Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council

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Basic Information

Address: 1032 Heatherwood Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone Number: 757-497-2688
Fax Number: 757-473-3305

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Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council
Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council
Boy Scouts of America, Tidewater Council
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Additional Information

Focus: Working through engaging activities, we empower youth from all backgrounds to develop character, citizenship, personal fitness, positive self-image, and leadership skills.
School District: Chesapeake Public Schools, Norfolk Public Schools, Portsmouth Public Schools, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Camden County School District, Currituck County School District, Dare County School District, Edenton-Chowan School District, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School District, Gates County School District, Perquimans County School District, Water's Edge Village School District
County: Chesapeake, VA; Norfolk, VA; Portsmouth, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Camden, NC; Chowan, NC; Currituck, NC; Dare, NC; Gates, NC; Pasquotank, NC; Perquimans, NC
Ages: 5-20

Year-round, age-appropriate, volunteer-led programs for boys and girls held in neighborhoods throughout the region.


Tidewater Council traces its origin to 1911, the year following the establishment of the Scouting movement in America. In over 100 years, Tidewater Council has served hundreds of thousands of Scouts.

Program Highlights:

Boy Scouts of America teaches kids to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Camp at Pipsico Scout Reservation, a 916-acre camp on the James River that was part of the original Jamestown Colony. Catch a Norfolk Tides baseball game and sleep on the field after the game. Go in-depth with STEM day at Nauticus. And much more!

Support Services:

Training for youth and adult volunteers, financial assistance.


Programs include weekly activities, camping, hiking, boating, high adventure, STEM programs, career exploration, and community service projects. Over 130 merit badges allow youth to explore numerous hobbies and careers.

Program Information:

Based on proven curriculums, Scouting programs engage youth through service projects, STEM activities, camping and outdoor adventures, experiential learning projects, career exploration, high adventure, advancement, leadership opportunities, and community and family involvement.
The goal of Scouting is to prepare young people for life. Scouting teaches life lessons centered on the four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership. Scouting provides youth with programs and activities that allow them the opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical decision-making.
Every unit varies their program calendar to meet the needs of the families they serve.

Slogan: Be Prepared.