Scout Appreciation Week with Great Outdoor Provision Company

The Tidewater Council is teamed with the Great Outdoor Provision Co for their ‘Scout Appreciation Week’. Please click here to visit Our Scout Campaign page. There is a special 20% Off coupon for Scout friends and family and for every person who clicks on the ‘Click Here to Help!’ button, $4 will be donated by Great Outdoor Provision Co to our Boy Scouts!

Also important, near the bottom of the campaign page beneath the Council logo is a link where you can send Great Outdoor Provision Co a thank you note. Our business sponsors want to hear from you! The more we appreciate them, the more they give! So please thank Great Outdoor Provision Co for their support and please post this campaign on Facebook and Tweet it out to family and friends!

STEM NOVA Mentor Training

This workshop will train parents and interested adults to:

– Learn about and promote BSA’s STEM/Nova awards, website, Facebook page

– Register with BSA as a counselor and/or mentor to support BSA’s STEM/Nova program

– Understand their role in encouraging BSA’s STEM awards for youth they serve.

– Discover how BSA’s Nova Awards program helps youth be “Prepared. For Life.”

STEM/Nova Program Counselor and Mentor Training

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10 am – Noon (Check in begins at 9:45 am)

Location: Tidewater Council Service Center, 1032 Heatherwood Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Contact: Bob Zastrow, (757)-651-4899, or

Sign-up online at

Registration Deadline is May 22, 2015. There is NO charge for this training.

Registration Information | PDF

Life to Eagle Presentation

Life to Eagle Scout Workshop

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm (Check in begins at 6:15pm)

Location: Deep Creek Baptist, 250 Mill Creek Parkway, Chesapeake VA 23323

Contact: Bob Zastrow, (757)-651-4899, or

Sign-up in advance online at

Registration Information | PDF

New Cub Scout Books are in!

The new Cub Scout books are now in the Scout Shop! We now have all the new literature to support the new Cub Scout program! Youth handbooks will sell for $1.00 off regular price through April 30th. This can add up to substantial savings for units making crossover purchases. We also have all the new Cub Scout Leader books. There are leader books for each den, as well as a new Cub Scout Leader book!

Apply to be the 2015 NESA Eagle Scout Marine Biologist

The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) has expanded its special projects to place Eagles on expeditions. These unique experiences provide an entry into the world of exploration. In 2015, NESA will select an Eagle Scout to participate in an opportunity to join the Smithsonian Narwhal Tusk Research program in Greenland.

Eagle Scouts who are qualified and would like to be considered for this wonderful opportunity must submit a 250 word essay to with the subject line of Eagle Scout Arctic Marine Biologist, no later than midnight, April 24, 2015. Finalists will be required to submit a 3 minute YouTube video within a week of announcement expressing reasons to support their selection.

To qualify as the 2015 Eagle Scout Biologist, candidates must:

  • Be an Eagle Scout
  • Be 18 years of age by June 1, 2015
  • Major or intend to major in a biological science in college or graduate school
  • Be prepared to blog, speak, write, and be interviewed on behalf of Scouting to report on the trip, what it means to him personally, and how Scouting prepared him for this.
  • Either have a current passport or obtain one no later than May 30, 2015
  • Submit an essay no more than 250 words on why you are the best person to go on an expedition to the Arctic Greenland as the 2015 Eagle Scout Arctic Marine Biologist. This must be submitted no later than midnight April 24, 2015.

The person selected to be the 2015 Eagle Scout Arctic Marine Biologist will be notified May 8, 2015. Costs for the selected candidate will be paid by NESA, except for about $1000. Due to very limited space on site, the Eagle will not be able to have a companion join him. Dates for this 10-14 day trip will be in early August.

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