SERVICE AREA 1 LEADERSHIP TEAM
TRAINING FOR LEADERS NEW AND OLD
Training is important for leaders and parents no matter if it’s your first time as a leader or a veteran scouter. Training enhances the unit program and membership retention just to name a few. To make things a little easier the training committee has put together several options for you to get trained. Don’t forget if you can’t make one of the dates below check other district calendars for dates (training has no borders). The last option is to training online at myscouting.org but its preferred if you attend one of the courses listed below. The Training Committee is hard at work putting together a top notch program and we are looking forward to meeting you! Click any of the links below to register!
Boy Scout Leader Indoor Training
February 16 – 9:00am to 4:00pm Cost $5.00
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
Mach 9 – 9:00am to 3:00pm Cost $5.00
Boy Scout Leader Outdoor – Area Wide (also working with Mingo, Greene, Frontier)
April 12-14 2013 Camp Anawanna
For more information on training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder Cub Scouts Packs Goal # 5 and Boy Scout Troops Goal #4 are required for your Journey to Excellence award for your unit.
Cub Scout Camp Promotion.
Through the months of November and December the Area Camping Committee and Staff will be contacting your pack to schedule a Camp Promotion. The promotion will include information about the opportunities avalibile to packs in 2013. Some of the information will include 2013 Winter Weekends, Day Camp, Resident Camp, and Mountian Fest. As in the past any pack that has a presentation in the mont of November or December will receive a $50 Dollar Campership that can be used for the 2013 camping season. So do miss out follow the link below to sign your pack up!
Cub Camp Promotion 2013 Sign Up
BRING YOUR OWN SLED AND CABIN DRAWING BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This patrol/crew competition of Scout skills, individual knowledge, teamwork, and ingenuity, challenges your Scouts to combine their abilities to accomplish various activities. Patrols will compete in a round robin style schedule and will have to work together to score gold! They make out their own plan that will maximize their group’s strengths. All of the stations are designed to be challenging and fun. Some are simple Scout skills that are combined to provide a twist It is all designed to get your patrols functioning (and competing) and again having fun. Adults who accompany their units to the event are encouraged to participate as Station Leaders. Please contact Bill Strauser at 412-466-6501 to sign up to help at one of the activity stations The Klondike is again being held at Camp Twin Echo just outside Ligonier on February 8-10. It’s a great venue!
Click here to register for the Klondike
COMMUNITY SERVICE & JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE
Remember your units Journey to Excellence Service Goals! A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big—saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts—helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or sister, or welcoming a new student to your school. Anyone can get involved in a Good Turn.
Cub Scouts Goal #7
The pack participates in at least two service projects during the year and enters them on the Journey to Excellence website. The projects may be completed as joint projects with other organizations. At least one project must benefit the chartered organization.
Boy Scouts Goal #8
The troop participates in at least four service projects during the year and enters them on the Journey to Excellence website. The projects may be completed as joint projects with other organizations. At least one project must benefit the chartered organization. Rem ember to log your service hours on the Good turn for America Website. For your login code please contact anyone from service area one at the council service center. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx
EAGLE SCOUT GRANTS
Home improvement retailer Lowe's has teamed with the Boy Scouts of America to provide the Lowe's National Eagle Scout Project Impact grant for candidates working on their Eagle Scout project. For more information please contact your Program Executive or District Advancement Chairman.
Area 1 is currently looking for a qualified volunteer to be responsible for the formatting and updating of the district website(s). The person should be familiar with web design, using content editors and BSA web policies. If you are interested please contact Dan Lindh at 412-325-7964 or email@example.com .
What is Roundtable? Roundtable is a form of supplemental training held monthly on a district basis. Roundtable provides ALL Scout Leaders an opportunity to share ideas and activities with leaders from other units. It is a source of continuing information. Leaders and parents can find out about the latest news, what is happening in the Scouting community as well as the opportunities available for you and your youth in the area. Anyone can attend! So, what are you waiting for? Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun, meet other Scout parents and leaders, get exciting ideas to make your meetings fun, and learn about the wonderful opportunity you are giving your son through Scouting.
Steel City Roundtable
1st Thursday of the month at St Albert The Great Parish, Baldwin, 7:00PM,
Info: Kim Krapp
2nd Wednesday of the month at Independence Middle School, Bethel Park, 7:00PM,
Info John Neuhaus
Mon Valley Roundtable
2nd Tuesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church, Monongahela, PA, 7:00PM