Program Launch is an annual showcase of scouting programs, resources, activities, and information from District scouters, our Council, and exhibitors from outside of scouting. Together, they all offer your unit great ideas and resources to help provide your scouts a great scouting program!
Register for Program Launch 2020
Past Program Launch Photo Albums
Program Launch Exhibitors and Resources
Use the list of programs, resources, and activities below to help plan a great scouting year for your unit’s path on the Journey to Excellence!
|2019 World Scouting Jamboree||Contact Us||World Scouting Jamboree|
|Adventure Theatre & ATMC Academy||Amanda Bradley||Adventure Theatre|
|Bowie Baysox Boy Scout Night||Samantha Colein||Bowie Baysox|
|Boy Scouts of America – Advancement||BSA Advancement and Awards|
|Boy Scouts of America – Commissioner Service||BSA Commissioners|
|Boy Scouts of America – Family Scouting||NCAC Family Scouting||BSA Family Scouting|
|Boy Scouts of America – High Adventure||Hank Brothers||BSA High Adventure Bases|
|Boy Scouts of America – William T. Hornaday Awards||Aaron Mars||William T. Hornaday Awards|
|Boy Scouts of America – Lion Program||Greg Fairbanks||BSA Lion Program|
|Boy Scouts of America – Membership||Rhonda Gray||BeAScout.org|
|Boy Scouts of America – Planning the Unit Program Year|
|Boy Scouts of America – Religious Emblems Programs||Mikko McFeely||BSA Religious Emblems Programs|
|Boy Scouts of America – Youth Protection Training||Bill Morgan||BSA Youth Protection Training|
|D.C. Merit Badge University||D.C. Merit Badge University Director||D.C. Merit Badge University|
|First Aid + Stop the Bleed||Andrew Turner Au||Campaign Pay it Forward|
|George Washington University Eagles Crew 343||William Hemsley|
|George Washington University and USDA Open Data STEAM Summer Camp||Krystin Sinclair||USDA STEAM Summer Camp|
|HMW Outdoors||Richard White||HMW Outdoors|
|National Aquarium Scout Day||Staci Tomasetti||National Aquarium Scouts|
|National Park Service and Scouting||Andrew Turner Au|
|National Seat Belt Challenge (Seat Belts Save)||Isabella Diecidue||National Organization for Youth Safety|
|National Capital Area Council – Camp William B. Snyder||Camp Snyder||Camp William B. Snyder|
|National Capital Area Council – Day Camp||Gloria Ike||Patuxent & Washington, D.C. District Day Camp|
|National Capital Area Council – Goshen Scout Reservation||Phil Barbash||Goshen Scout Reservation|
|National Capital Area Council – National Youth Leadership Training||Cullen Bengtson||NCAC NYLT|
|National Capital Area Council – Scout Reach||Monniquer McCaskill|
|National Capital Area Council – Wood Badge – Adult Leadership Training||Bryan Martin Firvida||NCAC Wood Badge|
|Northern Tier High Adventure Base||H. Joseph Bastian||Northern Tier High Adventure Base|
|Potomac Nationals Scout Nights||Alec Manriquez||Potomac Nationals|
|Sportrock: Indoor Rock Climbing||Gray O’Reilly||Sportrock|
|Terrapin Adventures Scouting Programs||Matt Baker||Terrapin Adventures|
|Washington, D.C. Crew 500||Kimberly Acquaviva||Crew 500|
|Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Order of the Arrow||Howie Perlman||Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Amangamek-Wipit Lodge|
|Washington, D.C. District – Development & Finance Committee||William Hemsley||Washington, D.C. District|
|Washington, D.C. District – Family Picnic and Awards Campfire||Washington, D.C. District|
|Washington, D.C. District – Camporees||Tom Scofield||Washington, D.C. District|
|Washington, D.C. District – Field and Camping Equipment Resources||William Hemsley||Washington, D.C. District|
|Washington, D.C. District – Pinewood Derby||Samuel Daniel|
|Washington, D.C. EMS Explorer Post 1891||Julius Jackson||Eastern High School Health & Medical Science Academy|
|Washington, D.C. Pack 666 – Girl Cub Scout Dens||Jim Perry|
|Washington, D.C. Troop 524 – Honor Guard||Gloria Bell||Boy Scout Troop 524 at Shiloh Baptist Church|
Isn’t Program Launch Just Another Roundtable? Who Should Come to Program Launch?
Every unit should have at least one leader at Program Launch. But don’t stop there! Assistant Scoutmasters and Den Leaders should attend too! The more leaders that attend, the more you’ll be able to bounce ideas around. But don’t stop there! Scoutmasters and Venturing Advisors, bring your Senior Patrol Leaders and Crew Officers! Aren’t they the ones who plan your program?
Make no mistake, we love our District Roundtables! And if you haven’t been to one recently, you don’t know how great our Roundtables have become. But Program Launch is a different thing altogether! Even though Program Launch takes place on Roundtable night at the Roundtable location, it is not a Roundtable. There are no chairs for you to sit in (unless your get worn out from all the excitement). There are no speakers or announcements.
What Does Program Launch Look Like?
Like the midway at Pow Wow! or University of Scouting or a school science fair, there are displays set up with scouts and scouters to explain them. Moving from display to display, attendees engage in conversations and learn about things they can use and do to enhance a unit’s program and provide a more dynamic Scouting program!