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Boy Scouts of America to honor local volunteer Harold Cook

The Boy Scouts of America will present Harold Cook, past plant manager of Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, the second annual Distinguished Citizen Award.


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Year’s largest food drive to begin on Saturday

Local Boy Scouts of America and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are teaming up for Scouting for Food, the Boy Scouts’ annual food drive. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag filled with non-perishable food donations at their doors or mailboxes in the morning on Sat., Oct. 24


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STEM Education Center ribbon cutting

The Stonewall Jackson Area Council in partnership with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the STEM Education Shelter at Camp Shenandoah.


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Boy Scouts do a good turn on Shenandoah Valley battlefields

Local Boy Scout troops have teamed up with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) to pursue scout projects on the Third Winchester battlefield.


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Scouts leave for the National Jamboree

On July 15, 108 Scouts and 12 adult leaders of the Stonewall Jackson Area Council will depart for the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The event held every four years draws over 35,000 Scouts, adults, and volunteer staff. Scouts will participate in high adventure activities, community service projects, earn Merit Badges, and more.


Boy Scouts using Halloween to collect for Food Bank

There’s a different sort of trick or treating going on this Halloween! The Boy Scouts in the Valley and Charlottesville will be “Scouting for Food” this Saturday. Scouts will drop by homes, collect food left by residents at their doorsteps and bring the donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “Scouting for Food” begins […]


David Reynolds | It’s over

It’s over. Almost heaven won. Heaven lost. That once both feared and loved army of Boy Scouts will not be coming to East Virginia every four years. No, the National Boys Scouts Jamboree will be heading west to the other Virginia. They will still be using Interstate 64, but there will be no stopping in […]


No Jamboree in Rockbridge

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine released the following statement Tuesday on the Boy Scouts of America withdrawing the proposed Goshen site in Rockbridge County from consideration for the National Scouting Center and 2013 National Scout Jamboree:


David Reynolds | Baked brains

It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, Minn. Ditto for Rockbridgeland, Va. Except here the summer sun was hotter than up north. It may have baked a few brains. How else can you explain our local happenings? We all know that when you spend too much time in the noon day sun the mind […]