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Program Launch

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 2019

Interested being part of the Washington, D.C. District’s Program Launch 2019 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM? Just click here  to register as an exhibitor for Program Launch 2019.

What Did Program Launch 2018 Look Like?

View photos from Program Launch 2018!
All photos courtesy of Darren Cambridge of Cub Scout Pack 98

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!

Program Contact Website
2019 World Scout Jamboree Contact Us World Scout 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 Ralph Wooden 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 Ralph Wooden BSA Unit Program Planning Tools
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 Ralph Wooden 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!

Questions about Program Launch? Contact Ralph Wooden, District Commissioner

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