Happy Thanksgiving- Council/Scout Shop Closed November 24-27
The Colonial Virginia Council would like to wish all the scouts and families in our council a safe and happy Thanksgiving. The council office and Scout Shop will close today, November 23rd, at 5:00pm and will reopen at their normal times on Monday, November 28th.
Popcorn Sales Update
The council would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in popcorn sales this year! Please remember,it is important that you input all prizes into the Trails End system by Wednesday, November 30th. Also, if you would like to be considered for the ipod drawing, forms must be submitted to Richard Johnson by November 30th.
Virgina Sports Hall of Fame Program
Looking for New, Exciting ideas for your Scouts?
Let the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum help you!
We offer: Patch programs, Overnight camp ins, Scavenger Hunts, An alternative place to have your scout meetings
Visit their website http://vshfm.com/education.php (under Scout Information) or call at 757-393-8031.
Silver Beaver Nomination Form
Silver Beaver nominations are now being accepted. Please use the new Silver Beaver nomination form, attached here. The old form will not be accepted. All nominations are due by November 30, 2011. Forms may be submitted to the Scout Office, or to any district executive. If you have any questions, please call the Scout Office at (757) 595-3356
2012 University of Scouting- January 14
University of Scouting registration is now underway. This will be a two-part registration process. Please click here to register for the event on doubleknot. Please remember to download the leader's guide to complete the class registration as well.
National Jewish Committee on Scouting Scholarships
Each year, the National Jewish Committee on Scouting offers five college/university scholarships worth a total of $7,000 to Jewish Eagle Scouts who also earn the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim religious emblems. Some scholarships are based on financial need and others are not. Information about the scholarships may be found at the NJCoS web site.
Applications for the NESA scholarships can be found by clicking here. For 2012, applications will be accepted from 11/1/11 to 2/29/12. Selections will be announced on or about May 1, 2012. If you have additional questions not answered on the web site or application, please contact Jay Schnapp directly.
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
PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS
LNT Principles Tri-fold
For more information or to schedule a LNT Training session for your Unit:
CVC LNT Master Educator
2012 Lumberjack Rescheduled to January 13-15
The 2012 Lumberjack camping trip is being rescheduled for January 13-15. 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.
NEW BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 7:30 PM
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
Pinewood Derby Sale
Nov. 17 – Dec. 17
Pay for pinewood derby kits November 17 – December 17
Receive 10% discount.
Regular price $3.99
Discounted price - $3.59
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.philmontscoutranch.org or www.ntier.org for future trek opportunities
Wahunsenakah Lodge News
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 or to register online, click here
Training courses can be provided through the MyScout service and can be found at Scouting.org.
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
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