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October 2017

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Our commitment to our values as we make Scouting accessible to families

Our commitment to our values as we make Scouting accessible to families

This is an exciting and important time for the BSA. Our recent historic decision to serve families by inviting girls to Cub Scouts and delivering a program that will enable them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout sustains our mission of preparing more young people to live the values of the Scout Oath and…(more)

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)

Venturing Training

Venturing Training

Venture Training is HERE!  Advisor Leader Specific Training (November 6th) Crew Committee Challenge Training (November 8th) Both training classes are held at the Council Service Center. Cost is $10 per participant and includes dinner!   Participants need to bring the following:   1.  Pencil and Paper 2.  A current copy of your Venturing Youth Protection Certificate (dated 11/8/2015 or later) 3. …(more)