Digital Eagle July 7 2014

      

    Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America


 
 
July, 7 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
 

 

STEM / Nova Awards Ideas-

While having your summer fun, have some fun with Science.  Find opportunities to explore nature using Science.  Do crickets chirp faster when colder or warmer?  Do the fish like warmer or colder water?  Think about it and write down what you think.  Then do an experiment and check your idea.  Where can you find the warmer or colder water?  Are there more fish there?

When you get out of the pool or the lake, why are you colder?  Why do you perspire when you are hot?  Dogs don’t perspire – how do they cool off?  Is it hotter or colder after an afternoon rainstorm?  What is the difference between cooling you by evaporation and cooling the earth by evaporation?
 
While you’re out having summer fun, find an interesting question.  Think about what you think is a good explanation.  Then make observations and check your explanation.  Maybe you were right.  Maybe you learned something while out having summer fun.

 


 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.

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

 

Scouts on Ice
Friday, July 25th
Pelham Civic Complex 


Skate your way to fun and excitement this summer and join us at the Pelham Civic Center Ice Rink on Friday, July 25th for an ice skating ad- venture. We will have two sessions of ice skating from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. From 6:00-7:00 p.m. both sessions will enjoy a MAGIC SHOW, movies and fresh baked cookies. Session One registra- tion will start at 3:30 p.m. and will finish at 7:00 p.m. while Session Two registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude at 9:00 p.m. To sign up for a single session is $30 but if you want to come to both sessions we are offering a discounted combo price of $50 per person. Those attend- ing both sessions will be provided with dinner. The fee includes all pro- gram supplies and ice-skating equipment. Each session is limited to 150 people so get your spot quickly. And don’t worry skating instruc- tors will be on site to give lessons! Register @ 1bsa.org

Flyer Click Here

 


BOY SCOUTS 

 

 

 


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.
 
 
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) 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

2014 ORDEAL SEASON

The 2014 Coosa Lodge Ordeal Season is underway! We're sort of on a summer hiatus, but we're well into the planning stages for Ordeals in August (at Camp Comer) and September (at Camp Westmoreland). Candidates should visit http://coosa50.org/resources/ordeal-info and everyone else should watch coosa50.org for news and updates.


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.


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. 

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


WHERE TO GO SCOUTING

Are you interested in helping develop a new, modern vision for the Where To Go Scouting Guide? Visit http://wheretogoscouting.org/ to see what we're up to.


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


COOSA 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 


Arrowhead held to excellent Cub Scout Day Camps this month.  Close to 100 Scouts came out and enjoyed our action packed camps.  Activities included BB guns, archery, crafts, games and much more.  A big thank you to our Camp Directors, Program Directors and their wonderful volunteer staffs that made both camps possible.

Cullman
Camp Director – Kerri Roberts
Program Director – Steven Turner

Point Mallard
Camp Director – Ashley Duffy
Program Director – Alice Taylor

School Nights for Scouting

It is time to start planning for our recruitment efforts this fall.  We will be conducting a number of trainings/orientations to prepare units for School Nights and other recruiting efforts.  Please send a representative from your unit to one of these opportunities

June 26th at the Cullman Roadshow
July 24th at the Limestone Roadshow (time & location to be determine)
August 7th at Roundtable

Please forward the following information to Rich Hayes atrich.hayes@scouting.org.

Unit Recruitment Point of Contact (name, phone, and email)?
Schools you intended to recruit from this fall?
Prefer dates for School Night?
Will you be able to do or assist with school rallies?
Any potential issues or principals that need a special visit.

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

 
 REMEMBER – There will be NO DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING or Roundtable for the month of July.  Please have a safe and fun 4th of July.

August 7, 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. 

August 7, 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

July 21, 2014
SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING TRAINING
6:30pm at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW Birmingham, Alabama 35211

As the summer coming to a close, we’re now gearing up for the fall, and our School Night for Scouting team has been hard at work making sure we offer all we can to you, the leaders, for your School Night efforts.  To help in this, The Birmingham District will be hosting a School Night for Scouting Training to make sure we cover all of our bases, and roll out the plan as clearly as possible for you.  Trainings is open to all Pack leadership, especially those Packs who recruit from Schools in the area. We would like to see 100% of Packs participating in a School Night to have representation. Monday, July 21th, 6:30 PMat Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. 1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW Birmingham, Alabama 35211

At the training, you will get details on how the School Night process will work this year, meet our School Night team (and your volunteer that will be helping with your School Night), and be able to leave with promotional materials to help you recruit throughout the fall. We look forward to seeing you and your Pack Leadership at the training!  I

Thanks again, and here’s to getting off on a good foot for the 2014-2015 year of Scouting!


LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING 
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Registration at 8:00am     Training is from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 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.


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

Members of our District Committee send out regular group emails about upcoming events and meetings. If you are not receiving these emails, please contact me at wmcintyr@1bsa.org and I will make sure your email address is added.


POPCORN
Please remember that our District Popcorn Kick-Off will take place at August Roundtable. Our District Popcorn Kernel, Dana Thrasher,  is working hard to prepare for this event.  You can assist her by recruiting someone from your Pack or Troop to be the Unit Popcorn Kernel. This person should attend the Popcorn Kick-off and will keep the lines of communication open between your unit and the District Popcorn Kernel. Please send Dana (danaethrasher@gmail.com) the name of your Unit Popcorn Kernel by July 25th.


LEADERSHIP TRAINING
We will be teaming up with Birmingham and Vulcan Districts to offer two New Adult Leader Trainings in September and October. See upcoming events at bottom for location and dates. 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. **Please Note: All adults who attend these trainings must have amyscouting.org account and you must have completed YPT and This is Scouting PRIOR to attending these events**

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 Lafondatjackets6912@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

Upcoming Events:

7/24/14 - SNFS TRAINING - Bessemer LDS Church, 7:00PM

8/7/14 - DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING - Bessemer LDS Church,6:00PM

8/7/14 - POPCORN KICKOFF - Bessemer LDS Church, 7:00PM

9/13/14 - LEADER SPECIFIC TRAINING - Sixth Avenue Baptist Church  1101 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW Birmingham, AL 35211. Registration @ 8:00am. Training from 9:00am-12:00pm

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.

10/11/14 - VULCAN/BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT DAY OF TRAINING
Samford University.  The Vulcan & Birmingham Districts along with support from 3Rivers and Shelby, will be offering the following courses:
Cub Scout Basic Leader Training**
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training (SMLST)**
Unit Committee Training**
District Commissioner Training**
BALOO Training**
Trainer’s EDGE**
Den Chief Training (1st Class and above, Requires Scoutmaster’s Approval)
Introduction to Leadership Skills For Troops (Requires Scoutmaster’s Approval)

All adult courses require Completion of the online courses for Youth Protection and This Is Scouting. Fast Start Training Required for Position Specific Courses.

All Registration will be online, Registration Site Will be active by July 20th.  Watch the Vulcan District Website for more information. (vulcandistrict.com)

 
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 TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE DAY CAMP SUCCESSFUL, WE HAD AN INCREASE IN KIDS THIS YEAR!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION!!!

Recharters, please let's continue to clean this up, we are almost there!! Thank you to those who have gotten theirs in, if you are leaving for summer camp, please make sure your recharter is in, if it is dropped for any reason you are not covered, if something were to happen!

SNFS Training, we had to reschedule our SNFS Trainings, please go ahead and nominated a chairman for your unit, we need them to attend the training, or anyone who will be doing a school visit, or sign up. TENTATIVELY SET FOR JULY 22nd in Collinsville, we will do a combined SNFS and have packets for your unit. WE HAVE BOY SCOUT PACKETS this year, as well as posters and fliers for the high schools for Venturing and Boy Scouts!!

Gadsden Fishing Rodeo will be Saturday Sept 13th Gadsden State Fishery
Fort Payne will be Saturday, Sept 20th at Camp Comer.

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!!


Yours in Scouting,

Jessica Millican
Greater Alabama Council
205-902-1577
jmillica@1bsa.org

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Please remember that the next Round table has been combined with the Popcorn kickoff on August 5th at Henryville Methodist Church at 630pm


School Night Training for Jackson:
We will have Jackson County School Training on July 8th
Which is Tomorrow night !

I have reserved the Scottsboro United Methodist church at 630pm


Marshall County School Night Training:
Will be held at the Albertville Scout Hut Behind the chicken Plant

Address is: 916 East Mckinney Ave Albertville, AL 35950

Date and time: July 14th at 6:30pm

Edge training
Albertville Scout Hut
Address is: 916 East Mckinney Ave Albertville, AL 35950

Date and time: July 26th 
All day from 8am to 3pm
Flyer (attached) 

Here is more information for edge:



Trainer's EDGE is BSA's latest version of the Training Conference that instructs leaders on better ways of making presentations at trainings and allows the participants to practice the EDGE training model (Explain, Demonstrate Guide & Enable) and gain self-confidence through hands-on training experiences. This course replaces the Trainer Development Conference (TDC). 

Trainer's EDGE brings to life the EDGE model taught in Troop Leadership Training, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training, National Youth Leadership Training, and Wood Badge. Participants are given an opportunity to prepare and practice a training session of their choice, using materials, equipment, and/or props that they bring with them to the course. 

Key Modules are: 
Communicating, Logistics, Media, Methods, Directing Traffic and Thoughts 

Presenting is important, but a good trainer is more than a good presenter. 

A good trainer imparts knowledge, attitudes, & behaviors in a training session. 

A syllabus is only words on a page, but the trainer brings it to life!

Learn how to keep it fun and keep the energy level high. 

Get simple tools for managing situations with Body Language. 

Learn how to manage questions for Effective Training. 

Learn Stages and Training Methods – The EDGE Model.

Participants should include those individuals that will be delivering training to adults and youth leaders in all parts of the Scouting program: 
University of Scouting instructors 

District and Council trainers 

Roundtable staff 

Unit trainers – Pack, Troop, Varsity and Venture/Venturing trainers

Commissioner trainers 

NYLT & Wood Badge staff 

Order of the Arrow trainers 

Any Scout or Scouter who are interested in improving their training & presentation skills




After the training you will be issued a certificate, yellow neckerchief (upon payment) and the honor of being trained under the latest trainer’s conference! The yellow neckerchief is worn when you are training at a unit level, district level and council level. 

The Trainer’s EDGE will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Albertville Scout Hut located at 916 East McKinney Avenue, Albertville, AL; this is located just off Highway 431 in behind the Tyson plant. The cost of the course is $5 plus $5 if you want lunch, plus $10 if you want a Trainer’s neckerchief. Registration starts at 7:30 AM with instruction beginning at 8:00 AM. The course will be over at 5:00 PM

You MUST preregister for this event as you MUST bring a prepared presentation with you. To register send the information below to either Delane Hamilton at delanehamilton@gmail.com or 256-505-1367, Angie Southers at angie_southers@yahoo.com or 256-293-9947. You will receive further instructions when you preregister. If you have questions contact either Delane or Angie. You may also contact Clay Pruitt, Field Director Central Program, at cpruitt@bsamail.org or (205) 969-4264
 
Click HERE



Thanks

 
 

SHELBY

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


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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.

SCOUTS ON ICE – Friday, July 25, 2014 at Pelham Civic Center – Skate your way to fun and excitement this summer and join us at the Pelham Civic Complex Ice Rink on Friday, July 25th for an ice skating adventure. We will have two sessions of ice skating from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. From 6:00-7:00 p.m. both sessions will enjoy a MAGIC SHOW, movies and fresh baked cookies. For more information visit 1bsa.org.  

SHELBY DISTRICT POPCORN KICKOFF -  Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7pm -  It's back.....back by popular demand.  POPCORN!!!    Get all the information and materials you need to make the 2014 popcorn selling season a great one for your unit!!!   Make sure your Popcorn Kernel, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair or any other popcorn fan is there.  Let's have fun and raise some funds.  Super way to fund your scouting program to keep it awesome and exciting.   Popcorn - A Tradition Like No Other.   Contact   Julie Decker  atJulie@uab.edu , phone (205) 565-5938

SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING TRAINING – Tuesdsay, July 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Riverchase Church of Christ.  -- The Shelby District will have the School Night for Scouting Training on Tuesday, July 29th.  Every unit needs a representative present at the meeting.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristy Phelps at kristykay2@gmail.com or 205-566-4431.

DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING – Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Helena United Methodist Church.

COMMISSIONER MEETING/ROUNDTABLE – Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Riverchase Church of Christ for Commissioner Meeting and 7:00 pm for August Roundtable.

 
 
 
Reminder: Roundtable will resume again on August 7th!

Thank you to all the staff, session leaders, and den leaders that helped put on a great Day Camp and Twilight Camp last week!


Attention Cubmasters! School Night for Scouting Training will be heldJuly 17th at 6:30 pm at Whitesburg Elementary School Cafeteria. We will discuss the recruitment process for the fall. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Shavers at anshaver@1bsa.org or Curtis Hunt at chunt@1bsa.org. PLEASE RSVP by Tuesday, July 15th at NOON.

ATTENTION POPCORN KERNELS: 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! Please RSVP to Anna at anshaver@1bsa.org as soon as possible.

Here are the popcorn dates for 2014:

8/7 District Popcorn Kickoff Meeting
8/14 Popcorn Sale Begin / Unit kickoff 
8/25 Show n Sell Orders Due @ NOON
9/3-6 Pick up Show n Sell Popcorn (see district for location and specifics) 
September Roundtable — Pick up Take Order Forms 
10/10 Show n Sell order Money due 
10/27 Take Order & Prize Order Due @ NOON
11/12-14 Take Order Product Pickup (see district for locations and specifics)
12/5 Popcorn Money Due – in full

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 nameplate 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

Fellow Scouters: Jonathan Tindall, Life Scout of Troop 101, is looking for some manpower help to benefit Trinity Presbyterian Church for his Eagle Project. 
Jonathan has an Eagle Service Project to benefit Trinity Presbyterian Church, who hosts our Talakto Roundtable and Kaskanampo Chapter OA meetings. The project involves removing a playground structure and replacing it with a tree and a bench. Additionally workers will repaint the parking lot stripes. The work days for the project will beJuly 11th, 12th,and 19th. The workday will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided. The tasks for the playground are to remove briers surrounding the area, disassembling the play-ground structure and chain link fence, moving the pea gravel around. Scouts are asked to bring tools. To help out, contact Jonathan Tindall at(256) 783-6064 or jonathan.tindall@comcast.net.

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

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

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.  


 
 
POPCORN KICKOFF
The Vulcan District Popcorn Kickoff is July 24th.  Library in the Woods, Vestavia Hills, off highway 31.  6:30 to 8:00pm.  


SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING
Dates are being set with the area Schools for fall recruiting.  School Night for Scouting Training is Thursday, July 31st, at the Scout Office.


GREAT WEEK AT CUB DAY CAMP
I want to thank all of the volunteers who made The Vulcan District Day Camp a Great Week for all the Cubs.  We had presentation on Edible Plants from our Scout Executive, JT Dabbs, a presentation on Reptiles (snakes) at the Wildlife Center, Science Experiments from the McWane Center, and Predatory Bird demonstration. Put that together with Science, Nature, Field Sports, BB guns, Bows & Arrows, Slingshots, Kool Crafts, and Friday water fun and water rockets, and you have a great week.
 
VULCAN ADVANCE-O-RAMA
September 13, 2014, Canterbury United Methodist Church. Go tohttp://www.vulcandistrict.com/advance-o-rama/. For more information on Merit Badges and registration information.

CUB SCOUT BASIC LEADER TRAINING
September 13, at the Sixth Street Baptist Church, the Birmingham District is offering Cub Scout Leader Training.  Check in at 8am, with the classes starting at 9.  Completion online of Youth Protection Training and This is Scouting is required, bring certification with you for verification.  Registration and flyer will be up soon at the Birmingham District Website:  http://birmingham.1bsa.org/training.php.

VULCAN/BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT DAY OF TRAINING
October 11, Samford University.  The Vulcan & Birmingham Districts along with support from 3Rivers and Shelby, will be offering the following courses:
Cub Scout Basic Leader Training**
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training (SMLST)**
Unit Committee Training**
District Commissioner Training**
BALOO Training**
Trainer’s EDGE**
Den Chief Training (1st Class and above, Requires Scoutmaster’s Approval)
Introduction to Leadership Skills For Troops (Requires Scoutmaster’s Approval)

All adult courses require Completion of the online courses for Youth Protection and This Is Scouting. Fast Start Training Required for Position Specific Courses.

All Registration will be online, Registration Site Will be active by July 20th.  Watch the Vulcan District Website for more information.

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 26 - Troop Recruiting at Boy Scout Square
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

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

 
 
 
 

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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