Thursday, March 1, 2012

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Training

Capitol's Training Team, headed by Troop 436's Donald Hill, put on an incredible Outdoor Leadership Training this past weekend.  Thirty-Five Scoutmasters/Assistant Scoutmasters attended the event including one leader from the Stonewall Jackson Council. Here are some pictures from the Training.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Journey To Excellence

The Capitol District achieved Silver in the 2011 Journey to Excellence!  Individual Journey to Excellence patches for each unit can be ordered from the Scout Shop!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year!

Several cool programs are being offered for youth and adults over the next several months.  If any of your boys are interested in working on their Communication Merit Badge or Public Speaking Merit Badge, there is still time to sign up for the Patrick Henry Program.  If any adults still need to complete some training or want to have fun and take a refresher course in scouting, there is still time to sign up for the Commissioner College or the Outdoor Leadership Training.

If you are interested in any of these events, please email

3 Roundtable
13-16 Winter Camp
21 Patrick Henry Merit Badge Program
28 Patrick Henry Merit Badge Program

4 Patrick Henry Merit Badge Program
5 Scout Sunday
5-11 Scout Anniversary Week
11 Commissioner College
23 Council's Friends of Scouting Banquet
25-26 Outdoor Leadership Training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Welcome to the Capitol District of the Heart of Virginia Council's Blog.  This will be updated weekly with pictures and videos of what other units are doing and with information about happenings at the Camps, Council, and District. If you have pictures or videos you want to appear on the blog, please email them (or the youtube link) to

Hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Congratulations to Nick Minetti who received the Commissioner's Key Award at the December Roundtable! His work with Capitol District and with Troop 429 has been truly exceptional.

Scoutmaster Outdoor Training
Capitol Distict will be running the Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Outdoor Training program February 25th and 26th at Camp T. Brady Saunders.  All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are required to have gone through the Outdoor Training.  To sign up go to (the link is in the Scouting Links toolbar)

Roundtables are conducted the first Tuesday of every month at the First Baptist Church on Monument Ave.  Meet other Scouters and share ideas! The next Roundtable will be January 3rd at 7PM.