CVC Newsletter January 26, 2012
 
 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Jamboree 2013

 

Are you and your scouts ready to GO BIG N' GET WILD? Jamboree 2013 is awaiting scouts from the Colonial Virginia Council! 108 scouts along with 12 adult leaders will have the opportunity to experience the inaugural year of The Summit. Bechtel Reserve in Mt. Hope, WV. Please click here for scout registration information and click here for to apply as an adult leader to guide the youth that will represent our council to the Summit.

Camp-Cards Fundraising Program!

 

The Camp Card Initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to summer resident camp, high adventure or day camp. Thanks to the support of the  Wahunsenakah Lodge of the Order of the Arrow for paying the printing costs, units participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) for each $5 Camp Card they sell. More information will be posted on the newsletter, as well as the Council's facebook event page, over he next few weeks

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
 
 

Newport News Government Scout Day

 
The City of Newport News is once again allowing our scouts to be apart of a special day highlighting the operations of our wonderful city. Particpation in this event allows scouts to accomplish serveral citizenship requirements. Click here for more information
 

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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.

 

NESA Scholarships


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


 

 

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.


 

To register online for 2012 Colonial Trail District Klondike Derby, click here


Chesapeake Bay District Freez-O-Ree Leader's Guide

 

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 matt.vercher@scouting.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.

2012 Conclave Information

2012 Winter Service Weekend Schedule

 

Training


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

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


 

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

Cub Scout Leader Training- March 17- Colonial Trail

Powderhorn- April 20-22 & May 3-4 Bayport Scout Reservation

 

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