District Award Nomiations Due 12/31/14

Each year the Three Rivers District honors its volunteer scouters by conferring special recognition awards, resulting from nominations made by individuals who have personal knowledge of the efforts and service provided by their nominees. The award categories and minimum requirements for each award are provided below as a guide to assist units or individuals in nominating deserving volunteers.

Any registered Scout volunteer may be nominated for the awards listed below; specific category guidelines apply. All nominees must be registered and trained for the position in which they are nominated.

Anyone may submit nominations. All nominations must be received by the Three Rivers District Awards Committee by December 31st, 2014 to be considered. All nominations must be in writing using the official nomination forms. Units are strongly encouraged to collect and include as much relevant information on nominees and submit one nomination per award category. Providing detailed and accurate facts and information improves your nominee’s chances of receiving recognition.

Awards can be submitted in several ways. The preferred method is using electronic submission. Nomination forms may be electronically filled out or printed, filled out and then scanned. These electronic submissions can be emailed to: 3rivers.district.awards@gmail.com

Nominations may be hand delivered at any District roundtable between now and December 31st. They may also be turned in or mailed to the Council Service Center in a sealed envelope and marked:

Attn: Three Rivers District

Awards Nomination Committee

District Award Nomination Package | PDF

Tidewater Council University of Scouting

University of Scouting is supplemental training in all Scouting programs, regardless of your position or how long you have been in Scouting.  Earn your “degree” by taking the required number of sessions and learn how to make your unit’s programs more relevant and exciting.  Registration opened on October 1 with early bird ending on November 19, 2014. Regular registration ends December 19, 2014.

For more information, see the registration and course information packet below.

2015 University of Scouting Packet | PDF

New Tidewater Council Website!

Tidewater Council has updated the layout of their website!  Please review the following notice from the Council office regarding this change:

The Tidewater Council has one of the oldest electronic presences on the Internet.  In fact, it dates back to somewhere in the mid 90’s.

The first website space was first provided by the Virginian-Pilot and Pilotonline.

The council then moved to a new web address and the current: tidewaterbsa.com

The first website was set up and maintained by Eagle Scout Kerry Sipe.  The newest version was created by Tidewater Eagle Scout Jeremy Balch.

Jeremy is looking for feedback on the new website.  There is a feedback link on the website that you can communicate directly with Jeremy.

Before you give feedback, remember that the Boy Scouts of America has many official Scouting sites that has detailed information on many subjects.  The purpose of our website is not to duplicate the efforts of the national organization but to provide local information on the programs and issues of our local Scouting program.

Content for the site will be generated by volunteers at every level of Scouting.  We urge all our district and council committees to make sure they are using the website properly to give proper and correct Scouting information to our current volunteers, youth members and future members.

The challenge of any website is that information must be relevant, timely, consistent, and easy to find.

Scouting does a lot and its forever changing.  As it should!

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