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
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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
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