1032 Heatherwood Dr, Virginia Beach, VA . 23455 joinTidewater@scouting.org 757-497-2688

Bayside District

Standing District Meetings

Committee Meetings – Calvary Baptist Church, 4832 Haygood Rd, Virginia Beach
  • District Committee Meeting: 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month
Roundtable – Calvary Baptist Church, 4832 Haygood Rd, Virginia Beach
  • Cub Scout Roundtable: Second Tuesday, 7:15 PM
  • Boy Scout Roundtable: Second Tuesday, 7:15 PM
 Commissioners Meeting – Council Service Center 1032 Heatherwood Dr, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Time: 7:00 p.m., Meetings are typically held on last Thursday of the month
OA Chapters
  • Cape Henry Chapter Meeting – Church of the Holy Family, 1279 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454, 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month
  • Powhatan Chapter Meeting – Wesley Grace UMC Scout House, 288 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk 23505, 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month
    • The church is located at the Interstate 64 exit, and the Scout House is to the left of the church.

District Contact Roster

District Awards

Come on out and honor your fellow Scouters! We will be serving a great meal at the Bayside District Awards Breakfast. There are many different awards for each program.  The Awards Selection Committee is particularly interested in your reasons why you feel a Scouter, Cubber or Commissioner deserves to be recognized.  Award winners will be announced at the District Awards Breakfast on Saturday, April 7, 2018, location TBD.

Any registered Scouter, any unregistered parent, or friend of Scouting may make nominations for any award.  The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.  Other awards that you can submit someone for include but are not limited to:

  • Scouter of the Year
  • Lion/Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos Den Leader of the Year (5 awards)
  • Cubmaster of the Year
  • Scoutmaster of the Year
  • Chartered Organization Representative of the Year

The District Award of Merit nominations and all other award nominations must be received on or before February 10, 2018. No forms will be accepted after this day!!!  Nomination packages were emailed to the Key-3 of each unit and will be available on the district website

Family Friends of Scouting

Now is the time to schedule your unit’s annual Family Friends of Scouting Presentation.  This 10-minute presentation is given by volunteers explaining why the council needs your support and assistance.  Please email Richard Becker with your date, time, and location.

Journey to Excellence

The district is asking you to track how your unit is doing on the journey.  Here is how the district is doing.  Bayside ended October as a Silver District.  Of the sixteen (16) items the district is measured on; your unit has a direct influence on thirteen (13).

  1. Fundraising – Currently unrated
  2. Fundraising Manpower – Currently Bronze
  3. Market Share – not rated; no growth; we are serving only 5.25% of the population
  4. Membership Growth – Bronze with 0.65% increase in membership over September last year
  5. New Member Recruiting – Bronze with a 2.39% increase
  6. Membership Retention – Gold at 78.44%
  7. Cub Scout Advancement – Gold at 74.9%
  8. Boy Scout Advancement – Gold at 49%
  9. Cub Scout Camping – not rated; 31.1% went camping
  10. Boy Scout Camping – Gold; 69.2% camping
  11. Service Hours – Bronze; 3.82 man-hours/scout
  12. Unit Retention – Silver at 94.4%
  13. Unit Visitations – Silver at 42.3 having five or more visits
  14. Unit JTE – Gold with 71% units achieving Bronze or higher
  15. District Committee – not rated
  16. Leaders Trained – Gold with 100% trained