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    Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America


 
 
April 28, 2014
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION, MEETINGS AND DATES TO REMEMBER
 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am until 5:00pm
 
Main Phone 205-970-0251 Fax 205-970-0349
 
Northern Area Service Center 256-883-7071 
 
Birmingham Scout Shop 205-967-5954
 
Huntsville Scout Shop 256-880-1488 or 877-880-1488 
 
Scout Shop Hours: M-F: 9-6; SAT: 10-4
 
 
You're invited to
2014 

Greater Alabama Council 
Program Preview Conference!
 
Please join your District for an exciting look at the Scouting program for 2014-2015. Hear from the leadership in your District on what you can expect for your Unit for the next year. Hear about Popcorn, Summer Camp, Cub Events and more! Take a look at the chart below to find your PPC!
 
Note Corrected Three Rivers Date from 5/8 to 5/1
 
 
 
 
What's Happening (next four weeks) 
 
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIESCheck out the upcoming training at the Training Calendar   on our website.
 
ON-LINE REGISTRATION  -A new page has been added to the council website for on-line registration.  Check it out!  
 
 
 
 GENERAL SCOUTING
 

Regions Field Boy Scout Night Open House- Click Here

CAMP JACKSON BIKE PUMP TRACK - Learn more about this new program feature at Camp Jackson.  Click here for a Scoutmaster Guide to the Pump Track.

STEM COMMITTEE-

The STEM / Nova Awards are great opportunities to learn and have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities.  To see the fun and find new resources, check out the Nova page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/NOVA-Award-BSA/172074796171840.  Learn how the Nova Awards program works and how you can be a Counselor at the BSA training web site:  http://www.scouting.org/Training/Adult.aspx.  Philmont offers a training course for adults interested in how to deliver a quality STEM / Nova program.  Philmont also offers a backcountry trek that offers the real Philmont outdoor experience AND explores the STEM aspects of it all.  Previous participants absolutely loved the experiences.  Check out http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/PTC/ConferencesE.aspx

VOLUNTEER AT CAMP! : Do you love a particular GAC camp?  Do you have a special skill or craft or just want to volunteer to help have the best facilities for our youth?  The Council's Properties Committee is looking for volunteers to serve on the Camp Volunteer Service Corps that can help work at camps to assist in doing work to assist the Rangers and respective Camp Committees.  Tasks range from "just helping" to skilled trades such as plumbing, electrical and masonry.      If you are interested in being considered to serve on the Camp Volunteer Service Corps, please complete the attached application and submit it Jeff Brasher at jbrasher@1bsa.org or faxing it to 205-970-0349.  It will then be submitted to the Properties Committee and Camp Committee for approval.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteers are needed at Camp Sequoyah April 25-27 and May 9-11for work weekends to help on a variety of projects needed at the camp. These projects range from electrical work to painting to general labor so anyone can help. Volunteers will need to provide their own tents and food but snacks and drinks will be avialble during the days. Come help provide some much needed service at The Land of 1,000 Dreams. Contact Camp Ranger Matt Gardner at 
matthew.gardner@scouting.orgor matthewgardner0822@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.

 


 Commissioner's Corner 

District Commissioners: 

As we discussed during the Commissioner’s luncheon at the University of Scouting, please make plans to attend the Commissioner’s Conference on May 3, 2014 at the Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene in Cullman (formerly God’s Refinery Church). The address is 321 3rd Street, Cullman, AL 35055. The meeting will run from 9am to 1 pm

The agenda will include several topics such as UVTS, Recruiting, as well as new policies that will be implemented during the next year. I would encourage each of you to attend. This conference is also open to all Assistant District and Unit commissioners; however, we need to get a headcount. 

Please share this with your Assistant District and Unit Commissioners. Anyone who can join us, please email, ronaldmoore@bellsouth.net by 4/29 so that we can plan appropriately.

 


 TRAINING


 

Philmont Training Center 2014 Courses:

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the only national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC.

Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses.

Here are a list of the courses being offered by the Philmont Training Center for summer/fall of 2014. 
Click here. 

If you are interested in attending the Philmont Training Center for 2014 please contact Cindy Perry at 
cindyperry4711@gmail.com or Clay Pruitt at cpruitt@1bsa.org by Tuesday, Sept. 24th to let us know if your interested in attending these incredible courses.


Introducing the 2014 NYLT Courses:

Spring Session, June 1-7, 2014 Camp Jackson, Scottsboro, AL 35769
Summer Session, July 6-12, 2014 Camp Westmoreland, Florence, AL 35

Michael Cole, Winter Session Scoutmaster 
256-283-4755 (Cell) email:mjcbravo63@gmail.com
Nick Liberatore, Spring Session Scoutmaster 
256-503-4141 (Cell) email: Nicholas.Liberatore@mda.mil
Mark Brown, Summer Session Scoutmaster 
256-653-6712 (Cell) email: markdjbrown@yahoo.com

What is NYLT? 
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a six-day outdoor training course
for senior youth leaders in the Boy Scouting or the Venturing programs. Three different NYLT
Sessions are being offered by the Greater Alabama Council in 2014: the Winter NYLT Course, the
Spring NYLT Course and the Summer NYLT Course. The Winter Course will be conducted over
two three day weekends, 18-20 January 2014 & 14-17 February 2014. The Spring and Summer NYLT Courses will be conducted as a week long course and will be offered on 1 – 7 June 2014 or 6-12 July 2014. NYLT augments the training received from Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). NYLT focuses on the skills needed by Senior Patrol Leaders, Patrol Leaders, Presidents and Boatswains. The course is led by a volunteer staff of youth and adults experienced in training youth leaders.

*Please click here for registration form and more information.

 

 

BALOO
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Shades Valley Lutheran Church 9:00-5:00
720 Shades Creek Parkway

BALOO is Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It introduces Cub Scout leaders to pack overnight camping. Whether you’re an experienced camper or an outdoor novice, BALOO has something to offer you! 
Packs may hold overnight campouts, but at least one adult leading the outing must be BALOO trained. (Guide to Safe Scouting). You do NOT have to be a registered leader to attend… just interested in giving your Cub Scouts a great campout experience. Come learn better ways to prepare for a fun and safe outing that everyone (including YOU) will enjoy! For more information visit http://www.vulcandistrict.com/baloo-training/
 

 

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course 

Only six spots left!

WHAT: The Wilderness and Remote First Aid class is a 16 hour course which will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of scouts, scout leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where you will be challenged to integrate your learning skills. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situation. This course certification is good for 2 years.

WHERE: Brierfield State Park, Brierfield Al

WHEN: CPR/AED: Thursday May 8th 6pm-8pm Riverchase United Methodist Church

WFA: Friday May 9th 5pm- 10pm Brierfield State Park 
Saturday May 10th 7am – 6pm Brierfield State Park.

CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions please contact Angie Pettigrew
E-mail address: angiep@uab.edu or pettigrewangie@gmail.com Cell phone: 205-999-1085

Click here to download registration form and for more information.


 CUB SCOUTS

 


Cub Adventure Weekend!!!
Camp with your family at Camp Comer. We have exciting activities for ALL Cub Scouts, as well as the entire family. Your favorite activities are back and we have added slingshots to the fun, with a Galactic, Space adventure theme. Sign up now so you don’t miss out on the fun! There will be an additional $25.00 late fee if registration is received less than one week prior to session date. Check in time starts Friday at 4:00 p.m.Check out is 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

The cost is $60.00 per Cub and Partner, $80.00 for 2 Cubs and Partner and additional family members are $25.00 each. (Children 5 and under are free). Deadline is one week from date of each session. Patch for the Cub is included in the fee. For information contact Clay Pruitt at 1-205-970-0251 (x4254) or cpruitt@1bsa.org. Handicap accessible campsites are available for any families with special needs. T-shirts will be available by pre-ordering or on site in the Trading Post for an additional fee. $10.00 for YS-AXL and $15.00 for 2X and 3X.

Dinner Friday night is at 6:00 p.m., Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served on Saturday, as well as Breakfast on Sunday. Campers with special dietary restrictions need to contact the Council Service Center prior to attending for assistance.

Sleeping Accommodations - Camp Comer has two man tents and four man Adirondacks. Due to the number of participants, we cannot reserve campsites and we have to save the Adirondacks for families of 3 or more on a first come first serve basis. We ask that any groups with four use the Adirondacks. There will be room for families that wish to bring their own tents.

Click here to register online

or

Download a paper copy here.

Cub Adventure Weekend Staff Needed!!

If you would like to serve on staff at Cub Adventure please fill out the attached paper copy here and email to Jenny Hairell atbandjhairrell@gmail.com. We greatly need your help. Thanks for your consideration. Click Here

 

2014 Webelos Resident Camp

Looking for a GREAT and FUN opportunity for your Webelos this summer? Then click here for info about Webelos Resident Camp. We'll see you at Camp Comer July 20-23!

CLICK HERE

 

 Council Pinewood Derby

 

Overall:                                 Name                                    District

                                1st           Colin Sullivan                      Talakto

                                2nd          Sam Housman                   Vulcan

                                3rd           Preston Healy                    3 Rivers

 

Tigers                    1st           Jack White                          Westmoreland

                                2nd          Max Douglass                    Shelby

                                3rd           Branden Free                    Cherokee

 

Wolf                      1st           Preston Healy                    3 Rivers

                                2nd          Nicolas Cox                         Arrowhead

                                3rd           Mason Busch                     Talakto

 

Bear                       1st           Sam Housman                   Vulcan

                                2nd          Palmer Sexton                  Shelby

                                3rd           John Eaker                          Arrowhead

 

Webelos              1st           Colin Sullivan                      Talakto

                                2nd          Jacob Fudge                       Arrowhead

                                3rd           Jon F. Stogner                   Vulcan

 

 


BOY SCOUTS 

 
SUMMER CAMP 2014 - Campsites are filling quickly for next summer.  Weeks 1-3 at both camps are now closed.  Other weeks are also approaching capacity.  Click here for a reservation form if your troop has not yet signed-up!  (Our out-of-council guests, please click here for your reservation form.)
 
PHILMONT 2014 CAMPERSHIPS - The Greater Alabama Council has received an allocation from the Waite Phillips Campership Fund for the 2014 Philmont summer season.  CLICK HERE for more information.
 
EAGLE SERVICE PROJECTS - There are still a few $100.00 Lowe's Eagle Scout Grants available for Scouts working on their Eagle Scout service projects. These grants are available for purchasing materials that may be needed in completing the projects and must be used prior to December 31, 2014. For more information, click here.  CLICK HERE for more information.

 

CHANGES TO EAGLE-REQUIRED MERIT BADGE LIST -- Effective January 1st 2014, Cooking will be added to the list of merit badges required for Eagle.  A new merit badge, Sustainability, will be introduced in 2013, and Scouts will have the option of earning either Environmental Science or Sustainability for Eagle.  Click here for more information.

 
CAMP JACK WRIGHT - There will be a series of programs and speakers at Camp Jack Wright this fall. For more information, click here.

 

 

Philmont 2015 Council Contigent!!

I am pleased to confirm that Greater Alabama Council has been assigned the following allocation for our 2015 Council Contingent:

The contingent is limited to 45 youth and 15 adults. 

Anticipated Itinerary: 

Saturday, 13 June 2015: Depart from Birmingham by bus (approx 7 PM)

Monday, 15 June: Arrive at Philmont-Saturday, 28 June: Depart Philmont, 

Sunday, 29 June: Bus returns to Birmingham

Estimated Cost: $1,400 includes transportation, lodging, all meals, and Philmont fees. (Note: Transportation costs are based on filling the bus and are subject to change. The final cost will be determined as soon as firm transportation costs are established.)

Contingent applications will be processed beginning Monday, March 24th. A deposit of $ 150 is required with the application. Additional payments will be due on September 1st, 2014 and February 1st, 2015.

Youth must be 14 (or 13 and completed eighth grade) as of 15 June 2015

All participants must meet the height/weight standards and Philmont specific requirements of Part D of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Form.

Waite Phillips scholarships may be available for 2015. We will be notified prior to fall of 2014 if any funds will be
available for use by council contingents if a financial need is present. 

Click here to download the application for the Philmont 2015 Council Contingent. 

You can mail the application on the address on the application or email at cpruitt@1bsa.org

If you have any questions regarding the Council Contingent please contact Clay Pruitt at 205-970-0251 or cpruitt@1bsa.org.

 

 

2014 Camp Sequoyah Week 6

“Expand Your Dreams”

Greater Alabama Council

 

July 13-19, 2014

 

Okay! We'll level with ya! There are just some super Scouts out there that live and breath SUMMER CAMP! After all it is the most exciting time of the year. The Greater Alabama Council is thrilled to announce that we are adding a 6th week at Camp Sequoayh designed specifically for those Scouts that want to experience more summer camp. Scouts register to attend as individuals instead of with a troop.  No adult leaders are required.  The Camp Sequoyah Staff will provide instruction and be your Scout leader for the week.  Each Scout will be assigned a campsite and adult staff members will provide leadership.  Scouts can then focus their attention on merit badges and activities they really enjoyed or did not get to do during regular summer camp.

The cost for Scouts who already attended a G.A.C. summer camp in 2014 is only $200. $250 for those Scouts who did not already camp with the Council in 2014. 

Click Here for more info

 

Philmont Troop and Crew Lottery for 2015!

 

If your Troop and/or Crew were not selected by Philmont in 2015 great news we have 4 spots left for your Boy Scout Troop or Venture Crew to join us at Philmont for 2015. Here are the requirements to put in the Council Contingent Lottery:

 

1. You must have a minimum of 10 participants (youth and adult) but no more than 12 for the trek

2. The dates of the trek at Philmont are June 15-28th, 2015

3. Troop and Crews will get to set their own trek itinerary and travel arrangements

4. If your Troop/Crew is selected you must have a $1,000 non-refundable deposit sent to the Council office to reserve your spot two weeks after the lottery on May 22nd. 

5. Contact Clay Pruitt at cpruitt@1bsa.org or 205-970-0251 to put your Troop/Crew in the lottery

 

All submissions must be sent to Clay Pruitt by Wednesday, May 7th and the drawing will take place on Thursday, May 8th. If your unit is selected and does not have the $1,000 deposit in the two week window another Troop/Crew will be selected. This is a great opportunity for you and your Scouts to enjoy a Scouters Paradise.

 

 

VENTURING/EXPLORING 

  
 
VENTURING OFFICERS ASSOCIATION -  Venturing Officers Association of Greater Alabama meets once/month.  Every Crew in the Council should be represented at these meetings. If the President of your Crew cannot attend she/he should send a representative. If unable to make the drive, please let us know and we can include you through skype, or facetime. We have some great ideas for council wide events, but need your ideas to make them even better!   Please call Caroline Dewberry at 256.714.1045 for more information.
 
PHILMONT 2014 CAMPERSHIPS - The Greater Alabama Council has received an allocation from the Waite Phillips Campership Fund for the 2014 Philmont summer season.  CLICK HERE for more information.
 
Venturing News

To get the latest Venturing training and activities please go towww.scouting.org/venturing for National information andhttp://srventuring-bsa.org/wordpress/ for Southern Region information

Venturing Youth Protection
Please go to myscouting.org to complete Venturing Youth Protection training it is a different course from the basic Youth Protection Training that gives information as to handle older youth and co-ed functions as a Crew.

Venturing Religious Awards
Please go to http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/ReligiousAwards.aspx to get information as to how your Venturer or Crew can complete the Duty to God requirements. A Scout is Reverent...

Become an officer of the Venturing Officers Association
If you would like to become an officer or even President of the VOA please see attached application to fill out. Please send completed applications to Caroline Dewberry at dewberry9@gmail.com

Next VOA meeting
Will take place following the High Adventure Weekend at Camp Comer on Sunday, April 6th. Please contact President of the VOA Patrick Yim at lostsurvivor815@gmail.com


 

District News 

(Click on the District to go directly to that section) 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

UNIT ELECTIONS

The time for unit elections is coming up quickly! Many units hold their elections between February and April so their candidates can participate in the May Ordeal or be called out at Summer Camp. If your unit would like to hold an Order of the Arrow election, we'll be more than happy to send a trained, friendly election team to you to conduct the election and process the paperwork. Click here to request an election team: https://secure.jotformpro.com/form/20665476209963

COOSA LODGE HISTORY PROJECT

We're launching our history project for the Order of the Arrow centennial celebration next year, and we need you're help! Project adviser Chris Brightwell is gearing up to film a documentary and pen an extensive historical reference that spans the entire 85 years of the the Order's service to Scouting in North Alabama. It'll reach back to the founding of Cherokee Fifty in 1930, advance through the birth of Achunanchi and Kaskanampo lodges, celebrate the unification of those lodges in to Coosa Lodge, and maybe try to paint a picture of what our future might look like. 

If you want to be a part of this or know someone who might, contact him (chris@coosa50.org) or click here for more info:http://coosa50.org/2014/01/announcing-the-coosa-lodge-history-project

NOAC 2015

We're planning to take 200 Coosa Lodge members to the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference to celebrate the Order's centennial, meet Arrowmen from throughout the Order, learn the most effective ways to improve our lodge program and maximize its impact, and much, much more. We'll have more info on this as the year progresses, but you should just go ahead and plan to be with usAugust 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Watch coosa50.org for more details.

GET CONNECTED

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news and info as soon as it's available! 

http://coosa50.org/
http://facebook.com/coosalodge
http://twitter.com/coosalodge

LODGE LEADERSHIP

- John Mayhall, Lodge Chief: chief@coosa50.org
- Mr. Ed O'Neal, Lodge Adviser: adviser@coosa50.org
- Mr. Joey Kiker, Staff Adviser: staffadviser@coosa50.org


ARROWHEAD

 

Recharters Due

 

Recharters were due for most Arrowhead Units on December 31, 2013 or January 31, 2014 If you have questions, need help, or are ready to turn it in please contact your Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner Henry Gilson at gilson.henry@yahoo.com, or District Director Rich Hayes at rich.hayes@scouting.org. Please help us by completing your Recharters as soon as possible. 

 

Scout Discount Cards:

 

Scout Discount Cards are a great opportunity for Scouts to earn money for camp and other Scouting activities. We still have cards available. Please contact Rich Hayes, 256-221-9822 or rich.hayes@scouting.org, if your unit or any individual scouts are interested in selling.

 

Philmont Slots Available 

 

Troop 336, Hartselle has 4 open slots for 1 adult+1 scout and 2 scouts. Our travel dates are 15 June to 1 July 2014 with arrival at Philmont on 17 June. Contact Scott Owen at 256-612-7416 or sfowen6@charter.net for more information.

 

Arrowhead District Pinewood Derby: April 12

 

This year's District Pinewood Derby was hosted by Pack 236 in Athens, AL. The Derby was held on April 12 at Isom's Chapel UMC. It was an exciting event with Scouts from throughout the district coming to have fun and race their cars.

 

Spring Camporee: April 25-27

 

The Spring Camporee will be held April 25-27. Leaders’ Guide is available on the District Yahoo! Page.

 

At the Arrowhead Spring Camporee we will have some special activities for the Webelos.  Webelos will work on the Scientist Activity Pin (hopefully will complete all requirements), observe the Boy Scout competitions, as well as take a "tour" of the Boy Scout Troop camp sites.  This will be an opportunity for the Webelos and any parents who attend to meet local Boy Scout leaders and learn what is available to continue their Scouting journey.

 

Camporees are an excellent opportunity for Webelos and their parents to experience Boy Scouts.  Webelos are welcome to spend Saturday night, but will need to be sponsored by a Troop, or they could attend the activities for the day.  We hope the activities will energize and prepare them to bridge over into a troop.  As time allows (for both Webelos and Boy Scouts) we are hoping to give the Webelos a chance to try out some of the Boy Scout competition activities.

 

For questions or details please contact Alice Taylor at btandal@att.net.  Reservations need to be made through a Boy Scout Troop. 

COMMISSIONERS NEEDED!

 

Looking for unit commissioners- If you are interested in getting involved on the District level, or becoming a unit commissioner we are always looking for more help, there is a place for YOU, so please contact me. 

 

 

SPECIAL NOTES: 

 

EAGLE ADVISOR CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Joe MacDonald - 256-232-8371- Athens 

Charlie Youmans - 256-565-3400 - Cullman 

Michael Findlay - 256-686-1546 - Decatur

 

 

Sign up for the Arrowhead Yahoo Group page at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arrow_web/

 

Rich Hayes 

Arrowhead District Director 

256-221-9822 

Rich.hayes@scouting.org


 
 
BIRMINGHAM

Congratulations to the Scouts, Leaders and Parents of Pack 3142 and Troop 142 of South Hampton School for holding an outstanding Blue & Gold Ceremony and Troop Court of Honor on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Cubmaster of Pack 143, Gloria Triggs, has done an over the top job in helping the parents to mold young men out of the Scouts and successfully had 4 Cub Scouts “Crossover” to Boy Scouts.


UPCOMING EVENTS

LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER 
Monday, April 28, 2014

This training has been rescheduled for: 
Monday, May 19, 2014
6:30PM
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church 
1101 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW
Birmingham, AL 35211

This is a free, two hour required training session for anyone currently serving in a Scouting unit or anyone interested in becoming a leader. The only requirement to attend is that you go online tohttps://myscouting.scouting.org, register with a new account, if you do not have one, and complete Youth Protection Training and This Is Scouting. Please bring the completion documentation with you to training. You will be asked to print a copy of your completion certificate once you finish the 30 minute sessions.


PROGRAM PREVIEW CONFERENCE
Thursday, May 1, 2014
6:30PM
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church
1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW 
Birmingham, Alabama 35211

Let’s get prepared for the 2014-2015 program and plan your Scouting year in the process. The Birmingham Program Preview meeting is for all Scout Leaders or parents in packs, troops, and crews. There you will get the council and district dates for 2014-2015.


BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT MERIT BADGE & BELTLOOP DAY
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:00AM
Birmingham Scout Shop
516 Liberty Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35242

Birmingham District Merit Badge & Belt Loop Day Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Birmingham Scout Shop - 516 Liberty Parkway Birmingham, AL 35242. It is a one-day event for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and boys considering joining Scouts. Boy Scouts can earn merit badges and Cub Scouts can earn belt loops in the morning and afternoon sessions. A Cub Scout t-shirt or uniform is appropriate. Closed toe shoes must be worn. Lunch will be provided. We strongly recommend pre-registration!!! 



2014 BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT DAY CAMP
JUNE 9-13, 2014
JCCEO Headstart West Center Street Facility
1712-3rd Street SW
Birmingham, AL 35211

The Birmingham District will hold our annual Cub Scout Day Camp this year in a new location. We will be moving back into the community to make the transportation easier for our families. The regular price of camp is $100. We are running the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – You only pay $75 to attend camp if you complete your registration form by May 27th. Day Camp Volunteers are needed. If you volunteer for the hold week you will receive a $30 camp refund at the end of camp (You or a representative for your child MUST work each day of camp). So you have an opportunity to pay as little as $45 for the camp. The full fee must be paid in full at the time of registration and refunds will be given on the last day of camp for working Adult Leaders with registered Scouts attending the camp. Please email if you would like to help with the fun of day camp. For more information on Birmingham Day Camp please contact Mrs. Deborah Hudson at dhudson4028@bellsouth.net.



UNIT COMMISSIONERS NEEDED
The Birmingham District is actively recruiting Unit Commissioners to serve Packs and Troops, Unit Commissioners serve a maximum of three units, and provide a vital link between the units and District Services/Support. Those interested please contact Fred Jarmon at(901) 262-0758 or by email at avengerxl7@gmail.com



Thank you,


Brian Wilson
District Director
Greater Alabama Council
Boy Scouts of America
(205) 563-8097
bwilson@1bsa.org 


Anthony Edwards 
Senior District Executive 
Greater Alabama Council 
Boy Scouts of America
(205) 969-4252
aedwards@1bsa.org

 
 
Hello Everyone,

This year we will concentrate on recruiting all year long in order to offer our program to as many youth as possible. We will also be offering new and unique program opportunities. 

Rechartering process is underway, and I will be keeping you updated on our progress through the next 2 months. If you have an issues what so ever with your charter please give me a call and I will be happy to assist you with your problem. Please be sure to get these in on time, and complete.

Program Preview Conference is set for this Thursday May, 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Talladega Scout Hut. We will have hotdogs and drinks there. Please stop by since we will be covering all the upcoming events for this coming Fall. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

We will also be looking to create a new spring event for our spring recruiting purposes, pleas stay tuned for info on that. We have been working on a small fishing derby just for our Cub Scouts in Cheaha District, there will be more info to follow on this event in the next couple of weeks.

Please start signing up for our Cheaha Day Camp, this year we are partnering with our neighbors Choccolocco in order to provide a top notch experience for Day Camp. We are looking to welcome 150 scouts to this event that will be held in 3 separate locations over 3 days. June 9th will be held at Anniston Museum of Natural History,June 11th will be at Shocco Springs here in Talladega, and June 13thwill be at Camp Lee in Oxford. We are still working out all the kinks, but Transportation will be provided for the outlying areas to make the process as easy to attend as possible. The early bird price for this event is $75 sign up now and enjoy our payment plan, just send what you can now and be billed what works for you until the event. We are very excited and hope you will join us for what is sure to be a top notch experience.

Attached is more information on Cub Scout Day Camp. Also please sign up for summer camp if you haven't already, weeks a filling up fast! Click Here

 
 
Hello Everyone,

We have had a great Spring so far in Cherokee District! We had a fantastic District Pinewood Derby, special thanks to Pack 120 in Pleasant Grove for hosting. We also had an amazing District Camp-o-Ree. Thanks to Mark Lambert, Scott Edmonson, and the District Committee for putting that together! Congratulations to all our Pinewood Derby and Camp-o-ree winners!

Scout Discount Card proceeds and unsold cards are now past due! Get them to the Scout Office as soon as possible! 

Don't forget to join us for a special Roundtable this Thursday, May 1st. This is the Program Planning Conference. We will go over Council events for the rest of the year, talk about unit program planning, and have previews of upcoming events like the Popcorn Sale and Scoutfest!! See you at Bessemer LDS Church this Thursday night!

Cherokee District needs volunteers to serve as Unit Commissioners and District Committee Members. If you are interested in volunteering at this level please contact me. We have a variety of exciting positions that directly impact Scouting in Western Jefferson County as a whole.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with Day Camp this year. See below for dates and times. If you are interested, please contact me at wmcintyr@1bsa.org or 205-541-4292. We need folks to be/help with Walking Den Leaders, Shooting Sports, Crafts, Activities.

Don't hesitate to contact me if there is something that I can do for you!

Will McIntyre
Cherokee DE
205-541-4292
wmcintyr@1bsa.org

 
Scouts and Scouters,

Day Camp will be here before you know it. We're doing something very exciting this year, a traveling day camp at three different locations for three days. Day one will be at the Anniston Museum of Natural History, there will be a live animal show and a lot of cool scientific stuff. Day two will be at Shocco Springs, where the McWane Center will bring their mobile show and we'll get to swim and shoot BB guns and do archery. Day three will be at Camp Lee, where we'll get to swim in the lake and have a family picnic, including the awards ceremony. Online registration will be up soon, and if you want to make payments, get in touch with me. It's June 9, 11, and 13. There will be transportation provided. You can download paper registration and health forms and online registration will be up soon athttps://1bsa.org/article.php?cn=814&account=

Also, if you haven't yet registered for Summer Camp, you're late. We need to get that in ASAP. Let me know how I can be of assistance.

And, be thinking ahead to this fall and our Council Encampment, ScoutFest 2014. It will be at Point Mallard in Decatur, a beautiful location. There will be a concert, lots of cool activities, and thousands of your closest Scouting friends. It's going to be awesome. And Cub Scouts can camp, too. The price for the weekend is going to be $40 and that will include your meals. Online registration will begin May 1, so be looking for that email. 



Yours in Scouting,


Jacob Probus
District Executive


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Upcoming District Events:


May 1 - Roundtable/Program Preview Conference, Saks LDS Church,6 p.m.

May 15 - District Committee Meeting, Saks LDS Church, 5:30 p.m.

Day Camp - June 9, 11, and 13
 
 

HPLEASE STAY SAFE FROM THE STORMS EVERYONE! 


11.8% WE ARE ONLY 11 PERCENT OUT OF 100 PERCENT WITH RECHARTERS, PLEASE PLEASE HELP US GET THIS UP TO AT LEAST 70% BEFORE APRIL 30TH, I WILL CONTINUE TO CONTACT EVERYONE WHO STILL HAS THEIR'S OUT THIS WEEK. IF IT'S MISSING YPT WE CAN DO A TRAINING ROSTER, IF IT'S MISSING SIGNATURES, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE THEIR SIGNATURE OVER THE PHONE AND NOTE THAT ON THE SIDE, ALSO THEY CAN SCAN/EMAIL IT BACK OR FAX IT JMILLICA@1BSA.ORG OR2059700349. WE REALLY REALLY NEED THESE IN, YOUR UNIT IS DROPPED AT THIS TIME IF IT'S STILL OUT, AND WHEN IT'S DROPPED YOU ARE NOT COVERED FOR ANY ACCIDENTS DURING EVENTS. THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE GOTTEN THEM BACK IN TO ME!!!

Day Camp meeting is cancelled today will be rescheduled in 2 weeks.

DAY CAMP PLEASE REMEMBER TO GO AHEAD AND SIGN UP, YOU CAN DO A PAYMENT PLAN NOW AND MAKE PAYMENTS UNTIL THE TIME OF CAMP. IF A FAMILY IS HAVING TRANSPORTATION OR MONEY ISSUES PLEASE LET US KNOW, WE CAN HELP OUT SO THAT NO CHILD IS LEFT WITHOUT BEING ALLOWED TO ATTEND DAY CAMP!! GADSDEN DAY CAMP NOCCALULA FALLS JUNE 3-6 THERE WILL BE ONE IN SCOTTSBORO AS WELL THE WEEK AFTER FOR ANY DEKALB COUNTY CUBS THAT WOULD PREFER TO GO THERE INSTEAD OF GADSDEN.

SCOUT FEST IS COMING UP IN NOVEMBER, MAY 1ST YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PREREGISTER THIS WILL TAKE PLACE AS OUR FALL CAMPOREE, PLEASE GET A HEAD COUNT AND SIGN UP.

SPRING RECRUITING, PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR SPRING RECRUITING DATES BY APRIL 30TH 5 P.M. AND HOW MANY YOUTH YOU WERE ABLE TO RECRUIT, THIS IS ONLY IF YOU ARE DOING SUMMER PROGRAMS, WE CAN RECRUIT KINDERGARTNERS RIGHT NOW THAT WILL BECOME 1ST GRADERS AFTER THE SUMMER.
I DO HAVE FLIERS AVAILABLE. JMILLICA@1BSA.ORG

MAY 13TH AT CAMP COMER, WILL BE OUR PROGRAM PREVIEW CONFERENCE. IT WILL ALSO BE OUR MAY COOKOUT. I NEED A LIST EMAILED TO ME BY NEXT FRIDAY OF WHO WILL BE BRINGING WHAT. WE NEED:
POTATO SALAD
BAKED BEANS
SWEET TEA
DESSERTS
CHIPS/DIP
IF ANYONE CAN GET MEAT DONATED, IF NOT THERE WILL BE HOTDOGS AND BUNS.

THE PPC WILL BE ON 1BSA.ORG FOR THE AGENDA, I WILL BE CONTACTING INDIVIDUALS TO BE PRESENTERS.

DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED FROM MAY 1ST TO MAY 15TH COLLINSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY GATHER TIEM6:15 P.M. 

YOURS IN SCOUTING,

JESSICA MILLICAN
205-902-1577
JMILLICA@1BSA.ORG
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Mountain Lake has a new District Executive, George Reynolds! You can reach George on his cell phone 256-508-7241 or emailgreynold@1bsa.org

George Reynolds is an Eagle Scout, and he has grown up in the Scouting Program. Please help me by welcoming George at the District Banquet/Program Planning Conference on May 1st, at Henryville Methodist Church 6:00 p.m.

The District Banquet is Pot Luck, so bring out your best dishes so everyone can taste them. 


This year Mountain lake will have two Day Camps For more information please contact 
Angie Southers @ angie_southers@yahoo.com or cell phone256-293-9947. Lets make this year the biggest Day Camp for Mountain Lake!


-June 2nd-6th 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Caldwell Elementary school
-June 9th-13th 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Albertville Scout Hunt


Summer Camp- If you haven't registered yet time and space is running out please do so as soon as possible. 

 
 

SHELBY

Jay Elliott
Shelby District Executive
joelliott@1bsa.org
205-482-5930


SHELBY DISTRICT’S NEWEST EAGLES

Please join me in congratulating Shelby District’s April Eagle Scouts! 

Benjamin Carl Borg from Troop 828
Seth Marcus Howe from Troop 505
Kyle Hugh Lancaster from Troop 5
Rhett Thomas Peterson from Troop 71
Frank Mason Stevens from Troop 5

Rhett Thomas Peterson now lives in San Antonio, TX, but wanted to get his Eagle where he grew up in Scouts. His family traveled from San Antonio on Thursday for his Eagle Board of Review. 

CONGRATULATIONS GENTLEMEN! A great accomplishment that you will treasure for a lifetime. If you see the young men, please join me in congratulating them.


FAMILY FRIENDS OF SCOUTING

The Shelby District has several units that have not had a Friends of Scouting presentation. Leaders please contact Larry Walck, our 2014 Family Friends of Scouting Chairman, in order to schedule a Family FOS Presentation. Larry Walck, larry.a.walck@gmail.com or Cell 205-532-1568. Thank you for your help! Troops, remember that a Family FOS presentation will help lower the cost of summer camp for 2014. Sign-up early! 


SCOUT CARDS

The Scout Cards promotion is over. Please make sure that you turn in all money from the Scout Cards as soon as you can. If your unit did not sell all of the cards that were received, turn those in also. 


UNIT COMMISSIONERS NEEDED

The Shelby District is actively recruiting Unit Commissioners to serve Packs, Troops, and Crews. Unit Commissioners serve a maximum of three units, and provide a vital link between the units and District Services/Support. Those interested please contact John Giddens at205-542-0983, or by email at jmgidden@southernco.com


OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS

The Shelby District hosted a great Outdoor Leaders Skills training this past weekend at Grace Christian Church in Helena. Thank you so much to Dr. Larry Lee for giving up your weekend to host and to teach these great leaders and future leaders of the Shelby District. Also, thank you to the following staff for taking some of their time to help staff the course: Matt Owen, Ron Moore, Larry Crawley, Jeanie Crawley, Mike Ward, John Giddens, George Smart.


BALOO HOSTED BY THE VULCAN DISTRICT

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Shades Valley Lutheran Church 9:00-5:00
720 Shades Creek Parkway
BALOO is Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It introduces Cub Scout leaders to pack overnight camping. Whether you’re an experienced camper or an outdoor novice, BALOO has something to offer you! Packs may hold overnight campouts, but at least one adult leading the outing must be BALOO trained. (Guide to Safe Scouting). You do NOT have to be a registered leader to attend… just interested in giving your Cub Scouts a great campout experience. Come learn better ways to prepare for a fun and safe outing that everyone (including YOU) will enjoy! For more information visit the Vulcan website at vulcandistrict.com.


SCOUTMASTER LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING and VENTURING LEADER TRAINING

The Shelby District will hold a Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training on Saturday May 10 at the Riverchase United Methodist Church. Come learn about how to guide our Scouts to put on a successful program in their trips. Troop 367 will be hosting this event and look forward to seeing you there. This course as well as the Outdoor Leader Skills are the requirements to be a trained Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. Please join us in providing every Scout with a trained leader. For more information and to register please click here.


PROGRAM PREVIEW CONFERENCE

Please join the Shelby District for the 2015 Program Preview Conference on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Riverchase Church of Christ. We will be looking at all of the exciting things happening the rest of this year and looking towards 2015.


DAY CAMP

There are still openings for Cub and Webelos Day Camp. Come and spend time with Mad Scientists, make new friends, work on your next rank and have a lot of fun at Oak Mountain State Park. Contactshelbydaycamp@gmail.com with any questions or submit your registration at the Council Office. 

Some important dates:

Sunday, May 4th, 2 pm -- Walking Den Leader Training at Clayton Scout Service Center
Thursday May 8t,h 6:30 pm -- Walking Den Leader Training at Clayton Scout Service Center
Thursday May 22th, , 6 pm -- Mandatory Parent Orientation -- Parents find out which Walking Den their Scout is in, tee-shirts and park passes will be distributed.

 
 
 
REMINDER: PPC will be held on Thursday, May 1st at Trinity Presbyterian Church (where Roundtable is!). There will be a lot of great information and you will be provided with a calendar with District and Council events. It will be a great time to get information to plan your unit’s calendar!

Want something fun to do with your Cub Scout on Saturday, May 10th? Get your Cub Scout Pack to participate in the CubMobile! Come out to Home Depot off of North Parkway (1035 Memorial Parkway) for a fun day of Cub Mobile racing. Participation is $2 /scout and can be paid at the Scout Office. For more information about the Cub Mobile, contact Johann Moore at jem_world@hotmail.com.

RECHARTERS – You are DROPPED
Recharters were due into the office by 5 PM on February 14th. If you have not completed your charter, you are a dropped unit (not good!) and need to get your charter resolved as soon as possible. You will be contacted until we get the charter completed. If you need any help or have any questions, please call your respective Unit Commissioner or Anna at (256) 508-5623. We are here to help you guys if you need it!

Here’s some awesome news! On April15th, we held the 9th Annual Eagle Luncheon. Thank you to all those who were able to attend and help support the event and campaign!


Also, this past weekend, one of our own Cub Scouts won the Council Pinewood Derby. Congratulations Collin from Pack 228!


The Huntsville Scout Shop now has a Facebook page! Check it out:https://www.facebook.com/HuntsvilleScoutShop

We also have Scout Cards in the Huntsville office! The cards are $2.50 a piece, and you sell them for $5. As many of you know, the Scout Cards help scouts earn their way to camp. Attached, you will find the Scout Card Guidebook for you to use and to review. There will be Scout Cards at the PPC on May 1st. We have a lot of exciting deals this year: click here

Publix: $5 off your purchase of $50 or more
Express Oil Change: $5 off oil change and 10% off any mechanical service
Alabama Outdoors: 10% off your purchase
Huntsville Iceplex: Buy one, get one free adult admission (includes skates)
Quiznos: Free medium drink with purchase of combo meal
Baskin Robbins: 10% off purchase
Shane’s Rib Shack: Free smothered fries with purchase of two entrees
SportClips: $2 off any haircut

On the topic of summer camp, the first three weeks at both camps are FULL. If you still have not registered for summer camp, please do so as soon as possible. Camp is filling up quick, get registered! You will also be contacted about where your troop is going if we have not heard from you.

Some packs will also be contacted to discuss participating in school nights for the spring. We really want to start early with Spring Recruitment. Getting started early will help grow our membership.

As a reminder if you were unable to attend the District Award Banquet, we still have awards in the Scout Office. Awards will be brought to April Roundtable. Please make sure you have picked up your awards. 

Also, we will have a workday at Trinity Presbyterian Church to thank them for letting us use the church for Roundtable. More information and details about the upcoming workday will be sent out soon.

As always, there are a few dates you should keep in mind for the upcoming months:

May 1st
Event: PPC (in place of Roundtable)
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Time: 7:00 PM

May 10th 
Event: Cub Mobile
Where: Home Depot – North Parkway
Time: 8:00 AM

May 29th 
Event: District Committee and Commissioner Meeting
Where: Lockheed Martin
Time: 6:00 PM

June 23rd – June 27th
Event: Day Camp – Cub Scout
Where: 

June 23rd – June 27th
Event: Twilight Camp – Webelos Scout
Where: 

If anyone has any questions or concerns, you can contact Anna at(256) 508-5623 or anshaver@1bsa.org.

 

We are pleased to announce that we have a new District Executive, Quentin Horton. Quentin is 

an Eagle Scout from Troop 102 in Huntsville, AL and graduated from Alabama A&M University 

with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Planning and Urban Studies with a minor in 

Criminal Justice. Quentin has a background in nonprofit work with AmeriCorps VISTA. 

Quentin most recently worked for a Mental Health Center in Madison County. We welcome 

Quentin to Three Rivers District and look forward to working with him in his new position. 

We are also proud to announce that Jay Elliott has been promoted and reassigned as Shelby 

District Executive. We are sad that we are losing Jay, because he has been such an asset to our 

District in his brief tour of duty here, and our loss is Shelby District’s gain. We will miss Jay, 

but we know that he will be just as good for Shelby District as he has been for Three Rivers. 

 

Robert Smith continues as our District Director as well as Vulcan District Director. 

 

 

NOTE: Three Rivers District Committee will meet on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fitzgerald Student Center Cafeteria at Jefferson State Community College, Carson Road Campus.

 

 
 
O FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE VULCAN DISTRICT
GO TO www.vulcandistrict.com,

**PROGRAM PREVIEW CONFERENCE**
ALL ADULTS ARE INVITED!!! The unit with the most adults present wins $$gift card$$$. Door Prizes given out. 
Everyone who wants to know all the dates and activities for the next year, plan on attending.
May 1st, 6:30pm, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1124 Montgomery Hwy S, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216, just up the hill from the VH Board of Education and the Community Center, turn in after the light. 
This replaces Roundtable for May.

BALOO

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Shades Valley Lutheran Church 9:00-5:00
720 Shades Creek Parkway
BALOO is Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It introduces Cub Scout leaders to pack overnight camping. Whether you’re an experienced camper or an outdoor novice, BALOO has something to offer you! 
Packs may hold overnight campouts, but at least one adult leading the outing must be BALOO trained. (Guide to Safe Scouting). You do NOT have to be a registered leader to attend… just interested in giving your Cub Scouts a great campout experience. Come learn better ways to prepare for a fun and safe outing that everyone (including YOU) will enjoy! For more information visithttp://www.vulcandistrict.com/baloo-training/

RECHARTER!!
All ReCharter Paperwork is DUE at the Council Office ASAP. No unit should be late. Every unit should have received their Packet and completed training, if not, Contact your District Executive Michael Wells, miwells@1bsa.org. It is critical that every unit have a representative present to pick up the packet, and review the changes for 2014.

VULCAN DISTRICT DAY CAMP JUNE 16-20

Vulcan District Day Camp is Coming! 
Look for exciting activities coming your way…

 Water Activities
 Mad Scientist Lab
 Archery and BB Gun Range
 Field Sports and Games
 Water Rockets
 Nature Center
 Crafts
 The Sugar Shack (trading post)
 Advancements (earn archery and BB Gun belt loops and pins; get a head start on next year’s rank advancement)

Mark your Cub calendar for June 16-20 and check out the details on the website: http://www.vulcandistrict.com/cub-scout-day-camp . Action items for unit leaders are:
• Secure your Day Camp Pack Coordinator NOW! (Email this information to elikit24@gmail.com so we can get important day camp information to your pack.)
• Promote Day Camp registration deadlines (May 19 is the early registration deadline and June 2 is final deadline. No walkups will be accepted). 
Register here: https://1bsa.org/article.php?cn=814&account= 
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Abts, elikit24@gmail.com.

DAY CAMP VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORT NEEDED
We need additional adult support for several activity areas, including Shooting Sports (training April 12), Water Activities, and Field Sports. Please contact the Vulcan Day Camp Director, Elizabeth Abts,elikit24@gmail.com, or the Program Director, Sarah Smith Layfield,sarahjsmiff@hotmail.com

2014 CAMP SEQUOYAH SPECIAL*WEEK 6

The Greater Alabama Council is thrilled to announce that we are adding a 6th week at Camp Sequoayh designed specifically for those Scouts that want to experience more summer camp. Scouts register to attend as individuals instead of with a troop. No adult leaders are required. The Camp Sequoyah Staff will provide instruction and be your Scout leader for the week. Each Scout will be assigned a campsite and adult staff members will provide leadership. Scouts can then focus their attention on merit badges and activities they really enjoyed or did not get to do during regular summer camp. For more information, go to: https://1bsa.org/article.php?cn=996&account=

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.
https://1bsa.org/nylt.php

VULCAN CHAPTER OF THE ORDER OF THE ARROW 
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The Nunne-Hi meeting is set for the last Thursday of the Month May 29th. It will start at 6:30 PM at the Troop 21 Hut located at 2222 Savoy Street, 35226...in Hoover. 
If you have the WHITE SASH with the RED ARROW, you need to attend the next meeting of the Nunne Hi Chapter, Vulcan District needs your service. You were elected not only for what you have done, but for what you can do. The Vulcan District Chapter, NUNNE HI (VULCAN) CHAPTER, needs all arrowmen to be active and attend. You should be active in the direction of the district, working to make Vulcan District be the best.
We need all arrowmen to attend
Vulcan OA is on Facebook - “Nunne-Hi Chapter of the Coosa Lodge”
Both former and current arrowmen of any lodge are invited to attend.
For Information, contact David Gunn, 205-410-6706.

Since the Chapter (the Nunne-Hi Chapter represents the Vulcan District) hasn't got a working budget due to low attendance, those attending the Feb 27th meeting should bring $2.00 cash to to help out with the refreshments we will have on hand. Distinctive, blue, Nunne-Hi Chapter pocket flaps will be available for $5.00 also.

Since your Troop will need an annual OA election this year, please plan on being there, or have your representative there, at the meeting so we can determine who will assist with the elections at troops other than your own.

 
 
 
 
Daniel Giles - Westmoreland District Executive
256-810-8170
dagiles@1bsa.org


Our Roundtable which is this Thursday, May 1 we will have out annual Program Preview Conference which will lay out all of the great programs that will be offered by the district and council. We usually conduct this during August, but in an effort to help units plan their calendars we are putting it out earlier! Florence Boulevard Church of Christ, 6:30PM

We will also be promoting ScoutFest 2014 which will be a council-wide camping and program festival on the first weekend in November at Point Mallard Park!

Our Spring Camporee will be this weekend, May 2-4 at Camp Westmoreland, the theme is "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout." We will start off the camporee with a WEBELOS Crossover Ceremony which will start at 8:00PM

We are in the process of promoting our Westmoreland District Cub Twilight Camp which will be June 9-13 from 4:00PM to 9:00PM. If your pack would like to have us come out give a talk to your parents about camp please email me and let me know. We are also in the process of looking for Day Camp Staff as well, if you're interested send me an email.

If your unit has an upcoming Blue and Gold Banquet or a Court of Honor please let me know, I would like to opportunity to attend and to talk to the parents about financial giving to Scouting

There will be an Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills Course offered at Camp Westmoreland on May 16-17. For more information : Click Here 

If you need any help with re-charters please let me or our District Commissioner Karl Hall know. We are willing to help out in any way we can! Thank you to the units that have already turned their packets in!

Congratulations to Kelly Kutz for receiving the District Award of Merit! 


Here is the latest Westmoreland District Calendar : Click Here

If your unit conducts any Community Service Projects or has a Special Outing or Event, please let me know and
send me your photos!


EAGLE BOARD of REVIEWS and EAGLE PROJECT REVIEWS
Each Scout should email the Eagle Board at eagleboard@westmorelanddistrict.com. This email address will deliver his
Request to several Board Members.

To schedule a Project Review or Eagle Board, the Scout should tell the Board their Name, Troop #, Email address and
Phone number that they may be reached at. Also, state if it is a Project Review or Eagle Board and give a brief
description of the proposed or approved Project including the Sponsor's Name and the physical work Location.
All requests are due by the Friday (at 5:00 P.M.) prior to the firstThursday of the month (Roundtable night). A Board
Member will send the Eagle Board's Monthly Schedule out by theMonday night prior to Roundtable. The Schedule will
be sent to each Scout, his Scoutmaster, the D.E., Roundtable Chair and Eagle Board.

Helpful Eagle Links: 
Lowes National Eagle Scout Project Impact Grant
https://1bsa.org/article.php?cn=830&account=

Westmoreland Eagle Board Guidelines
http://westmoreland.1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/file/Forms/WestmorelandDistrictEagleBoardRequirements.pdf

Sample Reference Letter
http://westmoreland.1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/file/Forms/Eagle_Reference_Letter%20-%20GAC.PDF

District Email- I would like to ask everyone to encourage your parents to sign up for the district email by going to:
westmorelanddistrict.com to get the latest and greatest with our District.

  

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