Airy staff$30 for non-staff(Fee is for any combination of the 4 classes listed below.) Registration: MUST PREREGISTER ONLINE!Online registration […]

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Den Chief Training: May 19

Why be a Trained Den Chief?Who is a Den Chief? The Den Chief supports the Cub Scout/Family Scout Den Leader, serving as a helper, role model, and a friend to the Tiger, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.Qualifications: Be an experienced Boy Scout, (at least one full year or more), and First Class rank […]

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Lifeguard Training

Would you like a job as a lifeguard this summer? Then you will need to complete a lifeguard certification course. NCAC is offering a combined BSA and American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding class starting this month. The pre-test session is on April 28 in Chantilly VA. The course dates are May 18, 19 and 25 […]

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2019 Geology Workshops at George Mason University: April 27-28

This Geology STEM event, sponsored by Dr. Julia Nord and The GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, is a great springboard into BSA Geology and STEM awards. The program welcomes all youth from 4th to 12th grade and is structured around several Scout Awards. However same-age siblings are also welcome to attend! Each session […]

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Cub Scout Roundtable: April 11

The Cub Scout Roundtable is here to help you. We welcome new leaders and parents with questions and seasoned leaders with experience. Facilitated by the Roundtable staff, we all work together to put on the best program we can for our Scouts. For the April Roundtable we will be using the Scout Law point “Helpful” […]

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Opportunity for Wilderness Survival Merit Badge close to home: May 3-5

Attention Scouts & Scouters! Opportunity for Wilderness Survival Merit Badge close to home. We (Troop 433) will be doing a session on wilderness survival merit badge, with focus on Requirement #8, “build a natural shelter and spend a night in it”. The time will be first weekend in May 2019 (Friday night 03 May 2019 […]

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Ensure Your Wilderness First Aid Course Meets BSA High-Adventure Standards

Dear Scouters; All four of the BSA High-Adventure bases (HAB) require at least one person per trek (two per trek at Philmont Scout Ranch) to be current in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) through an approved provider. We want your trip to be safe and successful, and making certain that you have proper training certifications prior […]

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How to Download your Unit Charter

BSA isn’t mailing Units their paper charters this year. Instead Unit Key 3 (Chartered Org. Rep., Committee Chair, or Cub/Scoutmaster/Advisor) may download & print it. instructions here

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Outdoor Sale: March 30-31

It’s an Outdoor Sale! Featuring used tents, camp stoves, cooking gear, coolers, lifejackets, tarps, Dutch ovens, storage totes, sleeping bags and mats, and other camping necessities and outdoor gear – at great deals! When: Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31 Time: 10am-3pm Where: Greenfield Lighthouse, Germantown MD Donations welcome. All proceeds will support the […]

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Rockville Science Day: April 28

This will be the 30th Rockville Science Day. The event is at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, on April 28, Noon to 5PM. Information for the event is in the flier. If you need additional information or help registering, please contact Howard Lichtman at hjlichtman@lichtman.ws or call Howard at 301.580.7190. More information about the event is […]

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Rockville Science Day-Volunteer & SSL Opportunities: April 28

The Rockville Science Center is a community based non-profit that encourages youth, adults, and families to be involved with science and the STEM.  Every year we host a large event at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus called Rockville Science Day.  This is a festival where exhibitors show off programs, provide interactive activities, and encourage participation.  There […]

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National Youth Leadership Training: Multiple Dates

NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed for youth to learn and practice the leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life! Details!

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Horsemanship Merit Badge: May 6; May 11-12

The program consists of two components: earning the Horsemanship Merit Badge and doing a backcountry horse cavalcade in Saskatchewan, Canada in Summer 2020 called the Canada Cavalcade. Both programs are open to both boys and girls. All YPT and Guidelines for Safe Scouting procedures will be strictly adhered to for mixed gender programs. I will […]

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Washington DC Area Merit Badge University: April 13 & 14

8th Annual Merit Badge University Hosted by the Zeta Mu Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega Natl. Service Fraternity On the Campus of The Catholic University of America with the cooperation of the Washington DC District, NCAC April 13 & 14, 2019 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days This event is a service project hosted and […]

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Scouts Trash the Trash Day: May 4

Scouts Trash the Trash Day is an international Messengers of Peace project for Scouts around the world, where each Scout is challenged to bring a friend or family member along and pick up at least one Kilo (2.2 pounds) of trash each on the first Saturday in May. The idea for Scouts Trash the Trash […]

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Troop 7369’s Merit Badge University: April 27

Troop 7369’s Merit Badge University is being held on April 27th. Registration opens Saturday, March 30th and ends April 20th. The registration document link containing registration requirements and merit badge pre-requisites can be found on the meritbadge.info website. Don’t miss the opportunity to earn some exciting and hard to find merit badges.  Classes always fill […]

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Scouts BSA Roundtable: April 11

At our March Round Table meeting we had a hands on demonstration of ScoutBook.  Thanks to George Sellers, ASM-291 for putting this together for us.  We also had our monthly “To Do” list as well as a brief presentation on Scoutmaster Minutes.  Links to those presentations are below. March To Do List:  http://tinyurl.com/y5ekl8tg Scoutmasters Minute:  http://tinyurl.com/y5f7hpmm At our April […]

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Web & Social Media Training for Units: March 30

Sat., March 30 – 9:00 AM to Noon @ Scout Center If you are in charge of using the web and social media to recruit and motivate Scout membership, this is the event for you! Last fall NCAC was part of a national pilot program using Facebook to promote individual packs’ Join Scout Nights. The […]

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Program Launch and Scout Exposition 2019: May 8

The annual Program Launch and Scout Exposition 2019 has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Potomac, Seneca and White Oak Districts are inviting Scouts, Scouters and friends to join us for exhibits, fun, and “scout” food at the People’s Community Baptist Church at 31 Norwood Rd in Silver Spring. Doors will open to […]

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New Seneca District Executive!

A short introduction and contact information for our new DE. Let’s all welcome Ethan Schepp! Sign up and come out to the Seneca District Adult Award Dinner next week (3/26) to meet him. Ethan Schepp is the District Executive for the Seneca district of the NCAC. Ethan graduated from UMBC and has a media and […]

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Den Chief Training: May 19

Seneca District is offering Den Chief training on May 19 When: May 19 Time: 2-4:15pm Where: National Izaak Walton League 707 Conservation Ln Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 Cost: Youth $20 Registration

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FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

Have children or young family members who engage in community service or are interested in emergency preparedness? Students in 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade can apply to serve in FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council. Applications due by March 31st. https://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council

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Sea Scout Ship – Ready to Join?

A Nautical Philmont ? Think sea going summer camp! First, we need a Sea Scout Ship https://seascout.org/news/summer-cruise-opportunities-2/ https://seascout.org/cruising/ Talk to Mike !

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National Trail System: Go Take A Hike! : April 25

A little bit of a ride, but a worthwhile adventure. No GPS, no batteries, just a long afternoon needed… (and some shoes ?) https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationaltrailssystem/index.htm What: National Trails meet and greet Steve Elkington Where: Arch Street Meetinghouse 320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 When: 6:30pm Thursday 25 April Before there were roads, there were the paths […]

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Fishing Day: May 11

Sneak up on those pesky fish. Catch and release. How many can you catch? When: Saturday, May 11 Time: 8am-12pm Where: Black Hills regional park fishing pier Cost: $6 per fisherman Registration (to open shortly)

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Pinewood Derby: April 13

Has your pack completed their unit Pinewood derby race? Pit those 1st placers against other unit winners in the district. Gentlemen and gentle ladies…Start Your Engines!! When: Saturday, April 13 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm Where: Kingsview LDS Church 18900 Kingsview Rd Germantown, MD Cost: $35 per PACK Registration

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Archery Day: March 30

Archery Day, March 30 (Sat. 1-5pm) How is your archery skills? Bring your youth and join in on the fun. When: Saturday, March 30 Time: 1-5pm ET Where: Lois Green-Sligo Isaac Walton League 8721 Snouffer School Rd Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Registration

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District Court of Honor Dinner: March 26

District Adult Court of Honor Dinner, When: Tuesday, March 26 Time: 6:30-9:00pm Where: Washington-Rockville Elks, Lodge No. 15 5 Taft Court Rockville, Md. 20850 Come to honor those receiving SOUSA and District Award of Merit awards and support your units and district for the best of volunteers being honored this year. Register here

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Scouts BSA Roundtable: March 14

March Round Table will feature a discussion and presentation on using Scoutbook and a talk about Scoutmaster’s Minute.  Please bring along your favorite Scoutmaster Minutes to share with others.  As of January 1, 2019 Scoutbook is FREE for ALL UNITS.   Scoutbook is a Scout’s advancement book in the cloud. Connect with Scouts, Scouters and other leaders. Discover […]

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Level 1 Archery Training: April 14

Seneca will be offering Level 1 Archery Training. April 14th, Sunday, 10-4:30 Germantown, MD Contact Deborah Franklin Class closed after March 14th.  Manuals need to be ordered Cost $75

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Outdoor Ethics Orientation: March 7

March 7 at 7:30 Vale United Methodist Church, 11528 Vale Rd, Oakton, VA 22124 The course is suitable for scouters and mature scouts. We hope as many units as possible are able to send at least 2 scouts and 1 scouter; this will allow your unit to have youth & adult members qualified to lead Outdoor Ethics at […]

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Cub Scout Roundtable: March 14

Join us for the Cub Scout Roundtable on 3/14/2019 at 7:30 at the Montgomery Village LDS Church, 20020 Montgomery Village Ave, Montgomery Village, MD 20886. We will be covering the Scout law “Thrifty” and the Theme of “A-Camping We Will Go”.  Our interest topic discussions will include Places to Go and Things to See and […]

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