The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter was chartered on October 23, 1935 by the Izaak Walton League of America. The initial membership of 15 has grown to over 1,000, making it one of the largest and most active of the IWLA’s 300 plus chapters. Some of the current members of the B-CC Chapter are the third generation of their families to belong
The B-CC IWLA YouTube has been refreshed and relaunched since its creation a few years ago
Enjoy the videos, subscribe to the chapter's YouTube channel, and check back often for new content !!!!
Two important chapter videos have been posted to the site:
• "Fi****ms, Conservation, and Leadership" - the keynote presentation to the 2013 Izaak Walton League of America National Convention
• "An Interpretive Walk in the Woods" - an instructional aid compiled for the chapter for Poolesville High School students in the Global Ecology Program
The Izaak Walton League of America turns 100 TODAY !!!
The Izaak Walton League of America was founded 100 years ago today on January 14th, 1922 !!!
In celebration, IWLA National has released the following short video that tells the story of the league’s founding & accomplishments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSKkv5UNFvw
The B-CC IWLA conservation farm is home to not 1 but 2 groves of chestnut seedlings as part of the nationwide effort to breed American Chestnut trees that are more blight-resistant
Mark your calendars! Wednesday, September 1st marks the first day of Dove Season and our annual dove hunt with a cookout following. As always, the farm committee has done a meticulous job this year to ensure our fields are prepped for the season!
Need work hours before September 1st? Here is a good way to claim some!
Due to inclement weather, the Apollo Archery Program will be postponed to next Wednesday, 6pm-7:30pm.
All current and veteran service members, their families and caregivers are welcome to join our Range Officers for free instruction and light refreshments.
Last night B-CC IWLA Archery hosted about 25 kids and about as many parents at the Youth Archery Program. What a treat to see the next generation of Ike archers take their first shots!
John Gorney and Scott and Ryan Binder were phenomenal instructors for all, and a special thanks to Elena Naum and Beau Schweikert for their administrative and culinary aid.
We are looking forward to the next two events!
The APOLLO ARCHERY PRORAM begins this month.
Apollo Archery will provide archery instruction and experiences to current and former military members.
Our partnership with Walter Reed National Medical Center through the USMC and Army will help us give something back to those who give so much to us all.
6pm-7:30pm on the third Wednesday of every month, rain or shine
Tomorrow and Sunday the Archery Woods are open for archers from 9am-1pm
Instruction will not be available tomorrow due to Scout Merit Badge Seminar, but will resume on Sunday
Archery Merit Badge Clinic
Saturday, June 12th starts at 9am
Deborah and her staff have filled all registration slots for this session. Tomorrow will be a very busy day at the Archery Compound with the scouts, but 3-D Archery will be hosted as usual.
Ticks are very prevalent in our region and, since they can transmit serious diseases, they are one of the biggest potential health threats one may encounter while enjoying the outdoors. Read more!
On this solemn day of remembrance, the B-CC IWLA Archery Committee is proud to announce the commencement of our new APOLLO ARCHERY PROGRAM, providing archery instruction and experiences to current and former members of the United States Armed Services and their families.
Please keep following for schedule updates to be announced this June.
Ready for the chapterhouse opening next Friday the 28th