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2015 Events

Below is a list of events happening at Pipsico in 2015.  Events that are hosted by Pipsico will have a link under “Special Events” at the top of this page as information becomes published.  Once events are over, links are taken down to minimize superfluous  content.  If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

January

February

  • Camp Staff Interviews:  February 18  (go to application)
  • Survival Challenge:  February 27 – March 1

March

April

  • Cub Family Camp #1:  April 10-12
  • Camp Staff Interviews:  April 18 (go to application)

May

  • 2804th Cub Scout Olympiad:  May 8-10
  • OA – Ordeal #2:  May 15-17 (go to OA forms page)
  • Warber Fishing Tournament:  May 23
  • Guns ‘n’ Grillin‘ #1:  May 29-31

June

July

August

September

  • Cardboard Boat Float:  September 18-20
  • Guns ‘n’ Grillin‘ #2:  September 25-27

October

  • Cub Family Camp #2:  October 9-11
  • Cub Family Camp #3:  October 16-18
  • OA – Fall Fellowship:  October 23-25 (go to OA forms page)
  • Dirt Bike Race:  October 30 – November 1

November

  • Pumpkin Chunkin’:  November 6-8
  • OA – Work Weekend:  November 13-15 (go to OA forms page)
  • Sporting Clays Tournament:  November 21

December

  • Hornaday Weekend:  December 4-6
  • Zomboree:  December 11-13

A Little About Pipsico

Pipsico Scout Reservation is located in Surry County, Virginia. It encompasses more than 900 acres of woodland, open fields and marshes. The terrain includes a natural ravine system and ranges in elevation from 20 to more than 100 feet above sea level. Pipsico Scout Reservation’s northern boundary extends for a mile and half along the banks of the historic James River.

Cliffs 60 to 75 feet high overlook a picturesque mile long sandy beach and several cypress tree coves. The cliff walls are studded with marine shells and fossils providing tangible evidence of the James River’s influence on life over the centuries. The beach has proven to be a beach comber’s delight for discovering nautical treasures like shark teeth, prehistoric whale bones, driftwood and a peaceful observation site for beautiful shoreline sunrises and sunsets.

Tidewater Council purchased this land in 1958. It has been preserved and maintained as close to its natural state as possible. The “Red Trail” trail that encircles the reservation provide a variety of visual and ecological wonders for hikers of all ages to marvel at. Along the trail you may choose to stop and see the “Pipsico Tree” a tulip poplar nearly 20 feet in circumference that predates the arrival of the first English colonists or stroll along the sandy beach of the James River and observe the flight of the bald eagles that nest on the reservation. As you hike through the wooded areas imagine yourself as one of the early settlers and experience the history that is part of this land!