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2017 SJAC National Jamboree Patch Sets are now for sale.  See below for more information.
Scout Shop News
2018 Summer Camp
Popcorn & Peanuts
Jamboree Patch Sets
Sea Base

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Words From Our Scout Executive
Hello and Season Greetings SJAC Scouts and Scouter,.  

From all of us here at the SJAC offices we want to wish each of you a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  When the new year hits I will be officially living in our Council in Stuarts Draft.  Even though I loved living at camp I am thankful to have my family with me and we look forward to serving the finest scouts and scouters in the country. 
Please look for the Saddlebags - January edition as there will be a lot of information regarding the full family scouting program change with an implementation timeline and up to date information.  We originally scheduled a SJAC Webinar for December 19th but pulled it due to developing updates.  We will schedule one for January and will communicate this well in advance. 
From my family to yours Merry Christmas everyone. 

Jim Battaglia
Scout Executive/CEO

With recharter in full swing, we would like to remind you that all leaders must have their YPT up to date with expire date not in the 2018 year. If YPT is not current at recharter, those individuals will be dropped from the unit.

Please make sure that leaders are fully trained in their positions at time of recharter.
Scout Shop News

The Scout Shop will be closed from December 21 - January 1 for the Holidays and Inventory. We will be back open on January 2, 2018. 

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Camp News

Preparation is under way for the 2018 Summer Camp Season!  You can go ahead and reserve your Unit's spot for the week that you would like to attend.  All you have to do is click on the 2018 Hold-A-Site link, fill it out, and send it to the Council Service Center with your deposit.

2018 Webelos Leader Guide - Coming Soon  
Galaxy Wars.....


Greetings from the SJAC Galaxy!

Just a reminder to pay your Popcorn and Peanut Invoices.  Also, prize order forms will NOT be accepted until invoice is paid in full.
National Jamboree Patch Sets

Scuba Live Aboard Adventure

Do you have your scuba certification?  Do you want a chance of a lifetime and visit the acclaimed BSA Sea Base in the Florida Keys?  Troop 81 from Valley District is looking for a few interested Scouts to attend the Scuba Live Aboard Adventure at the Sea Base - . The trip is planned for March 25 to April 1, 2018.  Scouts must be 13 years of age and graduated the 8th grade or 14 years old by September 1 of that year.  Cost is $1,200 plus travel.  Interested?  Contact Mike Brown, Scoutmaster at or call him at 540-578-2588.
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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