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Horsemanship Program Offered Through NCAC Chain Bridge District

Dear Colleagues:

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Reuben Brigety and I am the Troop Committee Chair for BT/GT128 in Chain Bridge District (McLean, VA). I am also a horsemanship merit badge instructor. I am writing to introduce you to a new horsemanship program that I am offering primarily through the CBD but that is open as well to scouts across the NCAC.
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 be offering the Horsemanship merit badge on May 6; May 11-12. It is limited to ten scouts. If there is enough interest I will offer it again in Fall 2019.
I am actively recruiting Scouts and adults for the Canada Cavalcade.  The crew will be limited to a maximum of 12 people (4 Scouters and 8 Scouts). At the moment, we are just in the expression of interest stage, but we will begin work ups an shake down events starting in September 2019.
You can find full information, as well as registration, at the following website:
As I mentioned, though this program will be offered in the first instance to Scouts within the CBD, it is open to Scouts across the NCAC as well. I have briefed it the NCAC High Adventure Committee as well as the CBD Key 3 and I have the full support of all involved.
I would be grateful for your assistance in spreading the word across your district. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at rbrigety@gmail.com
Yours in Scouting,
Reuben Brigety
BT/GT 128 Committee Chair
Horsemanship  Merit Badge Instructor
White Oak