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  • 2015 Camp Cards Sale
    Get your Camp Card now! The one and only licensed and nationally endorsed Camp Card for the Shenandoah Area Council Scouts.
  • Important Information about 15 Passenger Vans
    Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with the Scouting program and activities.
  • Philmont 2016!
    Registration is now open for Philmont 2016!
  • New BSA License Plates for Virginia
    J. Randall Minchew (Virginia House of Delegates) has filed a HB 1774 allowing for creation of a Boy Scouts of America license plate.
  • Stand Strong Together
    You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, How about 'Giving Tuesday'?
  • Crisis Communication 2014
    The BSA creates programs to help build character and integrity of America's youth. As such, the Shenandoah Area Council must be prepared to communicate effectively with its members, employees, community partners and the media at all times.
  • Updated Charter Renewal Process
    Important information about the updated Charter Renewal Process
  • What Makes a Trained Leader
    Recognizing the importance of a quality program, and the desire of reducing risk management and improving retention, we recommend that in order for a unit to recharter all unit leaders must be trained for the position they serve by January 2015.
  • Dear Friend of Scouting:
    May 30, 2014 Dear Friend of Scouting: On behalf of our youth members and adult volunteers, I want to personally thank you for your gift to our Friends of Scouting campaign. Because of your commitment, the Shenandoah Area Council has been able to impact our local community. Collectively, Scouts across our council have given more than 190,000 hours of volunteer service and collected more than 70,000 pounds of food for the needy. Based on the national volunteer hour value, that translates into more than $4.1 million dollars given back to our local nine-county area through Scouting.
  • Program Updates 2014 and Beyond!
    The next three years promise to be exciting for Scouting as all three of our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. Venturing is first up in 2014 with a totally new program and recognition approach focusing on progressive development in adventure, leadership, and service to others and personal growth.
  • New BSA Medical Forms
    Deciding which version of the BSA's Annual Health and Medical Record you need shouldn't raise your blood pressure.
  • Important Information for Life Scouts & Eagle Scouts
    The Bill of Rights Institute is excited to announce the launch of their BRAND NEW Eagle Scout Competition. The competition is open to high school students who are Eagle Scouts, or Life Scouts who are planning or implementing their Eagle Scout project. The competition asks applicants to answer two questions related to the Constitution and the Founding Principles for a chance to win $1,000!
  • Amazon Smile
    If you're doing your shopping from home because it's simply just too cold to go out, don't forget
  • Doing Our Fair Share
    It costs the Shenandoah Area Council over $250 per registered Scout to support a year of the Scouting Program for each youth. The Council can cover over $120 per regsitered Scout by Council Fundraising events, programs, and activity fees and the popcorn sales. We need the support of all of our units to help us reach our year financial goals to continue to put on a great program for our youth.
  • What You Need to Know as a New Leader
    Watch this video on what you need to know as a new leader...