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Scout Night with the Richmond Squirrels

Scout Night with the Richmond Squirrels

Scout Night at the Diamond Friday, May 11th vs. Trenton Thunder Gates Open – 5:45 pm Scout Parade – 6:30 pm Game Time – 7:05 pm Tickets are just $9 per person! It’s one of the best nights in minor league baseball – Scout Night with the Flying Squirrels at The Diamond! Take in a…(more)

Family Scouting National Television Coverage

Family Scouting National Television Coverage

In the Heart of Virginia Council, the start date for registering girls for Cub Scouts is August 1st. Implementation of Family Scouting is being led by our Family Scouting Committee. Specific information related to the implementation of Family Scouting is available on our website: http://hovc.org/scouting-for-the-whole-family/ Check out this national television coverage of the rollout of Family…(more)

Friends of Scouting Annual Dinner, Thursday, February 22nd

Friends of Scouting Annual Dinner, Thursday, February 22nd

Keynote Speaker:  William J. Bennett, American Statesman and Former Secretary of Education The upcoming Friends of Scouting Annual Campaign Dinner will be held on Thursday, February 22nd at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. We are honored and excited to announce that Dr. William Bennett will be our keynote speaker for the evening. Dr. Bennett is one…(more)

Family Scouting

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)

The Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award Nominations Due Jan. 22, 2018

The Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award Nominations Due Jan. 22, 2018

The 2017 nomination forms for the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 to the Heart of Virginia Council Service Center. (This is a change from January 21st).  Download the application by clicking here. Award Summary The National Eagle…(more)

Cub Scout Advancement & Awards

Rank/Achievement Lion Rank Bobcat Rank Tiger Cub Rank Wolf Rank Bear Rank Webelos Rank Arrow of Light Cub Scouting Adventures Special Opportunities for Cub Scouts Religious Emblems Programs  A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. …(more)

Boy Scout Advancement & Awards

Rank Advancement Scout Rank (Boy Scout Joining Requirements) Tenderfoot Rank 2nd Class Rank 1st Class Rank Star Rank Life Rank Eagle Rank National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Eagle Palms Merit Badges Awards and Other Opportunities Cyber Chip  Today’s youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing and fun.  To help…(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)