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Community Service: Special Olympics Virginia-Volunteer to Cheer

May 28, 2013

Troop 472 will be Volunteering to Cheer at this year’s Summer Games on June 8 in Richmond!

Attire will be Class B uniforms, we will be meeting at the entrance of Softball Complex at 10:30 am.

***Parents must be present to chaperone***Please print and complete an Activity Consent Form and Approval-Permission Slip:
With your support, we are well on our way to filling the stands and making this a memorable experience for our entire community.

You are scheduled to Volunteer to Cheer at:

Glen Allen Softball Complex, 2206 Mountain Road, Glen Allen
Softball Tournament
Saturday, June 8, 2013
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We hope you’re looking forward to a FAN-tastic day with Special Olympics

Please encourage your friends, family and coworkers to join us
too. They simply need to visit to sign up and help us reach our goal of 2,000 FAN-atics!



Webelos Crossover on 5/25 @ Fairfield Public Library

May 25, 2013

To all Scouts of Troop 472, the Webelos II’s of Pack 472 would like to invite you to special ceremony known as the Webelos Crosover .

We would be honored if you would attend, and help us celebrate Jerry P. and Jacob G. in their rite of passage from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, both Jerry and Jacob have earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award one can receive as a Cub Scout.

We are all extremely proud if the hard work and sacrifice they, along with their parents, have put in to achieve this distinction.

All scouts past and present are welcome to attend, so all of our scouts can see what we all hope they achieve on there Trail to Eagle.

Saturday May 25, 2013

Webelos II Crossover (10:00am – 11:30am)

Fairfield Public Library

*All Scouts and Leaders are to be dressed in full Class A uniform*

 Family and friends are encouraged to attend and support the scouts.


Troop 472 @ Dominion Riverrock Festival on May 18th

May 17, 2013

The scouts of Troop 472 will be going to the Dominion River Rock on May 18th from 12pm to 2pm.

“Dominion Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and the Sports Backers, is the East Coast’s premier outdoor lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand up paddleboarding, and dog jumping. The event was designed to promote Richmond’s unique riverfront, downtown trails and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts”. -from

Schedule for Saturday, May 18

  • Vendor Booths and Interactive Village open 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Group Hike presented by Central VA Trailblazers 12:00 p.m.
  • Bouldering (Men’s & Women’s Qualifying) 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Black Dog Paddle SUP Yoga Demo 12:15 – 12:35 p.m.
  • Group Hike presented by Central VA Trailblazers 1:00 p.m.
  • Mountain Bike Skills Course tour with Richmond MORE 1:00 p.m.
  • Subaru Ultimate Air Dogs presented by Zuke’s(Qualifying #3) 1:00 p.m.
  • Kayak Boatercross presented by Cudas 1:00 p.m.
  • Thule Urban Assault Mountain Bike Race 1:00 p.m.
  • FREE CONCERT: The Trongone Band 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Group Hike presented by Central VA Trailblazers 2:00 p.m.

Rules of Brown’s Island
What you can bring with you to the fest:
Dogs (please pick up after them!)
Lawn chairs and blankets

What items must stay at home:
Large backpacks, bags, coolers, etc.
Alcohol (*Alcohol will be for sale on site)
Bottles/glass containers
Contraband (drugs and weapons)
Laser pointers
Skateboards, inline skates, etc.
Flying objects (kites, Frisbees, footballs, etc.

Area Map:

Cardinal District Merit Badge Weekend 4/12-4/14

April 9, 2013


The Cardinal District is proud to present its annual Merit Badge Weekend at the Cub Adventure Camp located in Goochland County on April 12-14, 2013. During the day, each Scout will have the opportunity to work on and earn a merit badge. The merit badges will be taught at various locations throughout Scout camp.  For new Scouts, there will be a course on Scout fundamentals taught by the Order of the Arrow. The new Scouts will also have the opportunity to earn the fingerprinting merit badge.

Registration for Merit Badge Weekend is online at  Each unit is required to have their unit’s health forms of all its campers in camp at all times. If there are special health requirements for any Scout or adult leader, please notify the event chairman.

Please forward any questions or concerns to the event chairman (Joe Miller, 615-7099, or the district program chairman (Scott Davis, Our goal is to have a safe, fun event for all participants. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Cardinal District Merit Badge Weekend!

Optional Troop Event: Alpha Phi Omega Merit Badge Day on 4/6 @ Longwood College

March 31, 2013

Doubleknot is for preregistration only, please pay event fee at registration on the 6th, and make checks payable to “Alpha Phi Omega”. Preregistration necessary for class limitations and lunch orders.


Details about Merit Badges Offered. Requirements Covered and Prerequisities

Citizenship In The Nation [Session A Only]
Requirements covered in full – 1,4,5,7 & 8 [2, 3 & 6 can be presented/discussed if work towards them is conducted prior to the event]

Family Life [Session A Only]
Requirements Covered in Full – 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7

Radio [Session B Only]

Communication [Sessions A & B]
Session A Requirements Covered – 1 c, 2 a/b & 3
Session B Requirements Covered – 7a & 9 [4 & 5 can be presented/discussed if completed prior]

Journalism [Sessions A & B]
Requirements Covered in Full in Both Sessions – 1, 2a, 3 a/d [Requirement 5 can be presented/discussed with counselor if completed prior]

Wilderness Survival [Sessions A & B]
Requirements Covered in Full in both Sessions – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 & 12

Disability Awareness [Sessions A & B]
Session A Requirements Covered – 1, 3, & 5 c
Session B Requirements Covered – 5c, 6 & 7 [2 & 4 can be presented/discussed if completed prior]

Computers [Sessions A & B]
Requirements Covered in Full – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6b/6c/6d, 9
Scouts Will Be Able to Work Towards Req. 7 in Session B

Motorboating [Sessions A & B]
Requirements Covered in Full – 1a, 2b, 3, 4
{Counselor will have a motorboat on campus!}

Photography [Sessions A & B]
Session A Requirements Covered – 1,2,3, 4(Partial), 5
Session B Requirements Covered – 4 (Field Assignment), [1,2,3 & 5 can be completed during Session B if Scout has prepared prior to event]
*Scouts are encouraged to bring their own cameras (DSLR preferred).

Cycling [Sessions A & B]
Session A Requirements Covered – 2, 3, & 5
Session B Requirements Covered – 4, 6 & 7
*Scouts are strongly encouraged to bring their own bikes.

First Aid [Sessions A & B]
Session A Requirements Covered – 2,3 & 4
Session B Requirements Covered – 5 & 6

Reminder: Let’s go to 2013 Spring Break Camp!

March 10, 2013



Heart of Virginia Council

APRIL 1 – 5, 2013

Cost $180.00
$90.00 for Leaders

Spring Break camp is an opportunity to earn Eagle required merit badges and many other merit badges not normally offered during summer camp.

For more details & to register online go to

Register as a Troop or Provisional
Don’t sit around this spring break bored.
Get your friends together and come to Spring Break Camp!


T. Brady Saunders with A-Frame Camp Tents and Cafeteria Style Dining Hall
The Trading Post will be open and fully stocked
Pre-order Spring Break Camp T-Shirt Online!

2013 Tournament of Eagles-5/20 @ the Federal Club

March 9, 2013




The Heart of Virginia Council’s premier charity golf event, The Tournament of Eagles, will be held at the Federal Club on Monday, May 20, 2013. Golfers of all skill levels are invited to participate in this Captain’s Choice formatted event. All proceeds go to support Scouting locally, so select a team, enter the competition, and support Scouting in your community. It’s a round of golf for you, adventures of a lifetime for a boy.


You or your company may choose from one of the the following sponsorship opportunities. Your generous support may be recognized on signage at the site of your sponsorship choice or on additional tournament signage and program materials.


  •  2 Foursomes
  •  Recognition in Program Materials
  •  Signage at 2 holes


  •  Foursome
  •  Recognition in Program Materials
  • Add hole signage for an additional $250


You and your company may choose from one of these options and be recognized with signage at the site.
Lunch – Golf Cart – Beverage – Warm Up Area


  •  Non-playing sponsorship
  •  Signage at one hole


  •  Individual Player