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Back to School Join Scouting Nights


Cub Scout leaders send two preferred dates to Senior DE Alberto Saucedo. McKinney dates are for first weeks of September. Please refrain from Wednesdays as most families attend church that night. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays are ok. Alberto will work with you if there are conflicts or too many are on one night.

Troops and crews are also more than welcome to send dates for recruitment nights for middle & high schools.

Jennifer Sanchez will be JSN Lead for confirming and follow ups.

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Webelos Outdoor Weekend,  Sep. 13-15, 2019

WOW.....  Packs and Troops set aside the date of September 13-15 for our annual Webelos Outdoor Weekend (WOW).  It will be held at beautiful Camp James Ray.  We hope to see you there.  Get more details and register on line at lonestardistrict.org/activities/wow

Packs camping- please make sure to sign up with a Troop before the 9th.Troops will be doing meal planning and will need a headcount.

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Roundtable, Thursday, September 5th, 7:30 pm
Roundtable is for all leaders.  Come learn what is going on at the district and council levels and learn something new for the other leaders like yourself.

NOTE:  The location is changed for the rest of 2019.  We will meet at the 
1020 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney location of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints just north of McKinney Boyd High School and south of 380.

Starting in January Roundtable will be at a new location as well; TBD.

Scouts BSA Side

Scouts BSA will have a representative from the Grant Halliburton Foundation to talk about mental health awareness in young adults.  They will talk about how we, as adults, can recognize potential warning signs of depression and anxiety and how we can provide support to the youth.  There will also be information provided about some of the local programs available to help families who are struggling with mental health issues.  This will be a great presentation for not only BSA leaders but we encourage parents to attend as well.

Cub Scout Side
        
New to Cub Scouts?  A successful start to the year is the back bone to your Cub program.  Get your Scouts and parents motivated and keep them coming back.  Learn how to get organized with paperwork, fun at den meetings, and more.  This Cub Scout 101 will give you ideas to incorporate into your Cub Scout year.  

Every unit has new leadership this time of year. Bring them to Round Table for some quick, easy training! Let's talk Cub Scout 101 & share some ideas.

CUBe Planning Meeting, 6:45 pm before Roundtable

There will be a meeting at 6:45 pm on Thursday, September 5th to help plan our upcoming Cub Experience or CUBe on September 28th.  We would love every pack to run a station and be represented at the planning meeting.  Stick around for Roundtable afterwards.

Webelow Outdoor Weekend Planning Meeting, 6:45 pm before Roundtable

        There will be a planning meeting for WOW before Roundtable at 6:45 pm.      
        Troops please be represented.  Packs / Webelos dens come get some details.

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OA Chapter Elections, Thursday, September 5th, 7:30 pm

OA Members,

We have two important announcements. 

First, our new meeting place (until further notice) will be at 1020 N Lake Forest Dr; it's the LDS Church we met at during August.

Second, we will be holding Chapter elections at our next meeting in September.   You should have received an email on 8/25 with the various position and responsibilities.  Below is a reference list of the positions:  

Chapter Chief
Vice Chiefs
Vice Chief of ComTech
Vice Chief of Native American (i.e., Vice Chief of Ceremonies)
Vice Chief of Administration 
Vice Chief of Inductions 
Vice Chief of Camp Promotions 
Vice Chief of Service
 
Feel free to email me if you have any questions or need more information on positions and responsibilities.  Thanks and look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Jared Hill
Chapter Chief
jaredkinghill@gmail.com

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Unit Popcorn Team Lead Training, August 20th, 7 pm

Bobby Lyle Billy Gamble Scouting Center, 5600 US Highway 75 South, Fairview, TX

Downstairs conference rooms - all three sections Formerly known as unit kernel training

Are you ready for popcorn?  

Well you should be.  It is a great way to raise money for your unit.  

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Wood Badge

Hurry, it is not too late to get into one of the courses this year.

For all leaders; Packs, Troops, and Crews.  A premier training.  It makes good leaders better and better leaders great!

Wood Badge 130 - Philmont Training Center August 11-17, 2019
Course Director: Bobby Higginbotham

Wood Badge 131 - Camp Wisdom Sept., 12-14, 2019 and Sept. 26-28, 2019
Course Director: Brenda Fee

Wood Badge 132 - Camp Wisdom January 24-26, 2020 and February 7-9, 2020
Course Director: Kevin Harrison

We have a number of Scouters from our district who have participated or staffed.  We would love to collect and share why you would recommend the course to others.  

Submit recommendations here.  


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Roundtable, Thursday, August 1st, 7:30 pm

This week is Roundtable for all leaders.  Come learn what is going on at the district and council levels and learn something new for the other leaders like yourself.

NOTE:  The location is changed for this week only.  We will meet at the 
1020 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney location of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints just north of McKinney Boyd High School and south of 380.

For the Scouts BSA side:

Scouts BSA Roundtable will have a round robin discussion about Trail to First Class best practices.  We would like to hear how your unit approaches Trail to First Class.  Do you have TFC patrols? Are those scouts mixed within existing patrols? Who signs off on the requirements? Do you schedule the advancement requirements or do the individual scouts search out the opportunities? Come with your thoughts and questions! 

Also, we will be selling the Lone Star Camporee Back Patch at Roundtable! They are $20, cash or check.  If you missed getting the full patch at Camporee, now is your chance! 

For the Cub Scouts side:

Come and prepare for an upcoming month for pack and den meetings.

For the Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting:

Come and have some fun.  There will be ice cream floats and stilt racing, so you don't want to miss it.

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Roundtable is cancelled for June and July

Due to Twilight Camp we will not hold Roundtable in June.  
Due to 4th of July we will not be holding Roundtable in July.  

See you in August on the 1st.

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Disaster Day Simulation, Saturday, June 29th

The McKinney Fire Department has been inviting troop 123 to participate in a disaster day simulation for several years including this year.  Troop 123 would like to invite the other troops and siblings from the district to participate with them on Saturday, June 29th.  This is for Scouts and siblings over the age of 11.  If you have some youth who are responsible and would care to participate please share this with them.  A few adults are welcome too.  The event would count as general service hours, high school green cord service hours, Citizenship in the Community merit badge service hours, and an emergency drill for the Emergency Preparedness merit badge.


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Lone Star Twilight Camp @ Meyers Park June 3rd-7th

Theme: Under the Sea
Early Bird Fee is $70. After April 15th $90.  See the flyer here.
Any questions?  See Toni & Gloria

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CPR/AED Training, May 7th

CPR/AED Training will be offered for Twilight Camp Staff as well as others in need.  It will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints 1020 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney, TX 75071

4/27 9AM-11AM
5/7 6:30-8:30 PM


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One Day Day Camp, Saturday, May 11th

Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos (all Cub and Webelos Scouts) 
will be able to enjoy the new Aquatic Center, Shooting Sports, and Games.  May 11, 2019 at Camp James Ray for just $15 per person.  
See their fyer here to register and get more details.

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STEM FEST 2019- Saturday- May 11th

This is an Invitation for all 3rd grade and above Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers  and Explorers to come to STEM FEST 2019- Saturday, May 11th, 9 till 2 pm, the University of Texas at Dallas!  REGISTER ON CAMPMASTER!   See link on flier-

Siblings and non-Scouts are welcome- but must register.

Two choices-  1)  T-shirt with pizza- $10.00  2)  No T-shirt and pizza- $0
We would appreciate donations from adults for $5.00 at the entrance if you can-
All youth must be accompanied by adults.

If you have any questions please call me at 214-551-2682 or email me at Adrian.rivas@scouting.org

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Twilight Camp Orientation Meeting, Thu, May 2nd, 6:00 pm

Walking Den Leaders and adults at twilight camp need to attend adult leader orientation for twilight camp.  We are doing one before program preview.  Paperwork will be collected for Twilight Camp during the meeting as well so come prepared.

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Camporee Followup Meeting, Thu, May 2nd, 6:45 pm

Senior Patrol Leaders or Youth Leaders for Camporee are invited to come to a followup meeting.  Come with the count of attendees from your troop (Adults and Scouts) for patches and we have some awards to give out and Stop Start Continue.  This will be right before Roundtable.

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Program Preview, Thu, May 2nd, 7:30 pm

Round Table for May is Program Preview.  Program Preview is for ALL scouting volunteers... Den Leaders, Cubmasters, Committee Chairs, Committee Members, Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters and more. Units will receive materials needed to plan the 2019-2020 calendar. ALL Unit Leaders are encouraged to attend.

Nacho Bar opens at 7:00pm. Meeting will begin at 7:30pm.

This will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints;
2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX



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Have extra slots on your upcoming High Adventure?  

Troops 293 and 406 do. Interested?  See theirs or submit yours at 

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District Transitional Troop Needs Assessment

The Lone Star District is currently seeking your input to determine if there is a need for a Transitional Troop in our area. Scouts BSA is committed to serving all youth regardless of physical or mental capabilities or impairments. A Transitional Troop would provide additional support to Scouts who may not be ready to move directly into a traditional Scouting unit. Examples of Scouts who may benefit from a Transitional Troop include 1) Scouts crossing over from Cub Scouts who may not be ready to move directly into a traditional unit, and 2) Scouts with disabilities who may not be ready to move directly into a traditional unit.


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CPR/AED Training, April 27th and May 7th

CPR/AED Training will be offered for Twilight Camp Staff as well as others in need.  It will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints 1020 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney, TX 75071

4/27 9AM-11AM
5/7 6:30-8:30 PM


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Lone Star District Camporee, April 12-14

We have been the weather closely and come to the conclusion that we will still hold Camporee at POW this weekend.

The forecast calls for a 75% chance of rain through the greater part of the day with only a slight risk for hail or severe storms.  

We will adjust the program accordingly, leading up to the campfire at the end of the day when it’s expected to clear.

Friday Night 
6pm Check-in and Campsite Assignment

10pm Leaders Meeting for SPLs and Scoutmasters 
     - Staff Patches
     - Program Changes

 

Saturday 
7:00 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:45: Opening Ceremony
9:00: Morning Activities (Patrol) 
12:00: Lunch
3:30: Afternoon Activities (Individual) 
4:00: Dutch Oven / Chili Tasting
6:30: Campfire
8:30: Movie 
10:00 Lights Out


Troops and Crews set aside April 12th through 14th for the annual Lone Star District Camporee.  Webelos be prepared to come and visit as well.  

Planning meetings are being held before Roundtable March 7th and April 4th at 6:45 pm.  All Troops and Crews should be represented by an adult and youth.

Register Here  (payment deadline to the Fairview office is April 8th)

  Sign up now!  See our page:

www.lonestardistrict.org/activities/camporee

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Camporee Planning Mtgs, Thurs, April 4th, 6:45 pm

Reminder this Thursday is the last Camporee planning meeting before Camporee.

Where and When: LDS Church 2801 Eldorado Parkway at 6:45 pm
 
Open Stations
We still have a few stations for Units to run, if you don’t have a station, here are a few ideas or let us know what you have in mind
   - Knots Relay,   -Tent Relay,   -First Aid Relay,   -Plant / Nature ID 
 
Scouts In Charge:  If your Unit is running a station or coming to Camporee here’s what you need to bring on Thursday.
   -Describe how your station will be run   -Your units Obstacle Course section   
 
Why you should come:    -Get your Staff Patch   -Ask Questions / be in the know,
   -Unit participation points 

Sign up!  Be sure your unit registers. 
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Rob Taylor rob@taylorinet.com / 4699552864 or davehennesey@hotmail.com

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Twilight Camp Planning Meeting, Thursday, April 4th, 6:45 pm

Packs, please make sure you are represented at the Twilight Camp Planning Meeting this Thursday, April 4th before Roundtable.  We'll meet at 6:45 pm at the church building we hold Roundtable at.  Roundtable will immediately follow.


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Roundtable This Week, Thursday, April 4th, 7 pm

Why should you join us at Roundtable?

Roundtable gives leaders program ideas, information on upcoming events and trainings, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

On the Cub Scout side of Roundtable ...

The Cub Scout break out will include ideas for summer fun with cub scouts.  Tired of the same summertime events?  Come be inspired to try something new this summer.

On the Scouts BSA side of Roundtable ...

The troop has a new Eagle! But what do you do after the COH? How are Eagles important to the troop? What are some ways to keep an Eagle engaged? What about the 18+ Eagle? We will have some practices that have worked for others and will also share best practices of those attending.  

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Council Annual Recognition Banquet, March 28th

Congratulations to all the Lone Star District Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2018! What a wonderful accomplishment! Parents, are you aware that Circle Ten Council honors all the previous year's Eagle Scouts at the annual banquet, and that their attendance is complimentary, for them and their Scoutmaster? When they receive their invitation in the mail, please RSVP on CampMaster and make plans to attend. 2018 Eagles will be included with the whole Bobby B. Lyle 2018 Class of Eagles in a group photo that will hang in the Murchison Scouting Center, receive a signed certificate from Senator Royce West, and a special commemorative Council Strip Patch. Eagles must attend to receive the patch.

In addition, 24 deserving Scouters will be recognized with the Silver Beaver Award, including one of our own, as well as many other deserving Scouts and Scouters for their efforts and dedication. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Council! Tickets now available on CampMaster.   Council Strip Flyer.

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Order of the Arrow Elections, now until March 31st

It is time to sign up for Order of the Arrow Elections.  Beginning February 1st, 2019 Crews and Ships can do elections.  Your Troop, Crew, or Ship must have its OA election before March 31st.  Sign up now to get the date that works best for your unit.

http://www.lonestardistrict.org/order-of-the-arrow/unit-election-signup


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BALOO Training, Fri-Sat, April 5-6

NEW.  We are doing a BALOO training in conjunction with IOLS and Oak Leaf.

Have you taken BALOO training yet?  Well you should if you camp as a pack or as a Webelos Den.  Every scout deserves a trained leader. This is the first best opportunity to be prepared to do your best.

Cub Scout, Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is needed by at least one person for pack or Webelos den camping trips, but it is recommended for all leaders in Cub Scouting. Sign up for BALOO here.

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IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, April 5-6
  
Registration deadline, Monday, April 1st

Come get your IOLS training done with us in April. 

 Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:30 pm IOLS orientation, at the LDS church, 2801 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney & Fri & Sat, April 5-6, 6 pm Fri to Sat 10 pm at Camp Wisdom, $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

 Needed by Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters and strongly suggested for Crew Advisors and assistants.  Sign up for IOLS here.

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Oak Leaf Youth Training, April 5-6

Cancelled for April 5-6.  Considering another spring day at a closer location.  Would you be interested?  Let us know by emailing  oakleaf@lonestardistrict.org

 A boy led, district run, skills and leadership course for the boy leaders of your units.  




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Oak Leaf Youth Training, April 5-6

Registration deadline, Monday, April 1st

Come have an awesome time and get trained at our training for youth by youth. 
Fri & Sat, April 5-6 6 pm Fri to 10 pm Sat at Camp Wisdom. $30 early or $40 late (includes meals)

 A boy led, district run, skills and leadership course for the boy leaders of your units.  
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Camporee and Twilight Camp Planning Mtgs, Mar 7th, 6:45 pm

Troops please send an adult as well as a youth who needs leadership to come and help plan the district Camporee before Roundtable.  We want the youth who needs to learn how to be a leader, not necessarily the ones who already are.  They will be selecting and planning this year's competitions that focus on Patrol and Individual Scouting Skills! 

Packs, we need every unit to come and help plan Twilight Camp before Roundtable.  Every unit should be represented.  We need you there.

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Roundtable, Thursday, March 7th, 7:30 pm

So this Thursday is Roundtable.  We need you all there.  On the Scouts BSA side we are talking about awards for Scouts and adults that are often overlooked.

On the Cub side we are preparing your for your next month of den meetings and pack meeting and talking about spring recruiting ideas for both adults and youth.

Medieval Times will also be stopping by for a second to tell us about their "Exclusive Scout Show" on April 14th.

The Order of the Arrow chapter meeting also happens during Roundtable...  There will be food and games. You won’t want to miss it!  A reminder that pizza is a dollar a slice. If you would like pizza at the meeting, please bring money. 

Roundtable is held every month at 7:30 pm on the first Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; 2801 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, TX.

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BSA Archery/BB Gun Rangemaster, March 9th

Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 8:00am
Location: Camp Wisdom
Cost: $50.00 USD

This is actually two classes in one day at the same time and these are council level certifications.  End time varies as it depends on how many take the class and how quickly they can cover the material, but they are generally done by 5 or 6pm. 

Complete calendar and online registration at link below:


More details on BBgun in general:  www.c10shootingsports.org/BBG-AirRifle

More details on Archery in general:  www.c10shootingsports.org/Archery

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Merit Badge University, March 12th and 14th

Circle Ten Council is hosting a Merit Badge University at: Camp Wisdom 6400 W Red Bird Lane, Dallas TX 75236 Tuesday, March 12-Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:00 a.m. - until 3:30 pm Registration is required. Registrants must select courses.  This is an individual registration, so parents or leaders can register their Scout.

Get more details and register here.


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District Crossover, March 3, 2019

In case of inclement weather the crossover will be moved inside of the big show barn.


Please set aside Sunday, March 3rd at 3 pm for the District Crossover brought to you by the Lone Star District Wicahpi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow.  All Webelos 2’s are invited to “Crossover”  in this group setting.  ALL scouts and scouters are invited to come out and watch for FREE.  It is $5 per Webelos to participate 
and they will each receive a totem made by the Order of the Arrow.  Important things to remember are 1) be sure to sign up so the OA knows how many totems to make and 2) be sure if you have selected a unit, you have notified them as well.  Scouts are welcome to participate even if they have not chosen a unit yet.  There will be some great photo opps… so bring your cameras!  Sign up AND PAY ONLINE here by group or individually:



Be sure and sign up online by February 25th (EXTENTED TOThursday, February 28th so we know you are coming and so we'll have enough totems.

The Brotherhood Ceremony before Crossovr has been cancelled.  Please come to the one at District Camporee on April 13th in Princeton.

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  The Lone Star District Camporee has been rescheduled to April 27-29 at Camp James Ray.  We will be joining the Eagle Trail District (Allen) and sharing Camp James Ray.  We will be updating the leader guide soon.  



It will be possible to simply come to the Order of the Arrow callout on Saturday night if that is all your unit can do but we would love to have you all there for the full Camporee.

We are also holding a Brotherhood Ceremony at the District Camporee at 3 pm if you are interested.  You are eligible as an Order of the Arrow member for Brotherhood if you did your ordeal in May of last year at James Ray (or before).  Sign up below:


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District Crossover, March 3, 2019

Please set aside Sunday, March 3rd at 3 pm for the District Crossover brought to you by the Lone Star District Wicahpi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow.  All Webelos 2’s are invited to “Crossover”  in this group setting.  ALL scouts and scouters are invited to come out and watch for FREE.  It is $5 per Webelos to participate and they will each receive a totem made by the Order of the Arrow.  Important things to remember are 1) be sure to sign up so the OA knows how many totems to make and 2) be sure if you have selected a unit, you have notified them as well.  Scouts are welcome to participate even if they have not chosen a unit yet.  There will be some great photo opps… so bring your cameras!  Sign up AND PAY ONLINE here by group or individually:



Be sure and sign up online by February 25th so we know you are coming and so we'll have enough totems.


There will also be a Brotherhood Ceremony in the same location.  Anyone that completed their ordeal 10 months ago or more, are eligible to complete their Brotherhood Walk.  Participants should arrive by 12:30 pm and the walk will be completed by 2:30.  Cost is $20, paid at the walk, to cover the price of the sash.  Sign up by February  25th below:

Brotherhood Ceremony Sign Up

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Scouting For Food Collection, Saturday, February 23rd

Does your Pack, Troop, or Crew have your bags and route for Scouting for Food? Come and pick up your bags and reserve your route at Round Table on Thursday, February 7th. The final collection day is Saturday, February 23rd. Units can start collecting any Saturday in February or specifically the 16th or most commonly in the morning on the 23rd but need to have it turned into the food pantry before 2 pm on the 23rd. When food is dropped off at the pantry the food will be counted. Each unit then needs to submit your results by 2 pm. See the routes as they now stand, see where to submit your result information, and more details at:


McKinney Order of the Arrow we need your help at the food pantry.  This is a great way to get your 8 hours of service for a single organization for Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.  Collect with your unit and serve at the pantry.


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