Bayport Scout Reservation
Bayport Scout Reservation is conveniently located in Jamaica, Virginia, with access to the Chesapeake Bay and operated by the Colonial Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America. From our first year camper program to our high adventure activities, Bayport can be your destination for provisional Scouts or large troops and crews.
If you are tired of making multiple trips to meet your unit's needs, then you've come to the right place. Bayport Scout Reservation is a full-service reservation with programs to meet the needs of everyone in your unit. Plus, you won't find outdated and old facilities about Bayport. Our 300 acre property features newly constructed facilities with the latest in health and safety standards. Take a look around, we think you'll like what you see!
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Be A Scout
So, you or your son or daughter wants to be a Scout, but you don’t know where to start?! You have come to the right place!!
It’s more than a motto, it’s a way of life. Being prepared means having the ability to deal with the many challenges life presents– that’s what Scouting is all about. Through it’s time-tested program, Scouting provides young people with the opportunities to mentor to their peers, build character, and enrich their faith. These activities build stronger family bonds and help youth reach their full potential by instilling values that last a lifetime. The result is children, families, and communities that are stronger and better prepared for the future.
There are four age appropriate programs in Scouting and they are as follows:
CUB SCOUTS AGES 6-10
Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and their parents. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.
Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide boys through the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.
Family involvement is an essential part of Cub Scouting, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in the program. Through interaction between parents, leaders and friends, boys learn citizenship, compassion, and courage. This family and community-centered approach to learning means that Cub Scouting is truly time well spent.
To find a Cub Scout Pack in your area, visit www.Beascout.org
Most people associate Boy Scouting with outdoor adventure– and with good reason. Scouting is an outdoor program designed to develop character, citizenship, and fitness. With the Scout Oath and Law as a guide, Scouting helps a boy develop into a well-rounded young man.
Through the advancement program, a Scout can progress in rank through achievements, gaining additional knowledge and responsibilities. Earning merit badges provides opportunities for Scouts to be introduced to a lifelong hobby or a rewarding career.
In Boy Scouting, youth take responsibility for the activities of the troop. By Planning and organizing activities, they develop teamwork and learn to lead as well as follow. Through the support of parents and religious and neighborhood organizations, Scouts develop an awareness and appreciation of their role in their community.
To Find a Boy Scout Troop in your area, visit www.beascout.org
VENTURING AGES 14-20
Venturing is a program for young men and young women ages 14 through 20. Venturing is one of the fastest growing programs in the Boy Scouts of America.
The purpose of Venturing is to provide experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. Young people in Venturing learn leadership skills and participate in challenging outdoor activities.
Venturing focuses resources that help a community organization provide wholesome, flexible, well-rounded, challenging activities, tailor-made for teenage youth. Those resources include access to Boy Scout camping properties, a recognition program, youth protection training, and specific program helps for a variety of outdoor disciplines.
To find a Venturing Crew in your area, visit www.beascout.org