Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Friends of Scouting Event--07 APR deadline!

Coming to Rappahannock County!  And everyone is invited.

Ron Maxwell, Hollywood director of the Civil War movies GETTYSBURG and GODS AND GENERALS is the featured speaker of the annual Rappahannock County Friends of Scouting Breakfast.   

Here are the details:

Date:           Saturday, April 10, 2010.
Time:           8:30 8:00 a.m. and over by 9:15 a.m.
Location:       Amissville United Methodist Church Hall
                       Lee Highway, Route 211
                       Amissville, VA
Cost:           $50 per ticket
Deadline"       April 7, 2010

[Editor's Note:  All Scouts in uniform can attend for FREE.  (per Comment below from Mr. Longyear)}

To make reservations, contact:
                       Walt Longyear
                       phone:  540-675-3679

Monday, March 22, 2010

Klondike Derby 2010 is cancelled!

Per email today:
To: All Boy Scout units.

The Klondike Derby scheduled for April 9th-11th has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  
On behalf of Mannahoac District, I want to thank our host Troop 142 for their efforts.  
Units that have sent early registration should contact the scout office concerning reimbursement.  More details concerning a Klondike derby event early next winter are currently being discussed.

Again thank you for your patience and understanding.

Erik Harris
Mannahoac District Commissioner

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 2010 Shenandoah Area Council Eagle Scouts

The Shenandoah Area Council is proud to announce March's Eagle Scouts:
  • Phillip Richman, Jr., Troop 54, Edinburg VA
  • Adam Campbell, Troop 500, Berryville VA
  • Aidan McCormick-Demolli, Troop 36, Amissville VA
  • Collin Wagoner, Troop 16, Martinsburg WV
  • Ethan Watson, Troop 948, Ranson WV
  • Joshua Hiett, Troop 77, Bloomery WV
  • Jesse Stevenson, Troop 16, Falling Waters WV
  • Steven Stubbs, Troop 3, Winchester VA

Let's give them a big hand!

February's Eagle Scouts
January's Eagle Scouts

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Explorer-Venturer Weekend 16-18 APR 2010

Snow thanks!

Can you make it?  Do you need to thaw out?

"The Rock" should be all thawed out by April 16th.

Sign up and check it out!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Did you know the Shenandoah Area Council is on Facebook?

Did you know that there are 320 people (as of today) who get information there?

Did you know it is free and easy to join them?

Go for it!

Friday, March 5, 2010

C&O service opportunities coming up soon

Crew, Packs and Troops!

Janet Cacciatore of the C&O Canal Trust is interested in some help from Scouting.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal runs through 5 Boy Scout councils as it winds from Washington DC to Cumberland MD.  Many of our units have biked, kayaked, hiked and backpacked portions of it.

Now we have a chance to give back--and maybe work in a little camping, too.

The 2010 Canal Pride Days (flyer)are coming up, with opportunities for service.
Williamsport (205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795):  Saturday, May 1st – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

•Painting the aqueduct railing
•Filling potholes
•Planting trees upstream from Lock 44
•Clearing vegetation
•Pulling invasive species
•Painting signs
 Paw Paw (Paw Paw Campground, Milepost 156.2, MD Rt. 51 prior to the WV line):  Saturday, May 8th – 8:30 AM to 12:00
•Painting and replacing picnic tables
•Filling potholes
•Installing grills and fire rings
•Clearing vegetation
•Installing new signs

Visit for more information or to register.

The Purslane Run hiker/biker campsite is at MM 156.9, so that would be a short walk.  The Jordan Junction hiker/biker campsite is at MM 101.2, which would also be a short walk from Williamsport at MM 99.6.  Please be aware, though, that Jordan Junction has a small number of campsites so you might need to use group tents rather than individual tents if you want to camp there.

Please let me know if you need further information. You can either register your group online or send the number of volunteers to me to add to our volunteer list. 

The Williamsport office of the National Park is on the C&O and has a small museum.  And if you've never hiked through the Paw Paw Tunnel...well, we won't spoil the fun.