CVC Newsletter April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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The Colonial Virginia Council would like to thank everyone who attended the 2012 Citizenship in the Community Banquet honoring Congressmen Bobby Scott, Rob Whittman and Scott Rigell, as well as our 2011 Eagle Scouts. To see pictures from the event in a gallery format, click here, or in slideshow format, click here.


Day Camp Sign-Ups are now out! if you did not receive Day Camp sign-up information, you can register online, or in the Scout Shop today. Please follow the links below to sign up for your districts Day Camp!

****Please remember that medical forms, as well as t-shirt information must be turned into the Scout Shop, or to your Day Camp Director****


Colonial Trail Day Camp

James River/Chesapeake Bay Day Camp

First Colony Day Camp

Heritage Day Camp

Siouan Rivers Day Camp

Tuesday, May 1st,  2012

Suffolk Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront

Cocktails 6:00pm

Dinner 7:00pm

Please join us as we plan to honor Congressman Randy Forbes from Virginia's 4th District, as well as our 2011 Eagle Scouts. To register, please download the registration form by clicking here, and return to the Council office.




This year we have a new opportunity for our local scouts.  Thanks to the support of our own Wahunsenakah Lodge we have two weeks of summer camp adult leadership provided.  If you have a Scout that could not attend earlier in the summer or maybe just did not get all the summer camp worked out of his system this is for you.  Just think of all the extra merit badges that could be earned with a trip to Bayport Scout Reservation.

July 15-21: week four

July 22-28: week five

Please contact Matt Vercher for further information @ or (757)897-6961



If you haven't already registered, space is still available at Bayport Scout Reservation this year. Please contact Kelly Allan at 757-595-3356 ext. 222 or at or visit our website at


Webelo Families! Registration for our Webelos Resident Camp has begun! This year's theme is the "Mysterious Treasure of Parrott's Cove." Be sure to sign your Webelo up for a fun and exciting week at Bayport Scout Reservation. To download the Leader's Guide, Click Here, or register your unit on doubleknot by clicking here.


The response has been stellar to the inaugural 2012 Camp Card Initiative. With 50% of the proceeds from each card going to the Scouts, this is an excellent opportunity for Scouts to raise additional money for Summer Camp. The remaining 50% of proceeds will be used to support Bayport Scout Reservation. This is an excellent opportunity to raise money for your local scout, and Bayport Scout Reservation!
Click here for the Leader's Guide & Tracking Form




17-22 June 2012
Bayport Scout Reservation

National Youth Leadership Training is an
exciting, action-packed six-day program designed to
provide youth members with leadership skills
and experience they can use in their units
The NYLT course centers around the concepts
of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW,
and what he must DO. The key elements are
then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The
skills come alive during the week as the team
goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

So, how do I join the fun?
It's easy! Ask your Unit Leader!
Fill out an application and submit to the Council
Service Center.

Participant Requirements
1. Be at least 13 by June 1, 2012.
2. Be at least the rank of First Class Scout or
Ordinary (Sea Scouts), or any Venturer
3. Have at least one long-term (week long)
camping experience.
4. Be or soon to be, a unit Leader.
5. Obtain your Unit Leader's recommendation
and parent's approval on the NYLT Participants
Application Form.
6. Provide a completed copy of the BSA Health
& Medical Record Parts A-D.
7. A $75 Deposit to secure a place.

Come experience something legendary!!!

National Youth Leaderership Training Application




27-29 April 2012


The COPE Instructor Training course will be held at Rivah Base located at Bayport Scout Reservation on April 27-29th, 2012 from 8pm Friday until 4pm Sunday. The course will provide the opportunity for you to challenge yourself on Rivah Base’s unique high ropes course and low cope course. Come learn about the many aspects of COPE, such as:

  • Team Work
  • Program Support
  • Team Building
  • Safety Aspects

To register, please download the registration form by clicking here, and return it to the Scout Shop



To download the Fish & Shoot Weekend Guide, click here

Due to continued repairs to the pier at Bayport Scout Reservation caused by Hurricane Irene, the Fishing/Shooting weekend is being moved to June 1st-3rd.


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.



Register online today by clicking here

A Hunting Skills Workshop has been scheduled for September 8, 2012 at Bayport Scout Reservation.

Who:     Venturing Members or eligible youth, (must be 13 by September 8th in order to participate in this workshop).

What: This event will begin at 8am and conclude Saturday evening, event registration includes lunch and dinner, shotgun / rifle ammunition and instructional materials.
The event is a joint effort by the Colonial Virginia Council, BSA, the Virginia Hunter Education Association and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). Our goal is to promote safety and introduce young people to the sport of hunting. This event promises to be fun and action-packed and will include live fire, safety training, tracking, field dressing game and many other interesting topics.

Class Size is limited to 40 participants.

All young people who are interested in participating in one or more of our youth hunting experiences in the fall should make every effort to attend this course.

Cost: $ 12.00 per participant.

For more information contact:
David Chapman -
Denny Newhouse-






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

 Journey to Excellence Awards Order Forms- Please use this form for all JTE award requests!





To request the Wahunsenakah dance team please use this form.

2012 Conclave Information


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


Powerhorn- April 20-22 & May 4-6 Bayport Scout Reservation has been cancelled due to not enough registrations

Trainer's Edge- March 24- St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Training Fair- May 12- Bruton High School

Leave No Trace Training- May 8th (Council Office) & May 11th-12th (Bayport)


Please check review the new Leadership Skills for Troops program



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