Standing District Meetings:
Roundtable & Committee Meetings
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 4832 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Cub Scout Roundtable: Second Tuesday, 7:15 PM
Boy Scout Roundtable: Second Tuesday, 7:15 PM
District Committee Meeting: 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month
Cape Henry Chapter Meeting:
- Time: 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month
- Location: Church of the Holy Family, 1279 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Powhatan Chapter Meeting:
- Time: 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month
- Location: Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Scout House, 288 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk 23505.
- The church is located at the Interstate 64 exit, and the Scout House is to the left of the church.
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Council Service Center 1032 Heatherwood Drive Virginia Beach, VA
- Meetings are typically held on last Thursday of the month.
Annual Volunteers Leaders Recognition Event
On April 1st at St John’s Lutheran Church the district gathered to recognize the outstanding volunteers of the district. Wayne Richardson of Troop 493 and Matthew Hickman of Pack 28 both took home the highest award the district can bestow upon a volunteer; the District Award of Merit.
John Matroni of Troop 180 again served as Master of Ceremonies and entertained everyone with jokes and stories. Mary Hing-Hickman put together a highlight slideshow of what happened over the last year. Please thank Marianne West of Pack 191 for organizing the event, Ceil Greene of Troop 490 for heading up the cook team, and Gina Montour of Pack 180 for heading up the awards committee.
Spring Membership Drive
Spring has sprung and it is now time to put the Scouting brand on the raising 1st graders as Tigers and all the other boys in elementary school. Your unit should be planning their spring recruiting event and letting your district executive know so flyers can be prepared and distributed to the schools.
This event should be your normal meeting night/time/location. Have someone great the families and make them feel welcome. Let the youth take part in a fun, exciting activity under Pack Leadership while someone talks to the parents and gives them the forms to fill out. Don’t forget to collect the forms before they leave so you know how to contact them to make sure they attend their second meeting.
If possible the Troop should have a few people there. Showing the parents of the young, potential Cub Scouts, what a Boy Scout can do may help them decide to join. Also, you may recruit older brothers into the Troop.
The planning committee has started meeting for the fall event at Camp Kiwanis on October 6-8. The theme is “Finish First” and will have a cooking contest similar to iron chef. Representatives from every unit are requested to be at the next planning meeting scheduled for May 1, 6:30 PM at the Council Office.
Popcorn is Coming
The council’s annual fundraiser of popcorn is fast approaching. Please identify your Popcorn Kernel now so they can be kept informed of when the sales start and they receive updates from the council. The district is hosting a Budget/Popcorn training on Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church located at 4832 Haygood Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Please RSVP to your District Executive so handouts can be prepared.