Current Mohegan Council Reminders:
Silver Beaver Nominations due April 11th
The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.
Official Nomination Form: Click here
Council Annual Business Meeting & Recognition Dinner
Open to all Mohegan Council Volunteers and Scouters!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 5, 2014
2014 Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner Registration Form
52 South Quinsigamond Avenue
5:30 P.M. Annual Meeting
6:30 P.M. Social Gathering
7:00 P.M. Dinner
2014 Beaver Days: May 17th, and June 21st
The Camping Committee of Mohegan Council invites you and your unit to join us to help get Treasure Valley Scout Reservation cleaned up for the summer season. Many hands make light work of a huge task! This is a great service opportunity for volunteers of all ages.
2014 Beaver Days flyer
Scout Strong update:
Scouting not only teaches skills that last a lifetime but also teaches skills that can make those lifetimes even longer. Through the SCOUTStrong initiative, Scout leaders can make a lasting difference in their Scouts’ diet and exercise habits—habits that will improve their health now and into the future.
The Boy Scouts of America has partnered with Healthy Kids out of School (http://www.healthykidshub.org/) to offer an incentive to units to follow the BSA’s SCOUTStrong recommendations at meetings, events, and excursions. It’s called the Healthy Unit Patch, and units can earn it by completing the 3–6–9 challenge to ensure Scouts are drinking right, moving more, and snacking smart.
The 3–6–9 challenge
Units can earn the Healthy Unit Patch by implementing three positive changes:
3: Serve a fruit or vegetable at three meetings
6: Make water the main beverage at six meetings
9: Include 15 minutes of physical activity at nine meetings
A scorecard is available to track progress. Once the unit has completed all of the Healthy Unit Patch activities, leaders can submit the tracking form to HealthyKidsOutofSchool@tufts.edu or call Healthy Kids Out of School at 617-636-0833 to receive free patches for Scouts and a certificate for the unit.
Those who complete the Healthy Unit Patch by June 30 will be entered into a random drawing to win a case of 50 Drink Right water bottles.
Ready to start your unit on the path to healthy habits? Here are some resources to get you started:
Healthy Patch Unit Overview http://scoutingmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/healthy-unit-patch-overview1.pdf
Healthy Unit Patch tracker/Scoresheet http://scoutingmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/healthy-unit-patch-overview1.pdf
Healthy Unit Patch Parent letter http://scoutingmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/healthy-unit-patch-parent-letter.pdf
Healthy Hub with great resources and tips http://www.healthykidshub.org/
Mini Moc E-Newsletter
The Mini Moc E-Newsletter comes through e-mail on the first Friday of every month. Months with major promotions (such as summer camp, popcorn, etc.) may have two edtions. We have created an e-mail address specific to this newsletter. If you wish to submit a story please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that this e-mail address is only checked about once a week and due to space we may not be able to put every story in our newsletter.
MiniMoc Newsletter Insructions
In order to provide programs that teach character building, citizenship, and personal fitness we must work hard to keep our Council office, Scout Shop, and 1,600 acre Scout Camp (Treasure Valley Scout Reservation) functioning. Aside from monetary contributions we would greatly benefit from gift in kind donations to help support our various programs. Please take a look at a list of our current needs see if your business will consider supporting us so that we can continue to excel in the memory making business.
2014 Gift in Kind Wish List
Yearly registration fee increases to $24 per year - Read more...
BSA Mohegan Council's 2012 Annual Report
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