CVC Newsletter May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Attention: The Scout Office and Shop will be closed May 26th-May 28th in observance of Memorial Day

The Colonial Virginia Council is pleased to honor our 2011 Class of Eagle Scouts in Suffolk, Virginia. Earlier this week our 2011 Eagle Scouts and families had the opportunity to meet with Congressman Randy Forbes and be honored for their accomplishments. We would like to thank Congressman Forbes, as well as all of our volunteers who helped make this such an outstanding night!



The Leave No Trace Trainer specializes in teaching Leave No Trace principles and ensures that the troop follows the principles of Leave No Trace on all outings such as camping and other outdoor activities.

He can also help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award.

He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace. Ideally, he should have completed Leave No Trace training as well as earned both the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.

For more information about this position, and how to be certified in it, please read the following brochure


Effective May 15, 2012, BSA will remove the old 'Tour Permit'  paper application and it will be replaced by an electronic Tour and Activity form.
For more information about the new application, and how to use it, you can view the Tour and Activity Plan training video or visit the Tour and Activity Plan FAQ page.
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




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



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.



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



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