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2020 BRMC Virtual Fall Camporee September 25-26, 2020 In lieu of being able to get together in person for our Fall Scouts BSA Camporee this year, we cheerfully invite you and your patrol to join us with the Blue Ridge Mountains Council for our first ever Virtual Camporee! All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a High Adventure Day on the 17,000-acre Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in the mountains of Virginia! What are you waiting for?
Come join the fun from where ever you are during the whole month of September! How does it work? Channel your inner Social Distance Champion and professional outdoorsman, ‘Squatch, as you run, jog, skip, hike or otherwise ramble in the great outdoors! Challenge your friends and neighbors, participate as an individual, a troop, a pack, or family. Everyone is invited to participate. This is a 5k YOUR WAY!
What in the world is this thing called Powder Horn? Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouting’s adults and youth to theexciting high-adventure program possibilities for their unit. The course supports the missionof strengthening units so they can achieve the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Onecommon denominator of successful courses is that creativity and variety play a role in thedelivery of the curriculum. Each course is somewhat different, and that is a good thing.So even if you have been before, each course can be a new challenge! The ultimate goal is for the participants to leave the Powder Horn course with a list of ideas to help their program, along with the contacts and resources needed to implement them. Click Here for more information and online registration.
SAVE THE DATE!!!! What: University of Scouting 2021 Where: Camp Powhatan When: April 16-18, 2021 University of Scouting 2021 will be a completely different experience! Expect to have opportunities to camp and practice the skills you have learned. More information will be available later with courses offered and cost.
Are you ready for a SPOOKY good time?? We sure are! Here at the Cub Scout Spookeree we are pumped up for so much Halloween fun! There will be frightening good fun like Candle making, B.B. Creature shoot, Skeleton Dig, Potions and Brews, and Weapon / Creature Build!! Spookeree will be Oct 24-25 at Camp Powhatan Click Here for online regtistration and more information.
Blue Ridge Mountains Scout Reservation FALL TROUT-O-REE October 16 -17, 2020 The Blue Ridge Mountains Council is proud to host the Trout-o-ree at Camp Powhatan’s cold spring-fed lake. A fishing tournament and numerous activities will be held throughout the day. A hot dog lunch, a tournament patch and a limit of five trout are included for each registered participant. Parents may sign up individually or through their scout’s troop. Camping is available on Friday night.

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.