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Digital Eagle 5 MAR 12 (B)
Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America
Voice of the Scout - In the coming weeks, all Scout volunteers with email addresses in the Scout MyBSA system will receive a email survey for the Voice of the Scout. The Voice of the Scout is an online survey that will directly engage our members, parents, and volunteers to gain feedback on their Scouting experience.
Opinions are anonymous and this information will be used by the Greater Alabama Council to offer better solutions to unit service and program delivery in the council.
If your email is not on file with your registration or you wish to check and make sure your address is correct, please email Heather Mayfield at email@example.com with your information.
2013 JAMBOREE BAND - The Jamboree Band is now forming and is looking for musicians. The staff band will supply music for ceremonies, events, concerts, arena shows, and will entertain the many thousands of Scouts and visitors to the 18th National Jamboree. Repertoire will include popular and patriotic music, marches, and pep band tunes. Scout/musicians who can double on set, guitar, bass and keyboard are needed for the 16 piece jazz band. Scouts and Venturers ages 16 - 25 may apply. Adults (26 and up) may apply, however initial preference will go to youth staff. For information about the band and how to apply, please visit jamboband.org or feel free to email the director George.Pinchock@villanova.edu.
SCOUT SHOP NEWS - The Birmingham and Huntsville Scout Shops will have new hours beginning on Saturday March 17, 2012. They will be as follows:
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
We now have in stock the Welding Merit Badge emblems and the Welding Merit Badge Pamphlets. Come by and check them out. Birmingham Scout Shop will have the Blastcar event on March 24, 2012 from 11am until 1 pm. Call 205-967-5954 for more information.
ROCK SHOW - The Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Club will be Hosting their 39th annual rock, gem, mineral and lapidary show June 2 and 3, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Tannehill Ironworks State Park. Admission to the show is free with paid admission to the park. There will be demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities and vendors from all over the Southeast.
McWANE SCIENCE CENTER CAMP-IN - Click here for more information.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID -- April 20 and 21. Riverchase United Methodist Church and Oak Mountain State Park. Click here for more information.
Be Ready Camp- It is with great pleasure that Serve Alabama (Governor’s Office of Faith-Based & Volunteer Service) and the Alabama Department of Homeland Security (AL DHS) announce the seventh annual Be Ready Camp. This camp provides an opportunity for sixth graders across Alabama to become Youth Preparedness Delegates, receive a commendation from Governor Robert Bentley, and carry the message of preparedness and safety to their schools, communities and families.
This camp has been featured in international Homeland Security journals and received national media attention, including coverage for the Cable News Network (CNN). Additionally, the camp is considered a best practice by the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Click Here For More Info
SCOUTING INFORMATION ON THE WEB - A wide range of Scouting information is available to all volunteers by looking at www.Scouting.org. From training to definitions on Scouting and other information on a national level can be attained from this website. Everyone is encouraged to go to www.Scouting.org to attain more information on Scouting you might need along with the Greater Alabama Council’s website at www.1bsa.org
SERVICE PROJECT OPPORTUNITY- American Red Cross
What: Replacing Enclosure Doors for Dumpsters at the Riverchase Red Cross Office.
Steps included: Project Planning, Obtaining Materials, Construction of the Doors, Staining, Hanging the Doors.
Timeframe: ASAP, but the Red Cross doesn’t have money to meet this need and will be very willing to work within a Scout’s schedule.
Contact: Mary Kinard, Office:(205) 439-7812 Cell: (205) 873-2713, email-Mary.Kinard@redcrossal.org
Please pass this along to any and all Boy Scout Troops who have Scouts who need Eagle projects or need a troop level project.
SCUBA OPPORTUNITIES - Boy Scouts -- SCUBA merit badge is now available. Interested? Click here for more information.
ATTENTION VENTURING SILVER AWARD RECIPIENTS - The University of Evansville is offering UE Scouting Scholarships valued between $13,000-$16,500 a year. Candidates must have earned the Boy Scouting Eagle Rank, Venturing Silver Award or Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award. Candidates must visit the University of Evansville campus and have a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and score 1530 or higher on the SAT or 23 or higher on the ACT. This scholarship is renewable for four years with a UE GPA of at least 2.5. For more information visit www.evansville.edu or call 812-488-2829.
SCUBA OPPORTUNITIES - Venturers --SCUBA instructions and outings are available. Interested? Click here for more information.
Failure to meet this goal delays the registration process. For us, that impacts our unit commissioners and ultimately our units.
Youth Protection Training is available as an excellent online module at www.scouting.org. Click on the My Scouting tab to sign in with your user name and password. If you don’t have a user name or password, click on the “Create an account” button. In addition, I’ve attached a Youth Protection Training course summary as an attachment.
The Lodge voted to approve the updated Lodge Rules in a general assembly to kick off the program, then we heard a few inspirational words from Dr. James Flatt before presenting our 2012 Founder’s Award recipients, presenting our outgoing lodge advisers (Col. Kent Jackson and Mr. Doug Jackson) with some tokens of our appreciation, presenting immediate past Lodge Chief Devan Beitel with a James E. West Fellowship Award, and announcing a new fundraiser “patch” to help diffuse the cost of attending NOAC with this year’s contingent.
The Founder’s Award recipients were Devan Beitel, Mr. Wayne Jackson, and Mr. Doug Jackson.
The surprise fundraiser release is a rubber flap pin, shaped like a lodge flap (though a bit smaller) and designed to resemble our red shouldered hawk totem in a more winter environment. Less than 500 of these were produced and less than 30 remained in the trading post after everyone went through the line. The lodge is selling one online as a fundraiser. Click here to see the auction.
With our 2012 calendar year kicked off with a bang, it’s time to look forward to American Indian Seminar (March 16-18 at Camp Comer) and Conclave (April 20-22 at Camp Ben Hawkins) with an eye on NOAC and three Ordeals, plus a end-of-year party with our annual Fall Fellowship at Camp Sequoyah. See you at the next event!
2011-2012 Coosa Lodge Executive Committee
* Lodge Chief — Kyle Dotson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Vice-Chief of Service — Ethan Merrell
* Vice-Chief of Inductions — Jon Rogers
* Vice-Chief of Administration — Caleb Hood
* Vice-Chief of Communications — Jacob Smith
* Vice-Chief of Native American Affairs — Alex Pope
* Vice-Chief of Fellowship — Micah Gilliland
* Northern Area Vice-Chief — Tyler Belk
* Southern Area Vice-Chief — Jorge Marin
* Lodge Adviser - Mr. Ed O’Neal (email@example.com)
* Staff Adviser - Mr. Joey Kiker (firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed the opportunity to order Scout Discount Cards at last Roundtable, and want to order some give me a call (256-714-9841) and I'll help you out.
Allen Sandlin is our new District Finance Committee Chairman. Allen can consult you on things like event budgets and fundraising projects.
Roundtable is the first Thursday of every month at St. Andrew Presbyterian in Decatur at 7pm. I urge you to attend and exchange ideas with other Scouters in our district. If you have any questions or comments or constructive criticisms about Roundtable, let me know!
Upcoming Events/Important Dates
3/17/12 BALOO TRAINING – (ARROWHEAD)(N) Isoms Chapel UMC (16230 Mooresville Rd Athens, AL). Registration is at 8:30 am. Training starts at 9:00 am sharp and runs to 4:30 pm. To register send email to: Gilson.email@example.com
3/24/12 CUB SHOOTING SPORTS TRAINING - Jim McCullars will be conducting a Cub Scout Shooting Sports Training from 10:00-1:00. Please contact Jim at the Huntsville Scout Shop at 256-880-1488 to register or for more information.
3/24/12 ARROWHEAD DISTRICT PINEWOOD DERBY – Come out to the races… Registration: 9 am – 10:30 am. Racing Starts at 11am. Awards Presentation at 1 pm. Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (1211 Westmeade St. SW, Decatur, AL 35601) Entry fee $5 per car. Come to Roundtable for all the details! Each Pack represented at the Derby must provide at least one volunteer to help on Saturday. We are looking for:
Volunteers to help set –up the track on Friday, March 23rd (6-8pm)
At least 8 volunteers for the race on Saturday, March 23rd
3/31/12 SCOUT ROCK AT GRACELAND - http://1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/
4/20-22/12 CUB ADVENTURE – See Cub Scout Section for Details
4/27-29/12 CUB ADVENTURE – See Cub Scout Section for Details
4/27-29/12 DISTRICT SPRING CAMPOREE - St. Bernard Abbey (1600 St. Bernard Dr. S.E., Cullman, Alabama 35055) The theme will be Pioneering.
5/3/12 JUST TALK WITH J.T. - 7 – 8 pm. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (3310 Danville Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603) New Greater Alabama Council Scout Executive J.T. Dabbs will be traveling around the Council to meet with its dedicated volunteers. We invite you to join us as he addresses your concerns, questions and success stories! Please see the schedule below. J.T. looks forward to seeing all who can attend! Can't make it to your area's meeting? Don't worry, you can attend at any location
5/26/12 CUB SHOOTING SPORTS TRAINING – (WESTMORELAND)(N) There will be a Cub Scout Shooting Sports Training from 9:00-12:00. This looks like it will be your last chance to get qualified in order to help out with Cub Scout Day Camp. To register or for more information, please contact Laurel Rickard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6/11-15/12 CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP – (ARROWHEAD)(N) The theme of this year’s Cub Scout Day Camp in Decatur will be “Knights of the Round Table”. We need your help promoting Day Camp! Two easy steps... (1) E-mail or call Denise Marco (email@example.com or(256) 345-1896) with the date, time, and location of your Blue & Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, and February or March Pack meeting, and (2) include a 5 minute slot for us to come do a Day Camp presentation. We will begin planning our Day Camp in January. If you are interested in being part of our key staff or would like to offer input, please contact me. In addition to key staff, we are in need of 2 volunteers to attend National Day Camp School and someone to become Day Camp Director for 2013. To view the promotional video, go to: http://youtu.be/6it2NaAw0vU
7/27-28/12 MCWANE CENTER CAMP-IN – If you wanted to have your pack participate in one of the McWane Center Camp-Ins listed below and none of the dates worked for your unit or you need to have a fun activity so that your pack can qualify for the Pack Summertime Award, Laurel Rickard has arranged for this one. Just contact her for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAGLE ADVISOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dennis Quintavalle - 256-654-9384
Charlie Youmans - 256-565-3400
Joe MacDonald - 256-232-8371
Sign up for the Arrowhead Yahoo Group page at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/
Greetings Birmingham District!
I hope you al enjoyed the weekend. See below for a few of the upcoming events.
The Cherokee District Camporee will take place at Tannehill Park March 9-10th. Scouts from the Birmingham District have been asked to participate. For more information, email email@example.com.
The McWane Center is hosting several Winter and Spring Camp-Ins for Scouts on February 17, 18, 24, 25, March 2, 3, 10, 30 and 31st. Cubs, Webelos, and Boy Scouts can sign up for Science, Astronomy, Engineering, Geology and much more. Click here for more info.
The Harlem Globetrotters will host a special event on March 20th at the Pete Hanna Center for all interested scouts. Please visit the "Harlem Globetrotters" section of today's Digital Eagle.
The Birmingham District Banquet will be held April 5, 2012 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church beginning at 6pm. Our guest speaker for this event will be Mr. Cedric Sparks, Sr.. Executive Director for the Birmingham Mayor's, Division of Youth Services. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
Two Wood Badge Courses for leaders will be held next year. The first will be Friday/Saturday/Sunday April 13-15 and again April 27-29. But, if it is just too hard to get off work on Fridays, the fall course will be on a Saturday/ Sunday/ Monday in September, and then again in October.The first weekend of both courses will be held at Camp Comer, and the second weekend at Camp Westmoreland. Click here for information/registration flyer.
The Birmingham District Cub Scout Day Camp has been scheduled for June 4th-8th at Ruffner Mountain. The theme is Knights of the Roundtable. Early bird registration is only $66. Click here for a Day Camp registration form. To register as a volunteer or planning committee member, please contact Deborah Hudson.
A couple of announcements for everyone this week.
Our Pine wood derby was this past Saturday, and I'd like to thank Pack 4126 and Troop 4027 for putting this event on. It was another great event in the Cheaha district and I appreciate everyone coming out and enjoying the race. the results are as follows:
1 - James Lassetter (137)
2 - Noah Mowery (130)
3 - Michael Finn (4126)
1 - Dakota Martin (4132)
2 - John Wesley Garris (4126)
3 - Jacob Burdette (4132)
1 - Warren Jones (137)
2 - Cornelius Swain (4130)
3 - Jacquez Wright (4025)
1 - Nick Frederick (4126)
2 - Zack Kane (5076)
3 - Micah Rousseau (5076)
1 - Donny Frederick (4126)
2 - Jacob Smith (4132)
3 - Jacob Burdette (4132)
1 - Nick Frederic (4126)
2 - Dakota Martin (4132)
3 - John Wesley Garris (4126)
So I just want to thank everyone for another great time.
Our Spring camporee planning is off to a great start and we are looking forward to another great Camporee in the Cheaha district, and I hope everyone is excited to welcome Choccolocco to the camporee and see some new faces. Our Camporee will be held March 24th, 25th, and 26th at Camp Sequoyah. Our district will be held responsible for the cub scout events, we have a good team already preparing these events, but could always use a little more help. So If you are interested in helping with the events please contact me and we can get you in on everything.
Also we have begun our spring recruitment contest, and at the roundtable we discussed the prizes. Cub scouts who recruit a friend will get to have their pick from a box of assorted patches, and the top recruiter in the districts will win a zyclone. Boy Scouts who recruit one friend will get their pick of any patch in an assortment of patches, and the top recruiter in the district will receive a pocket knife. If there are any ties in the contest for top recruiters we will have a drawing for the prizes. So if you could let your boys know about the contest and we will make this a fun competition and hopefully we can get a few new scouts into the program. So far pack 4120 is in the lead in Ashland Alabama.
Round table will be held at Talladega Citizen's hospital on Thursday the first of March at 6:30. Be sure to attend this round table because we will have the discount cards for the spring sale at the round table. If you have not heard about the spring sale, we will be selling discount cards that will have local businesses discounts on them. These card will be $5 and you will have them in hand to sell. Any cards you do not sell you will need to get them back to the council by May.
One other announcement, beginning in arch the digital eagle will be delivered in our individual district websites. I will be working for our website to get it up to date so that you can visit the website for all the information that you will need to know. So be on the look out for the new digital eagle. Our web address is cheaha.1bsa.org, please visit it for any information you might need.
I look forward to working with everyone this week and I hope everyone has a great one.
Cheaha District Executive
Also want to thank all of Cherokee leaders for all you do for the youth of West Jefferson County.
We had number of Eagles Scouts in the past 3 years who are being productive and making difference in America.
ANNOUNCEMENT: BALOO TRAINING AVAILABLE MARCH 10TH FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. IN CLEBURNE COUNTY. WE NEED A MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE TO HAVE THIS CLASS. COST IS $15 PER PARTICIPANT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY AT email@example.com or Joey Hudginsatdaddy2plus2@yahoo.com.
Cherokee Boy Scout Leaders- Outdoor Merit Badge Day for the Shelby District will be held on March 31, 2012 at Oak Mountain State Park. Merit Badge registration is currently availableonwww.meritbadge.info Make sure to pre-register for the event. Cost is $15, which includes lunch and a patch. Contact Keith Kennedy for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please turn in your recharter to Teresa Castle. IF your Troop or pack need help with your recharter please contact Anthony Edwardsataedwards@1bsa.org
Cherokee Pinwood Derby update: The District Pinewood Derby is April 14, 2012 at Pleasent Hill UMC in MaCalla. Please click here for flyer: Cherokee Pinwood Derby
Cherokee District Camporee is March 9,10, and 11 at Tannehill State Park. Click here for registration: Camporee Flyer
Day Camp for Cherokee District starts June 18-22, 8:30am – 4:00pm at Martin Luther King Park - Hueytown. If you would like a representative of Day Camp to come to your den meeting or Pack meeting to help field any questions the scout or parents might have please contact Anthony Edwards at email@example.com.
Day Camp Volunteers:
We need walking den leaders, registration helpers and helpers. Please email Anthony Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org. if you would like to help on June 18-22
Summer Camp…………. Space for summer camp is filling up quickly, and it’s filling up from out of council troops. Let’s make sure that everyone who wants to go to camp will get the opportunity to this summer.
ANNOUNCEMENT: CUB SCOUT SHOOTING SPORTS TRAINING, APRIL 14, 2012 AT CAMP SEQUOYAH, 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. SEE ATTACHED FLIER FOR DETAILS.
Registration for the Woodbadge-Spring Session is open. Please register ASAP. We have to have a certain number of registrations on file to ensure that we can have the class. We need about 30 more registrations council-wide to ensure that this course goes. Please give me a call 205-441-5763 if you want to attend.
ANNOUNCEMENT: HIGH ADVENTURE EXTRAVAGANZA FLIER IS NOW ATTACHED FOR HAX WEEKEND IN MAY. PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND REVIEW!!! THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL VENTURERS, BOY SCOUTS, AND EXPLORERS AGES 14 AND UP.
ANNOUNCEMENT: BALOO TRAINING AVAILABLE MARCH 10TH FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. IN CLEBURNE COUNTY. WE NEED A MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE TO HAVE THIS CLASS. COST IS $15 PER PARTICIPANT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY AT email@example.com or Joey Hudgins firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNOUNCEMENT: CUB SCOUT SHOOTING SPORTS TRAINING, APRIL 14, 2012 AT CAMP SEQUOYAH, 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
Our next focus is coming up next month. March 23-25, 2012 is our Spring Camporee. The location is set for Camp Sequoyah. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts can both camp at this event. Cubs will camp separate from the Boy Scouts and will participate in separate events. Webelos can participate as Boy Scouts for the purpose of this camporee. The leadership guides are attached for the Boys and the Cubs. Please use the appropriate guide. If you want to volunteer to help with the Cub Activities, please let me know ASAP. We will have shooting sports open for the cubs for this event. Cost of the Camporee will be $10 per person that camps. If you are a cub unit coming out for day of only, the cost will be $5. A patch will be available for all that participate. This is open to all scouts (Boys and Cubs). Remember if you have cubs camping, their parent must camp with them. NO EXCEPTION!!!!!!!!! Boy Scouts Cub Scouts
The Birmingham Barons baseball night has been set for Saturday, May 5th, 2012. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Camping will be allowed at this event. Please see the attached flier for all of the specifics dealing with the different packages (Grand Slam Package-Camping, hotdog, coke, light breakfast and patch is $10. Home Run Package-game only and patch is $6).
Cub Adventure has been scheduled for April 20-22 and April 27-29. This will be at Camp Comer in Mentone.
Summer Camp-Alright guys, here it is for Summer Camp 2012. We have weeks 4-5 left at Sequoyah and Weeks 4-5 at Comer. If you have not pre-registered yet, please do not wait any longer. Remember, if you are going to summer camp a $75 deposit per scout was due on February 11th. The second payment is due on April 15th. Your final payment is due 30 days prior to you going to camp. Leader's Guides will be out the first week of February. Look out for it. Let's get the kids out there to summer camp and fulfill the promise that we made to them.
For My Venturing units out there May 4-6th there will be a High Adventure Xtreme weekend. Get that on your calendars so that you will be ready for it. A flier is attached for this event.
Registration for the Woodbadge-Spring Session is open. If you want to go to this, please register ASAP. We have to have a certain number of registrations on file to ensure that we can have the class. We need about 25 more registrations council-wide to ensure that this course goes. Please get me your applications or to the council ASAP.
For my Order of the Arrow members, NOAC has been set for July 30th-August 4th. If you are interested in going to this, please contact Vince Lambert at email@example.com and he can pass you the information. If you are interested in working on the Order of the Arrow staff for the 2013 National Jamboree, please contact Joey Kiker firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day Camp is just around the corner. The dates are set for June 11-15, 2012 at Jacksonville State University. This is a twilight camp from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We need volunteers guys. If you are interested in volunteering for day camp, contact me at email@example.com. We will have a district turn in party for all day camp applications. Keep a look out for more information dealing with this.
The next District Committee meeting is set for March 15th at the Western Sizzlin in Oxford. Please make note of this new date if you are on the district committee. It will be at 6:00 p.m. I will be sending out an email soon to let you know if you are supposed to be at this meeting.
The next Round Table is on April 5th at 6:45 p.m. We have a great program lined up that night guys. Out new Scout Executive, JT Dabbs, will be in attendance for a brief presentation. Come out and support him. The roundtable is at the Anniston LDS Church in Anniston on Lenlock Lane.
Please print out your Journey to Excellence forms for 2012. Go tohttp://www.scouting.org/
Well, that about covers it this week. I hope that you all have a great week serving others.
Steven D. Miles
Greater Alabama Council
Boy Scouts of America
CUB SCOUTS!!!! GENTLEMAN, START YOUR ENGINES!!! (more chances to race)
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN DISTRICT PINEWOOD DERBY
All Cub Scouts in the District are welcome to join us for a day of racing in Lookout Mountain. The District Pinewood Derby is Saturday, March 17th, hosted by Pack 777, at Crosspoint Church in Gadsden. Located off I-759, diagonally across from Gadsden City High School. Our District Derby is open to all Cubs in the Lookout Mountain District. You do not have to place in your Unit Derby to compete. Just pay the $7.00 entry fee, and enter your Car. All cars must be made in 2012, and conform to the Council Competition Guidelines. Click Here
CUB ADVENTURE WEEKEND
April 20-22 and April 27-29. Sail the high seas at camp with your family at Camp Comer, Pirates Of Comer! We have exciting activities for ALL Cub Scouts, as well as the entire family. Check out the Cub Scout Section Above.
CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP – TWO IN LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
Noccalulla Falls – June 4th through June 8th
Fort Payne Fairgrounds June 18th through June 22nd
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN DISTRICT AWARDS DINNER MARCH 13
The District Awards Dinner has been changed to Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30 pm, at the Collinsville Armory on Hwy 68.
DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT & LEADER AWARDS
Make sure all nominees and paperwork for leaders awards are turned in to Michael Wells by Friday, February 24th. Click Here
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN ANNUAL CALENDAR PLANNING SESSION APRIL 10
We will have a Planning session on April 10th at the Collinsville Library to confirm the rest of 2012, and plan the calendar for 2013. If you want to be involved in identifying when items are placed on the calendar, and/or want to host an event, you need to be at this meeting, and/or have some representation. This is your district calendar, you need to be a part of the planning. I look forward to having all our units and district committee members at this meeting..
It Is that time of year. Recharters are due. If you have not received your Recharter Packet, please contact Michael Wells. We need to be timely in getting these in. Make sure you contacting all the scouts on your recharter and trying to re-engage any youth who have stopped participating.
ORDER OF THE ARROW ELECTIONS
Each Troop in our District should have elections once each calendar year. We would like to go ahead and schedule your 2012 election. If we are able to conduct your elections prior to the Spring Camporee, we will be able to have a call out ceremony, and the candidates will be able to attend the ordeal May 18-20. Please contact our Chapter Advisor, Marty Jones, to schedule an election team to visit a meeting in the very near future. Marty Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012 Lookout Mountain/Mountain Lakes Spring Camporee will be held, March 30 – April 1, at Camp Comer.
Save the Date. This is not classes, it is planning and improve our district and council training opportunities. We would love to have all our district trainers on hand to set the district and council calendar. The council training committee will host a retreat the weekend of February 10-12 at Comer Scout Reservation. District training team personnel and Scouters interested in improving the training process are encouraged to attend. More details later, but for now.....Save the Date.
FRIENDS OF SCOUTING 2012
We are starting our Friends of Scouting Family Campaign, and if you think you would like to assist the Family Campaign team with presentations, please Contact Michael Wells.
COURT OF HONOR
Please communicate your next scheduled Court of Honor with Michael Wells, District Executive, at email@example.com, or call 256-473-5511.
BLUE AND GOLD BANQUETS
I will be contacting each unit to get the date of your Blue and Gold or you can contact Michael Wells, District Executive,firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 256-473-5511.
Make sure you are talking to all your members about signing up for the Digital Eagle, and all the other digital media where they can get information
The district Pinewood Derby will be held March 10 at the old DAR gym (the log gym). Registration is $5 per car. Hope to see you there!
***We are right in the middle of recharter season. Units that have not turned in their recharter paperwork need to do so immediately. This is very important. Please bear in mind that, once your troop/pack/team/crew drops, you will be unable to register for events and will not be covered by liability insurance until the paperwork is filled out properly and turned in. Thank you for your immediate attention***
The District Camporee will be held March 30-April 1 at Camp Comer. This will be a combined camporee with the Lookout Mountain District and will be hosted by our very own Kosati Chapter of the Order of the Arrow Coosa Lodge. Thanks for all your hard work in planning this camporee! We look forward to seeing lots of scouts there.
There will be a meet & greet event with new Scout Executive JT Dabbs on March 13 at 6:30. This will be held at Troop 71's scout hut in Albertville. The address is 916 East Mckinney Ave. Albertville, AL 35950. THIS WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF ROUNDTABLE IN MARCH! Please make plans to attend.
We will have our district banquet during the April Roundtable. There is a conflict on the calendar at Henryville, so we are searching for another location.
***Please email scout pictures and stories to Brian for inclusion in the Digital Eagle.***
The following is a report from Scoutmaster Steve Harnden from Troop 7018 in Scottsboro. Enjoy!
Sunday February 12 was recognized as Scout Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsboro. During both morning services the scouting programs at the church were recognized. The church is the chartered organization for Cub Scout Pack 263 and Boy Scout Troop 18. Flyer
During one of the services Colby Muir was presented his rank of Eagle Scout. Reverend Steve Screws officiated the ceremony stating that just one scout in one hundred will ever received the rank of Eagle Scout.
Colby has received 45 merit badges as part of his journey to Eagle. His project was to landscape the flower beds and build a butterfly garden at the ARC of Jackson County. As part of the project he received funding from the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation Department. Colby also plans on continuing in scouting helping other in his troop complete their rank of Eagle.
Congrats, Colby! See the picture below.
Let's step up and keep the scouting program strong here in the Mountain Lake District. Thanks!
SHELBY – Serving Shelby County
Sr. District Executive Terri Gregson (email@example.com)
(Cell: 205-213-3409; Office: 205-969-4244)
**UNIT LEADERS…Do Not Forget to get your completed recharters in to the Greater Alabama Council Office. Contact Terri Gregson or John Giddens (firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-542-0983) if you have any questions regarding your recharter.
**COURT OF HONOR and BLUE AND GOLD BANQUETS
Please communicate your next scheduled Court of Honor with Larry Walck, Shelby District Family Friends of Scouting Chairman,email@example.com or Cell 205-532-1568.
**MARK YOUR CALENDARS**
•***Scouting for food for the Shelby District is on Saturday, April 14. Drop off is 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Shelby County Salvation Army Headquarters. Additional information contact:
Dennis Rollins; firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-7936.
•***Outdoor Merit Badge Day for the Shelby District will be held on March 31, 2012 at Oak Mountain State Park. Merit Badge registration is currently available on www.meritbadge.info Make sure to pre-register for the event. Cost is $15, which includes lunch and a patch. Contact Keith Kennedy for more information,email@example.com or 205-566-2454 Flyer Here
•***Shelby District Day Camp will be June 4 – 8 at Oak Mountain State Park. More information will follow. Please start your Pack preparations to sign up for Day Camp. We will need more people to help run different programs. Please contact Terri Gregson for more information, 205-213-3409 or firstname.lastname@example.org Registration deadline is April 30, 2012. Click Here For Flyer
•Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training and OLS will be in May. OLS will be at Brierfield State Park in Montevallo. More information will follow.
•BALOO training on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Asbury United Methodist Church. 6690 Cahaba Valley Road Birmingham, AL 35242. More information will follow.
•Shelby District Pinewood Derby will be hosted by Pack 72 at Evangel Presbyterian Church in Alabaster on April 28, 2012. More information will follow. 423 Thompson Road, Alabaster, AL 35007.
•*April 5, 2012 – District Committee Meeting, Hoover Municipal Building, 11:30 AM.
•*April 5, 2012 – Commissioners Meeting, Riverchase Church of Christ, 5:30 PM.
•*April 5, 2012 – Round Table, Riverchase Church of Christ, 7:00 PM.
Thank you to Ron Moore, the Chancellor of the University of Scouting (and the Shelby District Chairman), for a very successful University of Scouting on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Thank you to the whole University of Scouting volunteer team for providing the entire Greater Alabama Council with an opportunity to learn and gain more Scouting knowledge.
Talakto District Pinewood Derby
Calling all Cub Scouts! Rev you engines! The Talakto District pinewood derby is scheduled to be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Madison Square Mall, downstairs, center court.
This year, there will be two racing categories. One for the district's scouts, the second, the 'outlaw' category, which is for adults, siblings, and scouts if they wish.
The day's schedule is as follows:
• 9am - 1pm Registration
• 2pm District Competition Starts
• Awards given for looks competition
• Awards given for speed competition
• Open "Outlaw" Race Adults/Scouts/Siblings (Follows district competition)
• Awards given for Outlaw competition
April 14th, Adult LDR Training at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
District Committee Meeting
March 29th, 2012 @ Lockheed Martin.
2012 Cub Scout Day Camp
Calling all Cub Scouts!
Become one of the Knights of the Round Table where true adventure awaits at this year's Talakto District Cub Scout Day Camp!
When: June 18 - 22, 2012
Where: NSS National Speleological Society Park (formerly known as Cahaba Shrine Park), 6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, AL 35805
Time: Mon - Thur., 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closing ceremony is from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday)
Fee: Early Bird Discount @ $66.00 per Scout (To qualify for the Early Bird Discount ALL fees MUST have been received by a Council Service Center by May 21, 2012. No exceptions!) $90.00 per Scout AFTER May 21st.
More information can be found in the attached Cub Scout Day Camp flyer or by contacting the Day Camp Director, Sarah Capps, at 256-716-0160, cell 256-604-8269, email@example.com
or the Day Camp Program Director, April Hall, at 256-693-2013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our district website and Facebook page at:
District Website - http://threerivers.1bsa.org
Best of Show:Ben Young (Wolf), Pack 53Tigers:Riley Corbert, Pack 216 - 1stIan Mann, Pack 14 - 2ndCaleb Crumpton, Pack 134 - 3rdWolves:Brock Bennett, Pack 275 - 1stMark Allison, Pack 66 - 2ndJames Summers, Pack 121 - 3rdBear:Anthony Zito, Pack 134 - 1stMatt AntKowiak, Pack 216 - 2ndNicholas Burgin, Pack 845 - 3rdWeb / AOL:Josh McCoy, Pack 100 - 1stAlex Howell, Pack 14 - 2ndJohn Hancock Jr., Pack 100 - 3rdOverall:Jon McLendon Jr. (AOL), Pack 100 - 1stJake Knight (AOL), Pack 100 - 2ndDominic Zito (Tiger), Pack 134 - 3rd
District Awards Banquet - Thursday, March 1st - 7pm - Gardendale Mt Vernon United Methodist
Flyer is available on the district website. Everyone is requested to bring a covered dish
Please RSVP to Mechellmalone@yahoo.com<http://us.mc1618.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=Mechellmalone@yahoo.com>
***Thanks to everyone who went to the University of Scouting. A special thanks to everyone who served as an instructor.
***The Vulcan District Advance-O-Rama will be held on Saturday, March 10th at Canterbury UMC in Mountain Brook and many offsite locations. Merit badges to be offered include; Auto Maintenance, Aviation/Weather at the Southern Museum of Flight, Cinematography, Citizenship in the Nation and World, Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting, Dentistry at Dr. David Clanton’s Office near Brookwood, Electricity, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety, First Aid, Geology, Photography, Plumbing, Swimming at the Vestavia Hills YMCA, Truck Transportation with bus transportation to P&S Trucking, Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Leatherwork, Camping and Engineering. Please register your Troop at www.meritbadge.info . Classes are filling up fast and registration closes on February 26th. Any additional information needed please contact Alvie Allison at 205-503-8949oralvie.allison@
***Vulcan Cub Shooting Day will be May 5th. More information will be on the website.
***A note from Joe Swaika, District School Night for Scouting Chairman,-
It is not too early to be thinking about recruiting for this August. If your Unit has a summer program, then this Spring is a great time to get in front of the graduating Kindergarteners and other grades to get them excited about Scouting and into Daycamp. Also, it is not too early to get on the school’s calendar to schedule August's School Night for Scouting. If you need help recruiting please don't hesitate to contact me. Joe Swaika, email@example.com
***Vulcan District Pinewood Derby – What a great Saturday! Thanks to everyone who helped put on such a great event and congratulations to all of the Cub Scouts who pariticpated. David Philpot organized a fantastic event.
***Eagle Boards- Every unit would benefit from participating in the Eagle Boards. Contact George Taylor for more information. Congratulations to all of Vulcans 2012 Eagles. Our newest Eagles are:
Karl Berry Troop 21
Andrew Graham Troop 86
James Reich Troop 53
Logan Davis Troop 63
Sam Bridell Troop 63
Garrett Fallon Troop 4
***Vulcan is on Facebook! The facebook group link is Vulcan District, Greater Alabama Council, BSA. This is going to be a good tool to keep up on the latest District news.
***Philmont Training Center Scholarship Available - Vulcan Adult Scout Leaders who want to attend the Philmont Training Center can apply for the Robert F Calhoun Philmont Training Center Scholarship. I am still waiting on the revised form, as soon as it is provided it will be distributed.
***OA Chapter- Nunne-Hi
-Vulcan OA is on Facebook- “Nunne-Hi Chapter of the Coosa Lodge”
-District OA Meetings - OA meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Briarwood Scout House. Both former and current arrowmen of any lodge are invited to attend. Questions: Brett Melton,firstname.lastname@example.org
To schedule a Project Review or Eagle Board, email the Westmoreland District Eagle Board
maybe reached at. Also, state if it is a Project Review or Eagle Board and give a brief Description of your
proposed project including the sponsor and the physical location.
Thank you to all the scouts and parents that helped with the Kiwanis Club's pancake fundraiser. They are a huge supporter of scouting in our district so your help was greatly appreciated.
Thank you to everyone that came out to University of Scouting at Jefferson State Community College this past Saturday!
I want to thank everyone that came out to the district banquet Thursday night. I have attached some pictures that were taken at the event.
The district pinewood derby is scheduled for April 21 at Regency Square Mall in Florence. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM.
Cub Adventure weekend will be held April 20-22 and April 27-29 at Camp Comer. Please visit the council website for more registration information.
Day Camp Needs:
We need can and the lids if you have a can opener that cuts them with a safe (not sharp) edge. I need 100 of each.
Wine corks (or something with the same shape) need lots and lots (at least 100)
20 oz plastic soda or water bottles
Paper bags ( Large grocery bags) I have hit up my local stores but thought if we could widen the search base....
tin can (with clean edges)
heavy cardboard.. need big boxes that we can cut shield shapes from.
Large cardboard for castle for the front of the training center
sweet gum balls and acorns, pinecones
large (4-5" ) nails ..need around 40
ice cream (round large ) cardboard tubs.. like blue bell or something that size
paper towel rolls (empty)
Anything you can give us will be greatly appreciated.. you can bring the itmes to Round Table.