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.

2014 District Award Recipients

The Three Rivers District held our annual District Dinner on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.  We would like to congratulate the following Scouters for their outstanding service to our youth.

Cub Scouter of the Year (Small Unit) – Rob Ogden

Boy Scouter of the Year (Small Unit) – Clark Ryder

Boy Scouter of the Year (Large Unit) – John Crowder III

Cub Scout Committee Member of the Year - Mike Zemienieuski

Boy Scout Committee Member of the Year – Amy Switts

Cub Scout ‘Sparkplug’ Award – Jill Alberts

Boy Scout ‘Sparkplug’ Award – Jay Foster

Unit Commissioner of the Year – Chuck Kelley

District Committee Member of the Year – Tracy Decker

Legend of Service Award – Willie Adams

Honor Unit - Troop 259

District Award of Merit - Mike Reitelbach

District Award of Merit - Leslie Crowder

District Award of Merit - Christian Tynch

Day Camp Pack Coordinator Training

Day Camp Pack Coordinators:

The Day Camp Guide is on the Tidewater Council and Three Rivers District website.  The Council is hosting orientation sessions for the Pack Coordinators to help you better understand your role in the Day Camp process.  This is not required, but it is encouraged that each Pack planning to attend camp, have a representative attend a session.  Pack Coordinators are the unit’s point of contact for the Camp Directors.  It is important to have all required forms completed at the time of registration.  Coordinators help their units stay informed about camp and schedule their volunteers to meet scout to adult ratio for each day of camp.  Session will last about 1 hour.

Choose a session and RSVP to Kirsten so that a proper amount of materials are available.  Options:  April 1st , 7th or 16th at 7pm at Pollard’s Chicken, 1924 Centerville Tnpk, Virginia Beach 23464


Day Camp Information

We are gearing up for another great year of Cub Scout Day Camps.  This year’s theme is ‘Explore the Seven Seas’.

Cub Scout Day Camp is a weeklong outdoor experience for boys. Camps vary in the hours of operation, but they normally run from 8:30 or 9:00 AM to 3:30 or 4:00 PM. Twilight camps normally run from 3 or 4 PM until dark. This gives parents the opportunity to be involved on a more flexible schedule.  All registered Cub Scouts are eligible to attend day camp.

The early discount to register for Day Camp is $95.00 per camper for all fees paid on or before April 30. After April 30, the normal registration fee is $105.00 until June 1. No registrations will be accepted after June 1 without the written permission of the camp or program director for the desired camp.

The Three Rivers District will be running two Day Camps this year.

  • Portsmouth – Coast Guard Base – Twilight Camp
    • Director: Christian Tynch
    • Dates: June 22 – 26, 2015, 3:00PM – 9:00PM
  • Chesapeake – St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
    • Director: Ed Davis
    • Dates: July 6 – 10, 2015, 9:00AM – 3:30PM

Please refer to the Leader’s Guide below for more information.

Leader’s Guide | PDF

Authorization to Pickup | PDF

Cub Scout Registration Form | PDF

Immunization Exemption | PDF

Medical Form – Parts A, B | PDF

Pack Payment Form | PDF

Pack Roster Form | PDF

Staff Registration Form | PDF

Tot-lot Registration Form | PDF


2015 Spring Camporee Leader Guide

The 2015 Spring Camporee Leader’s Guide has been released and is available below.

The Camporee will be the weekend of May 1-3, 2015 and will be held at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, 1320 Northwest Blvd #100, Chesapeake, VA 23322.  Cost to attend this event is $13 if registered by April 17th.  More details are in the Leader’s Guide.  Contact Phil Koelsch with any questions.

Leader’s Guide | PDF

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