Monday, July 26, 2010

Centennial Jamboree--They're off!

Before many of us got our morning paper, and well before the sun cracked through the night sky, 118 Scouts and Scout Volunteers loaded up on buses at 3:30 am  for a 6:00 am arrival at the National Boy Scout Jamboree where they joined nearly 40,000 other Scouts and Volunteers in Fort A.P. Hill Virginia. 

The 106 Boy Scouts making up the three Troops of the Shenandoah Area Council Jamboree Contingent come from throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  These young men have been preparing for this day for nearly 18 months.  They have gone through a rigorous selection process, spent countless hours in Troop meetings, and several weekends setting up and camping in their Jamboree equipment so they can be familiar with the set up they will be in for the next 10 days.

At the Jamboree, Scouts come from all 50 states and from countries around the world to spend 10 days of fun, adventure, and fellowship. Activities range from archery to rappelling. Scouts can work on merit badges, fish, and learn about our high-tech world at the special Technology Quest exhibit.

A major highlight of this year's jamboree is the giant 100th Anniversary Arena Show Saturday, July 31, celebrating the Boy Scouts of America's centennial since its founding in 1910.  Scouts and Volunteers not going to the Jamboree can experience the Arena Show during a live simulcast through the internet.
Today will see thousands of tents being pitched in 21 subcamps across Fort A.P. Hill as the Scouts settle into their home for the next 10 days. The boys can look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they celebrate 100 Years of Scouting at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.  For more information on the jamboree visit

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Deadline for Twilight Camp Registration Tomorrow!

15 JUL 2010 is the last day to register before the late fees kick-in!

There is still time to register at the regular price--if you hustle!

Share the news with your families and fellow Scouters--and especially your Cub Scouts!

This is a great way to focus a few hours on your Scout!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Whispering Rock at Camp Rock Enon

Don't forget to catch "The Whispering Rock" from Camp Rock Enon...

2010 Shawnee Cub Scout Twilight Camp

Shawnee District has a Twilight camp planned for all Cub Scouts!  Tigers to Webelos Scouts, everyone is welcome.

The registration form shows the fee at $55 until 15 JUL, $65 after that.

Water games, Scout craft, field games, geocaching and more for your Scout to enjoy.

You can save $10 by registering as an adult volunteer to help out!  (There is a free "Tot Lot" (babysitting) available to volunteers.)

WHEN:  03-06 AUG 2010
WHERE:  Jim Barnett Park, Rotary Shelter

Need more information?  Contact Connie Greer or Bev Ball for details!

Get your registration in right away!