Newsletter 9/15

Thursday, September 15th 2011

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Popcorn Orders Due by September 23rd


The second order session is now open. Please log on to the Leader Popcorn system at


You may order all items including White Chocolatey Pretzels, Chocolatey Triple Delight and Sweet & Savory Collection.  The order must be placed by Friday, September 23rd at 5:00pm!!! 


The popcorn that you input on this order will be available for pick up on Thursday, October 6th. 


Merit Badge University 2011-2012

Registration for Merit Badge University will begin Monday, September 19th. Please read the event page by clicking here and download the leader's guide and confirmation form. Registration can only be completed through doubleknot this year. If you have any questions, please contact


Fall Fest 2011 Sign up

  Click on the Fall Fest Logo to download more information and the 2011 Fall Fest Registration form


Port Warwick 5K Update

 The Colonial Virginia Council would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make the Port Warwick 5K a great success. The Colonial Virginia Council would like to thank Pack 143 and Troop 200 for helping make this such a wonderful event!

Leave No Trace

 With ever increasing pressure on our environment, the Boy Scouts of America have partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Together we will make a positive impact on our youth, and the environment. The Boy Scouts are so committed to this cause that Leave No Trace Ethics is now a part of virtually every aspect of Scouting. The Boy Scouts commissioned the BSA LNT Task Force in 2005 to facilitate this partnership and develop goals and policy. For more information about the program and how to sign up, click here.

2012 Lumberjack Rescheduled

 The 2012 Lumberjack camping trip is being rescheduled for January. Please continue to read the newsletter to learn the new date.

It's popcorn time!



Click here for any necessary popcorn forms. If you have any questions please contact your district executive.

Shop News


Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 7:30 PM

Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm

New hours will run from September 12th into December. Please note that hours are subject to change for holidays. Please check the website or call 757-595-3356 ext 223 if you have any questions.


The Scout Shop is available to help with your special orders as well as urgent orders. Please use this form so we may better assist with your special orders.

  Scout Leaders:  Please submit this form as soon as possible to the Scout Shop so that   we may better assist your new scouts with the necessary materials


Upcoming council events





The Colonial Council is currently looking for units interested in attending Northern Tier in 2012. If interested please contact Matt Vercher at (757) 595-3356 or at for more information. Also, please see this form for more details 

Philmont 2012 is currently full, but provisional scouts may be added as openings present themselves.

Visit or for future trek opportunities


Wahunsenakah Lodge News





Please use this form to pre-order your flap, patch or csp. The pre-order deadline is September 30th.

To request the Wahunsenakah dance team please use this form.

The 2011 dues form can be accessed by clicking here and the 2011 registration form can be found by clicking here



Training courses can be provided through the MyScout service and can be found at

Courses Include

This is Scouting, All Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, Boy Scout Fast Start, Venturing Fast Start, ScoutParents Unit Coordinator Fast, StartUnit Commissioner Fast Start, Physical Wellness, Safe Swim (2yr), Safety Afloat (2yr), Weather Hazards (2yr), Climb On Safely ,Trek Safely, Troop Committee Challenge, Staffing the District Committee

 Youth Protection Training 

All volunteers must have training to register and recharter. Training is required every two years. Click on the following links for training opportunity fliers

Cub Scout Leader Specific- September 17, 2011- Heritage District

Troop Committee Challenge Boy Scout Leader Fast Start- September 17, 2011- Heritage District

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific- September 24, 2011- Heritage District

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills- October 5, 2011 & October 14-16

Cubscout Leader Specific- October 9, 2011- Chesapeake Bay District

Trainer's Edge -November 5, 2011- York County

Leave No Trace-  November 19, 2011- 7:30am to 11:00am. To RSVP or for information contact David Lauthers at 757-753-8309 or

God and Life religious Medal-  Starts September 14, 2011- 6:30pm-8:00pm. For more information contact Bubba Jones at

Cub Scout Leader Training- October 15- Colonial Trail


A climbing/rappelling training course will be offered at Bayport Scout Reservation October 21-23rd. If you are interested in signing up, or would like more information, click here

Quality Unit Program


 The Pack's Journey The Troop's Journey
 The Crew's Journey
The Ship's Journey

 Units may start tracking their service hours now by clicking here


U.S. Flag Requirements

The United States Flag Code states: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.  The Colonial Virginia Council has a large number of flags that need to be retired.  If your unit would/could run a flag retirement ceremonies and help us to properly retire these flags, please stop by the Council office to pick up some flags. Attached are two different flag retirement ceremonies you can use. Ceremony #1 or Ceremony #2