February 9, 2017
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - School on Thomas and Litchfield (behind the YMCA).
13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale
BOY SCOUT LEADERS TOPIC:
Boy Scout Youth Merit Badge:
Citizenship in the Nation Part 1
Firebird Scouts! Here's a spectacular opportunity to earn several merit badges while enjoying the Buckeye Air Fair. On Saturday, February 4th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, Troop 515 is offering Aviation, Astronomy & Traffic Safety, while Troop 448 is offering Fingerprinting and Signs, Signals & Codes.
For information and registration, contact Troop 515, George Cannelos, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Troop 448, Michelle Lunka at email@example.com. See you there!
Congratulations to all our adult volunteer award winners!
Exemplary Award- Hobart Dunn
Family Scouting Award- Goodman Family
Sarival Ward: Scout Master of the Year Award Toop 992: Steve Ruppenthal
Litchfield Park Ward: Spark Plug: 11 year old Scout Leader- Grant Hanson
PHX West Maricopa Stake:
Cold Water Ward:
Wolf Leader of the Year Pack 66: Leslie Coleman
Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year: Troop 66: Rolegio Salinas
Unit Committee Chairman of the Year- Pack 66: Shannon Jenson
Grand Canyon Council Thank you Award for Outstanding Service- Pack 66: Calice Brown
Scout Master of the Year Troop 191: Wain Swapp
Sparkplug- Cubmaster Pack 191: Erin Mills
Sparkplug- Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 191: Cliff Chandler
Crystal Gardens Ward:
Grand Canyon Council Thank you Award for Outstanding Service Troop 397: David Adams
Scout Master of the Year: Brant VanAusdal
Liberty Ward pack 0095:
Cubmaster of the Year: Fred Edgar “Ed” Battles
Certificate of Service:
Richard Giarrusso, Emily Main, Chip Main, Demetria Elms
Spark Plug: Larry Pylat
Popcorn Hall of Fame: Demetria Elms
Unit Committee Chairman of the Year: Elijah Wickander
Scout Master of the Year: Chris Lunka
District Presidential Scouter Award- Pres Ricky King and Pres Kevin Quast
Unit Commissioner of the Year Award- Ken Gill
District Award of Merit- Bill Hughes, Tarinda Craglow and Jason Nielson
Popcorn Kernal- Paul Sitihem
Key 3 Award- Chris Hart, Daminon Cuzick
Lifetime Scouting Achievement Award- Sandi Nielson (Avondale City Council woman)
District Scouter of the Year- Chuch Hartrill
District Thank you Award- Matthew and Deacon Jason Robinson @ St. Thomas Aquinias
District Varsity Trainer- DJ Hansen
Scouting family of the Year- Chris and Michelle Lunka Family
Hall of Fame- Jim Stevens, Hobart Dunn, Jason Nielson
District Spark Plug- Michelle Lunka
Top Gun Award- Gary Willow
Have a great Scouting experience to share with the District?
Email your story, including pictures if you want! (be sure to include the completed photo permission slip found to the left), to firstname.lastname@example.org You might find yourself featured on our Facebook page or here!
UPCOMING: Scout-O-Rama February 18, 2017
UPDATE: Firebird District Spring Camporee has been cancelled. Lake Pleasant District has invited our units to their Camporee, April 7-8th. Details to come!
New Leaders Leader Resources
How to update youth rosters
Order of the Arrow - Hassayampa Chapter
Our local chapter of Order of the Arrow (OA) wants you to get involved. If your troop or team needs to have elections, please contact Tom Crosser
If you have questions about elections, please review the guidelines here. LDS scouts are needed in OA too. See letter from LDS BSA Relations Director, David Pack. If you are already an OA member, we invite you to get involved with our chapter as we focus on cheerful service, camping and leadership.
Chapter meetings: January - May: Fourth Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at Litchfield Park Scout Lodge. No meetings June - July. August - December: Fourth Thursday, 7-8 p.m. t Litchfield Park Scout Lodge. Exception, November will be fifth (5th) Thursday.