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June 2017

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Lion Cub Program for Kindergarteners

Lion Cub Program for Kindergarteners

Your Pack Can Participate in the Kindergarten LION Pilot Program This Year! This is your last chance to impact the National Lion Program before it becomes a part of Scouting for every pack.  Your feedback is valuable! To Sign Up:  Turn this form into your District Executive by August 30, 2017. There’s been some exciting new…(more)

A Message From Michael Surbaugh our Chief Scout Executive

A Message From Michael Surbaugh our Chief Scout Executive

July 27, 2017 Scouting Family, In the last two weeks, we have celebrated the best of Scouting at our 20th National Jamboree with nearly 40,000 participants, volunteers, staff and visitors. The 2017 National Jamboree has showcased and furthered the Scouting mission by combining adventure and leadership development to give youth life-changing experiences. Scouts from Alaska met…(more)

Cub Scout Jamboree Visitor Pass

Cub Scout Jamboree Visitor Pass

Can Cub Scouts attend Jamboree? You better believe it! Check out all the Cub Scout-friendly activities available for families to enjoy at the 2017 National Jamboree: Fishing Biking (if attendee can ride a bike & safety equipment fits) Skateboarding (if safety equipment fits) Exploring STEM exhibits Meeting the Boys’ Life team Seeing older Scouts and Eagle Scouts in action…(more)

5-mile Hike on the Albright Trail

5-mile Hike on the Albright Trail

Boy Scout units, Webelos dens, individual Scouts, and Scouting families are invited to attend a 5-mile hike at Albright, August 12th, from 9 am to 3 pm. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register and view the hiking guide click here.

Merit Badge Opportunities

Merit Badge Opportunities

Looking for something to do in the month of August? The Capitol District’s Merit Badge Week, August 14-19, is a great place to start! Merit badge class locations and dates vary throughout the Richmond Area. Over 12 merit badges are being offered. Registration is limited and must be completed online. The costs for all badges…(more)

Cub Summer Camp

Cub Summer Camp

Summer Camp offers outdoor activities, team sports and building exercises, new friendships, a chance for boys to get a head start on advancement, and fun Scouting adventures they will never forget! Sign up for Summer Camp today!

Last Day to Register for Buckskin is Saturday, July 8th!

Last Day to Register for Buckskin is Saturday, July 8th!

Attention Troops! There are a few spots left to fill the Buckskin 2017 (Youth Leadership Training) course. We would like to share the following items that demonstrate the value Buckskin has on a Scout participant and that Scout’s home Troop. Here is a 2016 article written by our council’s Director of Field Service, Bill Givler:…(more)

Todd Martin Receives The Community Foundation's Stettinius Award

Todd Martin Receives The Community Foundation’s Stettinius Award

We are pleased to announce that Todd Martin, our Deputy Scout Executive, has been selected to receive The Community Foundation’s Stettinius Award for Non-Profit Leadership. He is one of three recipients this year who will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to apply toward their professional development goals. Todd has selected to participate in…(more)

Stamp Show and Merit Badge Workshop

Stamp Show and Merit Badge Workshop

The American Philatelic Society is offering the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge on Saturday, August 5th. Registration can be completed by downloading the registration form and mailing it to the American Philatelic Society with full payment. The registration fee before July 15 is $20.00. After July 15th, the registration fee is $25.00. (DO NOT bring registrations…(more)