Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

Scout Programs Scouts

Activity pins and merit badge workshops are offered for these B.S.A. Scouts.  For details regarding Girl Scout badge workshops, workshops please call 751-4946.  

All workshops will be held at Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, 23832. CHSV Logo1

Preregistration and payment required for these workshops. You can register by contacting: Bryan Truzzie, 804-751-4946 or  You will receive an email with special instructions and forms for the workshop.  The cost of the program does not include badge.  Details: Email Bryan Truzzie, or telephone 804-751-4946.

The following merit badge workshops are offered by a certified merit badge counselor with the Heart of Virginia Council. 


Saturday, December 11, 2021, 10 am – 1 pm: This program is designed for Scouts looking to fulfill the merit badge requirements that address rights, duties and citizenship around the world.  Learn about international law, world trade, how governments function, foreign relations and forms of government.  Please call for prerequisites.  

Citizenship in the World - Castlewood
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​​CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION                  

Saturday, December 11, 2 apm – 4 pm: This program helps scouts to understand their rights, liberties and freedom as citizens by discussing important historical documents, learning the branches of government and examining important historical speeches.  Please call for prerequisites. 

Citizenship in the Nation - Castlewood
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Saturday, December 4, 10 am – 1 pm:  This program is designed for Scouts looking to fulfill the merit badge requirements that address rights, liberties and cultural heritage.  Please call for prerequisites. 

Citizenship in the Community - Castlewood - $8 Per Person
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Spring Break Archaeology Merit Badge Workshop This program is geared for scouts ages 11-17 looking to obtain their merit badge for this special achievement. This day-long workshop will address all aspects of the archaeological process including site surveys, excavation and artifact repair. Bring lunch and drink. Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Road Monday, April 5, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, April 9, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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This workshop is designed for scouts looking to fulfill their merit badge requirements addressing GPS skills, navigation, concepts of wayfinding, demonstrating skills in utilizing hand held receivers, plotting a course, learning about caches and understanding various geocaching concepts. Bring lunch and drink.

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About Our Newsletter...

Messenger Newsletter

The Chesterfield Historical Socciety of Virginia's Newsletter (titled"The Messenger") presented here are the online versions.  Some of the files may appear to load slow due to the large size of the formatted file.m All Meseegers published by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia are located in the CHSV Research Library.  Each are a valuable tool for researching Chesterfield County people and their history. Our Library Volunteers are to assist you if needed.  Members of the Society receive the free newsletter quarterly.  You are encourage to join.  The Messenger Newsletter is printed quarterly.  It is produced and edited by Diane Dallmeyer Hewitt.  Diane is a published author in her own right and has written many interesting historical article for the local area papers.  Many are still online.  Click Photograph for a larger view.

Members and volunteers find many opportunities to learn local history and share their skills and knowledge.  We have on-going projects to collect and transcribe the written records of Chesterfield County for all to use.  Throughout the year we serve nearly 10,000 patrons to our sites, library, and our programs, including local school children.

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