NCAC Scouting Challenge
National Capital Area Council announces the NCAC Scouting Challenge! The Challenge begins January 1, 2012, and runs through Dec 31, 2015. It consists of four separate challenges:
Challenge 1: I’m Prepared
Challenge 2: I’m Eco-Friendly
Challenge 3: I’m Fit
Challenge 4: I’m Connected
Each challenge can be tackled by a unit as a whole or by an individual Scout. Once a Challenge level is completed, turn it in to your unit Advancement Chairperson, who will, in turn, send it electronically to Rick Kessel, Potomac District Advancement & Recognition Committee (ARC) Chairman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for approval and recording/tracking. The Potomac District ARC Chairman will inform the Council ARC of the award and keep accurate records as to who has earned which award within the district. The Potomac District ARC Chairman will electronically send the Scout a certificate (provided by Council) stating the Scout is entitled to purchase a special patch (part of a larger five-piece patch) from the front desk at the Marriott Scout Service Center. The center patch is priced at $3.00; the four segments are priced at $1.00 each.
Please note that certificates and records will be handled only electronically in Potomac District!
The center patch is available for purchase without a certificate at the MSSC. Each of the other four patch segments can only be purchased upon presenting a certificate from district at the MSSC. The patch for each level of challenge will be outlined in a different color to highlight when a challenge was completed; hence, each of the four challenges may be completed at each level of Scouting. For example, Scout A earns Challenge 4 in 2012, Challenges 2 & 3 in 2013 and Challenge 1 in 2014. Scout A will have the right to purchase all four sections (Challenge 4 outlined in one color, Challenges 2&3 in another color, and Challenge 1 outlined in yet another color) and will receive a medal and ribbon from Council. Any Scout who earns the right to wear all four patches will also receive a special neck ribbon with medal, to be presented by the NCAC Program Impact department.