Princess Anne District
Princess Anne district serves every Virginia Beach community south of Interstate 264 and Knotts Island, NC.
|Commissioner Meeting||1st Tuesday||7:00 PM||St Andrew’s UMC, 717 Tuscon Rd||Joe Perry|
|Committee Meeting||1st Tuesday||7:00 PM||St Andrew’s UMC, 717 Tuscon Rd||Tom Williams|
|Cub Scout Roundtable||2nd Tuesday||7:00 PM||LDS Church, 4784 Princess Anne Rd|
|Boy Scout Roundtable||2nd Tuesday||7:00 PM||LDS Church, 4784 Princess Anne Rd|
Celebrate Those Who Keep Scouting Alive
Princess Anne will party on March 10 in honor of those Scouters who keep the Scouting programs alive and exciting. Everyone is invited to tell the district selections committee who makes the difference. Please complete the 2017 PA Awards Nomination Form and submit your nominations to the Scout Shop, attention the Princess Anne awards committee, or complete the fillable nomination form and email it to Dana.Mott@Scouting.org (please put PA nomination in the subject). Every unit is asked to name their “spark plug” for the committee.
The nomination deadline is February 16. Any nomination received after midnight, February 16 will not be considered.
Awards will be presented at the March 10 dinner (details forthcoming). Every Scouter, Scout parent and friend of Scouting is invited to be at the dinner and celebrate.
Every Scout Makes a Difference
On December 27th, 2017, Blue Heron member, Anthony Peluso, became the first Blue Heron Arrowman to serve as the National Chief. Anthony, a former Lodge Chief, has also served the Order of the Arrow as SR-7A Section Chief since April 2016, as a developer of the new National Leadership Seminar (NLS), a staff member of multiple NLS courses, and will be an International Service Team member for the upcoming 2019 World Scouting Jamboree. A Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Anthony has also been honored with the Founder’s Award. An Eagle Scout from Troop 303 in Princess Anne District and Chapter, Anthony hails from Virginia Beach, VA. Anthony is an economics major at Virginia Tech and plans to attend law school following his graduation.
Lodge Advisor, Erich Roetz advises Blue Heron Lodge members to “make an impact.” Congratulations Anthony, and thank you for demonstrating what each person can accomplish when they embrace that philosophy.
Thirteen year old Life Scout, Daeglan P of troop 179 spent his day bringing a little Holiday Joy to sailors at Portsmouth Naval Hospital on December 22. He decided instead of selling Boy Scout popcorn door to door this year, he would ask local businesses to support purchasing Boy Scout popcorn for distribution to those in military service. With the funds received, he purchased Boy Scout popcorn and spent part of his holiday giving a popcorn product and a “Thank You” to the men and women that serve our country and work at Portsmouth Naval. As you can imagine he was well received. His parents, who are both Scouting volunteers could not be more proud of his actions and generous spirit!
Princess Anne is proud to have such remarkable Scouts.
It was turned in, so when do I get my certificate? The charter renewal process starts with asking every unit to submit their completed renewal paperwork early in December. For the 2018 renewals, every unit was given a specific appointment time on December 2 to come to TCC to review and submit their renewal. Some followed through. More came in throughout December. Some still are not in the building.
On time means the council had all the required paperwork – an approved renewal roster, evidence of every renewing adult being properly trained for the position they would hold in 2018, evidence that every adult had youth protection training valid through 2018, an annual charter agreement and a completed and signed Journey to Excellence scorecard. Any missing piece delays that charter being processed through.
There are 207 units scheduled to renew for 2018; 68 of those are in Princess Anne. Charters are reviewed in the order they were submitted to the council. Simply stated, the earlier it was in, the faster it goes through the review and moves forward to posting. If errors are discovered, that charter moves to the bottom of the pile waiting for corrections to come in. Al Barr, district commissioner staff member is diligently working as a volunteer in the office to assist in the process, find those Princess Anne errors and get them fixed quickly. If you are contacted by him with specific items, please respond quickly! He is your advocate to get the charters done.
There is a daily update to the charter status on the council home page.
Attract Attention With Community Service
The 2017 reporting is closed. Half of Princess Anne’s traditional units reported service. In 2018, the goal is simple – 100% of the traditional units in the district will report their projects in https://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Commissioners/Journey.aspx. Remember, a Scout does a good turn daily, so share the information so everyone knows!
Activities and Civic Service Chairman, Sam Grinvalsky, is working with unit leaders to get everyone on board with reporting their successes. Thirty-two of sixty-four traditional units have projects recorded.
|Units and Groups||Units||Eagle Projects||Total Projects||Total Service Hours|
|Crew 0179||St John the Apostle||1||1||107|
|Crew 0303||St Matthews School||1||5||228|
|Pack 0374||Courthouse Community UMC||0||15||336|
|Pack 0407||FRA Post 99||0||5||549|
|Pack 0417||St Andrews UMM||0||3||50|
|Pack 0541||Creeds Ruritan Club||0||6||99|
|Pack 0700||Atlantic Shores||0||7||137|
|Pack 0991||Emmanuel Episcopal||0||3||190|
|Troop 0007||Columbian Club of Virginia Beach Inc.||1||1||270|
|Troop 0012||Providence Presbyterian||4||5||539|
|Troop 0014||St Michael Lutheran||1||6||208|
|Troop 0141||Charity UMC||1||23||720|
|Troop 0179||St John the Apostle||2||3||278|
|Troop 0301||LDS Bayside Ward||1||10||224|
|Troop 0303||St Matthews School||4||12||979|
|Troop 0305||LDS Norfolk II Ward||0||1||15|
|Troop 0362||Community UMC||3||3||459|
|Troop 0378||Virginia Beach UMC||4||7||470|
|Troop 0401||Brigadoon Civic League||0||5||144|
|Troop 0407||FRA Post 99||2||5||559|
|Troop 0408||Church of the Ascension||2||2||345|
|Troop 0417||St Andrews UMM||5||5||919|
|Troop 0442||LDS Sandbridge Ward||3||6||648|
|Troop 0443||LDS Kempsville Ward||1||1||82|
|Troop 0471||Salem UMC||1||1||112|
|Troop 0488||Congregation Beth Chaverim||2||2||98|
|Troop 0499||Carrow Baptist||2||2||334|
|Troop 0504||CBS LLC||3||4||437|
|Troop 0660||Kempsville Ruritan Club||1||3||446|
|Troop 0791||Nimmo UMM||5||5||693|
|Troop 0902||VB Moose Family Center #1198||0||6||84|
|Troop 0996||Kempsville Presbyterian||6||6||1,569|
Recruiting is a Year-Round Event
Every pack or troop has opportunities, planned or surprise events, to recruit new members throughout the year. Let the executive know what is going on. The council and district will do everything possible to support that membership success.
Getting flyers is made easy by filling in a few quick items on the custom Princess Anne flyer request. The necessary information is automatically sent in to your executive for processing.