Dear Scouts and Scouters:
It’s February at Your Northern Virginia Scout Shop; here’s what’s happening
- The 2015 Boy Scouts Requirements book, the authoritative resource for the most current rank, merit badges, and special awards requirements, will be available for purchase at your Scout shop in February.
Along with a few changes to requirements, this year’s book features a number of minor clarifying adjustments to language and added footnotes
providing additional information. The approach to positions of responsibility for Lone Scouts has also been expanded to Star and Life Ranks.
There are minor updates to 16 merit badges, and more significant changes to Canoeing, Swimming, and Whitewater.
Two new merit badges are featured as well: Animation; and Signs, Signals, and Codes.
- Make Your Blue and Gold Banquet Memorable Time to Shine and the Recognition Special….!
From cupcake towers and tablecloths… to terrific ways to recognize excellence… your source for everything Blue & Gold is here at the Scout Shop
Yes, the Cub Scout event-of-the-year is a party after all, so we’ve got great-looking celebration coordinates that add the fun and the festive to your banquet hall. Make your planning and prep that much easier, you’ll also find a complete selection of recognition supplies at the store, including books, plaques, certificates, leader gifts, and more.
- Scout Sunday is February 8th and this is also BSA’s birthday this year. The Scout Shop has patches, pins, neckerchiefs, and program covers to help you make the day a memorable one.
- President’s Day Americana T-shirts Now $5.99 These great value tees are a fun and fitting tribute to both the USA and BSA. Limited selection of sizes; get yours while they last!
- The World Friendship Fund Campaign: During the period of February 1st – February 15th, the National Scout Shops will collect voluntary contributions of Scouts and leaders for the World Friendship Fund. Our goal is to collect a $1.00 from everyone who visits the scout shop during this two week period. The World Friendship Fund gives the youth members of the BSA an opportunity to help fellow Scouts who are in need of their support. It teaches Scouts that Scouting is global. The World Friendship Fund has provided Scouts from around the world with Scouting literature, uniforms, summer camp equipment, computers, and other Scouting-related supplies. Since the inception of the World Friendship Fund, Scouts and leaders, throughout the USA, have donated more than $1 million to the World Friendship Fund.
- The Springfield Scout Shop’s shopping center will begin on March 1st to have a new look.. Your Scout Shop Will Be Open during the shopping center’s construction. We will open normal hours. Please pardon our mess and thank you for your support during the shopping center’s remodel.
Northern Virginia Scout Shop Springfield, VA P703.321.4836; fax 703.321.4838 Hours M – F 9am -7pm; Sat 10am -5pm
Ravensworth Shopping Center
5232 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
***We are Tax Free Everyday, when you shop at the Springfield, VA scout shop***
John Ralbovsky | Store Manager