The Cardinal District is one of seven districts that make up the Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The District includes all of Goochland county as well as the areas of Hanover and Henrico counties west of Interstate 95. The Cardinal District serves as home to over 2500 Scouts and over 1000 leaders in 32 Cub Scout Packs, 35 Boy Scout Troops, and 15 Venture Crews.
Cub Scouting is fun! No matter what grade you are in, first through fifth, it can be a blast. Do you like to learn by doing? This is just the place. You can learn to tie knots, set up a tent, shoot a bow and arrow (archery). Have you ever cooked a meal on a campfire? Sent a secret code to a buddy? Built a birdhouse? Played Ultimate? Hiked? Earn rewards for doing these things in Cub Scouts.
There are more than 150 awards you can earn as a Boy Scout. Whether it’s a rank advancement, merit badge, or one of the many other individual awards, there is plenty for you to set your sights on.
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.