Railroad Merit Badge Clinic
The Lonel Collectors Club of America will be hosting a Railroading Merit badge clinic in Norfolk, Virginia on July 28th.
Preparation for National Jamboree 2013 has been taking form! 72 scouts from the Colonial Virginia Council are headed to the inagural National Jamboree at "The Summitt". Pictured from left to right is our council's jamboree leadership. (Richard L. Johnson, staff advisor; Glenn Rauchwarg, Jamboree Scoutmaster; Bill Newton, Jamboree Scoutmaster; George Fly, Jamboree Council Contingent Ambassador) This leadership is dedicated to ensuring the maximum experience of Jamboree 2013 for our scouts. Each troop of 36 youth will begin to meet in August!
To all the units that participated in the 2012 Camp Card Sale, thank you for all the hard work at making this Sale a success. DON’T FORGET, all Camp Card unit accounts need to be closed out in the Scout Shop by 5pm on June 15th. This means all money and unsold cards need to be turned in. If you have any questions please email Dave at Daivid.Henion@scouting .org.
Come join us for an exciting Charter Fishing Trip sponsored by the Virginia Charter Boat Association! This event is open to all Troops and Crews. Registration for this event is free and includes everything a Scout will need, including a rod and reel!
For more information, please click here for a flyer and registration about the event!
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.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or visit our website at www.bayportsr.org
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.
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
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)
4. Be or soon to be, a unit Leader.
5. Obtain your Unit Leader's recommendation
and parent's approval on the NYLT Participants
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
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 - David.firstname.lastname@example.org
Denny Newhouse- email@example.com
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
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 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
Troop Committee Challenge & Boy Scout Leader Fast Start- September 22, 2012, Heritage District
Cub Scout Leader Specific- October 6, 2012, Heritage District
Scoutmaster/ Assistant Scoutmaster Specific- September 29, 2012, Heritage District
Troop Committee Challenge & Boy Scout Leader Fast State- June 23, 2012, Heritage District
Cub Scout Leader Specfic- November 10, 2012, James River District
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