Council August,2010 Newsletter
9 Key 3 mtg
10 District Committee Meeting;Christ United Methodist Church 7 pm
Mark your calendars!!!!! The next Great Plains Cub/Boy scout Roundtable will be on August 12th at the LDS Church at 2700 Roundrock,Plano 7:30 pm. The August Roundtable is especially important because it is also the Fall Program preview…interested in new ideas and materials for recruiting new boys to scouting? Or new and exciting training opportunities? Come one come all to Fall Program Preview!!
JOIN SCOUT NIGHT
The Great Plains Membership Chair,Debra Copley,and her Membership Team have been working tirelessly to develop new and exciting recruiting ideas and materials. Don’t miss your chance to learn about all these new ideas at the JSN training August 12th at LDS church Round Rock,Plano at 6:30pm (just before Round Table). Have questions about recruiting? Please contact Debra Copley at email@example.com.
FRIENDS OF SCOUTING
Missed your chance to contribute to Scouting? Not to worry there are many different ways you can help improving the life of a young man through the Friends of Scouting campaign. Contact Jerome Greener at:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SCOUTS IN THE NEWS
Troop 221′s own Stephen Shanabrook is attempting to bowl non-stop for 7 DAYS. In addition to setting his sights on the Guinness Record for consecutive bowling,Stephen is living the Scout Oath by raising money to benefit others. He is supporting:The ASPCA,Susan G. Komen and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Stephen started bowling at 8 am Tuesday,July 13th at the Plano Super Bowl,just north of Park on Avenue K. He is hoping to complete his goal Saturday afternoon or early evening.
Best of luck Stephen;thanks for being extraordinary…
CENTENNIAL COUNCIL CAMPOREE
Join us at the Dallas Executive airport on October 29th-31st,2010 for all Webelos scouts,Boy scouts,Varsity scouts and Venturers. There is only one 100th year anniversary celebration for Boy Scouts so secure your spot today!!
For more information on Great Plains please visit our website at www.greatplainsbsa.org. or email Harold Young at email@example.com or Jerome Greener at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 District committee
5 Program Preview
10 Comissioner Staff
12 Popcorn Pep Rally
18 Join Scout Night Training
|MARK YOUR CALENDARS! |
We look forward to seeing you at the August Program Preview/Roundtable on August 5 at 7:30 pm at the McKinney LDS Church at 2801 Eldorado Pkwy. McKinney. We will discuss the activities,trainings,and other important dates for the 2010-2011 year. This is a big night to get information to take back to your unit!
JOIN SCOUTING NIGHT TRAINING
It is time to get ready to hit the streets and share some popcorn cheer! We are having training in August to show you how to run in your “Unit Popcorn Kickoff” with you Pack,Troop or Crew and ideas how to “Double your Sales.” Make sure your Popcorn Kernel or a representative is at the training on August 12 at 7:00 pm (note the time) at the McKinney LDS Church. You will get a “Free” Kickoff kit for attending!
“Cub Scout Investigation” Twilight Camp was a great success! Carlos Leal,Mike Anderson,Melissa Willardson and staff did a great job of preparing,organizing and putting on an AWESOME Twilight Camp for over 325 Cub Scouts and over 125 adults. They did fun activities like building their own wood stool,wood hidden compartment box,making their own radio,doing a project to understand the oil spill in the Gulf better,dusted for fingerprints,games,and of course BB guns and Bows and Arrows! We look forward to having everyone back next year!
ONE DAY OF SERVICE
Circle Ten Council will be hosting a Centennial Council Camporee at the Dallas Executive airport on October 29th-31st,2010 for all Webelos Scouts,Boy Scouts,Varsity Scouts and Venturers. There is only one 100th year anniversary celebration for Boy Scouts so secure your spot today!!
For more information on Lone Star District please visit our website at www.lonestardistrict.org or email Jim Sullivan at email@example.com.
I wanted to thank Kara Hodgkiss and the Wicahpi Chapter for a great Service Day! The Wicahpi Chapter and the Cub Scouts had a great time at the Raptor Center in July on their One Day of Service. They were able to do some projects for the Raptor Center to help improve their grounds and do some trail work to improve the walkway. They had a great turnout with over 75 people attending and they were able to work on some new skills,play games and learn about some birds that live there. We had our 1st of 2 “Join Scouting Night” training in May. It is time to be organizing your “Join Scouting Night” teams for September. You should have your teams together. We will have our 2nd “Join Scouting Night” training on August 18 at 7:30 pm. Please,send your whole “Join Scouting Night” teams for your pack for every school to the 2nd training for “Join Scouting Night” on August 18. We will go over how to run your “Join Scouting Night” and give you your JSN supplies. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT TRAINING THAT EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND!
5 – District Committee
5 – Commissioner Meeting
12 – Roundtable/Program
24 – Join Scouting Night Training
|DISTRICT COMMITTEE |
Want to help Scouting in Mountain Lake be the best but don’t know where to go? Are you looking for a new challenge? Then join us the first Thursday of every month at our District Committee meeting! So come on down and put your skills to the test. You can join the Activities Committee and help plan activities. Do you like camping? Then hop on the Camping Committee! Do you enjoy teaching others? Then join the Training committee to help us train our Scout Leaders to be the best!! Scouting in the Mountain Lake District would not be what is if it were not for our hardworking volunteers that make the district run. In order for us to continue the success of Scouting in Grand Prairie we need your help.
We meet at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. The chamber is located at 900 Conover drive.
Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs,Boy Scout troops,and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.
The commissioner staff meeting takes place immediately following the district committee meeting at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce from 8:00PM-9:00PM. The chamber is located at 900 Conover Drive.
Mark your calendars!!!! Roundtable will resume August 12 at the Grand Prairie Family Church at 1513 S. Beltline Road in Grand Prairie. We will kick of the Scouting year with our Popcorn Kick-off as well as Program Preview. This is a great way to get great ideas and programs from other leaders to take back to your Scouts. Plus it’s a great opportunity to socialize with old friends as well as make some new ones! See you there!!!
JOIN SCOUT NIGHT
It is time to start thinking about Join Scouting Night for your pack or troop. This is not a one person show,so be sure to get everyone in your unit involved! Remember,many hands make light work!
We are looking to have our Join Scouting Night during the week of September 9th. We need unit coordinators for each unit along with two animated people available during the day to help conduct rallies in the schools.
Join Scouting Night training will take place at the Grand Prairie Family Church at 1513 S. Beltline Rd on Tuesday,August 24th from 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Do you have any new Cub Scout leaders? Or do you just need a refresher course? All of the Cub Scout leader trainings are available at www.myscouting.org! Just login,or create a profile if you don’t have one,and train away!!
Are you a new adult leader registering to be active in your unit? As of June 1st every new adult leader application is required to be accompanied with a Youth Protection Training certificate. This can be obtained through www.myscouting.org and take the Youth Protection Training.
Every boy deserves a trained leader.
10 District Program Preview for Fall 2010-Spring 2011 (Be there! It’s Important) 7:30pm @ Camp Wisdom
11-13 Back to school bash @ Wisdom 5:30pm-9:00pm
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Plan to attend our Aug. 17,18,19 Back to School Bash Event once again at Camp Wisdom 5:30pm-9:00pm. Everyone is invited to kick off the new 2010-2011 School and Scouting year! Contact Pete or Horacio for further details.
Thank you for a great 2009-2010 year hope all of our Mustang Family returns rejuvenated and safe for an awesome 2010-2011.
3 District Committee Monthly Meeting
3 District Training Committee Meeting
10 Combined Boy Scout &Cub Scout Roundtable—“Cooking Competition”
CUB SCOUT ROUNDTABLE
Our Cub Scout Roundtable staff is led by Roundtable Commissioner Elaine Miller. All Cub Scout Packs from our North District are encouraged to have representation at each Roundtable. Our Cub Scout Roundtable is very active,robust and it has been one the key reasons for so much Scouting success in the North District… These monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the First Christian Church at 1835 Walnut Street in Carrollton. Gathering,fellowship and pack check-in starting at 7pm with programs starting at 7:30pm.
AUGUST CUB SCOUT ROUNDTABLE
Our Cub Roundtable for August is combined with the Boy Scouts Roundtable and will be held at 7:30 on Tuesday,August 10 at First Christian Church in Carrollton. The theme for this roundtable is a “Cooking Competition”between all of the participants and the Cub and Boy Scout Roundtable staffs. Some of our categories to enter in will be Backpack Foods,Desserts and One Dish Meals! The participants attending will vote on their favorites and there will be prizes awarded to the category winners! Participants should be thinking about their winning recipes that they want to make!BOY SCOUT ROUNDTABLE
Valley View Christian Church 17601 Marsh Lane,Dallas,Texas 75287
Our Boy Scout Roundtable staff is led by Roundtable Commissioner Jimmy Hooks. The Boy Scout Roundtable meets the second Thursday each month,now at the Valley View Christian Church at 17601 Marsh Lane,just north of the intersection at Marsh Lane and Trinity Mills in Carrollton. Each troop in our District is strongly encouraged to have their leadership represented at Roundtable. Gathering,fun &fellowship,and Troop check in starts at 7pm with programs starting at 7:30pm.
August Boy Scout Roundtable
Our Roundtable for August is combined with the Cub Scouts Roundtable. This is our annual Chili cook-off Roundtable! Please bring your favorite chili recipe to share. Other categories are one pot dinner,hiking recipe,and let’s not forget the dessert! Prizes for the winning dish out of each category will be handed out.
SEPTEMBER SCOUTING KICK-OFF EXTRAVAGANZA!
The Unit Commissioner is a great way for someone to get involved who may have limited time for campouts or specific responsibilities to our youth in Scouting. This is an administrative position helping our Packs,Troops and District to reach our Quality District goals. Candidates are those who want to make a difference,those who like to share ideas,those who may have a Eagle Scout in the family,those who grew up in Scouting or new someone who benefited from the Scouting movement,a parent who really enjoyed their son’s experience and would like to stay involved but no one thought to ask them to help at the District level. This is the opportunity for each of us to look around and encourage someone to share their talents and experiences,the gifts that they have received from the Scouting movement. If you’re Pack or Troop in the North District does not have a Unit Commissioner at the District level,we encourage you to help us find that leader that will help us all to be better at what we do… For additional information about becoming a Unit Commissioner for the North District and working with Debbie Chesley,please contact our District Director Rudy Gonzalez or our District Executive Adam Hunter at the Circle Ten Offices at 214.902.6700
Let’s continue to give our North District the spirit of achievement of Leadership to the Circle Ten Council. Thank you!
MIKANAKAWA LODGE – LLANOS CHAPTER
Contact the Llanos Chapter Advisor,Edward Bareis at 972.247.6588 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org …
Get involved,make a commitment,it’s just another great year of “Honor Camping” here in the North District.
The Llanos Chapter meets each month,the same night during Boy Scout Roundtable. All members of the OA in the North District are encouraged to renew your membership at the Circle Ten Council and be active with the chapter as a member with the program. We encourage all Troops to have representation at our monthly North District OA meetings…Our District Commissioner Debbie Chesley is expanding and growing our district leadership for 2010. There is wonderful opportunity for those individuals who want to grow in Scouting at the District level. Every Pack and Troop in the North District deserves to have a Unit Commissioner at the District level. Scout Masters as well as Cub Masters are encouraged to look for and recognize leaders who may excel at the District level from their areas. The Unit Commissioner has an opportunity for growth at the University of Scouting,where for those who wish to, could go on to earn a Bachelors,Masters,and Doctorate in Commissioner Science. Our September Scouting Kick-Off Extravaganza will involve all leaders and will provide them with information and ideas being presented for the coming scouting year. More details will follow for this event. First Christian Church 1835 Walnut Street,Carrollton,Texas 75006
|What:||Program Preview |
Details on North Trail District Activities and resources. Program representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
|Who:||Leaders and Parents in Cubs,Scouts and Venturing|
|Where:||King of Glory Lutheran Church,6411 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy,Dallas|
|When:||Thursday August 12th,2010 7:00pm|
|Why:||If you are planning your scout year,don’t know what is available or where to start,we have an event for you. |
Representatives from all of the various North Trail activities will be available with handouts and they will be eager to answer your questions.
Areas represented include;Training,Roundtables,Advancement,High Adventure,Camporee,Webelos Woods,Scouting for food,Popcorn Fundraiser,North Trail to Adventure,Join Scouting Night Planning and more.
Council / District calendars will be available.
It’s a great opportunity to find about district wide activities,meet leaders from other units and catch up on what they have been doing.
Don’t get left out,plan on coming to the Program Preview.
3 District Committee Meeting,Allen LDS,7:30 pm
5 PROGRAM PREVIEW ROUNDTABLE,Allen LDS 7:30pm
5 OA Meeting,Allen LDS,7:30pm
5 JSN Training,Allen LDS 6:30pm
10 Commissioner’s Staff Meeting,Allen LDS,7:30 pm
|JOIN SCOUTING NIGHT TRAINING AUGUST 5TH |
Now is the time to start getting ready for our upcoming School Night. It is vital that your pack leadership is trained and prepared. The first impression you give to new parents and their children is very important. Even if you have organized your pack’s Join Scouting Night before;it is critical that your Join Scouting Night Team from your pack come to the training at the ALLEN LDS Church,it will be held 1 hour before Program Preview. There are always new ideas about recruiting – so come and get the latest information from what is successful with other packs. ALSO – WE WILL HAND OUT THE JSN KITS!!
Also,on August 31,we are aiming to hold our Lovejoy ISD join scouting nights….if you are unsure of how to hold your own,we welcome you to come out and see one for real…for more info contact Ed Grune at email@example.com
POPCORN PEP RALLY / Double your sales training – August 12th
Calling all popcorn people! Meet us at the McKinney LDS church on Eldorado to go over all the latest on this year’s popcorn sale. We will discuss top selling techniques,how to set goals for your unit,and how to get everyone excited about the sale. There will be door prizes and an extra corny prize for whoever comes with the best popcorn costume.
AUGUST PROGRAM PREVIEW
This really is a fun evening. It is a good time to get any questions you may have answered from the committee chairs. We also put on a program where you will get to hear about Southern Sky District plans for the coming year. Hope to see you there!
Do you need help?
If you need help with program ideas,call:
Cub Scouts:Jan Baland 214-460-3775
Boy Scouts:Ken Finley 972-712-1474
Venture Scouts:Colby Norton 972-423-5888
Advancement:Candy Robinson 214-789-8490
Activities:Dale Anderson 972-569-7641
Training:Anna Sturdivant 214-250-6057
OA Chapter:Susan Lovett 214-547-1088
Questions about your unit…Call our District Commissioner,Doug Molepske,972-618-5430.
Questions about Southern Sky District…Call our District Chairman,Ken Fulk 972-727-1426.
Other questions,call our professional staff,Dennis Luellen,972-396-6444 x 1 or Ed Grune 972-396-6444 x 2.
When is that event or training? Important question right? Our program year kick-off (replaces August Roundtable) will be on August 5 this year at the Allen LDS Church. Make plans to come and hear about what will be going on in the Southern Sky district for the coming 2009-2010 year. All unit leaders and parents are welcome!Twilight camp WAS GREAT!!! We had a grand time at Myers Park in McKinney for this fantastic annual event. Kudos go to Camp Director Stephanie Kirk and Program Director Michael Kleppe,as well as all of the other volunteers that came to put on a great camp for the kids. Join Scouting Night is one of the most important events we do as Scouters so we want to make sure everyone is prepared for this evening at your school or church. It is our big opportunity to bring new scouts and their families into our program. Scouting is about building values,character,and strong families. We need to get the word out!
5 Commissioner Staff meeting
10 District Committee Meeting
12 Join Scouting Training (5 people per campus)
POPTOBER PEP RALLY TRAINING
· A MUST ATTEND for EVERY popcorn kernel – new and experienced!
· Great tools and techniques to make your sale a success
· Get a sneak peak at the upcoming sale promotions
If you have any questions please contact: Bill Humphries,Volunteer District Popcorn Kernel. Wmh_us@geusnet.org
JOIN SCOUTING NIGHT TRAINING
On Tuesday,August 10,2010 at Wesley UMC in Greenville,Fellowship Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tawakoni District will conduct Join Scout Night Training.
Remember the JSN dates are September 2nd,7th and 9th,the 23rd at various campuses in the district.
Learn how to conduct your JSN from Tawakoni District Volunteers. This training will provide you with everyting you need to know about conducting a successful recruitment night. All applications,attendance cards,mini boy’s life magazines and more will be given out at the end of the training.
Thursday August 12,2010
Tawakoni District Roundtable will meet on the 2nd Thursday every month except for our September 16th Roundtable. Roundtable makes your job as a Scouter easier by giving you a network of volunteers and great ideas. It begins at 7:00 p.m. at the LDS church on Utah Street in Greenville.
Every unit should have at least one person at each Roundtable to learn about program ideas and upcoming events. Your unit can win prizes for attending.
TIGER CUB LOCK-IN
Attention all Tiger Cubs! You are invited to attend our Tiger Cub Lock-in on Friday September 10th at the National Guard Armory in Greenville. This is a brand new event for Tiger Cubs only (and a parent),there will be games,crafts,races,relays,and,of course,food. The cost is only $5 per Scout. Please visit the district website for more details.
CUB SCOUT ADVENTURE DAY
Join Tawakoni District on Saturday,September 11 at the National Guard Amory in Greenville. Scouts will have the opportunity to shoot BB guns,archery and play lots of games. This is your first chance as a Pack to fulfill the promises made to the boys when they join Scouting. All Cub Scouts and their families are invited to this one day event. Please visit the Tawakoni District website for more details.
Thirteen Tawakoni Scouts and three adult leaders are going to the Jamboree where they will get the opportunity to participate in many exciting activities like mountain boarding,BMX,shooting sports,merit badge midway,technology quest,and many others.
- Special thanks to Staley Cash (and his wife Dana) for months of sacrifice,and a lot of money to prepare a Jamboree Troop for the expedition.
- Other Tawakoni volunteers serving on Jamboree Staff include Cody Stevenson,Lori Brookins,David Minchey,DPM,Jim Henderson and Charlie Epperson.
October 29-31,Dallas Executive Airport.
For Webelos and Boy Scouts,every Webelos Den and every Troop should participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Contact: Cody Stevenson with firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SUMMER ACTIVITIES
October 14,7:00 at LDS church.
- In conjunction with Roundtable on October 14,Webelos and their parents are invited to learn about inexpensive camping equipment and methods.
- This is two weeks before the Council Camporee-which gives you time to learn from this demonstration and make adjustments.
Unit Commissioners are veteran Scouters who are friends to certain units to make sure they know about upcoming events,are plugged into district activities and get help with paperwork or any other concern.
If you do not know who your Unit Commissioner is or have not heard from your Unit Commissioner in a while please contact District Commissioner Susie Bishop at email@example.com.
FACEBOOK TAWAKONI DISTRICT PAGE
Look for Circle Ten Council Tawakoni District;this is a good place for announcements and other updates. Thanks to Gen Golden for setting this up for the district.
TAWAKONI DISTRICT WEBSITE
Be sure to check out the Tawakoni website at least once per week-updates are being posted to www.tawakonidistrict.org frequently,including all flyers for upcoming events. This is the first place to look for information about anything upcoming.
Although much of the training has gone online,Scoutmaster Specific training and Chartered Organization Representative training will still be offered LIVE in September. Consult the website or contact Debi Jacques for details. firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks go to Don Polhans and Kevin Arrington for help with the BB gun and Archery Field trip for the Cub Scouts at the Boys and Girls Club. Brendan Cronin runs a Cub Scout program each summer for a group of boys at the Reecy Davis center.Make your Scouting program successful by selling popcorn this year. Joing us on August 5th,7:00 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church. You will receive your Coca Cola Kick-off Kit full of goodies to motivate people!
3 District Committee
5 Program Preview
2 Denison JSN
9 Sherman &Grayson County JSN
15 Cub scout Leader Training
18 Boy Scout Leader Training
|PROGRAM PREVIEW |
As we celebrate this Centennial year of Scouting,let’s start with a preview of the coming year. Come join us for fun,fellowship and a glimpse into the exciting activities ‘Texoma Valley has planned for this year. This is a mean by which you can have all your dates for the coming year. We look forward to seeing all leaders at Program Preview.
JOIN SCOUTING NIGHT
It’s not too early to plan for Popcorn. Please plan on attending program preview to hear about the new and exciting product,and prizes. Unit Kernel is especially welcome so that they may register their unit for this year sale. Remember selling popcorn is a great way to support your unit. It helps support the many program of Circle 10 Council. Finally,it teaches each boy responsibility,thrifty and builds self esteem. This year we want each unit to have a goal,bases upon their particular needs.
SCOUTING AROUND THE SQUARE
Come Celebrate in the fun by putting a booth up at Scouting Around the Square. Each year we want to show off our talents by providing a wide range of activities for folks to participate in. Scouting Around the Square is a mean by which our units show scouting in action. Please call Gordon 903-893-2130 if you have any questions. We hope everyone will join us in this fun and exciting activity.
CUB SCOUT,BOY SCOUT TRAINING
‘Texoma Valley is known for their great training. We believe each boy deserve a trained leader. Please plan on all new leaders to come and be trained. During your Join Scouting Night please ask all new leaders to come to our training. If they cannot make it please invite them to go on line to My Scouting to register and be trained.
August 28,Sherman SquareJust a short reminder Join Scouting night is come up. This year we want to extend the opportunity for every boy to come and signup for scouts. As you know scouting seeks to build character and good citizenship by instilling in them the scout Oath and Law. Leader s starts preplanning now so that you can have the best JSN. If you have any questions call Gordon 903-893-2130. Thanks again. August 12 7pm First United Methodist Church-Sherman
Tomahawk has for the second year in a row had over a twenty five percent more kids attend camp (meaning Twilight Camp,Webelos Summer Camp,or a Circle 10 Council Summer Camp) There are a ton of people thank for this great accomplishment,obviously the District Chair,Kevin Carbo for his leadership,and also Michael Comer who is our District Camp Promotions chair. However the recognition should also encompass Angela Marien our marketing and promotions chair and all the unit leaders that emphasis the importance of going camping which helps keep kids in Scouting longer so they can benefit from the program. What I am saying is that there were a ton of people to thank and recognize however by far the biggest impact that happened throughout Tomahawk is our Twilight Camp. Bill Hayden,Wendi Hanna and their staff have worked months and months in preparation for another great twilight camp. It’s because of their hard work year after year that the kids keep coming back. Having a good program last year means that the kids will come back year after year. Bill and Wendi worked extraordinarily hard to make sure our new location was perfect. This included a day of clean up,over 85 Boy Scout volunteers helped for 10 hours making Rorie Galloway park better. These improvements included clearing brush through the trails,building an amphitheater and even installing a flag pole to name the big accomplishments. The camp ran fairly smooth,other then one day of threatening thunderstorms and rain. Bill and Wendi were able to add numerous new program activities,including one of the more popular ones the Dunk Tank. As everyone knows having great leadership for events like this make this event really successful. Thank you Bill and Wendi.
FRIENDS OF SCOUTING SUCCESS
Because of the great leadership showed by Dr. James Terry and his friends of scouting staff Tomahawk District has raised more money than it has raised in either of the last two years. This great success hasn’t been easy there are numerous people to thank,the top three would be Jon Blount,Greg Noschese and Dr. James Terry. They have worked countless hours and called probably a hundred people each to make sure that we approach everyone. However there was a lot of help from others including Matt Curtis,Gary Bingham,Sam Blount,Mike Hanna and Clinton Davidson. This fundraising is needed more than ever when Tomahawk has sent a record number of deserving kids to Circle 10 camps on camperships.
The Tomahawk District started the summer with a very successful Twilight
Camp in a new location. Early June,William Hayden,Camp Director and
Wendi Hanna,Program Director,along with tons of other invaluable
volunteers gathered at Rorie-Galloway Day Camp in Mesquite for the
annual Twilight camp. Each day,Monday through Friday from 4:00-8:30 pm,
around a hundred campers and dozens of workers enjoyed the newly updated
day camp. There were several stations (including fishing,sports,crafts,
games,shooting sports,team building,geocaching,and a dunking booth)
that each of the ten dens rotated through each day. The weather
cooperated the entire week with no lightening or thunderstorms and
several days of a nice breeze. The Rorie-Galloway Day camp was a
wonderful change of venue. The Tomahawk District is very appreciative
to the City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department for the use of
Summer campers are very excited,either after attending a session of
fun-filled camping at one of the Circle Ten Camps,Camp Constantin or
Clements Scout Ranch,or in anticipation of an upcoming week at Camp
James Ray. Many lucky troops are making the trek across the nation to
attend all or part of the National Jamboree held July 26 –August 4 in
Virginia. This is event is an opportunity of a lifetime,celebrating
100 years of scouting,a century of the finest outdoor and leadership
experience a boy could have! The program will reflect the skills of
Scouting-physical fitness,environmental conservation,our national
heritage,and the true spirit of Scouting. Some troops will also take
advantage of being so close to Washington D.C. by touring the Nation’s
capital and visiting historical sites. Regardless of the schedules,
memories will be made that will stay with the boys for life.
Even those who choose not to go to a camp this summer have been busy.
There are several Life Scouts working on their Eagle Projects. It seems
that there are several opportunities to help these fine men every
weekend. This is a great time to complete these projects because most
boys have a more relaxed schedule in the summer.
For those weekends that are not filled with camping,scouts can take
advantage of an opportunity coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the
Boy Scouts of America. This July marks the return of all-new episodes of
the hit show,Scouting for Adventure,an original series based on the
BSA and their flagship magazine,Boys’Life. Airing Saturdays at 6:30
p.m. on the Outdoor Channel.
3 District Committee Meeting 7p.m. Location TBA
10 District Commissioner Meeting
12 Program Preview 7 PM
11-13 Back to School Bash at Camp Wisdom 6 p.m.
Important Changes to the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Training Policies.
Recently,the Boy Scouts of America announced important changes to its Youth Protection policies. The purpose of these changes is to increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting.
Effective June 1,2010
- Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers,regardless of their position.
- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
- Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter,the volunteer will not be reregistered.
All leaders please make sure you complete the Youth Protection Program online and forward a copy to Ophelia Phillips by fax 214-902-6797 or email.
After School Bash at Camp Wisdom,Aug. 11-13,2010 starts at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cub Fun Day at Camp Wisdom at Camp Wisdom,September 25,2010 starts 9:00a.m. To 2:00 p.m.
Location of for events will be 6400 West Red Bird Lane Dallas,TX 75236 Transportation is do upon request. Directions:From Dallas,go south on US 67,exit I-20 West to Cedar Ridge. Turn right (going North) to Red Bird Lane. Turn left ½ mile to entrance of Camp.
Transportation:Sign up now,we only have limited space available. District bus/and or caravan will be leaving the following location listed below.
Important:When you dropping off Scouts at the location,please make sure that they are with their Scout Leader(S) and you the parent must sign in the scout and register the scout at the location.
Locations for Transportation:
Circle Ten Council Office~ 8605 Harry Hines Blvd. ~Dallas 75235
Love Field area~ Ophelia Phillips~ 214.902.6727 ~ email@example.com
Lake West Family YMCA ~3737 Goldman Street ~Dallas 75212
West Dallas~ Christopher Jones~214.215.1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Circle Ten Council Kickoff is set for the morning of Saturday,September 11th. We will once again hold kickoffs at 3 major locations. The specifics of the locations will be posted on our website www.circle10.org/poptober in the near future. You should begin planning now for your unit kickoff to get all of the sales materials out to your scouts. For best sales results for your unit,your kickoff should be held that afternoon of September 11th.
Please sign up early. Leaders if you would like to volunteer for this event,please email Ophelia Phillip @ bsamail.org.
Scouts and their leaders from the Circle Ten Council will come together for an outdoor celebration of the century. This event will be held at the Dallas Executive Airport in South Dallas. The Camporee will provide two nights of camping for Webelos,Boy Scouts,Ventures’,adult leaders,and our special invited guests.
|Join Scouting Night –Get Started This Summer|
Now is the time to start preparing for Join Scouting Night this fall. Have your three key Scouters partner together over the summer and you can make your Pack’s Join Scouting program a success in September. Please email Peter McNabb at email@example.com or call him at 214-906-2921 by June 15,2010 with the contact info on the following three people you choose for your Pack’s Join Scouting program.
3 District Commissioner’s Meeting,7 PM Northridge Presbyterian
5 District Committee Meeting,7 PM Northridge Presbyterian
9 Popcorn Pep Rally Training,7 PM TBA
12 Program Preview,7 PM Northridge Presbyterian
16 Join Scouting Night Training Pt. 1,7 PM TBA
19 OA Meeting,7:30 PM Ridgewood Park UMC
23 Join Scouting Night Training Pt. 2,7 PM TBA
|FRIENDS OF SCOUTING 2010 |
As you prepare for this year,don’t forget about popcorn. The popcorn sale is the best easiest way for your unit to raise funds for upcoming activities and program costs. If you have never taken part in the popcorn sale,then now is the time to get involved. The boys will enjoy selling it and the parents will enjoy the fact that they can reduce the cost of unit activities. For more information about the popcorn sale please contact David Bailey at 214-824-1369 or Mike Denoy at 214-902-6735.
DISTRICT COMMISSIONER’S STAFF
Why is a Unit Commissioner so important? They are a mentor and friend to any pack,troop,or crew. They are a direct source of information whenever a unit has a question about rules,uniforms,programs,recharters,or advancement. We are looking for volunteers with at least three years of unit experience. It is important to have one unit commissioner for every 3 units. This ensures that every unit can get the attention it needs. For more information,please call Scott Grandjean at 214-367-8267. Training is important for any level of experience and roundtables are a consistent source of training for all volunteers. At every roundtable there is a guidance session for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. However,these sessions are not the only way to learn. When attending roundtable volunteers have a chance to talk and bounce ideas off of each other. So come to roundtable and get some really great training. Please check the calendar or www.whitebuffalodistrict.org for roundtable dates. It is time to start planning the 2010-2011 Scout Year! Program Preview is a key event in helping you plan your unit calendar. Program Preview will be held at Northridge Presbyterian Church on August 12th and will begin at 7PM. You will get dates on all events for 2010-2011. You will also get to meet the White Buffalo District team that makes sure all of the events happen. If you have not been to a Roundtable or any District event,then this is a great way to introduce yourself. For more information about Program Preview contact Mike Denoy at 214-902-6735 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to thank everyone involved in making Twilight Camp such a success. We would especially like to thank Bill and Sarah Dieterich for returning as Program Directors and creating another phenomenal week. We would also like to thank Mary Kate Akkola,Rick Smith,Nathan Farner,Ledith Blair and Mary Buenrostro. We are currently planning Twilight Camp for next year and we are looking for people to help put it together. If you are interested please contact Grace Davidson at email@example.com. We want to thank every unit that held a Friends of Scouting Presentation this year. Your support is what allows us to continue offering a quality program in the Dallas area. If you have not given to the Friends of Scouting Campaign,then it is not too late!! We need everyone’s help. To make a donation,please contact Mike Denoy at 214-902-6735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5- JSN Training 1-6:00-Central Lutheran
5-District Committee Meeting-7:30-Central Lutheran
12-Program Preview-Central Lutheran-7:30-9:00
19- JSN Training 2- Lake Highlands LDS Building-6:00
19-District Commissioner Meeting-Lake Highlands LDS Building-7:30
|PROGRAM PREVIEW |
The popcorn pep rally is coming up on Thursday,August 12,2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church (1000 Easton Road,Dallas,Texas). Your unit will need to have a representative here to pick up important popcorn information and find out what’s new. Selling popcorn helps your unit,the boy,and Scouting in Circle Ten. If you have any questions,please contact Melissa Zabbia at email@example.com or Daniel Akins at 214-902-6741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN SCOUT NIGHT
Both at Central Lutheran (1000 Easton Road,Dallas,Texas).
Join Scout Night is coming! Please get with Kathy Park (email@example.com) or Daniel Akins at 214-902-6741 or firstname.lastname@example.org about getting your school scheduled for this fall. Also,we are looking for volunteers to help out at the different schools. In fact,this would be a good opportunity for troops to volunteer to help the packs out at the different schools.
We would like to THANK Carole Patrick,Diana Griffis,Jeremy Green,and their team for putting on such a wonderful Twilight Camp. We set a record this year with 134 boys.
We would like to THANK Bob Shouse,Jim O’Bannon,George Tarpley,and their team for such a great job with Friends of Scouting. White Rock has raised over $72,000.
All of the leaders that went to summer camp this summer their troops.
White Rock District has a lot of people to thank:Cub Games is coming on September 25 at Harry Stone Recreation Center. Please mark your calendars for such a wonderful event.ATTENTION ALL LEADERS!!!! A great opportunity for you or your leaders to get trained at our Super Saturday training on September 18,2010,starting at 8:00 a.m. at LDS Stake Center(10701 E. Lake Highlands Dr.,Dallas,TX 75218). At this training we will have Cub Specific trainings,Scoutmaster Specific,Den Chief,and Oak Leaf trainings. If you have any questions,please contact David Black at 214-707-8365 or email@example.com Daniel Akins at 214-902-6741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Join Scout Night TrainingsOur program preview is coming up on Thursday,August 12,2010 at 7:30 at Central Lutheran (1000 Easton Road,Dallas,Texas). Please come and bring representatives from your unit we want as many people as we there. This is where you find out about the coming year’s events and get a district calendar.
3 Commissioners Meeting
5 District Committee
16 Join Scout Night Training
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5 Fort Worth SWAT Camp
13 TLEEAA Meeting
14 Exploring Advisor/Youth Mini-Conference
17 Committee Meeting
19 Marketing Meeting
23 First Day of School
|FORT WORTH PD SWAT CAMP |
LFL COMMITTEE MEETING
2010 NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORING CONFERENCE
Explorer Posts from Circle Ten Council participated in the National Conference held in Atlanta Georgia at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Teams from Murphy PD,UTD Richardson,Ellis County Sheriffs Office,Dallas PD,Coppell PD,and Allen PD got to take part in:Arrest &Search,Bomb Threat,Shoot/Don’t Shoot,Traffic Investigation,Air Pistol Competition to name a few.7:00 PM Murchison Scout Service Center;any questions please contact Wendy Kurten,Marketing Director,214-902-6794 or email@example.comWe are always looking for new committee members if you are interested in becoming a member please contact Karen Thunert at 214-902-6746 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSaturday,10:00 – 3:00,Murchison Scout Service Center,lunch will be provided. New Youth Protection guidelines,new on-line re-charting,Dallas After-Dark,Popcorn Military Donation Pep Rally for more information contact Karen Thunert,email@example.com;or Sherri Wood,firstname.lastname@example.org 10:30 AM NW Sub-Station DPD 9801 Harry Hines Blvd.,Dallas,75220August 5-8,2010 Lakeview Lodge at Bridgeport,TX at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch –-All Law Enforcement Posts are invited to attend
Boy Scouts of America –Circle Ten Council
8605 Harry Hines Blvd.
Contact Name:Wendy Kurten
Telephone Number:(214) 902-6700
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