COVID-19 News & Updates

Phase 2 Unit Meeting Update Letter 

Important Summer Camp Update Letter 5.14.20

Summer Camp FAQ's 

Below is our Council Contact information. We will be operating under regular business hours remotely during this closure.

SCOUTING AT HOME RESOURCES

BRMC SCOUT BINGO

Cub Scout 30 Day Challenge

K-2nd Grade 30 Day Challenge 

3rd- 4th Grade 30 Day Challenge 

Scouting Advancement From Home

SCOUTSHARE.ORG

THE MERITS OF AT-HOME SCOUTING

Completing Cub Scout Rank Adventures

Virtual Speaker Series

OTHER AT HOME RESOURCES 

Khan Academy     Futurelearn

Openlearn     Blocky

     Scratch     Ted ED

       National Geographic Kids     Learn Computer Science 

                    Duolingo     Mystery Science

  The Kids Should See This     The Imagination Tree

                 Crash Course      Crash Course Kids

    Crest Awards     Tinkercad

                   Prodigy Math     Big History Project

        Geography Games     STEM Simulators

  The Artful Parent     Red Ted Art

                                                                                                       Toy Theater

More resources will be posted here as they are avaliable

OFFICE STAFF

Title                        Name                    Email                                          Phone                    Area of Responsibility
Office Manager           Tina Carroll                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                    540-777-7970           FOS Pledges, Donations, & Billing
                                                                                                                                                                           Admin to the Scout Executive
                                                                                                                                                                           Membership Registration Back-up
                                                                                                                                                                           Office Manager 
Accounts Payable      Jana Underwood         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           540-777-7971          Bookkeeper, Billing, Payroll 
                                                                                                                                                                           Certificates of Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                           Accounts Payable 
Program                      Shirley Neiderhiser     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      540-777-7963          Summer Camp Registration
Registration                                                                                                                                                       Camp Cards (Records)
                                                                                                                                                                           Council Popcorn Sale (Records)
Event & Membership  Susan McKimmy         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          540-777-7972          Membership Registration
Registration                                                                                                                                                       Activities Registration  
                                                                                                                                                                           Advancement & Eagle Processing 
                                                                                                                                                                           Training Records 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Title                            Name                  Email                                            Phone                  Area of Responsibility
District Director                Bill Oswald              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           434-710-3633                Dan River District
                                                                                                                                                    Danville City, Pittsylvania, 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Halifax, & Charlotte Counties
District Executive              Andrew Tompkins   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         540-613-5150               Great Valley District 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Roanoke County, Salem, &
                                                                                                                                                                                   Botetourt County
District Executive              Lillian Gould           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   540-357-0656               Mountain Empire District 
                                                                                                                                                                                   Smyth, Wythe, Carrol, & 
                                                                                                                                                                                   Grayson Counties
District Director                 Dan Cross                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     276-229-9830                Patrick Henry District 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Martinsville, Henry, Patrick,
                                                                                                                                                                                    & Franklin Counties
District Director                 Nick Hoy                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   919-621-3919                Lynchburg City, Bedford, 
                                                                                                                                                                                   Amherst, Nelson, Campbell, 
                                                                                                                                                                                    & Appomattox Counties
Disrtrict Executive             Tremont Anderson      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       540-892-9318          Scoutreach Director for                                                                                                                                                                                               Roanoke and Lynchburg
District Executive               Bob Drury                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      540-904-2796          New River District 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Radford City, Montgomery, 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Pulaski, & Floyd Counties

MANAGEMENT STAFF

Title                            Name                  Email                                            Phone                  Area of Responsibility
Council Program          Maggie House         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         540-204-4093          Blue Ridge Scout Reservation    Director                                                                                                                                                                  Summer Camp Programs 
                                                                                                                                                                               Cub Scout Programming 
                                                                                                                                                                               Boy Scout Programming 
Marketing, Business        Ryan Patterson         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              540-588-6313          Marketing & Communications
& Communications                                                                                                                                               Website & Council Technology 
Director                                                                                                                                                                  Reservation Trading Post 
                                                                                                                                                                                Manager 
Director of Field               Bob Drury                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       540-904-2796          Director of Operations
Services                                                                                                                                                                  Field Staff Manager 
                                                                                                                                                                                Reservation Manager 
                                                                                                                                                                                Program Manager 
Chief Development          Ken Lyons                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               540-777-7967          Director of Fundraising &
Officer                                                                                                                                                                     Special Events
                                                                                                                                                                                United Way Relations
                                                                                                                                                                                Grants & Foundations
Scout Executive                George Clay                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   540-777-7969          Scout Executive 

 

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We're looking for staff members 16 years old or older to help us change lives this summer. No experience required, just a desire to teach Scouts new and old what the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation has to offer.( For more information and to apply for a summer of a lifetime Click here.

From Our Blog

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Hornaday Awards are the premier conservation awards in Scouting. The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest award in Scouting, with only a half a dozen awarded nationally each year compared to 50,000 Eagle ranks. Scouts who wish to earn a Hornaday award earn Merit Badges or Venturing Ranger award requirements and complete several large conservation projects. These projects are meant for the Scout to become an expert in conservation and are held to the standard of a conservation professional.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
National Youth Leadership Training Baden Powells's vision of Boy Scouting was centered on the patrol method and youth leadership. Having well-trained leadership within your troop or crew is an important part of providing agood experience for everyone involved. National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT) provides youth leaders with valuable leadership and training experience. NYLT teaches Scouts leadership skills and challenges them tothink about what it means to be a leader. Participants will be placed into patrols where they will work together using their skills of camping, fire building, cooking, and participating in leadership-building activities and presentations. This program is an intense, challenging 6-day otudoor training course designed todeveloop unit youth leaders, ages 13 to 18 years old. It will prove to be a positive experience for your scouts as it will focus on what a leader must BE , wht a leader must KNOW , and what a leader must DO . Prereguisites: Be at least 13 by first day of course. Mastered the skills and obtained rank of First Class. Completed a week-long camping experience and one year of Scouting. Obtained Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor permission to attend. Complete BSA Health form parts A, B, and C. NYLT will be July 19 - 23, 2020 at Claytor Lake Adventure Center. Click here for online registration .

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boy Scout age range?
Youth can join a Boy Scout troop who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check.
What supplies does a Boy Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Boy Scout needs is the Boy Scout Handbook.