Monday, November 16, 2009

2010: National Medal for Outdoor Achievement


More news on the new Outdoor Awards.
Now, if those five awards aren't enough, there's the ultimate prize: the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement, which will be the highest outdoor adventure award in Scouting. The requirements for that medal are:

  • Complete all five National Outdoor Award badges.
  • Earn four additional outdoor merit badges.
  • Receive training in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Finish the Boy Scout Leave No Trace Trainer certification.
  • Plan and lead a unit outing or serve as a youth staff member at a council summer camp.
Requirements will be out in 2010 via myScouting.org.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

2010: National Outdoor Award Badges




The Cracker Barrel blog (Scouting magazine) has just posted information about 5 new awards:  the National Outdoor Award badges.  You may have seen an earlier reference in the new Scout Handbook, too.


Details will roll out in 2010, but here is a quote:
...includes a series of five badges designed to recognize a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout who has demonstrated knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities.
The five categories are:
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Riding
  • Aquatics
  • Adventure
Boys can apply for and earn any or all of the badges during their time in the program.
To earn the award or awards, a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout must complete:
  • Relevant merit badges, which vary for each award.
  • The First Class rank.
  • Leave No Trace requirements.
  • Activities measured by nights of camping, miles of hiking, miles of horseback riding, hours on or in the water, and other adventure activities. 
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

New BSA Stamp at 2010 Jamboree



This is the new Scouting stamp to be issued at the National Jamboree next July (2010).  Just thought you'd like to see it.

And if you want to read more about it...go here!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Year of Celebration: Alumni



The Centennial Year of Scouting is here.

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers and current leaders can earn the ribbons to hang from this 100th Anniversary Commemorative patch.

What about folks who have Scouting in their past?  Were you a Cub Scout or Boy Scout?  Den mother or Scoutmaster?  

All the requirements are here--and any active former Scout or Scout leader can earn all the ribbons in.

Share this with your friends at church or at a civic group's next meeting--print it out or email the link.  There are a LOT of former Scouts and Scouters out there who can participate in Scouting's Centennial Year.

The 100th Anniversary of Scouting will only happen once--don't let it pass you by!

[Use this form to track progress on these awards!]

Monday, November 9, 2009

Scouts on Parade



[Image:  Scoutstuff.org 2009 Parade Emblem]


The 100th Anniversary of Scouting will be celebrated in many ways this year.

The Apple Blossom Festival Parade will feature 100 Scouts--Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.  If you would like to participate, this is your opportunity!  You will need to complete an application form and participate in an interview and a practice session.

All the details are here.



Friday, November 6, 2009

100th Anniversary Postage Stamp coming soon?



Shhh!  Don't look now, but an anniversary postage stamp might be on the way for the BSA!

Big announcement coming on 12 NOV 2009--stay tuned!

[And if you didn't know, there is a stamp collecting group online you might be interested in:  Scouting on Stamps Society International]




Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Year of Celebration: Scouters



The Centennial Year of Scouting is on full blast.

Cub  Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers all have the chance to earn the ribbons to hang from this 100th Anniversary Commemorative patch.

What about Scouters?

All the requirements are here--and any active leader wil earn all the ribbons in short order.

Share this with your Scouts at your next meeting--print it out or email the link.  Challenge them all to earn it.

Set a GREAT example by doing it yourself.

The 100th Anniversary of Scouting will only happen once--don't let it pass you by!

[Scouts and Leaders: form to track progress on these awards!]

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bird Study Merit Badge Opportunity



The Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society is having their 9th Annual Birding Festival this Saturday at Jim Barnett Park's War Memorial Building.

They will be offering a FREE Bird Study merit badge unit during the day.

Walk-ins are allowed, but please try to let Judy Hagan know before 03 NOV if you plan on attending (540-667-6778).

Be prepared:
Blue card
Lunch or lunch money
Uniform
IMPORTANT: Bring a field notebook! 5"X8" or 7"X8" spiral bound notebook will work best.

Schedule:
8:30  Sign in, fill in blue card.
8:45  Scouts will be divided into 2 groups

  1. First group goes to the Lord Fairfax room for presentations that cover requirements #1, 2, 3 and 4.
  2. Second group goes to the Joist Hite room for presentations that cover the preparation of your field notebook and learning to identify birds by their song or call alone
10:15  Groups will switch rooms to complete the other session.

Noon:  Break for lunch.  You can purchase lunch from the Girl Scouts or bring your own.

12:30  Build a bird house in the Arts and Crafts room.

You must sign up for a bird walk on one of the following dates in the Lord Fairfax room:
  1. 21 NOV at 9AM
  2. 05 DEC at 9AM
Both of these walks will beat the Abram's Creek Wetlands off of Jubal Early Drive in Winchester.  At the bird walk, field notebooks will be checked and talked about.  The walk and meeting will last 2.5 hours.

2:30  There will be a live hawk presentation in the Social Hall.  Please plan to stay and see this exciting program (not a merit badge requirement).

Other events open to the public:
8:00  Bird walk to Abram's Creek Wetlands.  Led by Jim Smith.  Meet at the Children of America Day Care Center's parking lot on Jubal Early Drive in Winchester.
10:00 War Memorial building opens to the public with conservation exhibits and crafts for children.  Vendor hall open.  Educational sessions available.
10:30 Live Hawk presentation.
Noon:  Bird walk led by Jim Smith. 
4:00  Jim will lead a walk to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center to see Virginia's native woodpeckers.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

2009 Order of the Arrow Hijinx



Where
Loyal Order of Moose
201 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg, WV
Directions
Take I-81 to Exit 16E - WV Rt. 9/Edwin Miller Boulevard. Head East toward Martinsburg. Turn left onto Woodbury Avenue. The Moose Lodge is a few blocks ahead on the left.

When
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Gathering at 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm Lodge Meeting

Registration
Cost:
$20.00 if paid before December 8th.
$25.00 if paid after December 8th.
$30.00 if paid at door.

Note: Meals not guaranteed if payment received after December 18th.


Tear Sheet
…………………………………………………………………………………………….......................
Hijinx Registration
Name:____________________________________ Chapter:_______________________
Address:________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Email:_______________________________ Phone:_____________________________
Troop #:_____________________ Honor Level (Circle One): O B V
Past Lodge Chief: ________ what year?_______ Founders Award: _______ what year? _______

Date:___________________ Amount Paid:__________________

Return to: Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Attn.: Hijinx Registration
107 Youth Development Court
Winchester, Virginia 22602

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Year of Celebration: Venturers





The Centennial Year of Scouting ventures forth.  Do Venturers get to participate?

Yep, you bet!

Venturers have the chance to earn the ribbons to hang from this 100th Anniversary Commemorative patch.

All the requirements are here--and any adventurous Venturer wil earn all the ribbons in short order.

Share this with your Crew Advisor at your next meeting.  Print it out or email the link to your crew.  Make it a crew-wide challenge to get everyone on board.

The 100th Anniversary of Scouting will only happen once--don't let it pass you by!

[Scouts and Leaders: form to track progress on these awards!]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Year of Celebration: Boy Scouts



The Centennial Year of Scouting marches on.

Boy Scouts have the chance to earn the ribbons to hang from this 100th Anniversary Commemorative patch.

All the requirements are here--and any active Boy Scout wil earn all the ribbons in short order.

Share this with your Scoutmaster at your next meeting--print it out or email the link.  Make it a patrol challenge to get your whole patrol on board.

The 100th Anniversary of Scouting will only happen once--don't let it pass you by!

[Scouts and Leaders: form to track progress on these awards!]

Friday, October 16, 2009

Shenandoah Area Council's Centennial Plans in the News




The Journal from Martinsburg WV posted this article today online.  Thanks to John McVey for his permission to repost here.




Boy Scouts 100th anniversary plans continue to be made

By John McVey, Journal Staff Writer



WINCHESTER, Va. - Local Boy Scouts continue to plan for the 100th anniversary of Scouting next year, organizing events and programs that will kick off early in 2010.

The Boy Scouts of America was founded by William Boyce, a Chicago publisher, who incorporated the outdoor-oriented youth organization on Feb. 8. 1910, in Washington. The BSA grew out of the Boy Scout program founded in England by Gen. Robert Baden-Powell in 1907 and other similar groups operating in the United States at that time.

"The 100th anniversary celebration is ever-growing and its planning is ongoing," Mark Pennington, assistant scout executive for the Shenandoah Area Council, explained at a recent meeting of the council's 100th anniversary public relations committee.


The Shenandoah Area Council includes Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties as well as six counties in Virginia.


"The point is to let the public know that Scouting is alive and well," Pennington continued.


One of the programs now being organized is the BSA Alumni Connection, he said, which is designed to reconnect former members with Scouting and the council.

"The BSA Alumni Connection is to draw back in the millions of people who were in Scouting," Pennington said.

The Alumni Connection program will begin in January. Some events that might be planned for next year include an alumni dinner, a Camp Rock Enon staff reunion, Order of the Arrow reunion and a Call to Eagles.

Rock Enon is the council's camp located near Gore, Va. The Order of the Arrow is a special camping group to which Boy Scouts are elected by their peers. Eagles are Scouts who have attained the highest rank in Scouting.

The BSA Generations Connection, also in the planning stages, is envisioned as a program to inspire individuals to explore the heritage of Scouting in their families. Events recognizing families that have handed Scouting down through the generations are expected to be held during 2010.

Information will be released at a later date explaining how Scouts, their families and former Scouts will be able to participate in the BSA Alumni and Generations programs.

The Shenandoah Area Council History and Museum committee soon will release "100 Years of Scouting in the Shenandoah Valley," highlighting Scouting's heritage throughout the region.

The council's official 100th anniversary celebration will be May 21 to 23, 2010, when the Shenandoah Area Council Scout-a-Rama will be held at the Shenandoah County, Va., Fairgrounds.

Open to the public, the Scout-a-Rama will combine an old fashioned Scout show, camporee, Cub Scout family camp and Venturing/Explorer extravaganza, showcasing Scouting's past and present skills.


Displays, exhibits and demonstrations are expected to be presented by Scouting units from across the council as well as camping, cooking and competitions.

More than 7,000 youth belong to about 185 Scout units in the Shenandoah Area Council. About 2,000 volunteers provide quality Scouting experiences for the members of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews and Explorer posts.

Headquartered in Winchester, the council has 10 full-time, year-round employees, consisting of five professional Scouters, four office staff and a year-round camp ranger.

More information about Scouting, the BSA's 100th anniversary and the Shenandoah Area Council is available by calling (540) 662-2551 or visiting www.sac-bsa.org.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shenandoah University Football Scout Day 10 OCT 2009



Join the Shenandoah University Hornets this Saturday as they take on the Maryville College Scots for SU's first Scout Day!

All Scouts and Scouters in uniform get into the game free.  The game is Saturday, 10 OCT 2009 at 4PM.

Scouts who have sold a full page of popcorn can be invited down to the field at half-time.  [You need to contact the office at 540-652-2551 or sacbsa@sac-bsa.org before 5PM on Wednesday.]

Links

Directions to Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium.
Football Game Day information--parking, tickets, tailgating and more.
Shenandoah Area Council
Shenandoah University
Maryville College

Monday, October 5, 2009

Beaver Day at Camp Rock Enon 31 OCT 2009



Scouts, Scouters and Friends of Scouting!

This is your call to action.

Camp Rock Enon is having a Beaver Day, with lunch provided.

Details?  Click here!

You'll still have time to "trick or treat" and feel good for a job well done!

Please contact the office to let them know about lunch.

See you there!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Year of Celebration: Cub Scouts



The Centennial Year of Scouting has begun.

Cub Scouts have the chance to earn the ribbons to hang from this 100th Anniversary Commemorative patch.

All the requirements are here--and any active Cub Scout should have no problems with earning all the ribbons.

Share this with your Den Leader or Cubmaster at your next meeting.

The 100th Anniversary of Scouting will only happen once--don't let it pass you by!

[Leaders: form to track progress on these awards!]

Friday, September 18, 2009

57th Venturer/Explorer Weekend 16-18 OCT 2009

Rock climbing, pumpkin carving and time for a little marksmanship on the side...

Yep, it is time for the 57th Venturer/Explorer Weekend at Camp Rock Enon.

Deadline for registration:  12 OCT (after that the late fee kicks in)

There is also Venturing Adult Leader Training, 10AM to 2PM Saturday.

Explorer Adult Leader Training is on Friday night from 7PM to 10PM.

The Shenandoah Area Council's JOTA is the same weekend.

Make the time for a great weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

52nd Jamboree on the Air at Camp Rock Enon 17-18 OCT 2009




52nd Jamboree On The Air
CAMP ROCK ENON
17 - 18 October 2009


The JOTA is an annual event in which about 500,000 Scouts and Guides all over the world make contacts with each other by means of amateur radio. It is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, thus contributing to the world brotherhood of Scouting. 

This will be held during the 57th Venturer/Explorer Weekend at Camp Rock Enon.


Make plans to join us at the Handicraft Shelter at Camp Rock Enon Saturday and/or Sunday. Operating hours will be:

Saturday – October 17th – 0800 – 2100
Sunday – October 18th – 0800 – 1700
Come and join the fun of amateur radio and make contacts with scouts from around the US and World.
This event is open to all Scouts (Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, Venture’s, etc.) and Scouters/leaders.
Questions about JOTA?  Contact Dave Adsit.

Father and Sons attend Philmont



Return trip to Philmont for dad, a first for sons

By Stephanie M. Mangino
The Winchester Star

Winchester — Tons of dehydrated food, a burro named Mr. Sparkles, and a treacherous climb marked Parker and Preston Kemp’s summer adventure at the Philmont Scout Ranch.
There, the brothers — 16 and 15, respectively, and James Wood High School students — earned their Arrowhead badges (the same badge their father Dwight earned 34 years ago).
Dwight said he was pleased to return to Philmont, near Cimarron, N.M., with his sons. They took a 10-day trek, which started easily with three- to four-mile hikes daily. The excursions increased to seven, and then about nine miles, until they hit a mountain called Baldy.
Dwight Kemp and his sons Parker and Preston (right) took part in a summer adventure at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. There, the brothers, both James Wood High School students, earned their Arrowhead badges — the same badge their father earned 34 years ago.
(Photo by Scott Mason)
The hike up the mountain was difficult, the boys said, with slippery shale slopes — every two steps forward assured one step back.
When they reached the top, the boys and their father played a celebratory game of Uno, a family favorite. “Uno was awesome,” Dwight said.
The Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America sends teams to Philmont every two years. This year, it sent four teams, said Sherry, the boys’ mother.
Scouts volunteer to participate, as do adults hoping to accompany them. However, the adults must be selected to go, Dwight said.
Their Philmont team included other fathers, but “I was the only father of two,” Dwight said.
But the adults aren’t in charge of the trek, he said. “It’s entirely a boy-run event.” The adults plan the trip and get everyone there, “but the boys run the show.”
It’s a tough time. After hiking six hours, taking no breaks before setting up camp and getting dinner ready, they stayed active until bedtime. Parker said the experience “helped my work ethic a lot.”
All the team members had assigned roles. Parker was the “medic” of the group and carried the duct tape used to cover injuries.
Preston was the assistant navigator and assistant cook. Some of the food wasn’t particularly appetizing, especially in the form of energy bars.
No one was particularly fond of one type of bar, which consequently became a snack for Mr. Sparkles, the boys said.
At the ranch, Preston Kemp (left), his father Dwight, and brother Parker took a 10-day trek, which started easily with three- to four-mile hikes daily. The excursions expanded to seven, and then about nine miles, until they hit a mountain called Baldy.
(Photo by Scott Mason)
With so much going on, procrastination was not an option at Philmont. Nor was much parental intervention.
The brothers, who were not partnered with each other on their team, mostly managed themselves, Dwight said.
He did witness a sibling fight between the boys, which upset him. But when the boys addressed the issues during the regular “Roses, Thorns, and Buds” sessions — where they discuss what they liked and didn’t enjoy during the day, and their hopes for the following day — they offered apologies, particularly Parker.
That was a landmark experience for Dwight, who said he saw his sons mature on the trip. Philmont “challenges the spirit of these kids.”
When the boys returned home, they were somewhat changed. Sherry said she was on the receiving end of many hugs upon the return of her sons, who were excited to tell her about their experiences. On the trip, “we had a lot of man hugs, too,” Dwight said.
For Dwight, the summer of 2009 will go down as a “dream come true,” and he noted how much he appreciates his co-workers for allowing him to take three weeks away from his medical practice (Bone & Joint Specialists of Winchester) to attend Philmont and its pre-trip activities with his sons.
Both of the boys know how much the trip meant to their father, who had long held the goal of taking his children on the trip that meant so much to him as a teen.
It was exciting, Parker said, knowing their father “did the exact same thing a long, long, time ago.”
Dwight said he might take the trip again one day with grandchildren. He and Sherry are the parents of four: Parker, Preston, Paige, and Patricia.
And while he and his boys have a shared Boy Scout experience and matching Arrowhead patches, Dwight’s sons hope to move forward to a point he didn’t seek — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Parker is one merit badge and a project away from being an Eagle, while Preston must earn two more merit badges and achieve a project to attain the rank.
The brothers are also becoming excited about next year’s National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill. Dad will visit, but won’t stay on the site.
But it promises to be fun. “That’s the next adventure,” he said.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Scout is Brave...right?


Brave enough?  Maybe not...there is a G-rated version, too.

Haunted Woods at Camp Rock Enon coming up soon.  Details here.

There is nothing to fear but fear itself...except for the Haunted Woods of CRE...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Webelos Woods Registration Due Soon!

Webelos Woods is just around the corner.

Any first year Webelos Scout can attend.  Registration is due on Monday, 21 SEP.

Join us at Camp Rock Enon 03-04 OCT 2009 and get a great start to your Webelos Scout experience!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Camporee Update!



The registration paperwork and fees are due on 18 SEP (next Friday) for the Medieval Scouting Times Fall Camporee.

Don't wait and save a couple of dollars by getting your information in promptly.

Shenrapawa District Training--Cub Scout Leaders

Shenrapawa District
Cub Leader Specific Training
(Including Committee Members)
Thursday October 15, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00pm
(Both sessions are identical so you can choose one.)

Every Scout deserves a trained leader. If every leader took one day at a time out of their life to get trained, they would be more confident in their position and their Scouts would receive a better quality program.

The first step is “FAST START” training. This is a video you can watch on line through the council web site www.sac-bsa.org under training, or ask your unit leader, training chairman, or your unit commissioner to borrow a copy of the video.

“NEW LEADER ESSENTIALS” training has changed names and is now online.  The new name is “THIS IS SCOUTING”.  It takes about 45 minutes to complete and covers the Mission, Aims, and Methods of the Scouting Programs and the resources that are available to you. 


[Go to www.myscouting.org.  If you already have a login you can go for it.  If not please create an account and get started.  You will need your registration number from you membership card.  This training is for all new leaders in Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews, and Unit/District Committee members.  You can also reach this link from our website.]


If you need other assistance to complete the training listed above please contact Dave Winsatt at 540-931-7090 or David.Winsatt@scouting.org.

Training Locations

October 15, 2009 – Strasburg United Methodist Church Church, 114 W. Washington Street
October 22, 2009 – Strasburg Christian Church, 165 High Street 

Please register at the scout office by October 8th to avoid the late fee.
                                                                                               
Leader Name                                                          Best Phone                                          
Address                                                                           Unit Type                                
City                                           State          Zip                         No.                             
Email                                                                             
Current Position(s) in Scouting                                                                            



Leader Training         $2.00______
Late Fee (After 10/8) $3.00______
Total Amount Due           $ ______


Friday, August 14, 2009

First Bow and Mallow earned!


Your Shenandoah Area Council office is doing everything it can to help you sell Scouting to the community!

This year, during the Trails End popcorn sale, we are giving Scouts a Bow and Mallow when any Scout fills up a sheet (while supplies last).

The first one went to Cub Scout Steven French of Pack 413 in Potomac District! He had $619 on the first sheet and has already started on sheet number two--way to go Steven!

Don't let Steven have all the fun! Get your sheets in to the office and get your Bow and Mallow now!

Load 'em up with a bunch of fresh miniature marshmallows and let the games begin.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Patch: Centennial Ring Emblem


There is a new patch available to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Scouting.

It is not a temporary patch and gets sewn around the World Crest emblem (the purple one on your chest). It is optional though.

[Rumor has it that Rose has ordered 60 of them for the council store! Contact her to get them!]

They are $1.49 apiece.

For fun: Anyone who leaves a comment below will be entered into a drawing for a free Centennial Ring Emblem. What do you think of the new emblem? Good idea, bad idea? Will you be wearing one? Drawing on 01 SEP 2009.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

31st Annual SAC BSA Golf Tournament


Do you golf?

Not the kind with the windmills and giant clown mouth--the other kind. The serious kind.

Nicklaus, Palmer, Woods...you...

The Shenandoah Area Council is sponsoring the 31st Annual Golf Tournament.

On Friday, 18 SEP 2009, at the Rock Harbor Golf Course, you and a few friends can make golf history.

$75 per person includes green fees, carts, lunch, awards, and door prizes.

Registration form is here--just print it out and send to the Scout office with your check.

Limited to first 160 golfers.

Questions? Contact the Shenandoah Area Council at 50-662-2551 for more details.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Video--History at Camp Rock Enon


Take a few minutes to watch this news story from TV3 in Winchester.

Scout Warren Drummond climbed his way into CRE history last week with a little help from his friends...and CRE's great climbing staff.

Congratulations to all involved, especially Warren.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Office Help Wanted!


We have a fun week coming up at the Scout Office July 13-17 and would like to share that with you!

We have the following projects and mailings to get accomplished next week:

· Popcorn kits and mailings
· Order of the Arrow mailing
· New Cub Scout Kits
· Training Flyer
· Family Camp Flyer

Any help regardless of the time you can give would be greatly be appreciated. Please contact Chris Spaid at either 540-662-2551 or email to let me know if you will be able to join us for the fun!


Monday, July 6, 2009

2009 Fall Camporee--Medieval Scouting Times


What

In October, 12th century England will be the home of the Shenandoah Area Council.

Welcome to the 2009 Fall Camporee!

Who

YOU! Add to your unit calendar now!

When

09-11 OCT 2009

Registration due before 18 SEP to the Scout office or Darrin Hardy of Troop 6. $7 per Scout and adult.

After 18 SEP, registration is $9.

Where

Jefferson County Fairgrounds, West Virginia

What

FRIDAY
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Registration, Check-in and Setup
8:00 PM Scoutmaster / SPL Orientation
9:30 PM Cracker barrel for Staff, Scoutmasters, and SPLs
10:15 PM PLC meetings at campsites to plan next day
10:45 PM Lights out
11:00 PM Taps

SATURDAY
6:45 AM The Chase is on!
7:00 AM Reveille
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Late Check-in
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Troop Breakfast in Campsites
8:15 AM Flag Raising
9:00 AM - 11:55 AM Activities
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Patch Trading at Knight’s Tavern
12:00 AM - 1:15 PM Troop Lunch in Campsites
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Activities
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Leader Hospitality Room / Scout Snack Bar
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trading Post (hours to be announced)
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Blacksmith / Leather Craft Demonstrations
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Troop Dinner in Campsites
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Movie: “A Knight’s Tale”
10:00 PM Return to campsites
10:30 PM Cracker Barrel for Staff, Scoutmasters, and SPLs
11:15 PM Lights out
11:30 PM Taps

SUNDAY
7:30 AM Reveille
8:00 AM Troop Breakfast in Campsites
9:00 AM Scouts Chapel Service
9:30 AM Flag Lowering - Awards
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Check-out by Staff
Schedule subject to change and notice will be given at Friday evening Cracker Barrel.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Centennial Patch Design Competition


Competition Announcement

The Shenandoah Area Council is inviting all Scouts and Scouters to submit a design for our local Centennial Celebration patch.

Submissions will be accepted at the Scout Office and at Camp Rock Enon until 15 AUG 2009.

A committee will review designs and have a graphic artist prepare final patch designs in September.

The winning designer will receive recognition for designing the patch set and a complete set of patches.

Design Requirements

Required lettering:

• “Shenandoah Area Council”

• “Centennial Celebration”

• “BSA” or BSA logo

• “1910 – 2010”

A possible working concept:

A four inch round patch with a half-inch blank space around the edge has been proposed. The central space (a three inch round) would have an embroidered design incorporating the design and wording. Each event during the centennial year would have a segment to be added to the blank half-inch rim. A CSP will also be developed using this design.

Or create your own design!

100th Anniversary Patch Competition Registration Form

Monday, June 29, 2009

Camp Rock Enon Flu Prescreening Update


From the Emergency Preparedness merit badge requirement #2:
Do the following:
  1. Discuss with your counselor the aspects of emergency preparedness:
    1. Prepare for emergency situations
    2. Respond to emergency situations
    3. Recover from emergency situations
    4. Mitigate and prevent emergency situations
In light of "being prepared", Camp Rock Enon campers and visitors will be required to complete a prescreening form for H1N1 Swine Flu prior to entering the camp.

More details are available at the Camp Rock Enon blog.

Link to the form is here.

Any questions, please contact the council office: 540-662-2551

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Shenandoah Area Council online


The Shenandoah Area Council in beautiful Winchester, VA is expanding their online world.

You can reach SAC now on:  Facebook, Twitter as well as this blog.

And don't forget the website!

Directions to find us:  

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