CVC Newsletter Oct 13

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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2011 Colonial Classic

Come join us for our 2011 Colonial Classic Sporting Clays Tournament. The event will kick-off Friday, November 18th for a dinner reception and auction at the Yoder Barn. On Saturday, November 19th we will have the Clay Target Shoot at Bayport Scout Reservation.  We invite adults to sign up for either night, or for both. For more information about the event, and how to register visit


Fall Fest 2011


Registration for Fall Fest 2011 is still going on. Please click here to join us on October 22nd for all the fun and exciting events we have planned.





Leave No Trace

Today, use of designated wilderness areas has increased from 4 million people in 1964, to 7 million people in 1974, to 15 million in 1984, 21 million in 1994, and nearly 30 million expected users in 2000. That’s a 750 percent increase in 30 years! As cities grow and populations encroach upon wild lands and recreation areas, we must do more than just pick up the litter and extinguish campfires.  We must learn how to maintain the integrity and character of the outdoors for all living things. Leave No Trace is not simply a program for visiting the back country, it is an attitude and a way of life.

7 Principles of Leave No Trace








LNT Principles Tri-fold


For more information or to schedule a LNT Training session for your Unit:

CVC LNT Master Educator

Dave Lauthers

(757)753-8309 (C)


2012 Lumberjack Rescheduled to January 20-22

 The 2012 Lumberjack camping trip is being rescheduled for January 20-22. Please continue to read the newsletter to learn more about this event and to download the leader's guide.

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

Click here to download the Holiday Banquet Registration Form



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

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

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

Cub Scout Leader Training- October 15- Colonial Trail

Den Chief Training- October 15- Council Office

BALOO Training-  November 12- Council Office


OWL – The fall offering of OWL has been canceled due to staffing conflicts. 


The spring courses for BALOO and OWL will be held as an scheduled on April 14 (BALOO) and 14/15 (OWL)



Please check review the new Leadership Skills for Troops program


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 Retirements

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