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An update to the Guide to Safe Scouting is coming Fall 2021. The following topics are expected to be part of the update: 

  • Aquatic Policy: Update Scuba Policy, Prohibiting Full Face Snorkels 
  • BSA’S Commitment to Safety: Update to Commitment of Safety 
  • Camping Policy: Update in Format/Delivery 
  • Immunization Policy: Update to Requirements (Effective 6/1/2022) 
  • The Safe Checklist: Transition from the Sweet 16 Of BSA Safety 
  • Transportation Policy: Update in Format/Delivery 


Highlighted Activities

Enjoy a weekend at Martinsville Speedway October 30-31, 2021

Special rates for Scouts and camping in available.

Winterplace is pleased to offer the “Scouts on Ski’s” program again this season February 6, 2022.

Price:  The Price for the “Scouts on Ski’s” program for 2022 is $80 per person and includes:

  • All area open to close lift ticket             
  • Ski Rental Equipment for the day
  • Helmet                                                          
  • Meal voucher                                             
  • Group Lesson – Limited availability

The Blue Ridge Mountains Council (BRMC) has established a BALOO & IOLS Instructor Corps. The mission of this instructor corps is to provide Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training for Cub Scout pack adult leaders and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training for Scouts BSA troop and Venturing crew adult leaders across the council (22 counties and 5 cities) on a regular basis all year round.  These courses are NOT available online, and must be attended in person.


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  Flyer Updated September 2.