CVC Newsletter Dec 22

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Popcorn Raffle Winners

From Cub Scout Tiger Cubs, to Grandparents at show and sells, the 2011 Trails End sale has come to its conclusion. Please select your respective district to see if your eligible scout won the 8 GB IPOD Touch!


Siouan Rivers Colonial Trails
Chesapeake Bay James River
Heritage First Colony

New Scout Shop Hours

New Scout Shop Hours starting Monday Dec 19th
Monday & Wednesday & Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
Holiday Closings
The Scout Shop will be closing at 5:00pm on Thursday December 22nd, and will be closed from Friday, December 23 until Tuesday, December 27
The Scout Shop will also be closed Saturday, December 31 till Tuesday, January 3rd.

Newport News Government Scout Day

Boy Scouts, grades 9-12 who are residents of Newport News are invited to take part in the 2012 Newport News Government Scout Day. This is an excellent oppotunity for scouts to see how local government works and gain first hand experience. For more information about how to register, click here

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.




Shop News




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


Preinventory Sale Dec 27-30

  • BSA Action Shirt, youth med. & adult small

Sale Price $7.99- NOW $4.00

  • Black and White merit badge pamphlets

Sale Price $1.00- NOW 50 cents

  • Old style Boy Scout neckerchiefs

Sale Price $5.00- NOW $2.00

  • Select DVDs

Sale price $8.00- NOW $4.00

  • Antelope Woodbadge pendant

NOW 50 cents

  • Ring Box

Sale price $15.00- NOW $6.00

  • Cub Scout pants/shorts youth & women's

Sale Price $20.00- NOW $3.00

  • Holiday Greating Cards

Now 50 cents



Upcoming Council events




For nominiation forms, click here




Chesapeake Bay District Annual Scout Sunday Sunrise Service at Yorktown Victory Monument

Sunday February 5, 7:00 a.m.


For sign-up information, see the attached flyer.



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



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


To pay your dues online, click 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


Scout Master/Asst Scout Master-  January 7- Heritage

Boy Scout Fast Start  & Troop Committee Challenge-  February 11- Heritage District


Please check review the new Leadership Skills for Troops program


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