Digital Eagle 13 MAY 14

      

    Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America


 
 
May 13, 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
 
 
 
 
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.


 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.

 

Boy Scout Outdoor Training (OLS)

When: 2 pm Friday, May 16, 2014 Until 8 pm, Saturday, May 17, 2014

Where: Camp Westmoreland, Florence, Al. 

Questions? Contact the Course Director – Patrick Burris, (256) 684-4769pfburris@bellsouth.net 

Click here for flyer and registration information

 


 CUB SCOUTS

 

 

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          Branden Free                    Cherokee

                                3rd           Joshua DeFour                 Talakto

 

Wolf                      1st           Preston Healy                    3 Rivers

                                2nd          Nicolas Cox                         Arrowhead

                                3rd           Mason Busch                     Talakto

 

Bear                       1st           Sam Housman                   Vulcan

                                2nd          Palmer Sexton                  Shelby

                                3rd          Elis Thompson                   Choccolocco 

 

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.)
 
 COMER PROGRAM GUIDE RELEASED:
 
This Program Guide supplements the 2014 Unit Leaders’ Guide published in February 2014. The information in this guide incorporates some necessary changes, details about specific programs, and frequently asked questions to minimize surprises upon arrival. CLICK HERE
 
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.

 

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


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

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, facetime, or Conference call. 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.

Next VOA meeting -
Will take place at 11:30AM Sunday May 18th at Camp Sequoyah following the OA Ordeal. If you are unable to be there in person, please join us using the following conference call number: 1-877-204-3718 passcode: 9764865.  Thanks. 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

 Day Camp - Point Mallard


We have an incredible Day Camp planned for this summer and all that is missing is your scout’s registration! I know school is wrapping up and most likely you are busy with end of the year activities. The early bird Day Camp registration deadline is MAY 19TH and I don’t want you to get stuck paying more. You can register online or at the Huntsville Scout Shop!

You can register online at https://1bsa.org/cub-scout-day-camp.phpPlease be sure to choose Arrowhead – 907 at the top of the registration page! Please make a copy of all forms/insurance cards and bring them with you to the t-shirt pick-up on June 8th.

T-shirt pick up will be on June 8th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We need all scout families to drop by for final registration and make sure all paperwork is in order. This will allow us to start the week off right and allow Monday morning to go more smoothly!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Our Day Camp is run by all volunteers and we need your help! At this point in time, we do not have enough volunteers to operate Day Camp within the BSA Guidelines. Day Camp Volunteer Orientation will be held Sunday, June 1, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both trainings will be held at Wesley Memorial UMC in Decatur. The address is 1211 Westmeade Street SW, Decatur, AL 35601.

If you have any questions, please email or call me!

Ashley Duffy
Day Camp Director 2014
1BePrepared@gmail.com
(256) 318-7030

Day Camp - Cullman (June 16 - 20)
You can register online at https://1bsa.org/cub-scout-day-camp.php

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

June 5, 2014
BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING - 6:30pm - 7:00pmat Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW Birmingham, Alabama 35211
Come help us plan activities that your Scouts and boys are interested in. The District Committee Meeting and Parent’s Night is held every 1stThursday of the month. 

June 5, 2014
BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT PARENT'S NIGHT (ROUNDTABLE) -7:00pm - 8:00pm at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Parents and leaders will receive training and valuable information on scouting event. Please invite parents and leaders to learn what fun is going on in the Birmingham District.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING 
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.

SAVE THE DATE!!! 
BOY SCOUT OVERNIGHTER AT CAMP TEKAWITHA 
May 31 – June 1 
Birmingham District Boy Scouts Overnighter at Camp Tekawitha –address is 8500 Deer Haven Road Springville, Alabama 35146. Come Get Prepared For Camp!!!! Boy Scouts will receive a free physicals for 2014 Summer Camp. Boy Scouts will get to know the camping leaders, learn basic camping skills, camp fire, fun games, and food. For more information please contact Brian Wilson atbwilson@1bsa.org or call him at (205)-563-8097



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.

DAY CAMP STAFF AND WALKING DEN LEADER TRAINING 
Thursday, June 5, 2014 
6:30pm
Day Camp Training and Planning – 7:00pmpm at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW Birmingham, Alabama 35211
Our goal in this meeting is to train you on your role and assignment for Day Camp. 



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


...........................................

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
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Hello Mountain Lake! This is George Reynolds, I have already met many of you and look forward to working our district and making it the best that it can be. Please call and text me at 256-508-4271 or email me at greynold@1bsa.org . I am here to help and if I do not know the answer I promise to find someone who can. 

Here are the popcorn Dates

Happy Selling! 


8/25 NOON Shown n Sell Orders Due 

9/3-6 Pick up Show n Sell Popcorn (see district for location and specifics) 

8/14 Popcorn Sale Begin / Unit kickoff 

September Roundtable — Pick up take Order Forms 

10/10 Show n Sell order Money due 

10/27 NOON Take Order & Prize Order Due

11/12-14 Take Order Product Pickup (see district for locations and specifics)

12/5 Popcorn Money Due – in full


Events:

OA Ordeal at 
Camp Sequoyah
May 16th – 18th
Delta, Alabama 36258



Day Camp

June 1st – 6th
June 9th – 13th

Thanks!

 
 

SHELBY

Jay Elliott
Shelby District Executive
joelliott@1bsa.org
2015-482-5930




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 Randy Thomas at205-213-0050, or by email at thomasr@bellsouth.net


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:

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.

Summer Camp

If you have not made your plan for Summer Camp, we still have availability at Camp Comer and Camp Sequoyah. If you are a troop and are going out of Council, Please let me know when and where you going and how many is going. 

 
 
 
On May 10th, the CubMobile took place at Home Depot on North Parkway. We had multiple units show up with cars to race! Thank you to all those who came out to help and to participate in the event. Attached are some pictures of all the fun! Ken Dunn, the Talakto District Chairman, even went down the track! 


On Saturday, May 24th, there will be a district service hour opportunity to serve the community and gain service hours. You will be helping place flags at the Maple Hill Cemetery at 9:00 am to honor veterans. Placing flags has been a tradition of the Boy Scouts since World War II. Please note: You will need to pick flags back up onTuesday, May 27th. If you are interested in helping out, please 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!

PPC was held on Thursday, May 1st! If you were unable to attend, you will find the attached calendar and Program Preview Packet. IF you have any questions, please contact Anna at (256) 508-5623.

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

If you still have not registered for summer camp, please do so as soon as possible. Camp is filling up quick, get registered!

As a reminder if you were unable to attend the District Award Banquet back in January, we still have awards in the Scout Office. 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 24th
Event: District Service Hours – Placing Flags
Where: Maple Hill Cemetery
Time: 9:00 AM

May 26th
Event: Memorial Day Ceremony
Where: Glennwood Cemetery
Time: 3:00 PM

May 26th
Memorial Day - Scout Office will be closed

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
ADULTS NEEDED!!!
We must have adult volunteers in order to provide the best Day CampJune 16-20, Tigers through Webelos I 8am to 4pm, Webelos II 4 to 8:30. We must have 2-deep Leadership throughout, and need help covering the program areas, including Shooting Sports, Water Sports, Field Sports, Crafts, and Science. Contact Elizabeth Abts at 205-821-0957elikit24@gmail.com, or Sarah Layfield at 205-821-0116,sarahjsmiff@hotmail.com, or go to http://www.vulcandistrict.com/cub-scout-day-camp/.

BOY SCOUTS, YOU ARE BEING CALLED TO SERVE
Cub Scouts look up to you, and you have a great opportunity to make a difference. We need Boy Scouts to help with Day Camp, June 16-208am to 4pm, or Twilight, 4pm to 8:30pm.
Go to: http://www.vulcandistrict.com/cub-scout-day-camp/, and fill out the Junior Leader Application.

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.

**PROGRAM PREVIEW CONFERENCE**
Thank you to everyone who attended, District and Council event dates were shared, you can also read a recap of the evening athttp://www.vulcandistrict.com/blognews/, and go to the Vulcan District Website for news and updates. There is also a large file you can download at www.1bsa.org, at the Program Preview Conference site.
***Congratulations to Troop 97, who had the most representatives present, and received a $100 Gift Card. 

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 
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


Just wanted to send out some big Thank Yous and congratulations from our past Spring Camporee. First Congratulations to Troop 27 for winning First Place in the overall events. Congratulations to Troop 39 for winning First Place in the Cooking Contest!
Just wanted to let you know that this was the largest camporee by troop attend in over 4 years! 



Thank you to Kelly Kutz for organizing the events and for the members of Troop 10 for staffing the events! Thank you to Will Tidwell for being our MC of the campfire and WEBELOS cross over. Also thank you to Yuchi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow!

"I wanted to let you know that we had a blast at the Spring Camporee this past weekend. 
We were welcomed with open arms by all other Scouts and Leaders. It was a very Awesome ceremony Friday night followed by a full day of events that challenged our boys to a new level.
I was very impressed with the level of Talent and Respect that I witnessed this weekend. The older scouts took the time to show our new scouts how things were supposed to be done (even in a timed event). 
On behalf of Troop 39/Pack 39 we would like to say Thank You to all of the Scouts and Leaders for making this past weekend possible."

Scott Colburn
Cub Master Pack 39
Russellville, Al

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!

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

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 Jacob Butler of Troop 10 in Muscle Shoals for being the newest Eagle Scout in the Westmoreland District!


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: 

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.

  

Back