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2019 World Scout Jamboree - Register Today!

2019 World Scout Jamboree – Register Today!

Are you ready to “Unlock a New World” at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree? Registration is LIVE for the 24th World Scout Jamboree! This historic event will be held July 22 – August 22, 2019 at the BSA’s high-adventure base, the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The 2019 Jamboree marks the first World Scout Jamboree…(more)

Council Service Center & Scout Shop Holiday Schedule

Council Service Center & Scout Shop Holiday Schedule

The Council Service Center and Scout Shop will close early at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22nd, and remain closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday (November 23rd – 25th). We will re-open for business at 9:00 am on Monday, November 27th. We hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Archery, Slingshots, and BB Guns...      Bring a Buddy Shoot-o-ree, November 18th!

Archery, Slingshots, and BB Guns… Bring a Buddy Shoot-o-ree, November 18th!

Grab a buddy and head out to Cub Adventure Camp for three hours of shooting fun at the Bring a Buddy Shoot-o-ree! Participants need to be in the 1st Grade or older in order to participate in this event. Register by November 15, 2017 or contact Nick Harman for any questions.

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)

FREE Basketball Game at Longwood University on November 18th

FREE Basketball Game at Longwood University on November 18th

FREE LONGWOOD BASKETBALL GAME FOR SCOUTS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH! Longwood University is hosting their first-ever SCOUT DAY on November 18th at 3 PM in Willett Hall, Longwood University.  All local Scout troops and packs are invited to a FREE basketball game when they take on Red Flash from St. Francis University. FREE Admission to all…(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)

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)

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)