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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Cub and Webelos Resident Camp 2020 Get ready for the expedition of your lives! Cub and Webelos families and Cub Scout Packs, make plans now to attend Cub and Webelos Resident Camp at Camp Powhatan in June. The 2020 theme, Jungle Boogie, will keep your kids hopping as we explore the wonders of camp with the Powhatan Expedition Company. Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Scouts will all have the opportunity to earn advancement, explore the camp, and have a blast navigating the Powhatan Jungle. Parents and Leaders can enjoy quality time with their Scouts and take part in our special Adult Programming opportunities. Eat in the dining hall, sleep in Scouts BSA tents, and hang in the trading post. Get ready! Jungle Boogie 2020 is the best way to kick off your summer adventures. Date: June 6-10, 2020 Location: Camp Powhatan Address: 2600 Max Creek Road, Hiwassee VA 24347 Target Audience: Cubs and Webelos, Families, and Cub Scout Packs.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Cub Scout 30 Day Challenge Even with schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, there’s still opportunities to keep on Scouting! Introducing the 30-Day Cub Scout Challenge, a great way to keep your Scouting skills sharp without leaving home. Packed full of adventure and elective requirements, use this daily checklist as a road map to rank advancement. Be sure to check with your Den Leaders to confirm that your Cub has not already completed some of these activities or if they have their own advancements that they also recommend!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Hornaday Awards are the premier conservation awards in Scouting. The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest award in Scouting, with only a half a dozen awarded nationally each year compared to 50,000 Eagle ranks. Scouts who wish to earn a Hornaday award earn Merit Badges or Venturing Ranger award requirements and complete several large conservation projects. These projects are meant for the Scout to become an expert in conservation and are held to the standard of a conservation professional.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
National Youth Leadership Training Baden Powells's vision of Boy Scouting was centered on the patrol method and youth leadership. Having well-trained leadership within your troop or crew is an important part of providing agood experience for everyone involved. National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT) provides youth leaders with valuable leadership and training experience. NYLT teaches Scouts leadership skills and challenges them tothink about what it means to be a leader. Participants will be placed into patrols where they will work together using their skills of camping, fire building, cooking, and participating in leadership-building activities and presentations. This program is an intense, challenging 6-day otudoor training course designed todeveloop unit youth leaders, ages 13 to 18 years old. It will prove to be a positive experience for your scouts as it will focus on what a leader must BE , wht a leader must KNOW , and what a leader must DO . Prereguisites: Be at least 13 by first day of course. Mastered the skills and obtained rank of First Class. Completed a week-long camping experience and one year of Scouting. Obtained Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor permission to attend. Complete BSA Health form parts A, B, and C. Click here for online registration .
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Wood Badge 2020 Baden Powell began Wood Badge training in 1919 as a way to ensure that the leaders of Scout troops were properly trained. Since then, Wood Badge has been held worldwide, providing advanced leadership training to thousands of Scout leaders. By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. You will learn skills that will make you a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves. Wood Badge is offered only on even years, so don't miss this opportunity for really great professional training. The course will meet April 17-19 and May 16-17. Attandance at both sessions is required to complete the course. NOTE: Dates for Wood Badge have slipped to this fall. Dates will be announced Soon! You can still sign up now to reserve your space.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boy Scout age range?
Youth can join a Boy Scout troop who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check.
What supplies does a Boy Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Boy Scout needs is the Boy Scout Handbook.