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2017 Summer Camp Staff Positions are still available and Webelos Resident Camp Sign-ups are now underway.
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2017 Cub Scout Camps
Camping Corner
Webelos Resident Camp
Online Registration
Breaking Clays
Ranger Report
American Red Cross Certifications
Lion Cub Scouting
Riverfest 2017
VenturingFest 2018
Friends of Scouting
Scouters In Need

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April 2017 Second Edition
 
2017 Cub Scout Camps


        

The 2017 Cub Scout Camps are approaching fast and you will not want to miss them.  If your Cub Scout loves bugs and overnight camping, sign them up. 
Pre-registration has started. Please see flyer for Day Camps information and flyer for Cub and Friends Overnighter.
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Hornaday Unit Award



As part of Beaver Day at Camp Shenandoah on April 22, Venture Scout Daniel Marshall will be conducting a Hornaday Project at the camp. Units that have 60% of their registered youth membership attend and participate in the project will have the opportunity to be awarded the Hornaday Unit citation.

For the project, Daniel and his team will be building stream water flow control structures in the large drainage that runs along the camp road near maintenance.

Units who participate should bring shovels and hand saws, work gloves, and rubber boots, if possible.

Any unit leader who would like to find out more about the project and the Hornaday awards should contact Ed Zimmer at ezimmer1130@gmail.com.
 
Camping Corner
 

Camp Shenandoah


Summer Camp Staff Opportunities! 

If you know an enterprising young man or lady whom you think would be a good fit for our Summer Camp Staff, we would very much like the opportunity to interview them and potentially give them a job for the summer!

We still need to fill the following positions:

Trading Post Manager
Trading Post Staff Member
Camp Clerk
Kitchen Staff Member (x2)
Asst. Aquatics Director (must be 18+)
Aquatics Merit Badge Instructor (x2)
Nature Merit Badge Instructor

 
Please pass on this staff application to anyone you know (inside or outside of Scouting!) that might have fun working on a summer camp staff. It can be mailed to the Council Service Center or sent to director@campshenandoah.org .
 
Staff interviews will be scheduled once applications are received.
 
Webelos Resident Camp


Our Council's Cub Scout Camping Committee would like to personally extend an invitation to your Pack to attend Webelos Resident Camp with us this summer! All information regarding our 2017 camp can be found in the 2017 Webelos Resident Camp Leader Guide.
 
This year we are again offering two sessions of Webelos Resident Camp:
                Session #1 - 23 - 26 July, 2017 (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning)
                Session #2 -  26 - 29 July, 2017 (Wednesday afternoon through Saturday morning)
 
  All information regarding Webelos Resident Camp can be found on the Stonewall Jackson Area Council website at:
 
 
How to get started
 

1.       If you have already sent in your Hold A Site form and payment that's great! We'll be in touch soon.
 

2.       If your Pack is planning on attending, please fill out the this Hold A Site Form and mail to the Council Service Center along with the $50 reservation fee.

 

3.       You can mail the completed form and payment to:


Stonewall Jackson Area Council, Webelos Resident Camp
801 Hopeman Parkway
Waynesboro, VA 22980

OR

E-mail the completed form to director@campshenandoah.org and call the Council Service Center at 540-943-6675 to make payment over the phone either via credit card or as a charge to your unit's Scout Shop account

 
What will happen next
 
Registration has changed this year!  Once we have received the Hold A Site Form and payment, registration for Webelos Resident Camp will continue through an online system called Tentaroo, which we have been using with great success for the Boy Scout Resident Camp since 2011. 
 
You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to login.  Then, beginning on May 1st, you can follow the steps found in the 2017 Webelos Resident Camp Leader Guide to add Scouts to your roster and schedule classes.
               
I, along with the Summer Camp Staff and the rest of the Cub Scout Camping Committee, look forward to seeing you at Camp Shenandoah this summer!  If you have any questions or need assistance please contact our 2017 Camp Director, Matt Dale, at director@campshenandoah.org .
 
Yours in Scouting,
 
Karen Hostettler |   Vice President of Cub Scouting  
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Online Registration

 
Breaking Clays for Scouting


The 15th Annual "Breaking Clays for Scouts" benefit clay shoot will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Shenandale Gun Club, Buffalo Gap, VA.  Shenandale has a beautiful fourteen station sporting clays course along with trap, skeet, and five stand facilities.  The setting on Little North Mountain provides a backdrop with views that are unrivaled in the state; many people say the views are like looking at a little bit of heaven! The location and facilities promise a great day of shooting to help the Scouts.  

To become a Sponsor or to Register click here for the form.
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Ranger Report

Beaver Day:
When : April 22, 2017
Where : Camp Shenandoah
Time : 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Provided : Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Sign In and Out: Camp Office
 
There is a lot of work and many hands make light work so here is the project list for Beaver Day:
  • Fix Platforms
  • Parade Field (clean up branches)
  • Campfire Ring
  • Landscape around cabin 5
  • Move out riggers and old platforms parts form Ridgway to maintenance.
  • Dig holes for new signs
  • Fix 25 cots
  • Electrical work
    • Exhaust Fans
    • 3rd bay outlets
  • Aquatics Fences
  • Master Project List
We also have a unique opportunity to help with a Hornaday Project. Please read over the information and pass it on.
  • As part of Beaver Day, Venture Scout Daniel Marshall will be conducting a Hornaday Project at the camp. Units that have 60% of their registered youth membership attend and participate in the project will have the opportunity to be awarded the Hornaday Unit citation.
  • For the project, Daniel and his team will be building stream water flow control structures in the large drainage that runs along the camp road near maintenance.
  • Units who participate should bring shovels and hand saws, work gloves, and rubber boots, if possible.
  • Any unit leader who would like to find out more about the project and the Hornaday awards should contact Ed Zimmer at ezimmer1130@gmail.com.

Please let us know if you have any questions and if you can attend Beaver Day, even if it is only for a few hours.
 
Here are some pictures of projects that have been done over the last two weeks!


A hand off of new signs for more wood between Ross and Ranger Lynn. Ross and his brother-in-law Bob are router out the new signs.


Stone has been added to the shower house stream crossing.


Finishing the ground work for the new cabin. Thanks Matt Dale and Troop 1879 for the assistance on all the hard work.


Troop 81 working Coty their adopted campsite.
 
If you're looking at getting more involved and helping with the projects around camp, please consider joining the Ranger Corps. This is a group that assist the Ranger on all projects whenever they have the time to help.
 
If you have any feedback or question, please contact Ranger Lynn at brian.lynn@scouting.org or 540-910-2009.
 
American Red Cross Certifications


Stonewall Jackson Area Council

American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course
Camp Shenandoah, April 8th and 9th, 2017


Postponed to September 29 - October 1, 2017
For assistance, please contact the Office at 540.943.6675 or info-sjac@scouting.org





American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course (Blended Learning)
Fairview Pool, Charlottesville, May 5-7, 2017

This class will be taught by Jay Fox, ARC Lifeguard Instructor and other members of the SJAC
Aquatics Committee. Course is open for qualified Scouts and Scouters. This will be a blended learning course meaning  some materials will be present on-line prior to class/pool sessions. Pre-class reading of the ARC LG Participant's  Manual is required. As this course must be completed over the one weekend, it will be a rigorous, but fun learning  experience. Successful completion will qualify you to apply for lifeguarding positions at most pools. Options to  complete BSA Lifeguard will also be offered following the ARC LG course. 
To register, click here .
 
Calling All Lions
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Calling all Lion's - There will be a Lion Survey May 11-25!

Since its launch last fall, the Lion pilot program has grown from just four councils to more than 200. As we start laying the groundwork for recruiting and another year of activities, now is the perfect time to take a step back and see how we're doing.

Which is why, from May 11-25, we'll be sending out a survey to all registered parents and Lion Guides in participating councils.

Please help us spread the word in your council by letting parents know that it's coming. The more responses we receive, the better insights we'll be able to gain into our newest (and biggest ever) pilot program.
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Farm Bureau College Scholarships

  The Albemarle County Farm Bureau (ACFB) is pleased to announce that this year we will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships to an Albemarle County high school senior (public, private or home school) or existing college student. This award will be given to a student who will be pursuing a degree at a two or four year institution of higher learning which leads to an agriculture or forestry related career. Qualifying college majors include (but may not be limited to) animal/dairy/poultry science, agronomy, horticulture, AG economics, AG education, AG engineering, agri-business, entomology, landscape design, forestry and wildlife, food science and nutrition.
 
The deadline for submission to the ACFB office is Friday, April 28, 2017.
 
 
Riverfest 2017



The Valley District will be at Riverfest on Saturday, April 29th.  We will have a table to represent Scouting in our community and to do some recruiting! If you are able to help, please contact Valley Membership Chair, Wanda Whitesell at wfwflw@hotmail.com or (540) 910-1510. 

You can find more information on the event at http://riverfestwaynesboro.com/.
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VenturingFest 2018



VenturingFest is a special Scoutng event at the Summit open to registered Venturers, Scouts, and adult leaders across the U.S.  This six-day high-adventure experience invites participants to explore the best the Summit has to offer.  As is the adrenaline-pumping activities weren't enough, VenturingFest-goers will also get to jam out to concerts and meet new friends. What more could a Venturer want?   For more information you can head to our website, http://www.summitbsa.org/venturingfest/

 
Friends of Scouting                             
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Stonewall Jackson Area Council wants to give back to our units who are raising money though Family Friends of Scouting to further help develop our districts.

1.     A FREE weekend at camp - Your unit can earn a free weekend at camp IF your unit raises $1,000 worth of pledges. (Certificate expires 5/31/2017)
 
OR

2.     $500 deposited into your unit account and a free weekend at camp- Your unit can earn $500 for their unit account and a free weekend at camp IF your unit can raise $5,000 dollars of pledges. $4,500 out of the $5,000, must be paid by October 1, 2017 for this certificate to be validated.
 
Scouts In Need!
We are currently running a drive to collect used Cub Scout and Boy Scout uniforms. With these uniforms, we will be able to supply units necessary patches and shirts for scouts who need them. If you are able to donate any items, please drop them off at the Stonewall Jackson Area Council Office in Waynesboro.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can click on the DONATE NOW picture.
 
Thank you for your support in Scouting. 
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