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Once graduation is finished, the Buckskin experience has only just begun for our graduating youth leaders. We equip our graduates with the tools, confidence, and experience to return to their home troops and communities as empowered youth leaders. We hope that the Buckskin experience and training carries the Heart of Virginia Council and its Scouts to even greater heights. 

Here are some testimonials from previous course graduates, parents of graduates, HOVC troop leaders, and HOVC Council staff detailing the impact Buckskin has had on them, their Scouts, and their communities over the past few decades.  


"This program gave me the skills to succeed in college and at work. I am grateful that I was able to participate in Buckskin over 15 years ago."

- Joe Orr, former District Scout Executive of Cardinal District

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