The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling the timeless values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The Colonial Virginia Council, BSA is the largest youth organization on the Peninsula and in the Southside of Virginia; serving the communities of: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Smithfield, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Emporia, Franklin, Lawrenceville, and the counties of Brunswick, James City, York, Gloucester, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Mathews, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex.
The Scout Service Center and Scout Shop are located at 11721 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA across from the FoodLion on Pilot House Dr.
The Scout Shop is a great place for almost all Scout related needs. Here you can shop for uniforms, handbooks, merit badges and much more! The Scout Shop Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9am- 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am- 3pm
The Scout Service Center is typically open 9-5, however appointments are recommended.
Wood Badge Training
Wood Badge is the premier training program for adult leaders in all Scouting programs- Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing leaders, as well as district and council leaders. The course is designed to train participants in the latest BSA leadership skills & techniques, as well as team development processes, all based on the mission and values of Scouting.
There are two parts of the Wood Badge experience:
The first part consists of six days (two weekends) of practical experience in an outdoor setting. You will have opportunity to learn skills and concepts that underlie the five core themes of Wood Badge.
The second part is an application phase of several months during which you apply the specific skills learned during the practical experience to your specific role in Scouting("the ticket").
When you have successfully completed both parts of the experience, you are presented with the Wood Badge beads, woggle, and neckerchief.
The Colonial Virginia Council's fall 2014 Wood Badge course will be held at the Bayport Scout Reservation near Jamaica, VA in two sessions that are each three days in duration: