Thursday, October 29, 2009

2009 Order of the Arrow Hijinx

Loyal Order of Moose
201 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg, WV
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.

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

$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:_______________________
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

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 before 5PM on Wednesday.]


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!