CVC Newsletter January 19, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 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. Units participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) for each $5 Camp Card they sell. The rest of the money goes to pay for the card and support the Council Camps and programs offered. 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


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


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.

2012 Conclave Information

2012 Winter Service Weekend Schedule



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


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

Cub Scout Leader Training- March 17- Colonial Trail



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