Jun 12


Trails End

Popcorn kernels – Maximize your bonus commission by attending one of the 2014 regional kickoffs.  Catch a local one on Tuesday, June 17th before school lets out.


Kickoff Training


May 02

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


May 8, 2014:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Thursday)

May 30 – 31, 2014:  6:00 PM Friday – 8:30 PM Saturday

Cost: $40.00 (includes handouts, camping, and food)

Mandatory Patrol Planning Meeting: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7PM – 9PM            

                                                               Luther Jackson Middle School                                                                3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church VA 22042 

Note: The patrol planning meeting will be to provide information participants need to  know for the upcoming weekend camping experience and delivers some course content.  This is also the time for participants to meet their fellow patrol members, come up with a patrol name, cheer, flag, elect a patrol leader, assign other patrol roles, and plan their meals.  IOLS models the patrol method; therefore, the planning meeting is mandatory.  


Weekend Camping: Sunday Friendly – Friday, May 30, 6PM – Saturday, 8:30PM


Lake Fairfax, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston VA 20190


About IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is an essential part of the basic training for adult leaders in Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews with an outdoor program.  This training is required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, Venturing Crew Advisors and Associate Advisors with Crews that have an outdoor program, and is recommended for interested Troop or Crew Committee Members who may participate in the outdoor program.  Additionally, any interested Cub Scout leader (Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Webelos Den Leader, etc.) who is transitioning to the Boy Scout program is welcome to participate.


Questions:  Please  contact:  Cliti  Shafer, 

                                                 George  Mason  District  Training  Chair 

  GMTraining.Chair@gmail.com  or  703.599.7615 


Registration:    Complete    and    mail    to    Cliti    Shafer,    2708    Pleasantdale    Rd    #103,    Vienna    VA    22180

Full    Name:    ______________________________

BSA    ID#:    ____________________________

Email:    __________________________________

Cell    #    (or    best    #):        _____________________

District:    _________________________________

Unit    Type:    Troop            Crew            Ship            Team            Pack

Scouting    Position:    _________________________

Unit    #:    ______________________________

Cash    or    Check    for    $40.00    made    payable    to    NCAC    should    be    included    when    registering.


Apr 01

Spring Camporee for 2014 canceled

The next Spring Camporee will be held at Camp Snyder, May 1-3, 2015

Apr 01

GM Scouts Honoring our Fallen Veterans

MemorialDayCelebrate Memorial Day by joining the George Mason District Venturers, Troops, and Packs  for “Flags-in”; placing American Flags on the graves of fallen Veterans.

The Scouts will be gathering in the parking lot at The National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042 on Monday, 26 May 2014. Please wear your Class A uniform.

Girl Scouts Welcome

Memorial Day Schedule:       0830-0900 – arrival and sign-in

                                              0915 – Opening & flag placement training

                                              0930 – begin flag placement

                                              1000, 1100, 1200 & 1300 – TAPS to blown

                                              1130 – Pizza Lunch

                                              1230 – Probable completion of event

Training by Crew 976 will include proper method to place flags and walking the rows of graves. 


On Memorial Day 2013 approximately 95 Scouts plus parents and Scouters from our District participated in this patriotic activity.  Scout service hours, (3hrs) patches and rockers will be available.  Cemetery Staff will supply flags, drinks, and a pizza lunch.  MSG Roussey, SM, Pack 661, has volunteered to blow TAPS; other buglers welcome.  Class-A uniforms. 


Note: Falls Church City Schools and Fairfax County Schools are on holiday Monday. 


For information contact Kurt R. Johnson, ADC Falls Church at (703) 849-8967 or e-mail: kurt_johnson@verizon.net


Mar 15

District Weblos Bridging is Canceled

The George Mason District Weblos to Scout Bridging Event scheduled for March 22, 2014 at Camp Snyder has been canceled.  Please email jludin@verizon.net if you have any questions.

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