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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.

Roundtable is changing
dates and location!


Next Roundtable:

 February 11, 2016, 7pm

Starting in February Roundtable will meet on the SECOND Thursday of the month at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Thomas and Litchfield (behind the YMCA).

Next Merit Badge Clinics:



Saturday, February 27th and March 26th





Automotive Maintenance
April 23, 2016
For details and to register visit: Automotive Maintenance Registration

Upcoming District Events:

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

Next Adult Leader Training: February 26, 2016

Buckeye Hills Recreation Area

Register today!

Forms and Resources

Automotive Maintenance Workshop Media Release

Required to attend Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge on April 23, 2016

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

Congratulations to all our Unit and District Leaders that received awards at the Annual District Awards Dinner. Your service to the Scouts is appreciated!

District Award of Merit – Adam Witcher, Ryan Vehar

Hall of Fame - Dan Hernandez (90), Jim Herman (99)

Popcorn Hall of Fame – Joe Madden (90)

Spark Plug - Peter Netzband (90), Rob Lau (90), Tricia (T263), Richard Giarrusso (P263),

Juan Caudillo & Monica Caudillo (P36), Silvia Marshall (P60), Rachel Rice (P60), Bruce Ploeser (T448), Troy Reed, Victor Sanchez (P66)

Lifetime Achievement – Jerome Herrington (90) & Tom Crosser

Scoutmaster of the Year – Mark Bessett (90)

Cubmaster of the Year - Judy Smith (Pack 192)

Cubscout Scouter of the Year - Amy Manke (P90), Troy Laky (P263), Michelle Lunka (P263)

District Scouter of the Year – Tarinda Craglow (T448)

11 Year Old Scoutmaster of the Year – Tom Webb (T60)

Unit Committee Chairman of the Year – Richard Marshall (P60),

Scouter of the Year - Danny Ensign, Sr. (T292)

Crew Advisor of the Year - Keith Kasperson (Crew 66)

Unit Commissioner of the Year – Adam Witcher

Unit Advancement Chair of the Year – Brandon Dean (T66)

Key Three Award – Richard Smith

Find your local unit!

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

Friends of Scouting

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

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

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)

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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