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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)

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

The Boy Scouts of America’s volunteer-led board of directors unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into Scouting programs beginning with the Cub Scouting program in the fall of 2018. A chartered partner could organize a new Cub Scout Pack of girls while maintaining a Pack of boys, or elect to have a…(more)

BSA Chainsaw Safety Training

BSA Chainsaw Safety Training

  Heart of Virginia Council Chainsaw Safety Training November 4, 2017 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Camp T. Brady Saunders Maintenance Shop *This class is for those who currently own and operate their own chainsaw and have all the required safety gear.  This is not a beginner chainsaw training class. Chainsaw Safety Training Why are…(more)

Make a Difference Day - October 28th!

Make a Difference Day – October 28th!

After you drop off Scouting for Food Bags on October 28th… join the Richmond community for the RVA Make a Difference 5K followed by an after party with food trucks, raffle, FREE kids area, live entertainment, silent auction, local vendors and a beer garden to benefit kids in our community… who wouldn’t want to join?  …(more)

Local Scout Gives Back to His Community Through Popcorn!

Local Scout Gives Back to His Community Through Popcorn!

Congratulations to Boy Scout Beck Garnett with Troop 444! Beck was the Top Seller in the Heart of Virginia Council and the number 2 seller of Trail’s End Popcorn in the nation for 2016. One of the things he likes best about being a Boy Scout is the opportunity it provides him to serve his community,…(more)

Troop-Based Long-Term Camping & High Adventure Trips

Troop-Based Long-Term Camping & High Adventure Trips

Did your Boy Scout Troop plan and attend a Troop-based, Long-term Camping experience or High Adventure trip this year? If so, the Program Department wants to hear about it! Please send an email to Mic Mullins, Program Director, at Mic.Mullins@Scouting.org by Sunday, October 15th with answers to the following 4 questions:  Where did your troop go?  What…(more)

Briskets for Boy Scouts, $5 eGift Cards from Q Barbeque, 100% Proceeds to Local Scouting

Briskets for Boy Scouts, $5 eGift Cards from Q Barbeque, 100% Proceeds to Local Scouting

Heart of Virginia Council is partnering with Q Barbeque to invest in the future of our youth by raising funds for local Scouting programs. Q Barbeque is generously donating 100% of the proceeds from eGift cards purchased between September 11th and October 11th (up to $1,000) to support Scoutreach and other local Scouting programs. Scouting…(more)

Show Your Scouting Support - 2017 Join Scouting Campaign

Show Your Scouting Support – 2017 Join Scouting Campaign

Join Scouting Nights are just around the corner. Share your Cub Scouting pride with everyone you know by posting a Facebook profile picture frame designed by the BSA’s Cub Scouts team. It only takes a few seconds to show that you’re a proud Cub Scout mom, dad or family. Adding a Cub Scout profile picture…(more)