Digital Eagle 9 JUNE 14

      

    Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America


 
 
June, 9 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.

 

FOR SALE
1985 Chevrolet P30 1-Ton utility van with Diesel engine. 200,297 miles. Interior and exterior in excellent condition. Needs electrical work. Serious inquiries only please contact Jeff Brasher atjbrasher@1bsa.org to make an offer or for more information.


 Commissioner's Corner 

 


 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:

Summer Session, July 6-12, 2014 Camp Westmoreland, Florence, AL 35

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 Training 
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 
Place: Huntsville Scout Service Center, 2211 Drake Avenue, Huntsville, Al. 35805
Time: Check-in starts at 7:30 am. The course will be from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Cost: $15.00 – Covers lunch, refreshments, program materials.  Please bring your payment to the course.
BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s designed to introduce Cub Scout leaders to the newly expanded opportunities for pack overnight camping.

This is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run a pack overnighter. It’s more than just camping—it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program; and hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations! In short, everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun, successful event! 
Who needs BALOO?
At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection guidelines, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation. All adult Cub Scouters can use the information and skills they’ll gain from BALOO.   
What’s the Scoop?

IMPORTANT: Register by Wednesday August 6th on-line atwww.tors.cypress-softworks.com, Requests to register after the 6th must be made directly to the course director. 

If you have any questions call William Rice, course director, at 256-864-8067 or via email wdrice67@yahoo.com

Attire: Cub Leader Uniform (if no uniform, any appropriate outdoor clothing).  Rain will not stop us.

Click here for the flyer

 


 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

 

 


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

 

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. 

 

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.

 


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.

 

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 Cherokee District,

GENERAL INFORMATION
We are excited about Day Camp this week. Thank you to all the volunteers on the planning committee who worked to put this great event together! 

Please remember that Roundtable will not be held in July, as it is during the week of the 4th, and we will be having a School Night for Scouting Training that month (please see upcoming events below).

If you are interested in helping someone else, today is your lucky day.  An opportunity has come up for us to volunteer with the Children’s Hospital of Birmingham on Tuesday, June 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm.  We are looking for three adults that can help play board games and read to children that really need your help.  If you are interested, please contact me at (205) 541-4292 or email me atwmcintyr@1bsa.org for more details. 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
We will have two NEW UNIT LEADER TRAININGS: one in September and one in October. The details of these events will be communicated by the end of June. We encourage you to attend along with each of your leaders, and especially anyone that completes a new leader application.  Our goal is to make sure that every new adult is given the best possible start to their Scouting “Career” and to provide the best possible program for the youth.

Did you know that Cub Leaders can do all their training online?!  The courses offered online are: Youth Protection, Fast Start, Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training, and This is Scouting. Now, den
leaders and assistants, Cubmasters and assistants, pack trainers, and pack committee chairs and members can now learn the how-to’s for successfully conducting an engaging den and pack program and can become confident in the role each plays. Online training is available by visiting www.scouting.org. When entering www.MyScouting.org, click on the E-Learning link under the Training header located on the left-side menu. Then click on the Cub Scouts tab.


UNIT SERVICE
We are in need of Unit Commissioners!  Unit Commissioners serve 3 units and are helping hands to the Adult Leaders. Unit Commissioners offer help with Rechartering, Program Planning, and more. If you are interested in Unit Service please contact Cyndi Lafond atjackets6912@yahoo.com.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you!
Will McIntyre
Cherokee DE
(205) 541-4292
wmcintyr@1bsa.org


Mark Your Calendars:
6/9/14-6/13/14 – Cub Scout Day Camp – Tannehill State Park from3pm-8pm

7/24/14 – School Night For Scouting Training – 7:00pm. Location TBD.  Location for this meeting will most likely be at the LDS Church, but I want to confirm our access to the building for that date. I will send an email confirming that location by 6/13/14.  This meeting will be a valuable training for holding a school night sign up and successfully communicating with youth and parents about Scouting.

8/7/14 – Popcorn Kickoff- Bessemer LDS Church at 7:00PM.  Please recruit a person from your Troop/Pack to be the Unit Popcorn Kernel!  The Popcorn Kernel and/or the Unit leader are urged to attend this important meeting.

 
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
 
 

Thank You for the hard work of you all getting recharters turned back in, we still have several more out there, please let's get these in and completed by June 6th.

Day Camp MEETING FOR ETOWAH COUNTY: Sunday 2 p.m. June 1st Noccalula Falls Scout Hut/ PLEASE be present!

WE NEED A HEAD COUNT even if you are signing up at the event onJune 2nd we NEED a head count as soon as possible so we will have enough supplies, so if you know you are going to Day Camp, please let me know, so I can get your name down and make sure we have enough supplies for your youth.


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

June 10th will be Round Table 6:15 p.m. we will have two places again, right now it will be Gadsden FUMC and Fort Payne Scout Hut. 
We are currently in need for a Round Table Commissioner for Gadsden.

Please don't forget summer camp, if you have not signed up yet either in or out of council, please do so as soon as possible!! 

FORT PAYNE, I need any photos of the past year you can share, United Givers Fund wants photos of our Scout's for their programs.

Thank You all!


YOURS IN SCOUTING,

JESSICA MILLICAN
205-902-1577
JMILLICA@1BSA.ORG

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Hello Mountain Lake !

Here are some dates and announcements to to know

Activities: 

The fishing rodeo for Guntersville 
Sept 20 from 8a-1p and the 
The location is County Park 1. Just north of the Guntersville bridge on Hwy 431

Scottsboro Fishing Rodeo
Sept 27 from 8a-1p
Camp Jackson.

The district Pinewood Derby (2015)
Guntersville Recreation Center in the MP Room. 
March 28. from 8a-5p.
Set up will be March 27 from 3p-5p. 

Popcorn Kick-off and August Round Table
Henryville Methodist August 5th 630pm




School night Training

July 8th for Jackson 630pm. Location TBA

July 14th for Marshall.  Location TBA

Backup/makeup will at Henryville Methodist on July 22nd for 6:30Time



Scoutfest
Nov 7th throught the 9th
Point Mallard
Check out the website at http://www.scoutfest.com



We have open positions for district leadership.
If you or know someone who is interested in serving please email or call me anytime.

Thanks

-George

greynold@1bsa.org 
256-508-7241

 
 

SHELBY

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

DAYCAMP

I would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped make the Shelby Day Camp a success.  We had over 300 boys out at day camp this year and we really could not have done it without all the walking den leaders, staff and Boy Scouts that helped.  Parents, thank you so much for allowing your boys to attend camp this year and look forward to seeing them again next year.  Every boy that I talked seemed to be having a blast.  


SUMMERCAMP

Please keep our Boy Scout troops in your thoughts as they travel to different camps.   I do believe that 6 of our troops are in camp this first week of camp.  This is a great time for the boys and leaders who are attending summer camp.  Over the next six weeks our troops will be attending summer camp somewhere in the South.  Some are in Council, some are at the High Adventure Bases and some are out of Council.

WEBELOS RESIDENT CAMP

The 2014 Webelos Resident Camp is four days and three nights of Scouting fun and adventure! The goal of Resident Camp is to provide Webelos Scouts a taste of the summer camp excitement they will enjoy when they become Boy Scouts, and to offer the opportunity to complete some, if not all, of the requirements for select Webelos Activity Pins. The Webelos Resident Camp is held at Comer Scout Reservation and is led by trained Webelos leaders and assisted by staff members from the Greater Alabama Council Boy Scout Summer Camp.  Please visit the Greater Alabama Council Website for more information.

SHELBY’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

Please join me in congratulating Shelby District’s newest Eagle Scout, Jacob Tibbitts of Troop 505.  Jacob's Eagle Service Project was gravesite restoration of both the Gilbert Cemetery and the McDaniel Cemetery in North Shelby. The two neglected cemeteries were heavily overgrown and several gravestones were damaged. Pictures of individual graves were also taken and uploaded to a gravesite locator website.  This was a 273 hour endeavor with over 25 volunteers participating.  Congratulations Jacob!

 
 
 
Reminder: There will be no Roundtable in July.

Day Camp and Evening Camp registrations are still under way. The Early Bird Registration ($75) has been extended until June 14th at 5:00 PM. After June 14th, the price will be $100. Please get your Day Camp and Evening Camp applications in to the office as soon as possible!

Attention Cubmasters and Recruitment Teams! School Night for Scouting Training will be held July 17th at 6:30 pm at Whitesburg Elementary School Cafeteria. We greatly encourage and request your attendance to this training. We will discuss the recruitment process for the fall so that we can grow the Packs and the District. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Shavers at anshaver@1bsa.org or Curtis Hunt at chunt@1bsa.org

Popcorn sales are fast approaching! We will hold a Popcorn Kickoff Meeting before Roundtable on August 7th at 6:00 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church. We will have order forms and information to get started on popcorn sales!

BALOO Training: August 9th at the Huntsville Scout Service Center. Check-in starts at 7:30 am. The course will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The training will cost $15 which covers lunch, refreshments, and course materials. Attached is the flyer with more information. If you have any further questions, please contact William Rice at 256-864-8067 or wdrice67@yahoo.com

Also, we still have some Pinewood Derby Dome Plates in the office. If you ordered a Derby Dome and had a name plate made, please come down to the Scout Office to pick it up.

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

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:

June 23rd – June 27th
Event: Day Camp – Cub Scout
Time: 8 am – 2 pm
Where: National Speleological Society

June 23rd – June 27th
Event: Twilight Camp – Webelos Scout
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: National Speleological Society

July 17th
Event: School Night for Scouting Training
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Whitesburg Elementary School Cafeteria

July 31st
Event: District Committee & Commissioner Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Lockheed Martin

August 7th
Event: Popcorn Kickoff Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church

August 7th
Event: Roundtable
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church

August 28th
Event: District Committee & Commissioner Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Lockheed Martin

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
VULCAN DISTRICT
www.vulcandistrict.com
Michael Wells
Senior District Executive
Cell:  205-540-2302
Office: 205-969-4269
miwells@1bsa.org

ADULTS NEEDED!!!
We have a great program set up for Day Camp, and great people to run the programs, but we must have adult volunteers in order to insure 2 Deep Adult leadership for the best Day Camp June 16-20, Wolf through Webelos I 8:30am to 3:30 pm, Webelos II 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We must have 2-deep Leadership throughout. Contact Elizabeth Abts at 205-821-0957, elikit24@gmail.com, or Sarah Layfield at 205-821-0116, sarahjsmiff@hotmail.com, or go tohttp://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 First Class and Above 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.

WATCH THIS!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHQTnh8cUw4&feature=youtu.be

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=

BeAScout.org
Currently, almost all the pins for units in the Vulcan District are generic, or inactive.  The Key 3 for every unit in Vulcan District needs to go to myscouting.org, and update their unit’s contact information.  
Each unit can list 2 contacts, their website, facebook, give special announcements (like when is their school night or what school they recruit from), meeting times, and if the unit meets at a different location then the chartering organization they can put that there.  The unit can even have a different logo if they would like.
If you would like to review the webinar on this, you may watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/SnAWC70THpA?rel=0.

WEBELOS – DON’T MISS OUT.
What is a Webelos Resident Camp? 
Webelos Resident Camp is four days and three nights of Scouting fun and adventure at Camp Comer! It provides Webelos Scouts a taste of the summer camp excitement they will enjoy when they become Boy Scouts, and to offer the opportunity to complete some, if not all, of the requirements for select Webelos Activity Pins. 
Who can attend? 
Resident Camp is open to all boys currently registered as Bears (rising Webelos I Scouts) or Webelos I Scouts (rising second-year Webelos). If you are going into the 4th or 5th grade, this is for you.
How much does it cost? 
The cost for each Scout to attend is $135.00. The first adult leader is free with a minimum of 4 registered Webelos from your unit. The fee for each additional adult leader is $55.00. Payment of all fees must be submitted along with the Webelos Resident Camp Registration Form. All registration forms, rosters and fees must be submitted to the Council no later than July 7, 2014
What will the Webelos do at camp? 
Webelos Scouts attending the Webelos Resident Camp will be exposed to a wide range of activities for completion of activity pins. Webelos I Activity Pin programs may include Aquanaut, Naturalist, Geologist, Forester, Engineer, Scientist, Sportsman, Showman, or Artist. Webelos II Activity Pin programs may include Aquanaut, Outdoorsman, or Handyman. Activity Pins offered at the 2014 Webelos Resident Camp are subject to change, depending on course demand, volunteer staffing, and weather. 
How does my Webelos Den Register?
Download the Leaders Guide, everything you need is in the Guide.https://1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/file/2014%20Webelos%20Resident%20Camp%20Information%20Guide.pdf

KEY DATES UPCOMING!!!Start Planning NOW!!!
Watch for more info at www.vulcandistrict.com & www.1ba.org
July 24 – Vulcan District Popcorn Kickoff
July 25 – Scouts on Ice
July 31 – School Night for Scouting Training, All units must be represented.
August 7 – Cookout/Roundtable – All Adults are invited
August 28 – Vulcan OA Chapter Meeting
September 4 – Vulcan District Roundtable– All Adults are invited
September 13 – Vulcan District Advance-O-Rama
September 13 – Cub Scout Leader Specific Training (Birmingham District)
September 20 – Cub Scout Fishing Rodeo, Oak Mountain State Park
September 25 – Vulcan OA Chapter Meeting
September 27 – Vulcan District Cast Iron Chef Cooking Competition
October 2 – Vulcan District Roundtable– All Adults are invited
October 5 – Cub Scout Safari at the Birmingham Zoo
October 11 – Vulcan/Birmingham District Training Day, Samford University
October 10-12 – Cub Haunted
October 17-19 – Cub Haunted
October 24-26 – Cub Haunted
October 30 – Vulcan OA Chapter Meeting
November 1 – Vulcan District Cubmobile Race (Bears and Webelos)
November 1-2 – IOLS Training
November 6 – Vulcan District Roundtable– All Adults are invited
November 7-9 – ScoutFest, Point Mallard
November 11 – Veteran’s Day Parade
November 14-15 – Cub Space Quest
November 20 – Vulcan OA Chapter Meeting
November 21-22 – Cub Space Quest’
December 4 – Vulcan District Roundtable– All Adults are invited

 
 
 
 

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

We are promoting ScoutFest 2014 which will be a council-wide camping and program festival on the first weekend in November at Point Mallard Park! If you would like for us to come and speak at one of your unit meetings, please contact Phillip Marks atpomarks@una.edu or 256-810-0802

There will be NO ROUNDTABLE for the MONTH OF JULY!!!!

We will be having a School Night for Scouting Training on Thursday, July 31, at 6:30PM. We will need a representative from each Cub Scout Pack to attend this training. With school starting back earlier this year we need to go ahead and start planning for our Fall Recruiting efforts ASAP. Please start looking at your unit's calendars and have several dates in mind for our in-school boy talks. 

Our August Roundtable will be on Thursday, August 7, 6:30PM at Florence Boulevard Church of Christ and we will be having our annual Popcorn Kickoff. We will be going over all of the latest news for popcorn for the fall. We will also will be going over all of our upcoming Fall Activities to continue to help you plan your unit's calendars. 

Congratulations to Jordan Herbster of Troop 284 in Florence 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.

  

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