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updated June 19, 2022

Cub Scouts Spend a Week at Day Camp Posted June 16, 2022

See Activities Tab for a description and some photos.

June 2022 New Member Orientation  posted June 4, 2022

On June 4, we had 3 new individual members and 1 family membership oriented at the chapterhouse.  These members are pictured below:

From L to R: Anna and Dirk Johnson (family membership) and Tim Johnson and Michael Simitoski. (individual members)  Lee Rose was absent for the photo
Welcome to our newest members of the chapter!

Events for the week of July 3 and Our Next Chapter Work Day on July 9, 2022  (Updated July 2, 2022)

We will have our monthly chapter meetings and events this week starting with the chapter board meeting on Tuesday (because of the Monday Independence Day holiday, the membership business meeting on Thursday evening and work day on Saturday. Always check the chapter calendar for times and locations.  

See the official chapter calendar for events during the month, for any changes to the official event schedules and if there are any changes to events based on covid-19.

If you desire an event to be placed on the calendar, please communicate with the president, Herbert Pritchett Sr at his cell phone number 540-226-0015 or his email address You should also reference the event requirements detailed in the Premises Use Agreement located on the Facilities web page.

During the active mowing season each Thursday is designated as a mowing/string trimming day.  The activity will usually start at 8 am or earlier and last until the grass and weeds have been cut. This schedule will commence at the end of April and will continue until first frost curtails the growth.  If the day is a washout, it might be rescheduled.  Watch for an email notice.

Usually in the first week of the month, the chapter will hold our board meeting on Monday (sometimes Tuesday if there is a holiday) evening at 6:30 pm and our membership meeting on Thursday evening at 7 pm. Both meetings will be in the chapter house.

Scheduled monthly workdays (first Saturday of the month typical schedule):
  • Saturday, grounds maintenance tasks begin at 8:00 AM,  All new members need to sign the roster sheet to obtain credit for work hours.  You must sign in when you arrive and sign out when you leave.  There are no exceptions. The kitchen area of the chapter house is off-limits except for kitchen crew on work day.
  • Saturday, Adopt-a-Highway roadside pickup event  (A roadside pickup is usually planned for work day if there is trash. For safety reasons a pickup will not be scheduled if the roadways are wet even if the rain has subsided.) There will be a pickup this June workday as the weather will be ideal. IMPORTANT: When a pick-up is scheduled and you are intending to participate, review and heed the safety requirements on the Conservation page.
  • Saturday, 9 AM, Prospective member interviews in the Activity Center temperature permitting (or chapterhouse-- ask) and new member orientation in chapterhouse.
  • Saturday, All-in-One badging photos between 9:30 AM to 12 noon. The photo sitting will be first come first served. If you are possessing a temporary access badge (either orange or white), please come in to obtain a proper photo ID. If you are replacing a badge (where a photo exists but the badge has failed due to misuse) there will be a new photo badge reissued for a fee of $10 using either your archived photo or a new photo taken at the time of issue.
  • Saturday, around 10 AM, a trap thrower training session will be offered as needed and weather permitting for the auto clay pigeon thrower on shotgun range (range 4). This is a  15 minute tutorial and demonstration (if demand exists; please advise if you want an orientation.)
Note: In consideration of the fact that members are volunteering their efforts in support of the chapter on monthly workdays other recreational pursuits (fishing or shooting as prime examples) are closed until workday is complete. It could be as late as 2 PM although it might end as early as 1 PM when work has completed. The workday tasks have priority. 
No other events are presently planned, however, it is always prudent to check with the official chapter calendar for any last minute changes.

Judge John W. Tobin Award for 2021 Presented Posted May 6, 2022

At the May membership meeting the prestigious Judge John W. Tobin Award was presented to member Al Saunders.  See additional details at the News page.

May 2022 New Member Induction  posted May 7, 2022

On May 7 we had 3 new individual members and 1 family membership oriented at the chapterhouse.  Actually, the weather cooperated and although it was overcast and a little chilly it was a good work day and work was done while we inducted the 5 new members.  These members are pictured below:

From L to R: Kathryn Murphy and James Cobb (family membership), and TJ Dietrich, Jason Bartlett, and Samuel Greene. (individual members)
Welcome to our newest members of the chapter!

Earth Day Celebration updated May 5, 2022

On April 23, Fredericksburg and the surrounding area celebrated Earth Day.  And the Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America participated in the celebration of  Earth Day on the Rappahannock at Old Mill Park.  We had four tables at the event... our chapter membership table, the Healing Waters Fly Fishermen was there and the Apiary had a table as will Troop 21, Boy Scouts, who helped with our barrel train attraction. 
Thanks for those that volunteered and supported at this annual event:

Family BBQ at the Activity Center on Saturday, June 11, 2022  Updated April 20, 2022

This year we had no Wild Game Dinner as we have traditionally held in March.  We have not had this recently due to the pandemic but we intend to return that traditional dinner again in March of 2023.  This is the 75th Anniversary of our chapter (chartered on February 27, 1947)  and the past several years have been tumultuous.  On Saturday, June 11, 2022 the chapter is planning a Member Appreciation Day BBQ.  This will be a family oriented day that will also commemorate our 75th Jubilee.  More on the planning as the plans coalesce.

New Additions to the Range Rules have been Published (Posted March 18, 2022)

The range rules have been updated.  You may read those rules and the changes on the Facilities Web Page and at the Member Login page.

Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 21 (Posted March 5, 2022)

The Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc. signed an agreement with Boy Scouts of America, Troop 21 to make them an affiliate of the chapter.  You will notice that our calendar has already placed a weekly meeting of the Troop on Monday evening at 7 pm.  You will also notice in the near future and as the weather gets better additional activity by the troop on the grounds as they begin to move their equipment to the property. When you see the troop out at the chapter give them a welcome.

Here are two photos from March 7, 2021 at their very first official meeting at our chapter house:

Members of BSA Troop 21 shown with Scoutmasters Jason Stone and Craig Kibler

Scout led small discussion group

A big Welcome to BSA Troop 21

Zero Tolerance Policy Issued for Firearms Ranges (Posted January 2, 2022)

On December 28 an email was sent to all subscribed members announcing the initiation of a zero tolerance policy for certain violations of the range rules.  All members are advised to read the email and the current chapter Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Range Rules thoroughly.  This policy was instituted to increase the safety of range operations and was effective on New Year's Day.  Note:  If you are not receiving email reminders from the chapter you might not be on the distribution list and you are not informed about chapter functions and operations.  You can add yourself to distribution, if a member, by applying here.  If you are not a member you will be removed after review by the moderator.