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Firebird District!

The Firebird District's area of influence encompasses 100 Scouting units, over 1,675 youth, and 700 adult volunteers made up of a unique group of business and community leaders contributing to the success of each unit which creates the success of the Firebird District's Scouting Program. The Firebird District includes the communities of Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Gila Bend, Tonopah, and west to the Maricopa County Border.



Next Roundtable:


Next Roundtable, August 11, 2016

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - School on Thomas and Litchfield (behind the YMCA).

13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale



Grand Canyon Council will be piloting the new Lions program for kindergarten age boys. If your Pack is interested please review the requirements and contact your District Commissioner.

The Lion Pilot encourages boys to learn and explore through hands on, high energy activities. Each adult partner takes a turn at leading a den meeting or outing during the year. Most meetings and outings are approximately 45 minutes in length. Boys are recognized for their accomplishments as they work toward the Lion badge. The Lion badge is earned by completing five adventures. Adventures are completed during the den meetings and outings. When an adventure is completed the youth receives a sticker to put in his keepsake Adventure book. 

Packs that wish to be involved in this limited pilot may sign up with us. Before you sign up, read through the Pack Sustainability Plan (http://bit.ly/Lion-Sustainability). Any Pack wishing to participate must adhere to this plan. Since this is still a pilot we want to ensure the program is delivered in the correct manner. Robert Richey will be overseeing the new Lion Cub Program and any inquiries from units wanting to join should be directed to him (602-955-7747, ext. 218 or Robert.Richey@scouting.org). We will have an approval process which includes the Pack Sustainability plan listed in the link above. 

Important Dates:
May 30 – Interested Packs should have contacted council
June 30 – Selected Packs will be notified of training, where to obtain more information, and future steps.
Fall – Pilot kick off

Do you know what trainings are required for your unit leaders? 

Next Adult Leader Training: TBD

Friends of Scouting

Please do your part in helping support the progams and camps that our youth take part in!

Click here for more information

Upcoming District Events:

Forms and Resources

Youth Application
Adult Application (part 1) (part 2)

2016 Firebird Communication Request Form (fillable)

Have an event or information you want shared with the District? Complete this form!

2016 Firebird District Photo Permission Slip (fillable)

Have a great photo from a recent unit event you'd like shared via Facebook or the District Newsletter? Send the photo with this release to firebirddistrictnews@gmail.com

District Leadership Contact List


Want to know about upcoming events or be reminded about Roundtable? Join our email list and stay connected to the District!

Join us on Facebook too! 

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 firebirddistrictnews@gmail.com You might find yourself featured on our Facebook page or here!

Wood Badge is for every Scout leader!  Wood Badge was developed for Scout leaders, as well as district and council leaders.  Its focus is on leadership not outdoor skills. 

2016 Courses:
January 28-30, February 11-13 (Yuma)
February 26-28, March 11-13 (Phoenix)
August 4-6, August 18-20 (Payson)
October 7-9, October 21-23 (Payson)

Interested in beoming a Scout?

Find your local unit!

Each adult volunteer who serves enjoys— and deserves — a heartfelt "Thank You" for a job well done.

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, tecrosserbsausnr@aol.com, 623-849-9526.

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.

 New Leaders  Leader Resources

LDS-BSA Newletters

How to update youth rosters

Journey to Excellence Awards

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units. It is basically a report card to measure your unit's performance, find out your strengths and weaknesses, recognize where your unit really stands out and encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA!

Complete your unit's JTE Scorecard by clicking here!



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