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Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule

The Scout Shop and Council Service Center will be closed December 23rd through December 26th for the holidays and on New Years Day, Monday, January 1st. We wish you a Happy Holiday Season! The Scout Shop phone # is 804-355-0628.

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Use AmazonSmile When Shopping this Holiday!

Use AmazonSmile When Shopping this Holiday!

Shop at AmazonSmile on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday and Amazon will donate to the Boy Scouts of America/Heart of Virginia Council! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Heart of Virginia Council every time you shop this holiday season, at absolutely no cost to you! When you shop…(more)

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Are You Ready for the Bobcat CHALLENGE?

Are You Ready for the Bobcat CHALLENGE?

The Heart of Virginia Council is holding the second annual Bobcat Challenge, an opportunity for new Cub Scouts to receive additional recognition for earning their Bobcat Badge. The Rules Only new Scouts who join between August 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017 can participate. To be entered in the Bobcat Challenge, new Scouts must earn…(more)

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Patrick Henry Public Speaking Program

Patrick Henry Public Speaking Program

January 20th & 27th Short Pump Middle School 4701 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA Communications Merit Badge 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Sign in: 8 a.m. / Program begins: 8:30 a.m.) Public Speaking Merit Badge 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Sign in: 8 a.m. / Program begins: 8:30 a.m.) $12.00 per participant  (Merit Badge booklets…(more)

Scouting for the Whole Family

Scouting for the Whole Family

Serving the Whole Family In October, the Boy Scouts of America announced a new Family Scouting program that will allow girls to join Cub Scouting in 2018. Cub Scout dens will be single gender – all boys or all girls. In addition, it was announced that a program for girls age 11 to 17 will…(more)

Program Resolution November 2017

Program Resolution November 2017

A Scout Unit’s Program, which includes activities, advancement, camping (the outdoor program), community service, and training, is the key factor that helps to both recruit Scouts to join a unit and to retain those Scouts.  A successful Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship creates a safe environment for the Scouts with Trained Adult Leaders, has an Advancement Program, an…(more)

God & Country Overnight Religious Awards Program

God & Country Overnight Religious Awards Program

A Scout is Reverent! Have you earned your religious emblem? Scouts in grades 2nd – 6th can earn their God and Country religious emblems on January 5th – 6th, 2018 at Cub Adventure Camp. The religious emblem can be worn on the official Scout uniform.  The God & Me program will be offered for youth in…(more)

Nominate a Deserving Scout Leader for the Silver Beaver, the Highest Council Award

Nominate a Deserving Scout Leader for the Silver Beaver, the Highest Council Award

Nominate a Scout leader for the Silver Beaver Award by November 30th! The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition a council can award a Scout leader.  Typically, a Scout leader is nominated by his or her peers for several years of service often including leading projects on the district or council level. The due…(more)

Give the Gift of Scouting This #GivingTuesday

Give the Gift of Scouting This #GivingTuesday

Give the Gift of Scouting this Holiday Season Investing in Scouting in the Heart of Virginia Council creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and be instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into future leaders. By contributing to Scouting, you prepare young people for life and have a profound…(more)