NCAC Mourns the Loss of District Commissioner Isiah “Gene” Pugh

WASHINGTON, DC (October 31, 2017) —

It is with heavy heart that the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
announces the passing of longtime Scouter and Patuxent District Commissioner Isiah
“Gene” Pugh.  Isiah was fighting to recover from serious injuries he sustained in an
accident last week at a meeting in an Upper Marlboro restaurant. A driver crashed into the establishment, severely hurting Isiah and sending him and six others to the hospital.
According to Judge C. Philip Nichols, Patuxent District Chair, “The last conversation I had
with Isaiah was about Scouting. He spoke about how proud he was of the job his
Commissioner team was doing in their role supporting the 3,000 Scouts in our
District.”

We ask that you please keep the Pugh family in your prayers during this difficult time.
Pending updated forwarding information, cards and letters for his family may be sent to:
Isiah Pugh
c/o Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814‐3897

To make a memorial gift in Isaiah’s honor, please go to
https://www.ncacbsa.org/support‐scouting/tributes‐and‐memorials/.

Isiah was a well-respected leader and true friend to Scouting, and he will be greatly missed by all. He has gone home.

The newest Eagle Scout Procedure guide is now available for downloading:

 

Eagle Scout Procedures Guide – 2017

For those who are doing unit recharter, the link below leads to an updated presentation on changes made to the process and on-line recharter process:

Internet Recharter Updates 101217 rev1

Training Opportunities for Scoutmasters and Advisors that are taking crews to Philmont in 2018

Philmont Advisor Workshop (PAW)

http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/TrekPreparation/PASS/PAW.aspx

The Philmont Advisor Workshop (PAW) is an exciting program developed to help adult advisors confidently lead their crew in Philmont trek preparations. PAW participants will enjoy an instructional introduction to Philmont and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

PAW programs provide key knowledge to crew advisors to encourage constructive and smooth preparations for your Philmont trek.

WHAT TO EXPECT

PAW courses will be two hour evening workshops (typically 7:00pm-9:00pm) and will cover skills such as what kind of gear to take on your trek, tips and tricks for getting into the proper physical condition for a Philmont trek, and a rundown of the different leadership positions within your crew and how you can better prepare the youth for their leadership role.

WHO IS INVITED?

All adult advisors – whether registered for an upcoming trek, or just generally interested in learning more about Philmont – are invited to attend a PAW course.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost is $10 and covers PAW materials including the PAW Patch.

Register at;       http://www.toothoftimetraders.com/2200/dept

Philmont Advisor Skills School (Field-PASS)

http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/TrekPreparation/~/link.aspx?_id=4E69DAC272B840E4AD46FA0DF8E8C717&_z=z

Philmont will be sending experienced members of the Ranger and Backcountry Departments to run pre-trek instructional courses around the country. These one day, 8-hour courses will take place on Saturdays or Sundays and will primarily be held at scout offices in regions with a high concentration of crews. Field-PASS is designed and targeted towards adult advisors on 2018 treks.

Field-PASS participants will enjoy an instructional introduction to Philmont and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Field-PASS typically takes place from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Experienced members from the Ranger and Backcountry Departments will lead you in the backcountry and logistical fundamentals of Philmont over the course of the day. Participants will enjoy a trail lunch and sample a trail dinner in between training sessions. At the conclusion of the course, advisors will receive PASS materials to share with crew members.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Field-PASS is designed and targeted towards adult advisors on 2018 treks. However, all adult advisors – whether registered for an upcoming trek, or just generally interested in learning more about Philmont – are invited to attend a Field-PASS course.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost to attend is $40 and covers a Philmont-style trail meal lunch, dinner, and PASS materials including the PASS Patch.

Register at;       http://www.toothoftimetraders.com/2201/dept

 

An updated newsletter is provided that has the correct dates for some OA events:

 

September 13th:
*Commissioner Meeting – 630pm-730pm Patuxent Presbyterian Church 23421 Kingston Creek Rd California, MD
*OA Chapter Meeting – 630pm-730pm Patuxent Presbyterian Church 23421 Kingston Creek Rd California, MD
*Bake Sale for Buckles – 7pm Patuxent Presbyterian Church 23421 Kingston Creek Rd California, MD
*District Roundtable – 730pm-9pm Patuxent Presbyterian Church 23421 Kingston Creek Rd California, MD

September 15th-17th:
OA Lodge Fall Fellowship at Camp William B. Snyder

 

WSD September 2017 Newsletter

Our Trails End Popcorn Sale is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to a great sale this year.  To help with your Show and Sell, below is a link to signup.com to schedule your Unit’s Show and Sell.  There are 12 slots each Saturday and Sunday available through the sale.  Please sign up for the slots that you would like (no more than 2/ month) to allow all Units to participate.  Slots not taken will become available on a first come, first serve basis after September’s delivery.  Thank you all for participating in this year’s Trail’s End Popcorn Sale.  If your Unit is not yet signed up, please contact Stephen Allen atStephen.allen@scouting.org or Lisa Snip at lisa.snip@scouting.org to participate in this great FUNdraiser for your Unit!

http://signup.com/go/eTLgOwV

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/eTLgOwV

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Trey Miller  | Senior District Executive

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
National Capital Area Council

Our Fall JSN’s are just around the corner and we would like to recruit as many boys, young men and women for our Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scout and Exploring programs!  The link below leads to our Request form to help with your recruitment efforts.  Please fill it out and return it on Wednesday August 8 at Roundtable to receive your Unit’s Fall Recruitment materials or if someone from your Unit cannot attend, e-mail it to Trey Miller attrey.miller@scouting.org .  We have new Recruitment materials for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers, so come to Roundtable to find out more about our exciting Fall JSN!

JSN_Flyer_Request_2017

Trey Miller  | Senior District Executive

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
National Capital Area Council

Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
O 240-395-0606 |  C 816-832-1483
F 301-564-3648
Trey.Miller@Scouting.org

Outdoor Ethics Patch Design Contest
The National Capital Area Council’s Outdoor Ethics Committee is calling on scouts of all ages to design a patch for the new NCAC Outdoor Ethics Awareness award for Cub Scouts. The winning design will become the Cub Scout-level Outdoor Ethics award for our council.
The patch design must include the following elements:
·         Words “Outdoor Ethics”
·         Acronym “NCAC”
·         Natural/outdoor elements
·         Fleur-de-lis
The design will be judged on inclusion of the 4 elements above and its theme of Outdoor Ethics. Copyrights and trademarks must be observed and nothing should used without permission.
Send your patch design to Sara Holtz, Outdoor Ethics advocate for Powhatan District, at sh12sh34@gmail.com
Submissions are due August 15
The winner will receive a copy of Leave No Trace in the Outdoors written by Dr. Jeffry Marion, a certificate of appreciation signed by the Chair of the Outdoor Ethics Committee, and mention in the Scouter’s Digest.
Good luck!!!
~NCAC Outdoor Ethics committee

The new 2017 Guide to Advancement is available for downloading from:

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf

Awards Chair Terry Wilt twilt@md.metrocast.net

Award Applications

The lists of previous awards are necessary for those submitting nominations because awards are not generally available to those who have previously received them.

If you or someone you know has received an award and it is not listed, please let us know so that we can verify and update. This is especially important for volunteers who have transferred in from other districts.

Thank you for your efforts in recognizing the outstanding service of the Scouters in our District.

 

The Eagle Scout “Good Citizenship Award”